We had just driven up from the Marlborough wine region with no direction known, but even more pertinently, no reservations for the evening. As we drove through Picton we just couldn't find quite what we were looking for, something just a little less busy. Then, we stumbled into the Bay Vista just a couple of miles out of town, on the quiet side of the bay.
The motel had just been renovated, was perfectly clean, and the receptionist was wonderful.
We sat on our porch drinking gin and tonics (no limes, but we were able to pick a ripe lemon off the tree just 6' away!) watching the colors from the sunset across the bay, which began about 150' from our doorway.
Downtown Picton and the ferry terminals and restaurants and grocery stores are all just a few minutes away.
This is not the Four Seasons. But if you're vagabonding around New Zealand, it's perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spectacular waterfront location and 500mb Free Wifi. All 7 motel units at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel are situated on the waters edge in Picton's beautiful Waikawa Bay, only 5 minutes drive from the town centre. Set in 2 acres of park like grounds these 7 ground floor units are all self contained with sky TV and stunning views of the Bay and Waikawa Marina. Take a short 7 minute stroll over to the restaurants/cafes located at the marina or down to the swimming beach and boat launching ramp. Wake up to the sound of the native birds and enjoy a coffee on your private patio in the sun. Relax in peace and quiet away from all road noise. As well, we have available off site a selection of 2,3,& 4 bedroom spacious holiday homes for those who wish to spread out and enjoy your own private space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Vista Waterfront Hotel