Cherith House&Cottage Bay of Many Coves

Bay Of Many Coves, Queen Charlotte Sound
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Cherith House, a modern Lockwood-style, wooden, 4 bedroom home in private bush setting with magnificent views of both the bay and forested valley. Several easy bush walks through our mature, native forest with permanent stream and waterfall. Access to Queen Charlotte Track, steep and requires good fitness. Situated in the picturesque Bay of Many Coves in Queen Charlotte Sound. Sheltered, gently sloping beach, very safe for swimming. Deep water jetty. Moorings available. Numerous other beaches to explore in the bay. View the nearby colonies of pied and spotted shags nesting in trees and on rocks. Wake to the melodious bird call of bellbirds and tuis, and the tinkling bush stream. 20 km by sea from Picton. No road access but regular commercial launch services available. 30 minutes by boat from Picton. Ideal for either couples or family groups .For larger groups needing more space than Cherith house, enquire about the availability of our classic Kiwi bach Cherith Cottage, also on the property. This fully self-contained cottage has beds for 4 persons in 2 bedrooms. It can be hired separately. Close to the renovated cottage is a newly built 2 bedroomed sleepout. Cherith Cottage is near the beach and stream. Cherith means "a place of refreshing ". Need a break ? Come for a holiday in our piece of paradise. Cherith House Rooms & Facilities: 4 bedrooms - 2 queen, 1 twin singles, 1 divan & set of bunks. Total - beds for 9 persons Beds furnished with mattress, pillows, duvets and blankets. Large deck and verandah with outdoor furniture and barbecue Kitchen - full facilities including two fridge/freezers, dishwasher, microwave, full sized stove. Lounge/dining room (open plan) with TV and log burner. Deck and log burner safe for young children. 2 bathrooms, each with shower and toilet. Separate laundry. Guests supply their own linen & towels. Cherith Cottage facilities: Cherith Cottage has a lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, queen bedroom and bunk room. It is fully self-contained with fridge / freezer, full sized stove, microwave and utensils. It has a log fire, outdoor furniture and BBQ. There is no TV. The laundry is at the back of the cottage with external access. The sleepout, named Little Gem, close to the cottage, has 2 bedrooms each with separate access onto a covered deck. The number of people that can stay in the cottage/sleepout is limited by the fact it is serviced by a single bathroom only - a shower over bath and a toilet. It is suitable for 4 adults (with or without children). The house and cottage can be rented together or separately. For those booking for a larger group, please check with owner for suitability of booking house, cottage and sleepout together. The cottage, being situated close to the beach, is ideal for those who find walking up the hill difficult. Kayaks and dinghies supplied. Enquire about details. Wifi and cellphone coverage not available at house or cottage. Landline phone available for local calls (or toll calls by arrangement). A cleaning service may be available. This must be pre-arranged. Please enquire if interested. Credit cards not accepted. Please pay by direct credit to our bank account.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Food processor
High Chair
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

3 Queen(s), 2 Single(s), 3 Bunk(s), 2 Twin(s)

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Access to Queen Charlotte walkway - steep access, requires very good fitness. Mooring and jetty. Safe and sheltered swimming beach.


Average Rating: 5
16 total reviews

A truly gorgeous weekend. We were blessed with perfect weather, and wonderful time to catch up and slow down with dear friends from across the globe. Benjamin's 30th birthday was officially marked in our memories with "stargazing" in the sky, sea (phosphorescence), and bush (glowworms). We enjoyed walks to the lookout and waterfall, cruising around in the dinghys, and lots of lawn games and good chats. Thank you so much for sharing your very special home with us!
a stunningly beautiful place wood pigeons and tui and orca all seen from the house caught blue cod and gurnard off the jetty and terakihi in the bay it is not often that a house surpasses the photographs We loved our week here and would highly recommend it
We booked both Cherith house and cottage for our group of 14 and it worked perfectly. The house and the cottage are close enough together that it is an easy to walk between the two. Great to be able to see the beach from the cottage to keep an eye the kids. Lunch and wine and the resort cafe was a real treat for the adults! We had a great time boating, fishing, kayaking and swimming from the jetty. Being able to use the wifi in the evening to catch up on the news back home was a nice added bonus. Both the house and cottage are well set up and have everything you need for a great holiday. We will definitely be back!
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
28 Mar - 2 Apr $560 / Night for 8 guests4 Nights
16 Dec - 31 Jan $560 / Night for 8 guests7 Nights
Rest of year$320 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
28 Mar - 2 Apr
$560 / Night for 8 guests
Min. stay: 4 Nights
16 Dec - 31 Jan
$560 / Night for 8 guests
Min. stay: 7 Nights
Rest of year
$320 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rates for Cherith House and Cottage are based a minimum cost each night, depending on the season. Contact owners for confirmation of the price of your stay.

House: Minimum nightly rate for peak season is $560/night (up to 8 persons). Shoulder season from $400/night (up to 6 persons). Rates vary depending on number of persons and length of stay.
Cottage: Minimum, peak season $280 (up to 4 persons); Shoulder season from $200 (4 persons). No winter rental.
Cottage sleepout (only rented with cottage): $40/night. No winter rental.


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