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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 luxury 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.
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It isn’t too easy to find nice accommodation between Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman and therefore I chose Shady Rest despite of the price. We enjoyed this personal B&B and especially the excellent breakfast our host Mark served us. The room was fun to stay in. Spacious, but a
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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 was a delightful lady who could
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Response from mark t, Owner at Shady Rest
Responded 17 Sep 2018
Hello Kevin! You got the wrong Shady Rest - we are in Golden Bay - New Zealand. The Shady Rest in Takaka is a B&B.
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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 the evening
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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 host. We very much
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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 to do so soon!
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TLC suite 4 separate shower area
Hi, the spa bath is exclusive to one bedroom, it is in the en-suite bathroom.
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Hi Amalia, We have rooms available and could do a lovely room for you with with your own bathroom for $100 including continental Breakfast. Many Thanks Pete
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"you may not be able to read the sign driving through town but "B&B sandwich board" is easier to spot."
"We chose the room with the spa bath!"
"This house is over a 100 years old it is really quirky and all the rooms are different we stayed in the room upstairs with a spa bath."
"Not all rooms have en-suite bathrooms"
"I'd give them a ring re booking your room rather than going through a service provider as you may get better than advertised value for money"
US$79 - US$231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayTakaka
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