Spectacular Holiday Home for Families

2125 Queen Charlotte Drive , Bythell's Bay
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

On the scenic route / Queen Charlotte Drive, 15 minutes from Picton / to Havelock, Aroha, in Bythell's Bay sits midway between Ngakuta and Momorangi. A private family bay of four properties. You can drive to the back door and there is parking for those staying. Enjoying panoramic views of Queen Charlotte sounds in front of a beautiful and safe beach. Close to Cobham Outward Bound School, numerous great tracks nearby such as the Queen Charlotte Track and new Link Pathway (1st page listed on facebook when searched for) that goes from Picton to Anakiwa. With magnificent views across the bay to DOC reserve bushland and great bird life, this is a wonderful place for a relaxing family holiday. The extension provides if / when needed amazing flexibility (only available for rent in conjunction with the main bach). It has a separate double bedroom (the 4th) 2 sets of bunks (4 single beds) in the living room (as the '5th' bedroom) separate bathroom and toilet. (Minimum number of guests / rental per night to include in your stay also). Videos : (Cut and paste into web browser) 2 minutes: Bach vimeo.com/183268004 1 minute: Seal and bird song at the jetty vimeo.com/357465807 15 seconds: Stingray towards the jetty vimeo.com/787242889 *** Not available for rent in conjunction with rental of other baches in the bay at the same time due to excess noise / concerns or likewise for parties / events / weddings. *** ** Property to be cleaned and left as found ** The Sea Kayak Adventures company 10 minutes from the bach offer sea kayak rentals, guided tours, tailored kayak/walk/ bike adventures. Water taxis can transport you to and from the jetty to the Picton ferry terminal. Other features : - 20 metre near flat lawn to the beach - Stone BBQ with gas supplied - x 3 single and a (heavy !) 2 person kayak and life jackets - Direct beach access for launching a boat - when the lawn is dry enough / in summer, at mid or high tide, not low tide, beach launch at Momorangi Bay and concrete ramp at Ngakuta Bay - Wi-fi (main signal all downstairs) - AP / access point extender signal for bedrooms and extension - Apple TV box via Ethernet cable allows for Apple movies / Netlifx / Prime Video ** not enough speed to smoothly stream live video such as Sky Go / Now or Zoom most of the time, there is office space available at the Picton library / Sky Sport is available at the Queen Charlotte / Linkwater Tavern, 10 minutes easy drive away (Starlink satallite fast internet available, ad hoc / monthly / part of monthly charge). - Heat-pump in the main living area downstairs (effective oil column heaters in the bedrooms, (some winter considerations)) / heat-pump in the extension heats all areas there. - Outdoor dining / furniture - Moorings / up to a 7 metre boat & up to a 10 metre boat - Privately owned jetty - TV, DVD and Chromecast - works with both Apple and Android. Ethernet cable enabled smart TV in the extension. - Dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and freezers Reviews from previously being on bookabach Joel C. said... A great host - quick / clear communication and very accommodating. Thanks a lot, we had an amazing stay. Peaceful bach with serene views. The building has character, style and feels natural in its environment. The bay is perfect for swimming, and the private jetty is fun to jump off. This location is one of my favourite spots in the country. Very calm and relaxing. Lots of space. Highly recommended! Heather W. said... Replies were always prompt and he kept me well informed. Very impressive. Location was absolutely stunning. We loved the privacy and the children and grown ups enjoyed the jetty for fishing, the kayaks were an added bonus. The property was well maintained and well stocked while catered to our family needs, very comfortable. Jenny T. said... Lovely bach on a sheltered bay. Kids had fun fishing from the wharf and playing with the kayaks. We loved the quiet location but easy access to Picton or Havelock. Hannah H. said... Fabulous property. Extremely well equipped with everything you want for a relaxing holiday! Amazing having beach, a jetty and road access so close to Picton. Quiet bay - I cannot recommend more (looking at dates we can stay next!!!) Selwyn H. said... Absolutely beautiful location, we had a fabulous four days and greatly enjoyed the kayaks, dinghy and rented outboard motor, dartboard, BBQ and beautiful bay. Perfect for the kids and adults, with the bay shallow and calm enough for the little ones. Pippa B. said... We had a wonderful weekend, would recommend to anyone. Emma S. said... Great location and a very spacious Bach with everything we needed. Sally G. said... Very nice house with lots of space. Location was fantastic, just out of Picton, with access straight onto the beach Annabel L said... Perfect location! Amazing views and right by the water. Own jetty and boat ramp! Perfect (Property to be cleaned and left as found)

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet outside only
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Heat pump
Food processor
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 5 Single(s), 4 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

* 20 meters of near flat lawn with direct beach access for launching up to around 6.5m boats (when the lawn is dry enough / in summer) , privately owned jetty and x 2 moorings * Gas BBQ with gas supplied * Extension for additional guests (as above) ** *** Not available for rent in conjunction with rental of other baches in the bay at the same time due to excess noise / concerns or likewise for parties / events / weddings. ***

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

15 minutes drive from Picton


Average Rating: 5
8 total reviews

Peter Claridge
Fabulous holiday home. Had everything you could want and need for a holiday. Beautiful setting. Can't wait to go back again!
Anne Culevski
This house is set in one of the most beautiful bays in the Sounds. A white sandy beach, kayaks, a jetty to fish off the perfect spot to relax and unwind. We had visited the bay previously and could not wait to go back. The house was comfortable and had a heat pump in the lounge to keep you warm in the mornings. A very special place to visit. thanks so much for sharing your home with us.
Sarah Tipping
Great place! Brent communicated very well with us before and after our stay. The Bach was incredibly beautiful. Kayaks, BBQ and dingy was a great asset to utilize. The view was amazing, jetty close to the Bach to fish off, great area to spend the weekend in. Would 100% go back for longer next time. The whole family loved it :) Thanks Brent.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Dec - 31 Mar $300 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
Rest of year$250 / Night for 4 guests$502 Nights
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$300 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$250 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights


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