Te Paamu ... handcrafted hideaway

Bach or holiday home | Takaka | #29780

9.8/10 (9 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Quirky 2016


  • Experience this unique stylish accommodation set in nature.
  • Beautiful, ever changing views of the valley and mountains beyond.
  • A short nature walk to the swimming hole in the Takaka river.

Minimum stay 4 nights (shorter stays may be possible if we have back to back bookings - please enquire.) Come and relax in our peaceful and private paradise. Sit in the garden on the 'Flintstone' deck with mountain and valley views, listening to tui and bellbirds or walk the stunning forest loop track to the river...

A beautiful hand-crafted 7m diameter yurt and a restored vintage housetruck are both stylish and comfortable

Both accommodations are unique in their appeal, funky, handmade and memorable, linked together with a rustic slabbed wooden deck and small detached bathroom.

The 15 acre organic surrounds have various friendly animals, a short (700m) downhill mountain bike track, swings and swimming hole. In season help yourself to fruit from the orchards, and fresh greens from the wee garden.

Takaka town is a short and scenic 12 minute drive, with the array of beaches just beyond

Special conditions: Smoking in outside areas only. Toilet is a composting toilet (no maintenance or management needed!). May not suit elderly, very young or disabled persons as some stairs in the truck, undulating deck surface, and outside bathroom. Owners have an old friendly collie dog who may come to say hello!


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Housetruck

    Other sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Yurt

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
24-Jan-17 to 28-Feb-17
$185/night $185/night
4 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-Mar-17 to 24-Jul-17
$150/night $150/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 (9)

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  • Beautiful and characterful yert and house truck

    Beautiful and characterful yert and house truck. Wonderful spaces to be in. Location is superb, relaxing and private, surrounded by trees, not called a retreat for nothing. Lovely picturesque drive to town and the whole of Golden Bay easily accessible. Swimming hole is world class: a swim in a limestone river is the best treatment for anything! Wonderful hosts. Grateful for our time there, very highly recommended and will try to get there again ourselves one day.

    anthrocrank 100%|5x Jan 2017

  • Very nice location and property, A yurt and a car...

    Very nice location and property, A yurt and a car . Lots of space in it. only the way to the property is not the easiest. But for us it was a very good place to stay.

    Teunis 100%|2x Mar 2016

  • We absolutely loved our stay at Te Paamu

    We absolutely loved our stay at Te Paamu. The whole property was delightful, so full of character and charm and so incredibly clean and well appointed. Our daughter loved having the house truck as her own private space, and the yurt was an absolute delight. The surroundings were gorgeous and while the owners lived just up the hill we felt very private. The orchard and the vege garden were fabulous and the river swimming hole was absolutely incredible. Loved it all!

    karyre847 100%|7x Feb 2016

  • The Yurt and House Truck provided a unique, peaceful and tranquil setting

    The Yurt and House Truck provided a unique, peaceful and tranquil setting. The accommodation is extremely well maintained and beautifully presented, and our family loved our stay. We would highly recommend this as a relaxing destination.

    alce683 100%|3x Jan 2016

  • Te Paamu Retreat is a place like no other

    Te Paamu Retreat is a place like no other. What a gorgeous, relaxing, magical world to enter into for a few precious days. Thanks so much Amiti and Richard for having us stay. Yurt is beautifully crafted and housetruck charming and full of character. Fabulous hosts. We will certainty be back.

    reneon444 100%|14x Jan 2016

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