Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Bookings are on hold due to building works being completed on site, a new deck is being added. We are hoping that bookings will be opened up November 2022, however delays, delays etc have pushed things out. Barracouta Bills is a 3 bedroom Duncan Bay Bach with Wi-Fi in The Marlborough Sounds. Enjoying a peaceful bush setting this classic kiwi getaway offers a cozy base for your next adventure, just minutes from the waters edge! This is a classic, simple stay, A typical kiwi Bach. We try our best, however it is not a hotel or motel, no hairdryers provided. If you feel we are missing something, please write it in the visitors book and we will consider requests. Pet Friends, yes your Dogs can stay inside. Property is fenced with a gate, however with the stream running threw if you dog is quite bright you will need to mitigate escapees from within the stream, fence boundary. We have added a dog bed, it’s under the bunks. We added this as many folks were not mitigating dog hair on our blankets. We want to stay pet friendly, please use the dog bed. And the sheet provided, shake both into the garden when you depart. This Duncan Bay Bach includes relaxed open plan living, with all the basics for an easy Bach escape. The fireplace ensures toasty winter stays, or set yourself up on the deck for cruisy summer BBQ's among tranquil bush surrounds! Bedroom 1 at this Duncan Bay accommodation is fitted with a double bed, bedroom 2 has a single bed plus a single bunk set, and bedroom 3 includes a queen bed plus 2 single beds. Barracouta Bills is a great wee base for a low key Marlborough Sounds getaway... There is up to 6m boat parking on site, with a boat ramp a few minutes from the Bach. Plus, there are a selection of fantastic bush walks nearby, and PiPi Beach is just a 15 minute walk along Nydia Bay Tramp, for fishing, swimming, and surfcasting. Unlimited Wi-Fi and Netflix are on hand for rainy days! This secluded and private location is 1 and a half hours from Blenheim, and 1 and a quarter hours from Nelson, making an ideal spot for a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle. Barracouta Bills welcomes you for a laid back or adventure-filled Duncan Bay stay! This Property default setting is for Self Cleaning, you are able to book cleaning if you require however this will only be available if the Manager is available at the dates you booking for. Please Re Stock the front door wood bin, from the wood shed. Cleaning expectations are as you arrived, and there is a notice of expectation within the laundry area. Self Cleaning Bach, Guests must Remove Rubbish from the property as there is no council collections.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 3 Single(s), 1 Bunk(s)

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Pipi walk, Nadia Bay Tramping Walk, Mai Tai Bay Hut over night stays available, kayak out... extremely remote Doc hut.


Average Rating: 5
6 total reviews

Jo Gillespie
What a fantastic 'Kiwi' bach! We had 8 in our group and we were comfortable and had everything we needed! Well equiped, stunning lush bush property, easy walk to lovely picnic area and boat ramp etc and great for our dogs. We will be back!!
annie overton
A fantastic setting. The Bach is well set up with everything you need and the host super helpful. A great holiday
Response from Owner
So clean as you left, thank you for your thoughtful effort, great guests.
Denise & Chris
Booked at last minute, owners confirmed immediately. Awesome to be able to take our dog. Very pet friendly, even had a new huge dog bed,. Firewood was very welcome as it was a stormy weekend. All the utensils , cooking equipment you may wish for. Great location , close to boat ramp, swimming, track etc.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
15 Jan - 30 Mar $155 / Night for 4 guests$152 Nights
13 Oct - 21 Dec $155 / Night for 4 guests$152 Nights
22 Dec - 14 Jan $180 / Night for 4 guests$154 Nights
Rest of year$140 / Night for 4 guests$102 Nights
15 Jan - 30 Mar
$155 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
13 Oct - 21 Dec
$155 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
22 Dec - 14 Jan
$180 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year
$140 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $10Min. stay: 2 Nights
As this property is quite remote there are a few items that guests need to be aware of.

The water supply is from the River - Guests must boil drinking water, use distiller, or bring in water for drinking.

Please note that TV reception is below average when it is raining, but excellent otherwise. Unlimited Wi-Fi and Netflix are on hand for rainy days.

There is little to no mobile reception at the property. Please feel free to use the landline for emergencies if necessary. Vodafone can get 1 to 2 bars, from across the road of gate to the left, or at the back of the property near the green table.

As there is a small stream that runs through the property, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

All guests must remove Rubbish, information regarding the local rubbish dump is listed in the bay, in the blue information book.




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