A few minutes driving from central Picton, just after Karaka Point, you can find this beautiful homestay, surrounded by nature and featuring stunning views of the sounds.
Our separate unit was large, bright, perfectly appointed and very peaceful.
Free private parking is available just outside the unit. There are also a small beach (at low tide) and a jetty.
Colette is a lovely host and cooks fantastic breakfasts. It's been a pleasure meeting her.
The only drawback was that there was no internet access at the time we visited, but that was not a problem as we kept ourselves busy watching stingrays from our deck, spending time with the resident cats, observing local birds and looking at the stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whatamonga Home Stay is a unique bed and breakfast experience located in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Whatamonga was purpose-built to provide two separate guest apartments and two guestrooms with private entrance on the ground floor of the main house. All offer private sunny decks overlooking the picturesque waters of the Sounds.Set in idyllic bush with panoramic views over Whatamonga Bay and Queen Charlotte Sound, the accommodation offers seclusion and direct access to the beach,yet Picton is only 9 kilometres drive away. Water activities abound, including swimming at the beach, fishing from the jetty, taking the dinghy or kayaks out in the bay, visiting the salmon and mussel farms, or fishing charters.Meals are served in the house, apartments, rooms, or alfresco on the deck.Whatamonga Homestay enjoys a Five Star TripAdvisor rating. See more details at dub dub dub whsl.co.nz ... more less