Beachfront Vacation Rental with an Oceanside Deck in French Pass, South Island
- ID authenticated
- Phone, email and address confirmed
- Private Barbecue
In the living/dining room, guests will find a futon, an armchair, a television, and a four-person dining table. The kitchen comes with a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator, a toaster, and equipment for making tea and coffee. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, heating, and an electric blanket. Outside, guests will find a shared patio with a barbecue area, along with a private deck with views of a courtyard and Elmslie Bay.
- Queen-size bed
- Twin/Single bed
- Linens and pillows
- Running water
- Safe box
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Private Barbecue
- Outdoor furniture
- Front desk service
The host can arrange fishing charters and scenic wildlife tours. Guests should contact the host in advance if interested.
Guests can enjoy an infrared sauna with advance booking through the host.
Location + Surroundings
To the northwest lies the narrow straight of French Pass (also known as Te Aumiti), which separates the mainland of South Island from the sparsely populated d'Urville Island. The forests and shores of the latter provide habitats for a variety of native birds, including tuis, bellbirds, bush robins, wekas, kakas, and blue penguins. The island is also home to Catherine Cove, which contains spectacular waterfalls surrounded by native trees and ferns that are illuminated by glow worms at night.
One of the virtues of the accommodation's location is that the drive to reach it is an attraction in itself. From Rai Valley, the 1.5-hour route takes guests past bucolic farmland, native bush, stunning seascapes, and views of Admiralty Bay, the Outer Pelorus Sounds, and Croisilles Harbour. The accommodation is about two hours from Nelson, where the nearest major airport is located.
- Wildlife watching
- Feeding animals
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Water sports
There are a variety of trails and areas where guests can go hiking and biking around French Pass and d'Urville Island, such as the French Pass Reserve, the d'Urville Island Loop, and Elaine Bay, where guests will find the Piwakawaka Track and the Archer Track. At the reserve, guests can keep an eye out for blue penguins, king shags, and dolphins, while the four-to-five-hour loop trail takes guests past two waterfalls and ends at the Wilderness Cafe, making it an excellent day trip opportunity.
To explore the coastal waters of French Pass and the Marlborough Sounds, guests can go kayaking, or they can take a scenic wildlife tour or fishing trip with a local boat operator with whom the host can make arrangements for guests. Depending on their luck, guests may see bottlenose dolphins, dusky dolphins, orcas, and whales during their tour.
Last but certainly not least, guests can go swimming at the village of French Pass's safe swimming beach, which is just a short walk away from the accommodation.
Check-in: 02:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
No Pets allowed
Smoking and pets are not permitted.