Eco friendly with housetruck, games-shed and river

Bach or holiday home | Takaka | #28770

9.8/10 (4 ratings)
  • 12 people
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Expansive views of the valley, surrounded by trees, birds, flowers and organic gardens.
  • A short stroll to the beautiful Takaka River with cooling swimming holes and places for picnics
  • Housetruck and games shed, spring water and organic gardens

Take time out and relax at our delightful, peaceful and private, fully furnished 3 bedroom home (+ housetruck and games-shed) all with valley views and hills beyond.

French doors open onto extensive verandahs and the large deck provides the perfect place to read and relax. A BBQ, outside tables, chairs & hammock provide outdoor ambiance.

Listen to the Tuis and Wood-Pigeons in the large private garden which has many areas for kids to play hide and seek and run around.

French doors also open from the main bedroom to the wrap around verandah providing expansive views of the valley, hills and garden. The second bedroom contains a queen bed, the third has a set of single bunks and a single mattress - all with garden views.

The kitchen has an electric stove and gas top, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, blender, kitchenwhiz and juicer. An open plan dining and living room has a wood burner fire to keep warm in winter - firewood is provided.

A gorgeous handcrafted Housetruck with double bed, water and power is available - a romantic getaway.

Above the garage is an upstairs area with 2 divan beds and seating area - along with a table-tennis table, dart board and stereo with IPOD input.

It's an 8 minute walk down to the river swimming hole, away from the hustle and bustle of summer tourists. Sometimes over summer the river stops flowing as the Dam is closed off to save water - so there will be no water for swimming - but most days after 4.30pm the water is released again. The beach is only a quiet 20 minute drive away.

Books, magazines, board games, toys, tennis rackets, firewood, barbecue are all available to use.

Eco friendly cleaning products and sprayfree gardens.

It is a relaxing 12 minute drive into Takaka township.

This is a spacious home, a haven from busy life (no television) on a sheltered, private 4 acres. The home is well-equipped and warm with a unique twist of different spaces for a variety of family and friends.

Special conditions: Handcrafted housetruck included in peak season and as stated in off season. Table tennis in shed with additional sleeping area. Organic vegetable gardens may have salad greens and herbs available to use and fruit on the trees may also be available. Suitable for family groups and retreats - no parties please. Please leave the house in clean condition - or a cleaner can be purchased if you prefer.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Games-shed

    Other sleeping area

    2 x Single bed

  • Housetruck

    Other sleeping area

    1 x Double bed

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $100.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season tariff
08-Dec-16 to 10-Dec-16
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
4 night minimum stay
High season tariff
11-Dec-16 to 31-Jan-17
$320+/night $320+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
4 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-Feb-17 to 08-Jun-17
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
4 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 (4)

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  • Tranquil location, fantastic property, great home and facilities

    Tranquil location, fantastic property, great home and facilities.

    DebbieGo9 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Great home with plenty of space, wonderful views, peace and quiet

    Great home with plenty of space, wonderful views, peace and quiet. Plenty to do at home with walks to the river or the games room, or always a place to sit quietly. A haven of tranquility. Thanks for the stay.

    Maryanne_Jo1 100%|7x Jan 2016

  • This accommodation was so comfortable...

    This accommodation was so comfortable. It had everything we needed for a great stay with tonnes of ambience. So lovely and warm. Great kitchen. Beautiful to wake up with gorgeous views too. Thank you!!

    Indiam87 100%|1x Apr 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks India - we are pleased to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the ambience, all the best..

    YvetteI3 100%|6x

  • Relaxing break in tranquil setting! Stylishly decorated multi level house wwith excellent...

    Relaxing break in tranquil setting! Stylishly decorated multi level house wwith excellent facilities, however no microwave. Loads of board games and interesting books to read with opportunities to go for a stroll down the gravel road in the forest. We loved the hammock! Some difficulty with mobile services, but internet connection good.

    Ina-MarieN 100%|7x Apr 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks very much for the feedback Ina. We find that Telecom mobile services work well at the house and that other providers work well if you go upstairs on to the verandah or out on the front deck. We haven't found the need for a microwave but we will consider this. Many thanks for the feedback and great to hear your enjoyed your stay at Hillside Getaway.

    YvetteI3 100%|6x

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