Keepers Nest - Eco friendly holiday home

Bach or holiday home | Collingwood | #30881

9.8/10 (10 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Eco friendly, off the grid living
  • Amazing views to Farewell Spit and up the Aorere Valley
  • Short stroll to cafes and beach

Keeper's Nest is an ideal place to stay if you're looking for somewhere to relax before or after doing the Heaphy Track, or a base to explore Farewell Spit from. It's also a great place to experience off the grid living.

Our eco friendly, solar powered holiday home is set on an acre section containing orchards of apples, plums, figs and feijoas.

Set on the hill above Collingwood, the home offers open plan living that flows onto the sheltered deck where you can put your feet up, take in the amazing views, and enjoy the ultimate in peace and privacy!

For cosy indoor days, the fireplace is on hand to keep you toasty while you admire the views from the living area.

Kick back and unwind, or head out and explore... you are moments from the beach, or make the most of the many activities on offer in the Tasman Bay region.

For the ultimate escape, Keepers Nest in Collingwood has you covered!

This is a perfect location to enjoy a Golden Bay holiday. This area offers not only a safe swimming beach with cockles to collect but impressive bird life, fishing and walks. Located right in Collingwood where you will find a petrol station, cafe, store and tavern. This side of our world offers the stunning Wharaiki Beach, horse riding, wildlife, Eco tours, a selection of cafes plus tramping on the Heaphy Track.

Takaka township is only 20 minutes away, on the way is The Mussel Inn and Pupu Springs. In town you can enjoy some retail therapy, cafes, and only minutes from other attractions like Anatoki Salmon.

From Takaka a 10 minute drive can take you to the very popular golden sand beaches in Ligar Bay & Tata Beach. Pohara Beach also has cafes and a general store.

Special conditions: *The house is completely solar powered and is on a battery system - NO hairdryers, curlers, straighteners, heaters, electric toasters, or electric jugs can be used at property. There is a stovetop jug and toaster. *Grey water system - no solids or chemicals down the sinks. *Hot water is heated by solar power or wetback. Please note, the deck edge has no railing and has a drop of approximately 1m into flax bushes. Minimum nights, bond, special conditions and other fees may apply.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $120.00 per stay (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 (10)

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  • Perfect spot for a relaxing weekend away! It's a wonderful and cozy...

    Perfect spot for a relaxing weekend away! It's a wonderful and cozy little house with beautiful views of Golden Bay. We had a lovely time and would definitely stay here again.

    MarySc17 100%|2x Jun 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you. Glad you had a relaxing weekend. Do come again!

    BryceS29 new member

  • We loved the location

    We loved the location...a 5 minute walk down to town (through a path down the opposite end of Gibbs from which you drove in). Great sense of history and building pride from the original owner whose life was profile in an article on display. I usually correlate great experiences at homes that have bookcases that I find engrossing - this one was great. The oven range was a bit finicky but we managed. 9-man morris was a revelation!

    joelfreeman 100%|1x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your lovely feedback!

    BryceS29 new member

  • An absolute delight of a bach

    An absolute delight of a bach. Couldn't have asked for a better place. Homely, peaceful, well-maintained, eco-friendly, interesting history. Honestly it was hard to leave.

    Walkingandreading 100%|3x Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you - couldn't agree more! We find it hard to leave too!

    BryceS29 new member

  • We loved staying at this beautiful property and I can warmly recommend...

    We loved staying at this beautiful property and I can warmly recommend it.

    DorisZ49 100%|1x Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you and please do. Keepersnest

    BryceS29 new member

  • Peaceful, lovely views and a beautiful home

    Peaceful, lovely views and a beautiful home.

    chrias772 100%|2x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you, Glad you enjoyed your stay.

    KatieBr3 100%|2x

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