Architectural Gem - Heritage Listed

Flat or duplex | Takaka | #29893

9.8/10 (31 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Spacious (85 square metre), light and roomy with old world charm. Decor is Maori/Pacifica.
  • A piece of history, opened 1915 - a solid substantial building
  • Centrally located for foraying out to the dozens of sights and attractions.

Golden Bay is a mecca for tourists, travellers and holiday makers and justly

famed for its varied attractions including: Art hub, magnificent beaches,

good fishing, stunning scenery plus world class walks and tramps - to name a few.

Attracted by the beauty of the district many artists, both foreign and

domestic, have chosen to make it their home.

It is also the 'Green' capital of the country with, per capita, more people voting

'Green' than anywhere else in NZ.

Golden Bay has the good fortune to be blessed with some of the highest sunshine

hours in the country.

The accommodation offered is one of two fully self-contained apartments on the top

floor of the two-storey Art Bank. Formerly the BNZ building, it was purchased in

Oct. 2013 and has since undergone extensive renovation.

This imposing building, for many of the locals their favourite in a town that

has retained most of its lovely old buildings, also happens to be the tallest structure

in Takaka - and the second biggest, after the supermarket. It opened January 25th, 1915

We celebrated the centenary with one very big party!

Constructed of reinforced concrete on a concrete base it has external walls of

over a foot thick which provides excellent sound-proof qualities. Therefore,

though it is right in the middle of town and wonderfully handy to everything,

one can rest assured of being able to have a good nights sleep.

There's the added bonus of the beautiful Takaka Memorial Park right next door,

and children's playground and skateboard park on council property behind.

Also, there is a covered veranda downstairs you are welcome to use.

It's just a five minute stroll to the lovely Takaka river.

The Village Market, held every Saturday in Summer is approx. 20 meters

from your door.

Look forward to giving you a comfortable and memorable stay.

Shirley Leah

Art Bank

Special conditions: Thirty stairs to top floor with U-turn landing half way up. Please remove street shoes before entering apartment - shoe rack provided. Kitchen has bench top oven only. Loft bed not suitable for children under 10 years - ladder and platform 2.3 meters high. Building has been rated a potential earthquake risk.. Bicycles available - free of charge. Extra toilet and shower downstairs available for use. Laundry downstairs, free of charge, clothes line only - no dryer. .

Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    Large bedroom with 12' ceiling and three opening double- sash windows with a bird's eye view of the main street and distant mountains in the background.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    Double bed, also has loft with a Single.

    1 x Double bed

  • Loft, not suitable for children under 10

    Other sleeping area

    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder season tariff
28-Mar-17 to 31-May-17
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-Jun-17 to 31-Aug-17
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Sep-17 to 30-Nov-17
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
01-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Mar-18 to 28-Mar-18
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/night;
2 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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (31)

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  • Gorgeous character apartments

    Gorgeous character apartments. The location is central, and the apartments beautifully & artistically appointed. But the attention to every tiny detail is what we appreciated most - a wide variety of kitchen condiments; bathrobes; great book selection; ear plugs; flowers and more...

    angiod991 100%|8x Mar 2017

  • Takaka is easily the most interesting and colourful town at the top...

    Takaka is easily the most interesting and colourful town at the top of the South Island

    FionaGe new member Mar 2017

  • Fantastic place to stay

    Fantastic place to stay. Right in the main street of Takaka, it was so easy to enjoy the special things on offer in town. We even walked over the road to the movies one evening. Cosy beds, generous extra treats, very artistic decor, very comfortable. Easy access to the rest of the bay too. We would all love to return in the future.

    gilloy141 100%|7x Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Gillian, We would be delighted to see you back. Golden Bay beautiful any time of the year - not unlike Blenheim in that regard. Regards, Shirley.

    Shirley Leah 100%|56x

  • Lovely place to stay - cafes, bars and shopping at your doorstep

    Lovely place to stay - cafes, bars and shopping at your doorstep. Short drive to the most amazing beaches! We will be back :)

    RachaelPa8 100%|1x Feb 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Rachael, Good to know you enjoyed your stay .... and Golden Bay has dozens of beaches to be discovered. C'mon back!

    Shirley Leah 100%|56x

  • An amazing property with a lot of history

    An amazing property with a lot of history. Such a comfortable and beautiful space and we felt very privileged to stay there. Well stocked with goodies in the kitchen, lounge (mini choc bars) with dvd's, and bathroom. Food in the local cafe's is fantastic and the people watching is fun. Read the local noticeboards - its another world full of colourful people.

    MattRu13 100%|2x Feb 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Yes Matthew, Golden Bay is known for its wide variety of inhabitants - and the level of tolerance and acceptance of diversity. Glad you had full appreciation of our colourfulness! Regards, Shirley.

    Shirley Leah 100%|56x

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