Rock 'n Rata Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Pohara Beach | #24210

9.8/10 (54 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking
  • Best Pet Friendly 2014


  • Delightful, spacious cottage on organic orchard
  • Very private (own access), sheltered and sunny yet within easy reach of many beaches
  • Stunning backdrop of limestone outcrops, nikau palms, citrus orchard and mature native trees.

Rock 'n Rata Cottage is on the 7 acre organic property of the historic Rocklands Homestead. Behind the cottage are mature citrus trees and guests may pick their own grapefruit for breakfast.

Well-equipped cottage, woody and warm. Log burner with firewood supplied. Most guests walk in the door and say how lovely it is.

The cottage has its own private driveway and is set against a backdrop of limestone outcrops, nikau palms and mature rata and totara trees. These and the huge pohutukawa and puriri trees behind the homestead attract many tuis, bellbirds and woodpigeons.

Cottage faces nor-west and gets all day sun. Rural and sea views across to the hills on the far side of Golden Bay. Very sheltered and private yet just 3 mins drive to Pohara Beach and 8 mins from Takaka township. Only a short drive further to Ligar Bay, Tata Beach and Wainui Bay. Less than a one hour drive and you'll be on Totaranui Beach or at the Awaroa Estuary where you can walk at low tide to Awaroa Beach.

Property is adjacent to the Grove Scenic Reserve, a rock and rata wonderland with a panoramic view of Golden Bay.

Rock 'n Rata Cottage is the perfect base for exploring the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. The property has the X-factor and guests are constantly wowed by the unique setting.

Special conditions: Reduced rate for four or more nights from April - mid December and for seven or more nights in February and March Two night stays generally not confirmed until a week before unless they fit with other bookings. Pets allowed by prior arrangement Smoking allowed outside only


  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Living area

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Upstairs bedroom

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $POA (optional)

*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 (54)

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  • Cosy, comfortable cottage with everything you'll ever need

    Cosy, comfortable cottage with everything you'll ever need. Beautiful location central to all attractions and close enough to town for local conveniences.

    DavidTait82 100%|1x May 2018

  • Lovely, clean and well kept cottage, it had everything we needed

    Lovely, clean and well kept cottage, it had everything we needed... Beautiful, peaceful location...

    SarahDr8 100%|2x May 2018

  • Awsome cottage everythink you need Surrounded by Beautiful organic gardens great for...

    Awsome cottage everythink you need Surrounded by Beautiful organic gardens great for relaxing and for are four legged Friend ??

    ClintBr3 100%|1x May 2018

  • Lovely property in peaceful location

    Lovely property in peaceful location. Great that we could take our dogs. Some stunning walks close by. Property had everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

    sheeon450 100%|5x Apr 2018

  • Secluded location amongst trees, fields and fantails

    Secluded location amongst trees, fields and fantails. About 10 mins drive from Takaka. Sleeping arrangements better for couples than young families. Lovely place.

    FTemple 100%|1x Apr 2018

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