Kotare Muse: a bijou chalet for two

Chalet | Takaka | #35942

9.8/10 (9 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A private, well-appointed, 3-room guest chalet located 4km from Takaka.
  • Warm and cosy all year round, a welcoming and attractive haven for two.
  • Situated in a rural riverside community, central to all Golden Bay's natural & cultural attractions.

Renovated to high standards, offering comfortable and compact living for a couple (or single person): Queen bedroom; shower room; sitting room with kitchenette; small garden and deck with BBQ. Located in a garden setting adjacent to the owners' home, guests share a driveway and property access but have exclusive use of the chalet and its facilities. Safe off-street parking.

Thoughtfully refurbished to maximise the living space, with quality furnishings throughout. The good-sized bedroom features a comfortable queen bed dressed in luxury linen, with a large wardrobe (with shelves & drawers), bedside drawers and an easy chair. En suite shower room with toilet & vanity. The cosy living room has two comfy leather La-Z-Boy recliners, FreeView TV, dining table and chairs, plus a kitchenette amply equipped with everything needed to prepare light meals: kettle, toaster, microwave, small fridge, sink and utensils (please note there is no hob or oven available). Double French doors open onto a covered veranda with garden views, creating a light and airy atmosphere; a perfect relaxing holiday retreat after a busy day exploring Golden Bay's environs.

In addition:

• Quality gas BBQ with side burner, plus accessories.

• Free Wi-Fi Internet.

• Heaters in all rooms.

• Electric blanket for warming the bed on cooler nights.

• Insect screens on all windows.

• Outside deck with table & chairs for al fresco relaxing.

• Essentials provided: selection of teas & coffee, shampoo, conditioner, body-wash.

• Hairdryer.

• A selection of books & games for lazy days.

• Maps plus a selection of reference brochures & leaflets about the many things to do locally.

Past guest comments:

“A delightful place to stay… very clean & of the highest quality”.

"a lovely hideaway, a beautiful space".

“a home away from home, carefully thought out especially for guest comfort”.

"Kotare Muse has a feel of luxury & high class quality... the space is very well organised & planned...".

Special conditions: The owners are friendly, caring hosts who respect guests' privacy, and appreciate quiet, considerate guests who will take good care of the chalet, leaving it in the same condition as they find it. No smoking anywhere on the property. Shoes off inside, please. Sorry, no pets allowed. Sorry, no children of any age. No guests' visitors without owners' permission. The living spaces are on two levels, so unfortunately not appropriate for people with limited mobility.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Spacious Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Towels FREE (included); Cleaning: can be arranged for guests preferring not to clean before they leave. $30.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Winter/Spring Special
28-May-17 to 31-Oct-17
$115/night $115/night
Standard Tariff
01-Nov-17 to 28-May-18
$140/night $140/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 (9)

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  • Top location, the attention to detail that Julie and Mark have given...

    Top location, the attention to detail that Julie and Mark have given in their presentation reflections their passion for this outstanding property. Everything is taken care of in the best way possible and oh the bed is divine!

    MonicaPa3 100%|6x Apr 2017

  • Beautiful place to stay situated in an amazing part of the country

    Beautiful place to stay situated in an amazing part of the country. Couldn't ask for better :)

    Toni-lee 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • 5 stars

    5 stars. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the location is perfect for exploring Golden Bay and the Muse exceeded expectations. A beautiful and peaceful setting, very well appointed in all respects with wonderful hosts who went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Highly recommended.

    adriennehi1 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • Beautifully presented, very comfortable and quiet

    Beautifully presented, very comfortable and quiet. Hosts very pleasant and considerate and available but leave guests to enjoy the accommodation without being overly solicitous.

    mikek639 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • We were delighted with Kotare Muse, it was very comfortable, well equipped...

    We were delighted with Kotare Muse, it was very comfortable, well equipped and squeaky clean (which is a big tick in my book) and had lots of little personal touches like fresh flowers and home-made biscuits. Julie & Mark struck just the right balance between being friendly, informative and available, and being discreet. It was a great location to explore Abel Tasman National Park and the whole Golden Bay area. We stayed here in December and they even provided us with a Christmas tree !!

    SusanGr14 100%|1x Jan 2017

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