Idyllic beachfront pad. Beach & sea views from bedroom, living/dining & sunroom. A truly relaxing escape & retreat from the world. Walk directly out to the beach. Relax in the super comfy king bed & watch the sunrise over the sea. Aircon|insect screens|WiFi|SKY|bikes|Patio|beach picnic area|Laundry. Suit 2-4 guests (sofa bed in living area, or request a price if you want another private room). Continental breakfast. Attached to our house with own entrance. 15 mins to Picton/Blenheim/wineries.
Sea views from every room. "The Beach House" Apartment Rarangi, Marlborough is the perfect beach front studio for relaxed and laid back guests wanting their own tranquil space for a relaxing private or romantic retreat. Unlimited Wifi. Basic continental breakfast provided. Suits 2 guests & 2 children (sofa bed in living area). We have a room with bathroom in our main house if you require more space however this is only available on request and at a different rate. Beach front spa pool (winter only). Relaxed, friendly & informal, the apartment is attached to our home "The Beach House", with it's own entrance. Beautiful views over Cloudy Bay & to the North Island, beachfront living/dining & small sunroom with built in seating (our guests fav spot). Beachfront bedroom with ensuite and large sliding glass door opening onto the beach. Your own beach front patio for outdoor dining plus a lovely sunny private garden outdoor patio to the rear which is fully fenced. SKY TV incl sports. Speaker for music (mobile/ipod or tablet compatible). Awesome window seat area overlooking the ocean, great to chill out and read a book. Featuring local art & decorated in a tasteful & comfortable beach style where sand on your feet doesn't matter! Fabulously comfortable king bed with fresh quality linen, towels, facecloths, bathrobes, luggage rack, wardrobe and home made body lotion. Tea/plunger coffee/sugar, milk, herbs, lemons etc Air conditioned. Access to the laundry, great outdoor areas, BBQ, etc Rarangi Beach is fantastic for star gazing on a clear night with no light pollution. The Beach House Apartment is part of a large 70's style beach front home with fabulous views. Featuring many interesting local art works both in the house and around the grounds, fell free to wander around. 20 mins drive to Picton, 15 mins drive to Blenheim and over 20 wineries with Cellar doors, cafes and restaurants, supermarkets. No shops at Rarangi. Good idea to buy your groceries in town before you arrive. Unlimited Free Wi-Fi, bikes, kayaks, tennis rackets (courts 5 min walk) 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. Kids-toys, rocking horse, dolls house & books etc highchair & porta cot if needed-please ask for any of these items. The Beach House Apartment is the perfect retreat for extended stays. Enjoy day trips to Picton & Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura (currently not accessible), 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!
Direct access from the apartment bedroom onto the beach. Own entrance. Free Wi-Fi. Free laundry facilities (laundry powder, washing machine and dryer (only if wet weather) or line). Off street car parking and locked garage parking available for motorbikes if requested. Private cellar door tours may be available, please ask in advance. 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. Paddle board. Quality mountain bikes. Golf clubs available on pre-ordered request. Hammock and pod chairs for relaxing in and plenty of books to read & take with you. The Beach House is your home away from home.
The Beach House Rarangi Beach is our home. We are very relaxed and informal. We both work full time, so if arriving when we are not home will arrange for a key for you. We have a small friendly dog, Lexi, so prefer animal lovers as guests.
Rarangi Beach is quiet and peaceful with lots of things to do including great beach walks & awesome photography opportunities. Note there are no shops here. Local glow worm caves. Take the 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 including Brancott Heritage Centre offering a walkway through the NZ native Falcon (endangered) conservation project. 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 (currently not accessible) 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
Grab your supplies in town before you arrive as there are no shops here. Swimming in the sea here is OK on a calm day if you are a reasonable swimmer-but it is cold. Safe beach Whites Bay over the hill. 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).