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, 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

Wonderful host provided excellent breakfast. Host always available to help or give good suggestions. Beautiful location with incredible views of the bay.
Diana, USA  - January 2019. Bookit Review


Bookit 5 Stars
We loved it at Whatamonga Homestay. Colette made us so welcome and gave us fabulous breakfasts. The chalet was well equiped and unsurpassable views.
Liz, UK - December 2018
. Book It Review


Bookit 5 Stars

Beautiful location with balcony overlooking the bay. Borrowed the kayaks for a paddle. Apartment is lovely - real attention to detail, we borrowed Colette'ss barbecue one evening.
Really enjoyed the personal touch with breakfast, the baked peaches were fabulous. Really nice to talk to Colette over breakfast too.

Beccahar, UK - March 2018. TripAdvisor Review


Bookit 5 Stars
We had a wonderful time at Whatamonga Homestay. The owner Colette made us really feel at home, provided a delicious breakfast and gave us tipps what to see and do. We paddled around the bay by kayak and visited the nearby vinyards at Marlborough. And in the evening we enjoyed a glass of wine on the balcony overlooking the Sound.
Jurgen, Germany - March 2018.
Bookit Review


Bookit 5 Stars
We stayed at Whatamonga Homestay in late Feb 2017 and enjoyed the great location and Colette's hospitality. The location on the waterfront provided great views in a tranquil landscape. The location is convenient for a trip into Picton whilst being outside of town and in a coastal rural setting.
Roy, Australia - March 2017. TripAdvisor Review