The Villa was an amazing stay. It's a cozy and well laid out backpackers that really makes you feel at home. Great kitchen facilities, wonderful courtyard, old whimsical building, welcoming staff, spa pool, sky TV (will come in handy during the rugby world cup), and a friendly as ever resident golden lab who wanders around greeting guests (make sure not to feed her though, she has allergies!) I was there in the winter and enjoyed the added perk of fresh apple crumble served every night.
There's lots to do in the area: fishing, hiking the Queen Charlotte Track, kayaking, Dolphin and Orca Watching, Lochmara Lodge Wildlife Recovery Centre, Blenheim wine tours and lots of other stuff. Many people I stayed with planned only to stop for a night in Picton after getting off the ferry, but ended up staying on several nights at the Villa. The staff there are friendly as, and are quite knowledgeable about all the sights and activities in the Marlborough Sounds.
Great place, I would highly recommend it.More
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