Fernleigh - Moetapu Bay Holiday Home

Simple Stay
  • 6 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking


Fernleigh is a 2 bedroom Moetapu Bay holiday home set in tall Kanuka forest, with commanding views from the deck across the azure blue Pelorus Sound!

This homely Moetapu Bay holiday home is a tranquil getaway. Enjoy lush surrounds with native ferns and birdsong - listen to Tui, Bellbirds, Kereru, Thrush, Quail and Weka, to name a few... Watch Gulls and Oyster Catchers on the water.

The atmosphere at Fernleigh is very relaxing and private, it is a great place to restore your soul! Sit on the deck, look out to sea, and take in your beautiful surroundings. Plus, enjoy a drink and meal outside on the deck.

Indoors at this Moetapu Bay accommodation there is a medium sized lounge with a brand new wood burner and Freeview TV. Stargaze in the evenings and view the glowworms along the top drive... Then, sink into the comfortable beds for a great night's sleep in almost total quiet! The bedding configuration consists of bedroom 1, fitted with a Queen size bed and a single bunk set, and bedroom 2 with 2 single beds.

A bush path leads to your very own beach for reading, sunbathing, boating, swimming in summer and gathering shells. There is a private boat mooring, which guests are welcome to use.

Nearby activities include fishing charters, kayaking and boat cruises based in Havelock. You can walk the famous Queen Charlotte walkway from nearby Anakiwa and Te Mahia. Plus, Blenheim and the extensive Marlborough vineyards are only an hour's drive away.

For a laid-back, replenishing holiday in a superb location... Fernleigh welcomes you!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed, 1 Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Important: Due to ongoing road works on Moetapu Bay Road, the road is currently closed to all non-resident vehicles between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday - Friday. Guests arriving on a weekday are required to please check in after 5 PM. Guests departing on a weekday are required to please depart before 8 AM. Guests staying on weekdays are required to please remain at the property between 8 AM and 5 PM.

As the property has unfenced access to the bay, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water

Max 4 adults. Additional guests, up to the max of 6, must be children 12 yrs and under. Limited water at the property, the tank is small and only suitable for an absolute max of 2 showers at a time before the tank will need to refill.

Please be aware that cell phone reception is limited.

Please note that the water at this property needs to be boiled before drinking.

Please note that the driveway is too narrow for boats. Any boats should be parked on the road or elsewhere.

Mooring number for this property is 64 - The Red Buoy


  • BBQ
  • Beachfront
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (fan)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Fernleigh

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Stayed April 2022

A great 70's kiwi bach style, our family of 5 really enjoyed our stay and the kids enjoyed exploring and nature. A great location in the bay and close to surrounding areas to enjoy bush walks and water adventures. It would of been very helpful to have been informed of the information on the road closure on Moetapu Bay Road prior to arrival, with having limited phone reception we had to ask road workers the situation as we are not from the area. This impacted on which time we would depart the property. Especially important for future travellers if catching the ferry or flights. Roading info or a link to the council website would of been helpful as a note on the Bachcare property ID as this is an ongoing issue and sounds like it has been for months.

Bachcare replied

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay and we are delighted you enjoyed your Family break in this ideally located bach. You make some great suggestions in regard to road accessibility and we will attempt to make this information available for future travellers.

Stayed July 2021

Wonderful stay lovely and relaxing

Stayed April 2021

Great batch! Has easy 2 minute private access to beach, kayaks and beautiful views! Outdoor area is fantastic for hosting families. Can’t wait to visit again

Stayed April 2019

Location, location, location - fabulous spot in Moetapu Bay. It's very Kiwiana and whilst old and a little dated has almost everything you need for a comfortable stay including a dishwasher! You aren't paying top dollar so don't expect what top dollar gets you, but if you are after peace and quiet in an outstanding, affordable setting, where the views both day and night are fantastic, then this could just be the spot for you.

Bachcare replied

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the wonderful position of this home so much. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Stayed April 2019

Classic Kiwi Bach experience in a wonderful location

Stayed March 2019

Great value for money, peaceful location with wonderful views. Like a home away from home.

Stayed March 2019

A nostalgia trip for us older folk.

Stayed March 2019

The most well equipped Bach we have stayed in!! Kiwi bach at its best! Lovely views of the beach and nature. Definitely recommend

Stayed February 2019

Perfect batch to actually get away and have some privacy. And the location is just magnificent

Stayed January 2019

This is a great basic kiwi bach. Good for children although we had to drive to Moetapu Bay for swimming. Lovely views and very peaceful.

Stayed December 2018

We really enjoyed our stay here. The location is very private and has its own beach access. It has a great (covered) deck with a fab view of the water and hills - perfect for relaxing outside in all weathers. The house has a unique interior that will bring back memories for anyone in New Zealand in the 70s and 80s - some things we didn't even realise we remembered. It is very comfortable with everything you need for a great (self-contained) stay.

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