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Adrift in Golden Bay

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“the cottages”(30 reviews)
“mussel inn”(24 reviews)
Free Wifi
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Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights at a beach front villa. All as advertised. Very good quality and lovely gardens. Had a nice beach walk in both directions the first night and went to Farewell Spit the next day. Great breakfast basket to choose from. Well worth...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving at Adrift is a 'wow' moment ! Adrift is absolute beachfront, deck, lawn, beach! The right spot for the picture perfect sunrise and sunset over the ocean. The villas are fabulous, attention to detail is evident throughout. The landscaping is a treat too! Thanks...More

1  Thank VicColNZ
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the encouraging review and for expressing your appreciation of our little slice of Golden Bay. Hope you get to return sometime.

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We had no idea what to expect, and after a long journey and having waited for the convoy to take us over Takaka Hill, we just wanted to get there and make the most of it. We were not disappointed. The hosts were lovely and...More

Thank Car0le88
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for such a great review and for making the effort of getting here after the difficulties with the road after ex-cyclone Gita. The road repair has gone well and we are expecting the road to be back to normal traffic times over Easter and...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018

We experienced a warm welcome to a lovely cottage set in peaceful gardens overlooking the sea. Our cottage was very comfortable and superbly equipped. We were able to watch lots of birds every day. There were lavish breakfast provisions of delicious food including fresh mushrooms.More

Thank Agnes S
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your stay! Each year we have seen more and more bird-life here - this year we had NZ Weka for the first time in 25 years. Last year NZ Bellbirds visited us for the first time ever in our 30+ years of...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018

Beautiful accommodation in an idyllic location. Gordon, Bess and family made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived, they were so helpful in suggesting places to visit in the area. Our cottage was equipped with everything you could want, and the breakfast provisions...More

Thank 60sued2018
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post your review; we're so pleased that you enjoyed all that Adrift and Golden Bay have to offer.

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Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
Microwave
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US$187 - US$516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$187 - US$516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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4acadia
1 April 2016|
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Response from Gordon H | Property representative |
Hi, Our child policy allows children over 12 years only, so your 13 year old is fine. All of our cottages have one bedroom, but with the addition of a sofa-bed in the lounge, can accommodate up to 3 people. Thanks for... More
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Rezruf
31 January 2015|
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Response from Emily L | Property representative |
Hi Rezruf, thanks for your question. You can fly into Nelson airport, then drive from there (1 hour 45 min drive), or you can drive directly from Christchurch. The most direct route is north to Amberly and through the... More
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"Worth paying more for the beachfront cottages I think. A real treat"
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"Beachfront Cottages get the best sea views"
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"Studio is attached to owners house cottages are separate, some on the beach"
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"The studio was the best!!"
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