Punanga - Waterfront Cottage in Quiet Location

Bach or holiday home | Golden Bay | #1163

9.5/10 (21 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • 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 2016 and 01 Sep to 30 Nov 2016: $160.00 for 2 ($30.00 per extra person). 01 May to 30 Aug 2016: $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.

Facilities

  • 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

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
09-Dec-16 to 31-Mar-17
$210+/night $210+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $40/night;
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Apr-17 to 13-Apr-17
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
High Season
14-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$210+/night $210+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $40/night;
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
18-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-17 to 31-Aug-17
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Sep-17 to 30-Nov-17
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Dec-17 to 09-Mar-18
$210+/night $210+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $40/night;
3 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (54)

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  • The location is wonderful right next to the ever-changing estuary and has...

    The location is wonderful right next to the ever-changing estuary and has a magical view across Golden Bay. The cottage could be set up better for winter hires with longer, cold nights. While the log burner works well, an electric heater to take the chill off those frosty mornings would have been nice. Likewise, the cottage would benefit from a small wide-format TV so the full picture is displayed. We also found it to be difficult leaving via the icy wooden deck steps without slipping. Loved it!

    stevow37 100%|4x Aug 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    There has aways been an electric heater in the outdoor cupboards - we'll check up on it when we're next there. We have tried a small wide-format TV but unfortunately it doesn't fit the space. Sorry about the icy wooden steps. Milnthorpe is a coastal property that rarely gets frosts - it's difficult to avoid ice on the deck on the rare occasion when the weather is unusually cold. Glad to hear that otherwise you enjoyed your stay.

    renets721 100%|38x

  • We were looking for a home away from home, quiet, close to...

    We were looking for a home away from home, quiet, close to nature holiday home for a winter break. The property was just that, comfortable, warm, lovely fire, well equipped and in an excellent location for walks on the sea or in the bush.

    annes379 100%|3x Jul 2016

  • Ants were a bit of a problem but this could be easily...

    Ants were a bit of a problem but this could be easily fixed.

    MaggieBr1 100%|1x Jun 2016

  • The location is quite special, private, and great views

    The location is quite special, private, and great views. Our grandchildren loved the estuary and also the very tame Weka's.

    William&DeniseD 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Location beautiful view and the property is well maintained and so easy...

    Location beautiful view and the property is well maintained and so easy to stay in

    MaryK7 100%|2x Apr 2016

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