This is a genuine waterfront bach with its own private beach and jetty in Dryden Bay, towards the outer Queen Charlotte Sounds near to the entrance to Endeavour Inlet. It is an ideal environment to wind-down and relax, not to be bothered by the typical distractions in an urban environment. It features stunning views, glow worms, wekas, and good fishing.
It is in a remote area, only accessible by boat. The bach operates as a self-sufficient unit; and eco-bach. It has a composting toilet; gas fridge and gas hot water, solar panels and batteries; wood burner and BBQ for cooking; wood fired spa, a back-up generator if electricity is needed. There are no metropolitan services; it is off the electricity grid, town water supply, and telephone network.
There is a 44 meter jetty, two moorings (2 and 3 tonne moorings), and a 13 foot aluminum boat, 2 one person kayaks and life jackets available for your use.
There is plenty to do, from having a BBQ, laying in the sun, swimming, boating, fishing, and tramping. If you have your own boat, we are close to the good fishing and diving spots in the outer Sounds.
This is boat access only. The Cougar Line water taxi who go by three times daily, can drop you directly at the bach. Or you can use your own boat to get there.
We expect visitors to clean and leave the bach as they have found it for the next guests. There are no cleaning services due to the bach's remote location.
Pricing is based on 4 people. Additional people $20-35 each depending on season. Additional charges may apply to holiday weekends. During Christmas (16 Dec. 15 Jan) a minimum stay of 4 days is preferred. Easter, 3 days. All other times a 2-night minimum stay required; 25% deposit required on confirmation of booking. Dogs must be kept on leash due to the abundant wekas and bird life. Smoking outside only. People are expected to leave the bach clean and tidy as they have found it.
NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);