About this listing
Unpretentious, relaxed, comfortable, friendly-the perfect beach house. Awesome views. Beach front room. Fabulously comfortable beds. Your own large bathroom. Breakfast, WiFi , bikes, swimming pool, shared dinners. 15 mins to Picton/Blenheim/wineries.
Gorgeous beachfront bedroom in a home renovated & extended from an original Kiwi "bach". Retaining that weekend "family & friends" beach house feel, with an eclectic style, you can feel "at home".
Relax, take your time and enjoy your complimentary breakfast on the beachfront patio or down by the surf at our beach tables.
Close to Picton, Blenheim and over 20 wineries with Cellar doors and many with restaurants.
The Beach House Rarangi offers a choice of:
Beachfront bedroom, with fantastic beach & sea views from a super comfortable king bed and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. Bathroom is through lounge & up hallway.
Peaceful garden bedroom with comfortable queen bed. Bathroom is next to this bedroom.
Rooms have fresh white linen, towels, facecloths & bathrobes, luggage rack, home made body lotion and feature local original art.
Your guest bathroom is for your use only (not ensuite). Large and modern, it includes a huge walk in shower with great water pressure, separate bath, vanity, toilet and a heated towel rail plus heated tile floor in winter.
Body wash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body moisturiser & hair dryer supplied.
Tea/coffee/natural filtered water available at all times-help yourself.
Large variety of organic herbs, lemons, seasonal fruit & vegetables and preserves available for your use.
Free Wi-Fi, bikes, kayaks, tennis rackets.
Great walking tracks both on the driftwood strewn beach to Monkey Bay and over to Whites Bay.
The Beach House Rarangi is perfect for wedding accommodation.
Room for kids too with super comfortable bunks, toys, rocking horse, dolls house & books etc highchair & porta cot if needed.
We can accommodate groups of up to 9 guests-please enquire.
If you require 2 rooms for 2 singles please ask for a special price.
The Beach House is a perfect retreat for one night or extended stays. Enjoy day trips to Picton & Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura, Nelson or Wellington with the convenience of not having to pack up each day.
Queen Charlotte Sound is the gem of Marlborough-not to be missed!
Shared dinner available every night, advance notice required. (You bring meat/vegetable dish & your own drinks and we bring similar).
Home style kiwi cooking.
Or we can recommend cafes 10-20 mins drive.
Week days we provide you with all you need to make your own light breakfast including home made granola, fruit & jams (we will be at work) or help yourselves to free range eggs & seasonal produce from our garden.
Anytime you like, tackle the coffee machine to make an espresso or latte, or help yourself to tea and use the kitchen whenever you wish.
Our guests tell us that when arriving at The Beach House they feel immediately welcomed and can feel themselves relax &
Right on the beach with no road in front the house is 1950's beach style. We have kept the original design with ongoing renovations in a simple style sympathetic to coastal living.
Decorated in a tasteful, bright & eclectic style, it features many interesting art works both in the house and around the gardens.
Kitchen, living with cosy fire & laundry are shared living spaces with owners along with the swimming pool (summer only) and great outdoor living spaces.
Free laundry facilities (laundry powder, washing machine and dryer or line).
Off street/gated car parking and locked garage parking available for motorbikes if requested.
Separate large guest bathroom (no ensuite).
SKY TV & stereo in living area.
Kayaks & wet suits for use at the beach (calm days only), Marlborough Sounds or Wairau Lagoon/river for bird watching are free to use, trailer available.
Quality mountain bikes, BBQ & swimming pool (summer only) free for your use.
Golf clubs available on pre-ordered request.
Hammock and pod chairs for relaxing in and plenty of books to read & take with you.
Interaction with Guests
The Beach House is our home. With typical Kiwi hospitality we usually spend evenings with guests in the main part of the house however we have our own small private space if you prefer privacy.
Relaxed and informal.
We both work full time.
We have 2 friendly short haired dogs who can be kept outside or in the garage in need.
Rarangi is quiet and peaceful with lots of things to do.
Take the short walk down to Monkey Bay, an early Maori trading point with information boards on the history.
Longer walk over the hill to Whites Bay and have a picnic at this beautiful spot.
Golf course & tennis courts across the road.
Walks, bike tracks, playground and pump track for kids.
Plenty of wineries including cellar doors and restaurants a 10 minute drive.
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre-rated one of the best in the world and Omaka Classic Cars are a 15 minute drive.
Queen Charlotte Drive is 15 minutes away by car, winds around the Marlborough Sounds with stunning views and access to many bays from the road.
You can drive to the start of Queen Charlotte Track and walk as much of it as you want, or get a water taxi to a bay.
Kayak in the Sounds or go dolphin watching.
Sawcut Gorge for experienced hikers is spectacular (40-50 mins drive).
Marfells Beach and Cape Campbell walk is 40 mins away.
Pelorus River is 1 hour drive, a scene from The Hobbit was filmed here.
Nelson, Picton, Kaikoura and Wellington can all be done as day trips and we can recommend places to go.
You need your own car.
Other Things to Note
Swimming in the sea here is OK on a calm day if you are a reasonable swimmer-but it is cold. We offer 2 sea kayaks to experienced kayakers for use off the beach, or they can be used in the Marlborough Sounds, local rivers/lagoons nearby for bird watching or take into town and kayak gently down the scenic Opawa river in town (trailer available).
Mountain bike parks at Wither Hills in Blenheim or Victoria Park in Picton or at certain times of the year you can bike the Queen Charlotte Track. (2 bikes available).
Treat our house as your own & forget about rules.
You can smoke outside.
The Beach Front Bedroom is light and spacious with good storage for luggage under bed or desk, plus luggage rack. Towels, robes & home made body lotion provided.