Spacious and modern, this comfortable home at Hikapu Reach offers ever changing views of Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds. Sit upon kayaks and a dinghy are free for your use. Well-equipped kitchen and open living area opening onto the large outdoor deck area. Perfect for sipping that latte watching the boats coming and going up and down the Sounds. A Log burner with wood supplied. This house sleeps 10 and 3 in the sleep out. If you are not a boat owner, do not count this one out as we can organise a water taxi to bring you out. You will be met at the jetty and helped with your gear.
A lovely private spot overlooking the Pelorus Sound. The house is about 8 years old and sleeps 4 to 6 with a sleep out and a room that can be shut off from the sitting area. A jetty, mooring and water taxis can be arranged. Catch a snapper off the jetty and enjoy the oysters in the bay. a very private spot with ever changing views, only twenty minutes by boat from Havelock.
The Foxy Lady is a grand 60ft launch. She will give you the Marlborough Sounds experience that no land based holiday home could ever hope to.
YOU WILL BE VERY ISOLATED WHILST LIVING ON THE BOAT AND HAVE NO ACCESS TO SHOPS, PLEASE BRING ALL OF YOUR FOOD AND ESSENTIAL TRAVEL/MEDICAL ITEMS WITH YOU.
This boat stay is similar to an Airbnb, a continental breakfast is included but all other meals are the responsibility of the guests.
There are 2 options -
OPTION 1 - Available all year. She will pick you up from TeMahia jetty and give you a short sail to a sheltered mooring for your night stay. You will then be free to experience boat living at its finest. We will pick you up from TeMahia jetty at 4pm. Your return time will be 10am on the day of your departure.
OPTION 2 - Available 1 November - 30 April. Catch the Pelorus Mail Boat from Havelock at 0930 for a cruise through the Marlborough Sounds on her daily run, she will then transport you to The Foxy Lady within the Marlborough Sounds. The Foxy Lady will be waiting in the perfect place somewhere in the outer sounds ready for your overnight stay. The Mail Boat will moor alongside and transfer you and your gear. You will be picked up by The Mail Boat on your departure date and returned to Havelock. Times will vary depending on The Mail Boat run.
Guest access - You will be able to roam the boat at your leisure, being mindful that it is a boat and children may need to wear lifejackets when on deck (we can provide these).
Guest interaction - The skipper and 1st mate will stay on the boat with you at all times. They are very sociable and love sharing the Marlborough Sounds experience with you.
Getting there - TeMahia jetty is on Kenepuru Rd off Queen Charlotte Drive. It is 1 hour drive from Havelock or 1.5 hours from the Picton ferry terminal (allowing extra time for photo stops). Havelock is on SH 6 between Blenheim/Picton and Nelson.
There is free limited public parking at TeMahia jetty .
Bring your sleeping bags or we can provide linen for $20 each, please enquire.
There is a required cleaning fee of $60 per stay.
We offer a free continental breakfast or $15 per person for a cooked option. If you choose the cooked option and have any dietary requirements please inform us prior to your arrival.
Any cruises or use of fishing gear are negotiated with the skipper on board or with us prior to your stay, they are an additional cost.
There may be an option of dining at Raetihi Lodge for a meal, please contact us regarding this or speak with your skipper during the stay. This option is an additional cost.
Not suitable for children under 5, however contact us to talk about this.
Pets not allowed.