Cissy Bay Cottage, Pets Welcome.

498 Cissy Bay Road, RD3, French Pass
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The Cottage consists of an open plan kitchen/lounge, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The accommodation is on one acre (0.5 ha) of regenerating native bush with an abundance of native flora and fauna, and comprises of a Cottage and a Studio, they may be hired together as per the other listing. The bathroom contains the laundry equipment (washer, dryer, and cleaning equipment). There is a log fire and wood is provided. There is an extensive deck area (70 m2) with outdoor dining, hooded BBQ facilities and washing up area. Bed linen and towels are available at a one time charge of $10 per person if required. A registered mooring for a vessel up to 18 metres is also available. It is professionally checked every two years. A second registered mooring (with a shore dingy and oars) in Rocky Creek, Admiralty Bay for a vessel up to 18 metres is also available. It is professionally checked every two years. There is access to a Cissy Bay walking track and the DoC Deep Bay Scenic Reserve nearby in Hamilton Bay, 10 minutes drive away. There are different level walks, depending on your fitness, and ankle support boots are recommended. We have Spark, OneNZ, Skinny, and 2Degrees mobile phone signal, and there is 120 GB per month of WiFi available. Access to the property is by road or sea or air ( Our Cottage is warm, modern, and comfortable. The parking area allows turn around of trailer boats (up to ~6 metres), depending on the turn circle of the vehicle it may be a three point turn. There is also trailer boat parking at the bottom of the driveway. If there are no other bookings the day before or the day after your booking, then early check-in and late check-out are possible.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen: please enquire
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 2 Double Bunk(s), 2 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

Cissy Bay is a little bay in Hallam Cove, it's a small hamlet with a collection of permanent residences and holiday homes. It is a 30 minute drive to scenic French Pass. The bay has a boat ramp and sheltered swimming beaches. It provides easy access to the inner sounds for fishing, diving, boating and swimming. Boat access to the outer sounds is possible from Rocky Creek which is about 15 minutes drive away.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

There are sea kayaks for hire in nearby Elaine Bay, 30 minutes drive South. There are numerous bush walks in the area e.g. 20 minute walk to Kettle Point, Cissy Bay Reserve with original sounds native bush and a Bridle walking track through Garne and Savill Reserve. We have a 52 Ha property at the base of Mount Shewell, about 10 minutes drive, with numerous tramping options. Te Aumiti/French Pass is a narrow stretch of water that separates d'Urville Island, at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand, from the mainland coast: The closest main airports are Nelson or Blenheim which are both 2 hours away.


Average Rating: 5
5 total reviews

we had 7 of us stay here over 2 families. we all had a fantastic stay. weather was awesome. the houses had everything we needed. Jeff was great to deal with and gave us all the local info we needed. we had some fantastic days out on the water with plenty of fish to bring back. thanks again and we will be back at some stage.
Andy Macdonald
We had a great stay at Jeff’s bach. The house has everything you need and I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay in the Sounds. Jeff is very hospitable and helps out with local fishing knowledge. The Tui’s and Weka’s were great to watch.
Fantastic house well equipped. Our group had a fantastic time.
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
All year$200 / Night for 7 guests3 Nights
All year
$200 / Night for 7 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
Bed linen and towels are available at a one time charge of $10 per person if required.




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