Sounds Retreats

Kenepuru Sound

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6 People

1 Bathroom

3 Bedrooms

2 Single

2 Queen

Child Friendly


Bask in all-day sun in this modern new home with views down Portage Bay and a ramp to launch your own boat from.
North facing to catch all day sun, this house was built with simplicity in mind, bright and open with fantastic views of Portage Bay with a modern living space in a near new house. The house comprises three bedrooms that sleep six people.

Featuring a master bedroom with queen bed and double doors onto the deck. It has a second bedroom with queen bed too. The third Bedroom has two single beds. There’s an open plan fully appointed kitchen, dining and main lounge with LCD 'Freeview' TV, leather lounge suite, massive bean bags for indoor or outdoor use and a log burner. A wooden deck runs across the entire front of the house for outdoor relaxing in summer or just taking in the view. It has a well-appointed bathroom and separate toilet complete this fantastic holiday destination.

Other Information

Nearby Portage has a launching ramp, public jetty and the famous Lodge just down the road.

Nelson City and airport 1.5 hours.
Blenheim township and airport 60 minutes.
Picton and ferry terminals 60 minutes
Havelock 40 minutes

Marlborough produces around 80 percent of NZ wines, notably Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough is also home to The Queen Charlotte Track and many other superb walking and mountain bike tracks. There are many options for kayaking, boat cruises and eco tours throughout Marlborough. Call in on your way through Tasman, Abel Tasman National Park, West Coast, St Arnaud, Nydia Bay, French Pass, D’Urville or other Cook Strait adventure.

Sounds Air - Local airline providing a low cost service across Cook Strait from Wellington to Picton or Blenheim

Interisland Ferry Service - Ferry service crossing Cook Strait from Wellington to Picton

Bluebridge Ferry Service - Ferry service crossing Cook Strait from Wellington to Picton


If you have flown Sounds Air make sure you request a Picton drop off at the Cougarline water taxi and their shuttle bus will drop you at the door. The same goes if you have arrived by ferry, make your way around the water front from the ferry terminal to the water taxis. It is an easy 5 minute walk.

Book your water taxi with The Cougarline or Beachcomber Cruises to Torea Bay. Make sure you ask for the shuttle bus to take you over the hill when you arrive at Torea. When the shuttle bus drops you at The Portage Hotel walk up to the road above the hotel then you will see the various letterboxes and follow the road up hill, go past the first turn right and follow the road up the hill and around to the right. The second park on the right is The Portage House parking, look for number 2943 on the blue sign.

Follow the stairs down to the house to the right of the blue sign. The walk up the hill only takes 2 minutes but the view is worth it.

  • Dishwasher
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Spark Coverage
  • Deck
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Board Games
  • BBQ
  • Fridge
  • Shower
  • 2 Degress Coverage
  • Vodafone coverage
  • Log burner
  • Electric Oven
  • Road Access


  • Bedroom One
  • - Queen
  • Bedroom Two
  • - Queen
  • Bedroom Three
  • - Single
  • - Single

Room Prices

Off peak $305.00 per night Includes bed, bath and kitchen linen and a departure clean
Peak $305.00 per night Includes bed, bath and kitchen linen and a departure clean

We can provide WIFI internet at this property in conjunction with Netspeed. Minimum cost of $150 for 120Gb and $300 bond for the router. More data can be arranged.
No pets.
There is no mooring or watercraft with this property.
3 night minimum.
5 night minimum between 20 Dec and 10 Jan.
Bookings taken between 1 Dec and 30 April only.


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"We had a lovely stay. Great communication with the owners. House clean and tidy, plenty of room and nice and close to Portage itself. We enjoyed some lovely swims at the beach and some lovely walks. I would highly recommend"

Jill Dec 2020

"Beautiful home with a stunning view, peaceful. The house is lovely and warm with everything needed for a relaxing stay."

Darryn, April 2021