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Black Marlin Bach - Unparalleled Waterfront Access

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8 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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The Black Marlin Bach offers you unparalleled waterfront access to the incredible boating & fishing playground of the Bay of Islands nestled into the protection of the Kerikeri Inlet. Located at Rangitane (only a 10km drive from Kerikeri), it has been themed in a stylish, modern & tropical decor in a three bedroom, one bathroom, open plan home. With expansive decks, it's own floating jetty to tie your boat up to.

The space
Activities available at the Black Marlin Bach include:

Boating and fishing the Bay of Islands from the boating facilities

Kayak the Rangitane River

Find the Geocaches on the islands in the Kerikeri inlet

Play golf at the Bay Of Islands Golf Course or NZ's highest rated course, Kauri Cliffs

Visit the Stone Store via the road or via the water

Dine at Wharepuke cafe

Visit Rewa’s village at the stone store base

Explore the Aroha Island kiwi sanctuary

Shop at the Kerikeri Farmers Market for incredible fresh locally grown produce and crafts

Guest access
Features
Bed layout: 2 Queens, 1 Double Bunk, 1 Sofa bed, 1 Baby Mattress

Nearest main airport: Kerikeri

Check out the jetty!
Linen provided
No disabled access
Children welcome
Smoking outside only
Pets allowed
BBQ x 2
Woodfired Oven
Wifi
Cellphone coverage
Dishwasher
Boat parking
Carport
Boatshed
Aluminium dinghy supplied
3 kayaks supplied
Outdoor furniture
TV with Freeview

Other things to note
Boating Facilities
The Black Marlin Bach has been created by boaties for boaties. The location of the house is very close to the entrance of the Kerikeri Inlet. It’s about 100m up the inlet from the 5 knot speed restriction marker past the Public Rangitane boat ramp ( see picture). From the house, there is a grass track leading down to the foreshore in front of the property. There is a substantial private jetty that terminates to a gangway and floating pontoon. The pontoon has about 3.5m of water at high tide and falls to a minimum depth of just over half a metre at low tide. This means there is sufficient depth for all but the largest launches to tie safely to the pontoon through the tides. For anyone requiring a little more depth the property has two deep water moorings, both with 2 ton blocks, one of which is immediately in front of the pontoon, the second is a couple along up the estuary. This means skippers can choose to either tie up to the pontoon or to the mooring. This also means there is mooring for more than one vessel if you are holidaying with more than one boating family.

Whilst the Kerikeri inlet is a relatively wide body of water at the Black Marlin Bach it is none the less completely protected from the North or east. The inlet itself is narrow at its entrance so very little swell rolls up the inlet even in a strong easterly blow. At low tide a channel is revealed in front of the house where the pontoon and moorings sit. Beyond this the inlet dries at low tide providing further protection from any scope that might blow up in a southerly breeze.

Public-boatramp
Rangitane public boatramp

Beside the jetty there is also a private concrete boatramp. This is sufficient for launching small vessels, dinghy’s and kayaks. For those holidaying with larger boats the normal routine will involve launching your boat at the Rangitane public boatramp and bringing your boat up the eastuary to the bach. The public ramp is a long concrete ramp with a jetty alongside and it is about a 5 minute walk down the Rangitane Loop Rd from the Black marlin bach. The boat trip from the public ramp back to your base at Black marlin Bach is all of two minutes. There is parking for your boat trailer back at the bach.

There is all tide access out of the Kerikeri inlet but stick to the channel at mid tide or below. Once out of the inlet it is a quick run down past Opito bay and the Kerikeri Cruising club ( where you will find diesel) to the bay of Islands proper, favourite destinations include the magical clear waters of the Te Pahi islands where there are glorious picnic beaches on each side of Te Pahi’s Pa island. This gorgeous spot is only 15 minutes from the Balck Marlin Bach. Beyond this are the famous fishing and diving spots of the Black Rocks and The Ninepin, A quick run through the Kent Passage will open up the famous cruising grounds of the bay of islands with its stunning island based beaches. Make a point of visiting Paihia and Russell by boat, including a lunch at the famous Duke of Marlborough Hotel. The boating and fishing opportunities are as good as anywhere in the world and they are all there to be explored. Return in the evening to the sanctuary of Black Marlin Bach where you can rest up on the deck safe in the knowledge that your vessel is safe and ready to go in the morning to do it all again. If you were unlucky enough to get a blow during your stay don’t ignore the boating opportunities in the Kerikeri estuary itself. A not to miss outing involves a 5 knot chug up the estuary to visit the Stone Store. A short walk up the road will bring you to the unrivalled Wharepuke cafe, Northlands award winning restaurant set in mature tropical gardens. Other boating in the estuary includes a kayak up the Rangitane river or a quick buzz at high tide across to the oyster farm on the southern shore where you will enjoy dynamite shallow water snapper fishing. Don’t forget the Te Puna Inlet, always calm, and never busy where there is great fishing, and lots of shellfish and mussels to be found. There is no reason why you can’t go boating from Black Marlin Bach even if everyone else is choosing to heed wind warnings out in the Bay. In the house there is a hard wired VHF shore station so for those staying home contact can be maintained with those out boating. You can also check the now casting and marine weather on channel 21 before you head out.

Its all there, the facilities that are on offer to make your boating and fishing holiday as good as it gets are simply not available anywhere else.
The Black Marlin Bach offers you unparalleled waterfront access to the incredible boating & fishing playground of the Bay of Islands nestled into the protection of the Kerikeri Inlet. Located at Rangitane (only a 10km drive from Kerikeri), it has been themed in a stylish, modern & tropical decor in a three bedroom, one bathroom, open plan home. With expansive decks, it's own floating jetty to tie your boat up to… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Essentials
Dryer
TV
Heating
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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand

The neighbors and neighbourhood are wonderful local people who have moved to Kerikeri for the peace, quiet and kiwi's. We want you to know that is not going to be acceptable to party on the decks of the Black Marlin Bach after dark as this affects pretty much every person in the street.
The neighbors and neighbourhood are wonderful local people who have moved to Kerikeri for the peace, quiet and kiwi's. We want you to know that is not going to be acceptable to party on the decks of the Black…

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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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