Your beautiful escape and home in the Marlborough Sounds.

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

Your bespoke and beautiful waterfront studio cottage is nestled in native bush. It is the perfect place to retreat to, if you’re seeking peace, tranquility and epic views.

Enjoy all that the Marlborough has to offer you by day, then escape back to your private cottage. (That’s if you can bear to leave it.) Be enchanted by the stars at night, and mesmerised by your view during the day. Step outside and be part of it, or simply enjoy watching Sounds life unfold in the seascape before you.

Seaclusion Cottage

Your gorgeous cottage is nestled in bush at the edge of our property, overlooking the beautiful bay, with views across the Queen Charlotte Sound.

This epic view is yours to be enjoyed from the comfort of your king bed, or from your private deck.

The property

Our property was purpose built to host you. Our two cottages sit in their own space, just above the foreshore.

It is a 2 minute wander down through our private path to the bay or simply enjoy the epic views from your private balcony.

The Bay is frequented by schools of dolphins, seals and stingrays (to name a few) – it is always a special moment to spot them playing.

You’ll also enjoy the ever changing seascape with the ferries passing daily, occasional cruise ships, and a myriad of small vessels.

Seascape Cottage

Another gorgeous cottage, overlooking the beautiful Whatamango Bay and Queen Charlotte Sound.

Seascape offers you epic views from your balcony, or from the comfort of your king size bed.


Occasional news of note, and deals to delight.

hi! we’re your hosts, megan & paul

We’re so happy you’re here!

We’d love to share our little piece of paradise with you. We’ve travelled the world, and lived in many parts of it, but NZ is always home. We recently found this special spot, and knew it was where we could combine all our loves – hosting others, sharing our love of NZ, and making the most of life on and around the water.

We love meeting new people from around the world, hearing their stories and sharing our special corner of the world with them. That said, and in keeping with our own travel preferences, we seek to be as unobtrusive as possible, leaving you to pursue your own plans and timetable, if any.

Our principal aim at Picton Paradise is for you to enjoy a carefree stay in a romantic, secluded seaside and rural atmosphere, ensuring you return home feeling relaxed and refreshed with magical memories.