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Having stayed here previously, we this time found new owners and, perhaps best of all, where there once was gravel in the court yard and parking space there in now concrete; thus no more crunching of tyres as vehicles come and go. The mine host...More
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Response from mark t, Owner at Shady RestResponded 4 weeks ago
You got the wrong Shady Rest - we are in Golden Bay - New Zealand.
The Shady Rest in Takaka is a B&B.
We had a 2 night stay in this wonderfully restored historic house. We were welcomed with afternoon tea by the charming Austrian lady Felicity, who was managing the house. Very spacious rooms, with excellent decor, and a very comfortable bed, A roaring log fire in...More
We were visiting Golden Bay and decided to stay the night and stumbled across this gem! What a treat staying here. Beautifully restored house with gorgeous rooms. We stayed in the room with a spa bath. Very large comfortable bed. Mark was a fantastic friendly...More
My husband and I stayed at Shady Rest last weekend, and we had an amazing time. The host was so hospitable and kind - he took the time to show us points of interest and the brekky was fantastic. Would definitely book again and hope...More
Excellent base to explore the Golden Bay area. Charming historic house with interesting history. Rooms are very spacious, beds comfortable. Mark is a delightful host and a great source to get detailed information for day treks in the area. Excellent full breakfast and pints in...More
The Shady Rest is an early 20th century art nouveau doctors residence set amongst mature native trees 5 minutes walk from the centre of Takaka township. This lovely old house has been renovated and is now a …Moreluxury Bed and Breakfast establishment with five double rooms and a single room, all rooms (except the single which has a king single bed) have super kingsize latex beds . 3 Are ensuite and 3 have their own private bathrooms . There is a courtyard at the rear of the house with a barbecue and a pizza oven. There is also an out door bath in a private little grotto . I ultimately try and create a homely atmosphere where guests are able to fully relax and make themselves at home . Having free range of the house including the kitchen and lounge areas as well as the laundry room. A nicely prepared breakfast is served between seven and ten am but this is also flexible if required. A continental breakfast with fresh fruit ,cereals , eggs and toast is included. A full cooked English style breakfast is also available. Located in Takaka township gives walking access to restaurants and bars in the town has and is central to all the activities that Golden Bay has to offer.We can arrange and book all of the tours and rentals that you may require to make your experience of Golden Bay fulfilled and memorable. Less
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