Paradise near Picton

Whatamonga Home Stay is a unique bed and breakfast experience located in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.

Whatamonga was purpose-built to provide two separate guest apartments and two guestrooms with private entrance on the ground floor of the main house. All offer private sunny decks overlooking the picturesque waters of the Sounds.


Set in idyllic bush with panoramic views over Whatamonga Bay and Queen Charlotte Sound, the accommodation offers seclusion and direct access to the beach, yet Picton is only 9 kilometres drive away.

Water activities abound, including swimming at the beach, fishing from the jetty, taking the dinghy or kayaks out in the bay, visiting the salmon and mussel farms, or fishing charters.


Meals are served in the house, units, guest rooms or alfresco on the deck.

Whatamonga Homestay has enjoyed a Five Star Bookit and TripAdvisor rating.


5 Star Rating
Bedside Reading Lights
Check-in Time: 2:00pm
Check-out Time 10:00am
Clothes Dryer
Cot (additional charge
Guest Laundry
Internet Access
Iron / Ironing Board
Luggage Storage
Non Smoking
Off Street Parking
Serviced Rooms Daily

Customer reviews and ratings

Bookit 5 Stars

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights. This is a fantastic B&B with a wonderful hostess, Colette. She made us a delicious breakfast every morning and shared stories about NZ.Did I mention she had cookies and fruit to welcome us? She was also really helpful in making last minute reservations for a wine tour. One of the mornings we went kayaking in the beautiful Bay. That was AMAZING -a bit cold- but absolutely stunning. Colette has a dinghy and kayaks for you to use. Really, her home is one of the most beautiful places we have been to and we miss waking up to that view.
CPonce85, USA - February 2017. TripAdvisor Review


Bookit 5 Stars
Collette provided an immaculate accomodation unit set on the shore of the sound with a magnificent view. Every detail was thought out and breakfast was great. We also used the kayaks for a trip up the bay. Lots of help from Colette. Thanks for a great stay.
Roger, UK  - February 2017. Book It Review


Bookit 5 Stars
We stayed at this piece of paradise October 2016 and will definitely stay again. We were greeted by Colette who was a joy to talk to, was very attentive to insure we were comfortable and was very knowledgeable about the Picton area and New Zealand in general. There were homemade cookies and fresh fruit in our cozy, clean, modern unit with stunning views of the sound. Enjoyed homemade jams and homemade muesli for breakfast and delicious sandwiches for our trip to our next destination. Saw lots of birds, seals, dolphins, stingray, ferries, ships, etc. Would have been great to stay longer than 2 days. Exceptional value. Exceeded expectations.
Jlam5303, USA - January, 2017. TripAdvisor Review


Bookit 5 Stars
Wonderful homestay, unbelievable views. Colette was very friendly, thanks for the nice evening.

Regina, Germany - January 2017. Bookit Review


Bookit 5 Stars
Our family of six had a wonderful visit at Whatamonga Homestay. This very nice bed and breakfast sits above the Marlborough Sounds though a quick walk takes you to the rocky beach below. The views are spectacular, even on the one rainy day we had. Colette is a terrific host and is always willing to answer questions about local restaurants and activities. Her breakfasts were amazing and included a hot baked treat each day. If we are ever lucky enough to return to Picton, we will stay here again.
Lyn, USA - December 2016. TripAdvisor Review