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    Adrift in Golden Bay

    52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7182, New Zealand
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          Reviewed 12 April 2015

          Absolute luxury, well appointed cottage with wonderful views of the beach. Breakfast hamper is very generous. Kitchen is well fitted out but it is worth noting that there is no oven, just a hob and microwave, although we managed fine with these. There is a...More

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          Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 13 April 2015

          Thank you so much for the review; we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do have a couple of bench-top ovens for use in the cottages (a new addition to our inventory) - guests can ask at reception if they want to borrow one....More

          Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

          Spent three nights here on Golden Bay in this amazing location. The accommodation alone is well worth the trip. The cottage was well furnished with a nice private aspect looking directly out onto the golden sands. The place is very private. There is a small...More

          Thank AliTrev2
          Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 8 April 2015

          Great that you enjoyed the privacy and design details of our “mini-resort” in Golden Bay. Your comments are a huge encouragement to all in our family.

          Reviewed 4 April 2015

          We stayed in the Garden Studio which, unlike the cottages, is attached to the owners' home. This could have been an issue but it absolutely was not - we never saw them and didn't feel that we were intruding on their space (or vice-versa). The...More

          Thank AlisonandColin
          Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 8 April 2015

          Thanks for staying with us and for posting a review - we all really appreciate you taking the time to write. So glad you enjoyed your “breakfast by the beach”! Hope to see you again if you return to New Zealand.

          Reviewed 25 March 2015

          This property is beautifully appointed and so professionally run by the resident owners. Nothing is overlooked and the attention to detail that helps to enhance your idyllic stay is admirable. The cleaning service is the best we have ever encountered in our years of travelling....More

          1  Thank voa
          Response from Bess_Hampson, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 27 March 2015

          Thank you so much for your very kind comments; they are a huge encouragement to “the team” here at Adrift who work so hard to keep everything up to standard! PS We love the title of your review :)

          Reviewed 22 March 2015

          If you go to Golden Bay while in New Zealand, which you definitely should do, you have to stay in one of the cottages at Adrift! They are absolutely amazing! We spent two nights of our honeymoon there and would go back any time -...More

          1  Thank Minna K
          Response from Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden BayResponded 24 March 2015

          Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you enjoyed Golden Bay and our Beachfront Cottage. It was a pleasure to have you stay on such a special occasion as your honeymoon. Hope to see you back for a week or two!...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Beachfront
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Breakfast included
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Breakfast included
          • Room amenities
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Microwave
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$175 - US$655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 6
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          • Nelson-Tasman Region >
          • Golden Bay >
          • Takaka
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          • Adrift In Golden Bay Hotel Takaka ,
          • Adrift In Golden Bay Nelson
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          4acadia
          Hello! I hoped to find out if kids (I have one 13 year old) are allowed at the property. Thanks!
          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
          How do I get there from Christchurch?
          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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          "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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          "Go for a beach access room"
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          "All rooms provide privacy and I don't believe noise could ever be a problem. Intimate"
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