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Fernleigh - Moetapu Bay Holiday Home

Moetapu Bay, Marlborough Sounds (Ref. 1029122)


  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Kate

    “Wonderful spot, absolutely loved the bush, birdsong and of course the water.”

    Thank you for sharing your family bach.

    Thank you for sharing your family bach.

    - Kate, December 2022


  • Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed, Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 x Single Beds
  • Bathroom 1: Hand Basin, Shower, Toilet
  • Living, Dining
  • Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, Kettle
  • Fireplace
  • TV, DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • 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.

The property

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. 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!

Important: Following the storm of August 2022, Moetapu Bay Road is resident access and 4WD only. The road is closed to non-resident drivers. As such, all dates of the calendar are blocked out in our system, but may be available for booking. Please contact our Guest Team on +649 366 7000 to make a booking.

Access by water taxi from Havelock to an adjacent jetty may be an option for guests. Water taxi services are currently subsidized by the Marlborough District Council and may be booked through local i-SITES or directly with the taxi provider.

The local BachCare managed service provider can be contacted for further information on access to the Fernleigh Holiday Home.

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

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.

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.