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Adrift in Golden Bay

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A 5-Star, self-contained accommodation situated on a quiet, sandy and sheltered private beach. The 5 cottages and a studio are spread over 1 Ha of landscaped gardens to ensure guest privacy and a peaceful, relaxed and romantic atmosphere. All accommodations have king-size beds with breathtaking views over Golden Bay. The stylish, modern interiors feature warm timbers. Cottages all have luxury double spa baths. Centrally located between Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi National Parks and Farewell Spit Nature Reserve. This beautiful area is well known for artisans, interesting cafes and varied day walks
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
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Getting there
Nelson Airport76 km
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I will definitely come back and stay here again. Stay put for at least 3 or 4 days as we just did, get to enjoy the area to the fullest. Your stay at Adrift is impecable, you have your own self contained...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Daniel M
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Adrift and thank you Daniel for taking the time to post a review; such an encouragement to our family. Yes, possibly the most common remark when guests have to leave is that they wish they had booked for...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We decided at the last minute to have a break away from work and what a awesome place to get away from it all !! The hosts are very friendly and very helpful. The cottage was amazing, Beachfront cottage, only a few steps away from...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank Peepart
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review and for commenting on all the features of Adrift that you enjoyed. We are constantly looking for ways to create a relaxing place for that special break away We look forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018

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

Date of stay: April 2018
2  Thank Graeme M
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 21 May 2018

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review; so glad you enjoyed your experience at Adrift and in Golden Bay.

Reviewed 3 April 2018

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

Date of stay: March 2018
2  Thank VicColNZ
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 6 April 2018

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

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank Car0le88
Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 28 March 2018

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

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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
31 January 2015|
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
Room Tips
"If possible stay closest to the beach. That being said all rooms have a view and very short walk access."
4 weeks ago
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"Any of the cottages were great, we did stay in a Beachfront cottage, only a few steps away from the beach."
27 May 2018
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"Worth paying more for the beachfront cottages I think. A real treat"
9 Dec 2017
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"Beachfront Cottages get the best sea views"
13 Nov 2017
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US$216 - US$753 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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