Punanga - Waterfront Cottage in Quiet Location

Bach or holiday home | Golden Bay | #1163

9.6/10 (59 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Fabulous beachfront cottage located in one of the most beautiful areas in New Zealand - Golden Bay. Tastefully decorated and set in a quiet, private location surrounded by forest reserve and looking out over the ever changing blues and turquoises of the sea. Punanga (Maori for "sanctuary") is an ideal retreat from the hectic pace of 21st century living - relax on either of the two large decks and be mesmerized by the constantly changing views. Watch the antics of our almost tame tuis and bellbirds that come close to the decks to feed or just listen to the rhythmic sound of waves lapping the shore. If you can drag yourself away, Milnthorpe Beach is only a few minutes walk along the waterfront - a long, sandy beach which is great for swimming. The more energetic can walk all the way to Collingwood (45 minutes) where they can refuel on coffee and/or Rosy Glow chocolates) before returning home. Punanga's central location in Golden Bay gives you easy access to all that the region has to offer. Half an hour drive in one direction will bring you to the golden sands of Tata Beach; in the other direction you will find the wonder of Farewell Spit and Whariwharangi Beach. Tramp into Abel Tasman National Park or arrange a kayak trip. Drive to Totaranui and then walk to Awaroa, crossing the inlet at low tide, to have lunch at the lodge and then take a water taxi back to Totaranui. Drive to the beautiful Kaihoka Lakes in the Westhaven Inlet and if you have the time go all the way to Patarau and the wild west coast. Golden Bay is home to a large variety of artists and crafts people - wile away some time in the studios of painters, potters, jewellers, sculptors. Check out the local cinema in Takaka, head to The Naked Possum for one of the tastiest wild game pies and savour it in front of a roaring fire (Friday nights) or go to the Mussel Inn for home brews, toe tapping music and the region's most famous composting toilets! Golden Bay will delight you.

Special conditions:

NIGHTLY RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS: 01 Apr to 30 April 2017 and 01 Sep to 30

Nov 2017: $160.00 for 2 ($30.00 per extra person). 01 May to 30 Aug

2017: $140.00 for 2 ($25.00 per extra person) or $850 weekly for 2,

$1000 for 4. Monthly rates also available during this period - please

enquire. 01 Dec 2016 to 30 Mar 2017 and Easter: $210.00 for 2 ($35 per

extra person). Two (2) night minimum stay. A 10% deposit is payable on

confirmation of booking. Children/pets may be acceptable - please enquire.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


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*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (93)

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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Very simple and relaxing - weather was good so did lots of swimming. Went on the Eco trip to the Lighthouse - a wonderful 3 days. The close proximity to the beach for relaxing, swimming and walking and having our coffee and drinks on the deck - fabulous. Thank you

    Madeleine C. Jan 2019

  • A beautiful setting, with bird song, estuary and stunning native bush

    A beautiful setting, with bird song, estuary and stunning native bush. Can't be beaten.

    Glenda_Ba1 100%|14x Dec 2018

  • A favorite place of ours, watching the changing estuary, and enjoying the...

    A favorite place of ours, watching the changing estuary, and enjoying the prolific bird life. Looking forward to staying again soon.

    Glenda_Ba1 100%|14x Oct 2018

  • Lovely setting looking east over inlet and sandbar

    Lovely setting looking east over inlet and sandbar. Dual decks and tables. Surrounding bush attracts numerous tui and kererus. Steps down to the beach and nice walk along Milnthorpe beach. Other bush walks adjacent to bach. Very comfortable bed. Wood stove quickly heated the whole bach. Very, very relaxing. And just 5 minutes from Mussel Inn! Highly recommended.

    keger930 100%|5x Aug 2018

  • Cosy, clean and welcoming

    Cosy, clean and welcoming. We loved it, and those million dollar views were spectacular. Can't wait to get back there.

    K1w1k1m 100%|1x Jul 2018

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