Queen Charlotte Sounds Dryden Bay Family Holiday Home

Dryden Bay, Queen Charlotte Sounds, Marlborough
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Queen Charlotte Sounds at its best. This property is boat access only so you can escape from the hussle and bustle of city life! New Zealand at it's best! A perfect spot to have a wine on the big deck area and chill as the sun goes down - or if you are an earlybird watch the sunrise (pictured). The house is a comfortable 3 bedroom sunny home offering the ideal spot to unwind. There is fantastic wild life all around the property and a large lawn for children and adults to play on. The back lawn area is fully fenced. The property comes with a safe mooring should you wish to bring a boat and a wharf to arrive, depart and fish from. Great property for families, small groups or a perfect spot for a quiet weekend away. Easy boat transfers available from Picton, assistance with arranging this can be provided. Dryden Bay is a fishing paradise, located close to the scollop area and within close boat access to cod fishing areas and the Cook Strait. Close to Ships Cove - the starting point of the Queen Charlotte track, and and an excellent picnic spot for a day out. Motuara Island bird santuary is a short boat ride and plenty of local walks are on your doorstep. If you feel like dinner out you could take your boat or a water taxi to one of the local resorts nearby. The beach is flat and sandy, very safe for children and families. An easy launching spot for the dinghy and kayaks. The wharf provides a great place for the kids to fish with a hand line. A great place to have fun or just chill with a book......the choice is all yours.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 3 Single(s)

Special Amenities

The house is well position in a sunny spot getting sun from morning to the last in the evening. A fishermans paradise. An excellent spot to be as active or lazy as you choose. The lawn area is large and is fully fenced in the rear. There is also a gate to close off access form the beach area should you wish. The house is comfortable and clean. There are plenty of board games provided for the children or adults! There are 3 kayaks and one dinghy available for your use.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Queen Charlotte walkway, Motuara Island bird Sanctuary , Ships Cove , and many outlying islands are a short boat ride away. Furneau Lodge and the Bay of Many coves resort are also a short boat trip away. Dryden Bay is great for wakeboarding,skiiing, taking the kids around the bay on the donut or kneeboard and fishing from either your boat the dinghy or from the wharf


Average Rating: 4
4 total reviews

dynes mcconnell
This house was just as described. The hosts were very attentive and made our stay very enjoyable. The setting was serene and the sounds were at our doorstep. Highly recommended.
Response from Owner
Thanks for the kind comments - it was great to have you enjoy this very special part of New Zealand Sue
Neil Wilkinson
Great facilities and appliances at the house. But you do need to take all your own food/flavourings - salt, pepper etc Great spot for kids and fishing off the wharf.
Response from Owner
Thanks Neil - being a remote property it is important guests take in all food requirements - shops are a water taxi away! Thanks for choosing our property.
Rebecca Condon
We had a lovely relaxing weekend at this holiday home. The living area and kitchen were a great size for us and the other family we travelled with. Unfortunately we had bad weather and couldn’t get the TV to work but the owner who is great to deal with assured me the tv usually does work. I’d recommend this house to other families looking for a relaxing escape.
Response from Owner
Hi so sorry re the TV. we have organised a technician to get out there and see what the issue is. Thanks for staying with us and if you come back at anytime we will certainly look after you. Can't sort the weather of course but can find out what the issue is with the TV. Sue
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Mar - 30 Apr $240 / Night for 6 guests$302 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep $190 / Night for 6 guests$302 Nights
1 Oct - 13 Dec $230 / Night for 6 guests$302 Nights
14 Dec - 28 Feb $260 / Night for 6 guests$302 Nights
Rest of year$140 / Night for 6 guests$202 Nights
1 Mar - 30 Apr
$240 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep
$190 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 13 Dec
$230 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
14 Dec - 28 Feb
$260 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$140 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Weekly rates and school holiday rental discounted rates by negotiation. There is a cleaning fee charged of $125 on all bookings. Linen is supplied by guest unless otherwise arranged.




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