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Dramatic views of Tory Channel and the West Head

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3 bedrooms, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, stereo

Overview of Dramatic views of Tory Channel and the West Head

Dramatic views of Tory Channel and the West Head

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 14

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTe Weu Weu Bay90 min drive
  • Popular LocationPicton Ferry Terminal112 min drive
  • Popular LocationPicton Harbour113 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 14
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 child bed
Bedroom 2
    1 single bed
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
    1 single bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Dramatic views of Tory Channel and the West Head

Boat or water taxi only access to the island ensures your peace and privacy for those who wish to get away from it all. For your pleasure of arriving here, there will always be someone to meet and greet you as this is a working family farm, and the house will always be open to access on your arrival!

The Arapawa homestead, or Gunyah as it is also known, is the original house built in 1945 by Joe and Patty Perano as their retirement home. Refurbished in keeping wth the original 1940s character, the homestead is a fully equipped, private and cosy.

The front bedroom is furnished with an antique walnut bedroom suite that includes a double bed with feather duvet and a single bed for an extra guest. Warm and pleasant, this room offers dramatic views of Tory Channel and the West Head. Suitable for children and visiting friends, the second bedroom contains two sets of single bunks with duvets. This room features stunning ocean views. The sleep-out contains a queen size bed with a nearby shower - very handy first thing in the morning! The sleep-out also doubles as a laundry and is equipped with double concrete sinks, a washing machine and a clothes dryer.

The bathroom inside the house has a comfortable bath, from which you can admire an etched glass depiction of the Tory Channel entrance showing both an underwater scene and a view of whalers above the water. The bathroom has a separate toilet.

Gunyah has full amenities with all you need for a comfortable stay. The kitchen contains a number of modern appliances, including a microwave oven, fridge/freezer and bread maker, and the living area has a wood burner a TV, stereo and CD player.
Special conditions:
Tarrif | Gunyah - Arapawa Homestead Minimum stay 2 nights
Summer Season (November - April inclusive)
$300.00 per night up to 5 people | $22 per night each additional person
Off Season (May - October inclusive)
$245.00 per night for up to 5 people | $22 per night for each additional person
Off Season Special - Stay 6 nights and get a 7th night FREE.

Dinghy and mooring are included in Tariff. One nights payment confirms your booking. All prices include GST.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$120.00 per stay); Linen (included);
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces. Kitchens offer fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Freezer


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby


  • Sleeps 14

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Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Dramatic Views Tory Channel West Head House
Dramatic Views Tory Channel West Head Queen Charlotte Sound
Dramatic Views Tory Channel West Head
Dramatic Views Tory Channel West Head House
Dramatic Views Tory Channel West Head Queen Charlotte Sound
Dramatic Views Tory Channel West Head House
Dramatic Views Tory Channel West Head Queen Charlotte Sound
Dramatic Views Tory Channel West Head
Dramatic Views of Tory Channel the West Head
Dramatic Views of Tory Channel the West Head

About this area

Australia - New Zealand and the South Pacific

What's nearby

  • Te Weu Weu Bay - 90 min drive
  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 112 min drive
  • Picton Harbour - 113 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 6 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

The only thing I would change is next time, I am bringing my dive gear! Lovely hosts and a quaint cottage that has a one of a kind view. Ask for a tour of the Paua Farm, it's incredible!

5/5 Excellent

Neat spot
Great place everything very handy fishing etc Nice house very comfortable Will be back for sure Thanks

5/5 Excellent

Kind Owners
Antonia was very helpful! It is a lovely property

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful Weekend
Brilliant stay! Thank you so much to Antonia and Mike. Made us feel very at home and were so accommodating and easy to deal with. Highly recommend the Arapawa Homestead for future stays :)

5/5 Excellent

Outstanding .. simply amazing
What a place to call paradise... and to the beautiful family who welcomed us .. opened up there home and shared there amazing life with us much to do for the children and relaxing as much as you possibly want .. look forward to many more trips there .. highly highly recommend all going to this piece of paradise