Kanuka Cottage, uncrowded beach and native bush

Cottage | Nelson-Golden Bay | #33982

9.4/10 (5 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Enjoy the artistic and scenic delights of Golden Bay, an ideal base for Heaphy Track or Abel Tasman.
  • Enjoy 10 acres of privacy, right on the beach
  • Beach access only, ideal for four-wheel drives

Kanuka Cottage on the gorgeous OceanSpirit property is a perfect place for one or two to relax or use as a base for exploring Golden Bay, or before or after the Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman. It's a perfect base for adventure outings, artistic opportunities or even a writer's retreat. The fishing is good just off the beach, either with a Kontiki or boat; the beach is gorgeous from dawn to starlight. Had a tough year? This is a place to re-energise. The tui and fantails will provide the bush-song; the beach is safe for swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking and the locals are friendly. There is even mentoring available for writers trying to shift that darn writer's block. Kanuka Cottage is two-storey with room to park your vehicle, a boat, bikes, jetski or kayaks in the garage or outside. Come upstairs and you'll feel like you're in a tree house: the living area, dining and kitchenette are in one room, with views through large windows on three sides. The kitchenette has a full range of crockery, cooking utensils, gas hob and oven, and bar fridge - just bring your food and if you've forgotten an essential grocery item, there's a good chance it will be available from the main house. There is a bathroom with shower and toilet, washing machine and dryer. And don't sweat about the beach access - if you have a 4WD vehicle, just drive 200m along the beach Patons Rock Beach Road and up the driveway, past the orchard to Kanuka Cottage. Wave to the sheep and Muscovy ducks as you pass. Only on a high spring tide is access a problem, for about two hours, max - it's part of the adventure. If you don't have a 4WD, we'll collect you and your luggage from the reserve. It's part of the charm of OceanSpirit. Please note: For enquiries made from May to September 2017 for October onwards, there may be a delay of a few days before we can respond. We thank you for your patience.

Special conditions: Four-wheel drive access only to negotiate the short drive along the beach to the property, however it is only a five-minute walk to the cottage from the road and the owners can provide pick up service when you first arrive and depart to help with luggage. Minimum three nights' stay unless by negotiation.


  • Boat ramp
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom

    Queensize bed with small wardrobe, large window with a view

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)

*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 (5)

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  • Lovely quite and peaceful accomodation

    Lovely quite and peaceful accomodation. Recommended to anyone wanting to get away from lifes pressures.

    PatrickDu2 100%|7x Apr 2017

  • A great spot with great access to an amazing beach

    A great spot with great access to an amazing beach. The house is comfortable and spacious with fantastic sea view - the Farewell lighthouse flickers faintly at night. The walk along Paton's Rock beach to get to the house is part of the charm.

    AdrianBe4 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Very nice simple, basic cottage

    Very nice simple, basic cottage. Great for if you're wanting a quiet, private, comfy, pleasant, simple getaway 1 min walk to a great beach.

    EmersonYe1 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • If you are wanting to get away from it all and Wake...

    If you are wanting to get away from it all and Wake up to birds chirping, the sound of the ocean then this is the place for you. In this crazily busy world Kanuka cottage is a breathe of fresh air. So close to the beach, a delightful orchard and nature bush what more do you need. Felt blessed to be able to enjoy it. Did not want to leave. Thanks for sharing your slice of paradise Rebecca..

    KarynNe5 100%|3x Dec 2016

  • The location is fantastic! Very secluded and close to the beach

    The location is fantastic! Very secluded and close to the beach. Cosy inside with everything you'll need for a quite weekend away...

    PatrickSt1 100%|4x May 2016

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