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Golden Bay Climber's & Cyclist's Retreat

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Bruce And Melanie

Golden Bay Climber's & Cyclist's Retreat

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean4 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This private and cosy retreat is tucked neatly away in a rural setting with close access to some of Golden Bay's most popular outdoor playing spots. It is 300 metres from the Payne's Ford rock climbing routes, walking distance to some beautiful swimming holes, close to the Rameka Bike tracks and 2km from Takaka township. This is a unique location perfect for a couple wanting to explore the adventurous playground of Golden Bay.


Laptop friendly workspace
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 8PM and check out out by 10AM


Well-lit path to entrance


8 Reviews

James User Profile
November 2018
Awesome little place to stay. Everything we needed was there. Very private despite being on hosts property. So well thought out and the space used perfectly. Thoughtfully hosted and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or return. Wish we had stayed longer.
Jonas User Profile
October 2018
If you're a climber and wanting a bit more than the camping or bunkhouse at Hangdog then Golden Bay Climber's & Cyclist's Retreat is your closest option to Payne's Ford - a mere 300m away. Bruce and Melanie are exceptionally friendly, warm & helpful hosts and their camper is a fu…
Laura User Profile
November 2018
The campervan/tinyhouse is just perfect. The bed was very comfy, we could have lettuce and herbs from the garden and there were even lemons waiting for us. We enjoyed the picnic area with a bbq as well as we appreciated the opportunity to do laundry after climbing. A nice surpr…
Sian User Profile
November 2018
We had such a lovely stay! Bruce and Melanie were fantastic hosts! The additional touches was amazing e.g. the PYO salad and herbs and the well stocked amenities were a delightful surprise and greatly appreciated! The camper was really clean, bigger than expected and a great p…
Karolina User Profile
January 2018
We loved our stay in Bruce and Melanie's converted camper. Such a neat place! It was spacious, private, and had a homely vibe. Lots of attention had been paid to the details. The kitchen is well-equipped, and we were able to cook dinners in the kitchen and BBQ area. The laundry f…
Paul User Profile
January 2018
This is a chance to try out a 'tiny house', the bed is comfy, and the WiFi is good. You can walk a few hundred meters to a rock climbing site and also swim in a crystal clear steam. The house is on the main road but there is very little traffic at night. Melanie and Bruce know al…
Bruce And Melanie User Profile
Response from Bruce And Melanie:
Thanks Paul, great suggestions. Glad you got to swim in the river. Bruce is the master gardener and puts a lot of time and effort into it - I think that is the secret! Happy travels. Mel
January 2018
Jenn User Profile
January 2018
We enjoyed a wonderful 2 nights stay with Bruce and Melanie (and the cows) in Takaka. The space was perfect and had everything we needed to enjoy the area and relax in comfort. We BBQed in one night and enjoyed the patio along with the evening entertainment provided by the cows. …

Hosted by Bruce And Melanie

Takaka, New ZealandJoined in September 2017
Bruce And Melanie User Profile
9 Reviews
We are an adventurous couple who love spontaneous fun in our lives. We love the mountains, the sea and exploring the back country. We hardly ever go anywhere without our mountain bikes but when we're at home you'll find us in the garden.
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