Boutique bed and breakfast
+ self-catering accommodation
The Marlborough Sounds
Tirimoana House is an ocean front b&b lodge in the Queen Charlotte Sound in the stunning Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand. Our boutique bed and breakfast accommodation offers four separate bedrooms in the main house and a luxury, self-catering accommodation suite with its own private entrance. Our boutique accommodation is thirty minutes drive from Picton in the South Island of New Zealand, offering sweeping water views from all rooms. Tirimoana House is just a stroll from the Queen Charlotte Track and immediately opposite the Link Pathway which connects to the walking/mountain bike track from Picton to Havelock, opening up several kms of quality hiking and biking with stunning views along the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Our Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
All accommodation rooms in the main house have air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms with luxury toiletries and private balconies. Tirimoana House features a hot tub, swimming pool, terraced gardens with BBQ hut, free Wi-Fi and TV in all rooms. The guest lounge has a 55 inch TV with Netflix and Sky TV including films and sports channels. The large open plan guest lounge and dining area opens on to a covered veranda. All our bed and breakfast rooms include a generous cooked or continental breakfast.
Our Self-Catering Accommodation
Our premier Queen Charlotte Suite is a luxury self-catering accommodation with separate access to the side of the main house. It comprises an open-plan bed/sitting room,a separate kitchenette/laundry room and bathroom. Facilities include: double hob elements, microwave cooker, toaster, sandwich press, fridge, coffee percolator, washing machine and free Wi-Fi. The flat screen TV has Netflix, TV on demand and all free-view channels.
There is a covered deck looking down Queen Charlotte Sound, and a large open deck to its side which receives the evening sun.
Self-catering guests also have the option to purchase breakfast served in the main house.
Exploring Queen Charlotte Sound
Tirimoana House is ideally suited for guests looking for a base to explore the Sounds:
Walking the Queen Charlotte Track (take a water taxi out and walk back or vice versa); taking the MailBoat Cruise to the outer Sounds; enjoying a Winery Tour. For the more energetic there are great walking and mountain bike tracks that start from outside our front gate. Guests can borrow our Sea Kayaks or take a guided sea kayaking tour available locally departing from the nearby jetty in Anakiwa. River kayaking is also available from Havelock.
In the 1930's there was a hotel on the site, before it burnt down in '69, and one of the activities on offer at the time was “loafing”. After an energetic day we encourage our guests to “loaf” at Tirimoana House - relax and enjoy the superb views down the Queen Charlotte Sound from your deck, the large guest veranda, or the swimming pool and spa pool terraces. Watch the ferries and cruise ships arriving and departing Picton and in the foreground the small private boats that lie peacefully at anchor.
Your Tirimoana House Hosts
Your hosts Delwyn and Keith look forward to welcoming you to their home in this idyllic and tranquil part of New Zealand, and hope to make your stay relaxing and memorable. We are happy to offer suggestions of places to visit and activities for your stay in The Marlborough Sounds.
Because New Zealand is now in Covid-19 Level 1, social distancing is no longer required, however our rooms are quite separate and social distancing can be maintained if desired. With our background in the food processing industry, where safety and cleanliness is paramount, it is in our DNA to maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout our property.