- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Washing machine
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
13 Customer Review(s)
“Much better than anticipated!”
Clean and homey bach with games and movies available. (we brought our own as well) The beds are ok but as good as can be expected at a bach. The view was amazing we had ok weather the wind was crazy, but still went fishing down on the beach area and enjoyed the stay. There is 4g so you can access internet on phone if needed overall really nice !
Clean and homey bach with games and movies available. (we brought our own as well) The beds are ok but as good as can be expected at a bach. The view was amazing we had ok weather the wind was crazy, but still went fishing down on the beach area and enjoyed the stay. There is 4g so you can access internet on phone if needed overall really nice !- Zoe, November 2023
“Thank you for sharing the property.”
Such a peaceful spot with lots of bird life around the holiday home. We caught some snapper from the beach which we cooked up. Great outdoor space to read and lounge around on. We managed to find the channel to watch the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup which was an added bonus. Yes, the place looks a little tired and possibly needs some time to spruce it up however it was great for the soul and good to just get away. Bit of a steep walk back up from the beach but got easier over time.- Trish, October 2023
“First of all the positives.”
The view is stunning and it’s a very tranquil property. It was nice that the wood fire was set when we arrived. The local property manager was helpful when we couldn’t get the tv to work. Since the photos were taken for the website, the vegetation has been allowed to grow and is now starting to obscure the view slightly. Unless the garden is maintained the view will be lost considerably in coming years, which is such a shame. The house is also very tired and unloved. The minute you walk in there is a musty smell. The upstairs bathroom is very dated and uninviting, so we decided to use the downstairs one which is also the laundry. The lights in the bathroom/laundry didn’t work nor did the only single power point. Therefore we couldn’t use an electric toothbrush or hairdryer. Some of the other lights in the house didn’t work either. The carpets hadn’t been vacuumed and there were cobwebs and dust around the house. In the large main bedroom there was nowhere to hang clothes. The lounge was stained and uncomfortable. Also bear in mind the tv is very sketchy with only one channel that we could get, which I’m not surprised about due to its location and a DVD player is provided, but no DVDs. Also be aware there is no Wi-Fi . All in all I was very disappointed with our stay, especially as it’s not cheap. As mentioned the view is amazing but the property is desperately in need of some TLC to bring it back to what I’m sure was a beautiful home a few years ago.- Amanda, September 2023
Hi Amanda. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here and for providing your feedback on what would make your holiday more comfortable in future. Your comments regarding the amenities and maintenance at the property have been shared with the property owner and local team to address. This property does not offer WiFi, which is reflected in the property features tab on the listing. Thanks again for your feedback and we aim to improve the experience for future guests. Property Owner
“Lovely property great location and excellent facilities.”
Definitely want to return and spend longer relaxing in the stunning location.- Michelle, May 2021
“What a spectacular view and wonderful property to "decompress" and read a book.”
For those who like a bit of exercise there is a walkway with 3 - 4 hr return tramp up the hill directly opposite the driveway with views that are worth the sweat. Something for everyone.- Charlotte, April 2021
“Amazing location and great facilities, we loved the private beach and the use of the kayaks and paddle boards.”
The house was comfortable enough but didn't quite meet our expectations given the high price. Overall we had a great holiday.- Daniel, January 2021
“Location and large deck were wonderful.”
Bach itself a little disappointing. Much older than pictures portrayed. Main beds very saggy and uncomfortable. Kayaks looked great but actually very heavy to lift down steep slippery path and incredibly difficult to steer compared to other kayaks. Lack of WIFI in current climate of potential Covid lockdowns also an issue. Overall would have expected more for the money.- Melanie, January 2021
We are happy to hear you enjoyed the great location of Aquamarine Dreams. As the Kayaks provided are double Kayaks they are a little heavier than a single person Kayak. We would recommend having two people carry these down to the water. This property does not have WiFi allowing time to disconnect, however you can use the 'WiFi' filter when searching for your next stay. Property Owner
Nice and warm. Great outdoor area. Some more detailed directions on how to find the house from the road would have been useful (but found it eventually). Thank you very much for having us.- Chris, October 2020
“Brilliant views from a large deck.”
Families with children are well catered for with toys and playground equipment. Generally the property had the essentials but didn't include an iron or board, dishwasher and no WiFi. There is service available but not via WiFi. The beds were comfortable and the views were amazing from every room but there were a few things that bought my rating down to about a 3 out of 5. It's not luxurious but if the views are the most important thing for you, then you will get them with this property.- Darwin, February 2020
Thanks for your review Darwin and you're right about the views being spectacular here! Aquamarine Dreams doesn't have Wifi as some guests like to get away from it all - we always clearly state whether a property has WiFi. You can use the 'WiFi' filter when searching for your next stay, and also check the amenities list for your preferred amenities. Property Owner
“Wonderful views in a cute bach right on the water.”
Lots of toys for kids - our daughters had a blast.- Oren, January 2020
“We had a lovely Christmas here, enjoying the deck, sun, sea and private beach.”- Merran, December 2019
“Lovely warm winters stay away, highly recommend, Thank you”- Sandra, June 2019
“Lovely property with great views.”
Beach only accessible at low tide down a steep track which elderly people may struggle with.- Bob, February 2019
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the incredible position here! Property Owner
- Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 2: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 3: Queen Size Bed, Bunk Bed
- Bathroom 1: Toilet, Hand Basin, Shower
- Bathroom 2: Toilet, Hand Basin, Shower
- Living, Dining
- Oven, Hobs, Freezer, Toaster
- Washing Machine
- Pets allowed
- Sorry, no smoking
Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.
Aquamarine Dreams is precisely that! You'll be dreaming about this place before you arrive, during your stay and even when you leave. Tucked up on the hill in amongst lush native surroundings, you'll have the picturesque backdrop that is Moetapu Bay and in the background the native birdsong to soothe the soul. A waterfront property, with its private walkway direct to the beach and its own boat mooring, make use of the two twin kayaks and fishing rods which are available for guests use. Aquamarine Dreams will have you feeling like you have your very own beach. Sleeping up to 5 guests in 3 bedrooms, this holiday home has plenty of space for everyone to spread out and enjoy their Moetapu Bay holiday just the way they like. Fire up the BBQ and make the most of those warm summer nights and dine al fresco, while you overlook the stunning waters of Moetapu Bay. If its a Winter stay your planning, there is a fireplace ready to keep you toasty warm and plenty of wood supplies. Moetapu Bay is an excellent base to explore the Marlborough Sounds. Head out on the water for some dolphin spotting near the Perlous Sounds, tackle the stunning Queen Charlotte track or simply take in the magical views from the shore over a nice picnic. Make this holiday one to remember - Aquamarine Dreams awaits!
Please be aware that the shared driveway at the side of the house is steep. All cars must be parked either in the garage or at the side of the garage, to avoid blocking the driveway.
There are life-jackets available to use with the 2 twin kayaks and 2 stand up paddle boards but we do recommend that guests bring their own well-fitting life-jackets to ensure safety.
As the property has unfenced access to the beach, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.
Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.
About the location
Just a half an hour drive from Havelock and an hour from Blenheim, Moetapu Bay is an excellent base to explore the Marlborough Sounds. Head out on the water for some dolphin spotting near the Perlous Sounds, tackle the stunning Queen Charlotte track or simply take in the magical views from the shore over a nice picnic. All of our Moetapu Bay holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.