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Adrift in Golden Bay
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

I unreservedly recommend this place to all couples looking for a romantic and peaceful get away. We wish we could have stayed for a lot longer. It was private, luxurious and everything was perfect. We will be back.

Stayed: April 2016
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post a review - it is always such an encouragement to us and our staff. We look forward to meeting you again.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

As soon as you turn into the driveway of “Adrift in Golden Bay” you get the feeling that this is something special: perfectly manicured lawns, immaculate tree-based windbreaks and then the view of the ocean. Gordon took our luggage to our beachfront cottage where we spent several minutes saying “wow” to each other as we looked at the sea, the beach and the distant hills. The B&B is perfectly situated for exploring the area with Collingwood and the Farewell Spit Eco Tour, Takaka and its colourful Saturday market, and the fascinating Te Waikoropupu Springs. Or just walk across the lawn, down a couple of steps and you can walk for hours along the beach – a great way to relax.
The spacious cottage, the luxurious bathroom, the daily breakfast basket and all the little extras made our stay really special. And as if that wasn’t enough, we saw a spectacular shooting star while stargazing on our patio!
Many thanks to Paul at “New Zealand in Depth” for advising us to enjoy the pleasures of Adrift in Golden Bay. Thoroughly recommendable.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Great that you enjoyed our peaceful little corner of New Zealand and your stay in the Studio. The night skies are amazing aren't they! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

My mother and I stayed at Adrift In Golden Bay for 3 nights. We knew it would be wonderful from reading about it- the beautiful scenery, the luxurious cottage, the beach access- but of course it was so much better than we had imagined.

Even though we arrived quite late in the evening, the owner was there to help us with our baggage, show us around the grounds, and answer any questions we had. Our requested breakfast was already in our cottage for the next morning. The cottage itself was so beautiful, warm, and cozy. My mom and I settled right in. We even borrowed 2 DVDs from the extensive collection available for Adrift guests.

While staying at Adrift we took advantage of the beachfront proximity, laundry facilities, and activity booking aid. The lovely town of Takaka (10-15 minutes drive) is quite close and there are small nature walks varying in difficulty scattered along the main road.

The owners, Bess and Gordon, were as wonderful as can be and made the stay quite amazing.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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gordonz, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We're so encouraged to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations – that is our goal for all of our guests. Warm regards to you both.

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Reviewed 28 March 2016

From the start to the finish of our stay here, we just had a wonderful time, our stay just wasn't long enough. The beachfront cottage has everything you could wish for. The location and views are stunning. The cottage itself has all home comforts and the bathroom is just incredible. The care and attention to detail and cleanliness is impeccable. We loved the breakfast basket of lovely home produced goodies. The thought that has been put into giving guests a wonderful holiday cannot be praised enough. If it were nearer to the UK we would be back tomorrow. It is impossible to give justice to how lovely this place is in the words written here. Thank you for lovely memories.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Thank you for sharing such a glowing review! We're so happy that you have such special holiday memories to take with you back home.

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Enjoyed our stay to the fullest. Just a short drive to many locations that Golden Bay has to offer. Our accomadation was superb and the hosts could not have been more pleasant. Being right on the beach was terrific. A great sleep and a great wake. Loved it.

Stayed: March 2016
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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your week here at Adrift and exploring Golden Bay's many attractions. Thank you so much for your review!

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