- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
13 Customer Review(s)
“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
“The house is in a great location and we enjoyed using their kayaks.”
We had a very relaxing weekend. You need to clean the beds specifically the 2 single beds in the other bedroom as our son got bites from bedbugs. Overall, our stay was enjoyable.- Margie, November 2022
Hi Margie, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to hear about your son, we have investigated the matter and did not find any bedbugs. Despite this we have conducted a clean. Overall we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you stay again. Bachcare
“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.- Michelle, April 2022
“Wonderful stay lovely and relaxing”- Ash-Lei, July 2021
Has easy 2 minute private access to beach, kayaks and beautiful views! Outdoor area is fantastic for hosting families. Can‚Äôt wait to visit again- Kate, April 2021
“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.- Kirsten, April 2019
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! Bachcare
“Classic Kiwi Bach experience in a wonderful location”- Chris, April 2019
“Great value for money, peaceful location with wonderful views.”
Like a home away from home.- Leanne, March 2019
“A nostalgia trip for us older folk.”- Robin, 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- Elisabeth, March 2019
“Perfect batch to actually get away and have some privacy.”
And the location is just magnificent- Emiliano, February 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.- Megan, January 2019
“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.- Johanna, December 2018
- 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
- TV, DVD Player
- Washing Machine
- 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.
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.