Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 5)
- english, spanish
What makes this Cottage unique
Farm and domestic animals on site include dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, horses and llamas.
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A quiet retreat in beautiful surroundings
Great hosts. Enjoyable stay.
Peaceful cottage stay
We love bringing our family here - love the river, Kaiteriteri beach, the Resurgence was worth the walk, love relaxing with the animals in the evenings and being woken by the birds in the mornings. This is our second stay - hopefully we'll be back next summer! Thanks Kate and Len, Cloe and Abby.
Well-equipped bach on large chicken farm
This is a traditional-style bach reached over a log bridge over the river - one large bedroom and kitchen/living area at the front with shower, washbasin & toilet area and then double bunk-bed room at back. Big deck with tables & chairs but no handrail on the end of the deck or steps (1.5m drop from deck). Well equipped property and clean. Watch out if you are tall - the doorways are low and there is not much space to sit up on the top bunk with a low ceiling. Plenty of hot water for the shower and the heaters were a godsend on chilly mornings. The cottage has a nice lawn and native-plant garden with llamas, ponies and geese in the paddock on one side, plus two friendly dogs who love to visit and play BUT on the other side, some 10 metres from the end of the cottage, there are hundreds of free-range chickens so your view from the deck includes the chicken sheds and runs. There are more chickens on the farm and in hot weather the smell is strong. The flyscreens were not very effective at keeping out the bugs. The owners, Kate & Len, were very helpful when my husband had an accident at the property, tripping on the cut-out section of the deck. This property is excellently situated for visiting local beaches - Marahau and Kaiteriteri are both recommended. Motueka is the nearest town with excellent shops and food outlets & Sunday Market. You are also perfectly situated at the bottom of The Hill for a day out in Golden Bay.
A quaint little bach in a stunning
The location is lovely and the quaint little bach has everything one needs whilst on holiday. The bach comfortably houses 4 guests, the 5th is on a pull out couch in the living room. The owners are very welcoming and friendly as are their animals. This bach will suit guests who are comfortable with a working lifestyle property as you have 2000 or so free range chickens as your neighbours.
A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER.. WE WILL BE BACK!!
Where can I start, so much going for this fabulous cottage and the surrounds ably mananaged by the hosts Kate and Len.
The view from the cottage is to die for, the fantastic scenery, the Ponies, llamas, Kingfishers, Tuis, Wekas and if your really lucky the odd chicken or two will grab your attention believe me. The cottage has it all, a real blast from the past, fantastic.
Once again, thank you Kate and Len.
A short drive or a 45 minute walk will bring you to the Riwaka Resurgence and Crystal Pool.The Resurgence is where the northern branch of the Riwaka River emerges from the depths of the Takaka Hill and starts its final 15km or so journey to the sea. The water constantly spilling into the light of day has run within limestone cracks and passages from around the top of the hill, and it comes out just as pure as the crystal clear waters of the better known Pupu Springs.
The Abel Tasman National Park is a wilderness reserve at the north end of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for the Abel Tasman Coast Track, a long trail winding over beaches and across ridges between Marahau in the south and Wainui in the north. The headland at Separation Point is home to New Zealand fur seal colonies. Little blue penguins, bottlenose dolphins and seals inhabit the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. The entrance to the Park at Marahau is a 15-20 minute drive away from the cottage.