Punanga - Waterfront Cottage in Quiet Location

Bach or holiday home | Golden Bay | #1163

9.6/10 (55 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Waterfront

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.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

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

*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.

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  • Amazing location and views

    Amazing location and views. Lovely warm and spacious home. We will be back to stay for sure, so peaceful, but close to Collingwood township and Takaka

    ColinFi2 new member Jun 2018

  • We had a lovely time there; cosy & warm and a great...

    We had a lovely time there; cosy & warm and a great location. Would like to return in summer.

    PeterAs4 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Delightful property - exactly as described on the website! The house had...

    Delightful property - exactly as described on the website! The house had everything we needed, clean, really comfortable bed! It was quite cold weather, but the fire heated the house quickly so it was nice and cosy. The outlook is divine - so peaceful looking across the inlet, and just a few steps down to what was a deserted beach. We loved this bach and would love to go back. Our Japanese visitors thought it was paradise!

    Annette 100%|1x May 2018

  • A beautiful setting and nice woodburner

    A beautiful setting and nice woodburner. Unfortunately my husband fell off the deck as he missed the step when going out to get something from the car on our first night. We moved the large pot planter into that gap so nobody else did the same thing. When you come out of the door you cant go straight down the steps you need to go to the right slightly or you will step straight off the deck.

    lorrainepo2 100%|5x May 2018

  • A lovely location with direct access from the garden to the shore

    A lovely location with direct access from the garden to the shore. Lovely views along the coast. A warm comfortable house with interesting artwork and good decoration. Lots of shore birds, Weka in the garden, Moreporks calling at night. All delightful.

    PatrickLe5 100%|2x May 2018

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