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Adrift in Golden Bay
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Serendipity led me here and I am so glad it did. Beautiful setting, gardens and grounds and of course out front marvelous golden beach and dazzling blue water.
I stayed in the studio unit it was perfect. Super comfortable bed, great shower, quiet and my own private deck with table and chairs. In the yard in front two sun loungers - total comfort. Breakfast basket was delicious and fresh picked fruit from here was a bonus.
Best part of stay was the magical morning sunrises viewed from the bed. Truly a special spot in a magical place, thank you!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
1  Thank CrackleNz
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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Thanks CrackleNz for taking the time to write about your stay and so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Such a special time of year with the dramatic sunrises over Abel Tasman.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

My wife and I stayed in a Beach side cottage which was superb with complete privacy. Right on golden beach we had the use of kayaks and sup or just to relax in the garden and soak in the scenery. The cottages are well equipped and very comfortable this together with great support from the owners leads to a great stay.

Stayed: February 2017
1  Thank GeorgeTyson
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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Thanks for your review George. Great you enjoyed the privacy and comfort of the cottage. Always such a pleasure to meet and help guests to enjoy their time with us.

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stayed here recently and loved it! It was one of my favorite parts during our 17 day trip to the South Island .The location is perfect to base yourself for a few days in the area, and the setting is so peaceful !! Our studio was clean and super comfortable. I loved the decor. It fit right in with the setting, and our studio was immaculately kept!! We especially loved the delicious breakfast provided to our room everyday and enjoyed the entire family who owns the property. They were super welcoming and friendly and full of good advice. I highly recommend visiting Wharariki Beach (but not to sunbathe, it is too windy), and driving to Abel Tasman and hiking to Anapai Bay and Mutton Cove. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, in my opinion. If you don't want to hike to those, the beach where you park your car to start those hikes is also very beautiful. we also enjoyed the beaches by Taupo Point and just relaxing at Adrift because it is so beautiful and comfortable there. Takaka is a cute town to walk around and grab some food. very relaxed vibe. I loved the whole area and would go back and stay at Adrift again in a heartbeat!!!

Room Tip: The studio was the best!!
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Glad you enjoyed your experience staying in the Studio and exploring Golden Bay. Thanks for your comments on the things you appreciated most. Reviews are always a great encouragement to the team and so helpful to other travelers.

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have stayed at this property several times and each time I look forward to a return visit. The many positive reviews speak to the quality of the property and its outstanding team.

The setting is amazing, especially if you opt for one of the beachfront cottages... which I recommend. On this visit I had nothing but outstanding weather... blue skies, temperate weather... it can not get any better.

The kitchen is fully equipped and there is everything needed for self-catering. There are new Weber barbecues that are wonderful. By all means bring something to put on the barbecue.

You have your choice of a variety of breakfast offerings. The English breakfast option is great... eggs, ciabatta, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, orange juice, butter, and jams.

The spa bath is a treat after a day of hiking. Don't miss the hike from Totaranui to Separation Point.

The location is perfect for enjoying the many options in the Golden Bay area.

You will not be disappointed with a stay at this property.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Gordon H, Owner at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thanks for staying with us whilst you are in New Zealand, always great to see you again! Really appreciate your feedback of the things you like about Adrift and I am sure it will be helpful to others considering staying with us.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

What an amazing place, right on the beach with the sound of the waves to wake to. The cottages are well set up with under floor heating in the bathroom, a really nice spa bath with all the toiletries. A choice of breakfasts, all in the middle of Golden Bay.

Room Tip: Go for a beach access room
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ian M
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Emily L, Manager at Adrift in Golden Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Thanks for your review Ian! A relaxing, peaceful retreat is just what we hope our guests will experience here at Adrift.

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