Kotare Muse: a bijou chalet for two

Chalet | Takaka | #35942

9.9/10 (20 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 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


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)

*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 (20)

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  • It is billed as bijou and indeed that is the case

    It is billed as bijou and indeed that is the case. It is small but perfectly formed. Everything is spick and span with lovely welcoming touches like homemade scones and delicious biscuits. The tea and coffee cupboard is very well stocked. Julie and Mark are very obliging and friendly hosts.

    MaureenMo7 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • The property was in excellent condition, beautifully clean and comfortable

    The property was in excellent condition, beautifully clean and comfortable. Clearly much though has gone into designing and equipping this Bach. The kitchen had a good range of utensils and the gas BBQ an excellent extra. There were two comfortable reclining chairs, a large comfy bed and outdoor furniture for the deck. The bathroom was well equipped with a good shower too.

    TimHu186 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Good location, as very quiet and restful

    Good location, as very quiet and restful.

    Sheryl_To1 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Little piece of heaven, luxurious & relaxing - beautiful garden with wisteria...

    Little piece of heaven, luxurious & relaxing - beautiful garden with wisteria & jasmine just outside wafting their delightful scent into our rooms. For those people who loathe bugs & mozzies don't worry, Julie has fitted special screens on all the windows! Fresh bed linen & towels every few days also makes you feel that you are staying in a 5 star hotel! Julie & her partner Mark are very friendly & helpful - we just didn't want to leave! Highly recommended!

    saltie1967 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Found our chalet neat, tidy and very clean

    Found our chalet neat, tidy and very clean. Our hosts had thought of everything we would need, for our short stay. Hope to return and enjoy this chalet and surrounds.

    Brian&BarbaraG 100%|1x Jan 2018

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