Clova Cribs
Clova Bay
Marlborough Sounds
Waterfront Holiday Homes and Boat Storage

Sailing From the JettyA cluster of fully furnished waterfront holiday houses. These cribs and bachs would suit anything from a group of families wanting to holiday together in the Marlborough Sounds through to just a couple of blokes wanting to get away for a spot of fishing.

Click here to view an aerial photo of the crib compound.

Where is Clova Cribs?

About Clova Bay

Clova Bay is in the ‘deep’ Pelorus and is suitable for fishing, swimming, diving, tramping, shellfish, water skiing, mountain biking, hunting, sailing, or just as a base from which to explore the Marlborough Sounds by boat or car.

winter sunset
Winter Sunset
Oyster beds
Oyster beds

How to Get Here

Access is by road (approximately 2 hours drive from Linkwater), or sea (approximately 1 hour ride from Havelock Marina) or air (fly with Sounds Air to an airstrip adjacent to Clova Cribs ( or fly with Picton Floatplane Services ( Another option is to water taxi from Picton to Torea Bay (which is close to the Portage Resort). This is about a 10 minute boat ride from Picton. We can organise a pick up for you from there - and it’s about a one hour drive by road to Clova Cribs. Alternatively, you can catch a second water taxi from Portage across Kenepuru Sound to Waitaria Bay (about 5-10 minutes) and we can organise a pick up for you from Waitaria Bay. From there its only about a 10 minute drive to Clova Cribs.

Give us a call or drop an email to us if you want more information or options on getting here.

Clova Bay, Marlborough Sounds

General Bach Features

What a Schnapper!All cribs have their own decks or outdoor areas with BBQ’s and are fully furnished, including TV’s with DVD players (no TV reception - so bring your own movies), radio/CD players, kitchen utensils, automatic washing machines, microwaves, bedding,, etc.

Grass tennis court
Our grass tennis court

“Spring Inn”

This holiday house has 1 Queen and 2 single bunk sets. One bunk set is in a separate bedroom and the other is in a bedroom accessed off the main bedroom. There is also a fold out double bed in the living area.

Spring InnSpring Inn
Spring Inn

“Mussell Inn”

This bach has 1 King and 1 single bed in the master bedroom, 1 bunk set in the second bedroom, and a couch that folds into a double bed in the lounge area.

Mussel InnDeck
Mussel InnMussel Inn

“Wimbled Inn”

This waterfront holiday home has 1 Queen in one room and 1 single and 1 bunk with Queen bottom in the other room.

DeckWimbled Inn
Wimbled Inn


There is a grass tennis court, deep water mooring, marina, floating jetty and boat launching ramp on site, all free and available for the shared use of people using the cribs. Hotspot high-speed wireless internet access is available on a user pays basis.

Boating from our jetty


Food, meals, fuel and/or other supplies are available by arrangement.

Recreational Equipment

We do not provide recreational equipment - so bring whatever you need to do what you want to do in the Marlborough Sounds!!! We suggest you include some grass court tennis balls if you’re keen for a hit.


Sorry, we can't allow any pets at Clova Cribs.

swimming in crystal clear water


Peak Periods: $45 per adult per night and $30 per child (<15 yrs) per night - minimum charge of $185 per night per cottage.

Off Peak Periods: $35 per adult per night and $25 per child (<15 years) per night - minimum charge of $135 per night per cottage.

Rates for long term, regular, or large group stays on request.

Contact Details

Call us on 0064 03 579 8113
or fax on 0064 03 579 8109
Email us on

Or write to us at:
Clova Cribs Ltd
192 Clova Bay Road
RD 2

Clova Cribs Limited, © Copyright 2005-2022, Lynley & Trevor Offen