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Luxury Yurt at beautiful and unique Sounds Retreat

Private room in yurt hosted by Kate & Ian
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 shared bath
Clean and tidy
5 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Kate & Ian is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Cancellation policy
Cancel before 3:00 PM on 31 Jan and only get a refund of the cleaning fee. Get details
This place isn’t suitable for infants (0–2 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking
Make sure this host's house rules work for you before you book. Get details
At the midway point of the Queen Charlotte Track, Ngahere Hou is a peaceful forest retreat to relax in comfort in a uniquely appointed Yurt. Includes organic breakfast and Self catering in full kitchen and bbq. Wood fired hot tub and stunning views. With Wekas at your feet and bellbirds all around this unique off-the-grid experience will definitely recharge your batteries, it’s an experience, not just a place to stay.

The space
A unique and beautiful yurt and summerhouse accomodation. The Yurt sleeps four in a luxury King size bed and a double bed, (the summerhouse sleeps two in a deluxe queen size bed). Breakfast is provided with organic ingredients including free range eggs and bacon, muesli and juice with freshly home baked bread, coffee and croissants. Shared self catering facilities in a well equipped Kitchen with a Garden Terrace to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the water and with outdoor dining and BBQ. Shared but private outdoor hot shower and composting toilet, and wood fired hot tub. Close to the Queen Charlotte Track at the halfway point with access to the Kenepuru Sound, a private Beach, bikes and double sea kayak.
As seen on Grand Designs NZ (the Pod House).

Guest access
Access to 40 acres of private bush reserve including glow worms, and the Kenepuru Estuary and private beach. 15 minute drive to Portage or Punga Cove Resorts which both have cafes and restaurants. There is water taxi access into the Queen Charlotte Sound from nearby Torea Bay. Excellent cell phone coverage and wifi is available at the house.

Other things to note
Free luggage transfers for Track walkers and bikers. Allow 25 minutes down the hill from the QCT (30-40 minutes up)
At the midway point of the Queen Charlotte Track, Ngahere Hou is a peaceful forest retreat to relax in comfort in a uniquely appointed Yurt. Includes organic breakfast and Self catering in full kitchen and bbq. Wood fired hot tub and stunning views. With Wekas at your feet and bellbirds all around this unique off-the-grid experience will definitely recharge your batteries, it’s an experience, not just a place to sta…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 double bed, 1 cot

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
Cot
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

1 night in Kenepuru Head, Marlborough Sounds

31 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Check-in
31/01/2019
Checkout
1/02/2019

5.0 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Location

Kenepuru Head, Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand

This has been our retreat for 20 years and our home for two, we love the remoteness, the stillness and the contact with nature that being here provides. Living off the grid but without compromising modern comforts.

Hosted by Kate & Ian

Joined in January 2017
  • 46 Reviews
  • Superhost
We’re Kate Betteley and Ian Hamlin and we’ve been coming here to the Kenepuru Heads for our holidays for twenty years. Now it’s time to share our paradise with you. Kate’s a therapist and Ian’s an artist and we’re into living lightly on the land and taking time to connect.
We’re Kate Betteley and Ian Hamlin and we’ve been coming here to the Kenepuru Heads for our holidays for twenty years. Now it’s time to share our paradise with you. Kate’s a therap…
During your stay
We’re happy to socialise with guests if desired or give you space to relax.
Kate & Ian is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

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