Sails Ashore

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

Sails Ashore is a charming boutique B&B that serves as the perfect base to explore Stewart Island. Built with native Rimu Timbers, and run by friendly knowledgeable hosts Iris and Peter, we love the way you’re made to feel like a member of the family at this luxurious retreat.
Perfect forQuintessential weekends away.
In the knowIris and Peter encourage guests to take their two border terriers out for walks, but it might seem like the other way around if you’re new to the area!

Recommended for...

  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Guesthouse or Inn
  • Hideaway

Hotel Overview


Overlooking the stunning Halfmoon Bay, just a few minutes’ walk from the nearby village.

Rooms at Sails Ashore

Original New Zealand art and neutral tones adorn the walls of Sails Ashore’s comfortable rooms, designed to make you feel completely at home. Guests stay in their own private ‘wing’, in either the Port or Starboard Suites. Both include ensuite facilities, DVD libraries and luxurious toiletries.

Food and facilities

Get to know your hosts over breakfast, served in the sunny dining room each morning. Afternoon appetisers are also provided, and may include traditional cheese and biscuits, or even freshly caught cod-roe.

Activities at Sails Ashore

A guided tour of Ulva with Iris or Peter is included in the price of the room - restricted to a maximum party size of six, which resembles a leisurely afternoon stroll with a group of your closest friends. Spend a rainy afternoon getting to know the extensive DVD library, or reading up on the local area.

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