Modern House in Kenepuru Sound

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View from behind
Morning mist
Aerial view
It's an external staircase between floors

Overview of Modern House in Kenepuru Sound


Modern House in Kenepuru Sound

4.9 out of 5 Exceptional
4.9/5 Exceptional
4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Air conditioning
  • Water view
  • Barbecue grill
Portage, Marlborough District

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKenepuru Sounds20 min drive
  • AirportBlenheim (BHE-Woodbourne)90 min drive

Rooms & beds

4 bedrooms (sleeps 5)

Lower level bedroom 1

Lower level bedroom 2

Main level bedroom 1

Main level bedroom 2

2 bathrooms

Main level bathroom

Toilet · Shower only

Second bathroom

Toilet · Shower only


Deck or patio
Dining Area

About this property

Modern House in Kenepuru Sound

A modern house on two levels with magnificent views. There's drive-on access to the property with off-road parking for two vehicles, and a walking track down through native bush to the jetty. Additional vehicles and boat trailers can be parked by the roadside. The property has two moorings and dinghies and kayaks for use.

The house has a bluetooth stereo, magazines, games in a cupboard, a TV for watching movies you bring with you, and gets a clear signal for 2degrees, Vodafone and Telecom mobiles. But there’s deliberately no TV aerial or satellite dish. If you’re looking for more to do, it’s only 3km to the bar, restaurant and boat ramp at the nearby Portage Hotel, or 7km for coffee at Te Mahia or Mistletoe Bay.

Note that this is a family holiday home that's rented occasionally to contribute to the running costs. It is not a permanent rental, and needs to be looked after by guests. Under Marlborough District Council Sounds Resource Management Plans the house is limited to a maximum of 5 Paying guests.

Special conditions:
Prices are for 4 people, with extra people $10 each. Two night minimum stay.
We live too far away to service the house, so linen cannot be supplied and guests must clean the house when departing. Neighbours unlock and open the house for guests.
Ask us about our moorings if you wish to use them.
And please note that our house is no smoking, and no dogs or other pets.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to clean the house and do the dishes before you leave, and bring your own linen (sheets/pillowcases/towels/bathmats/tea towels).


Air conditioning
Water view
Barbecue grill

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House Rules

Check in after 2:00 PM
Check out before 11:00 AM


Children allowed: ages 0-17


No events allowed


No pets allowed


Smoking is not permitted

Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

About this area


This vacation home is located in Portage. Lochmara Lodge Arts Centre and Edwin Fox Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include EcoWorld Aquarium and Waitohi Recreational Reserve. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and water skiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking.

What's nearby

  • Kenepuru Sounds - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Picton (PCN) - 85 min drive


  • The Retro Bar - 5 min drive
  • The Snapper Cafe - 5 min walk




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5/5 Excellent

Cora T., Lyttelton

Liked: Cleanliness
Great stay
A Beautiful location … worth the journey to get there. Host is very accommodating and easy to get in touch with. We really appreciated the use of the kayaks … which were great for exploring the neighbouring bays.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2023