AoMarama,91Excellent St,for a real Golden Bay Kiwi experience.Set in 7 acres of native bush,fantastic views over the bay,abundant bird life,local walks & a wonderful vibe.A great location to explore the whole bay or just relax on the beach.Twin bed.
A former Buddhist center, set in 16 acres of mostly regenerating native woodland, with organic gardens, tracks and trails.Pi Honi is a twin bed cabin (2 single beds).
Full car parking. Wonderful alfresco kitchen, Yoga deck,tracks and walks around the retreat. Paths down to the beach(400mts some steep steps) and Collingwood. We are pet friendly, so why not bring them along (for free). We can even accommodate your horse (but we do make a charge of $20 per day for a horse).
Interaction with guests
We live on the property and so are usually available to give tour advise, local or national and to sort out any problems if they occur. Rosie is available for private Yoga lessons and James can give you an introductory lesson into the ancient art of Dowsing (it's a wonderful life skill).
Tilly is also available for much fuss and tummy tickles (as the recipient that is).
Other things to note
Collingwood is a 5min drive,or a 20min walk away. Farewell Spit & Wharariki Beach about 30mins by car.
20thDec to 20thJan 4nts minimum stay. There after 2nts min.
Please be quiet from 22.30pm to 7.30am.
No smoking please.
Please wash your own dishes and keep shared areas clean.
If you are bringing your own pet would you let us know prior to arrival and please keep them under control at all times, as we have sheep and free range chickens.
Please do not feed our dog Tilly.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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We are originally from the UK,where Rosie was a Yoga teacher of over 20 years experience and James had run an organic farm for 15 years,as well as being a Dowsing enthusiast. We first visited NZ in 2001,fell in love with the place and moved here permanently in 07, gaining citizenship last year. We lived in Christchurch for two years,then set off on a national tour looking for the perfect place in this wonderful country. Four years ago we found it here in Golden Bay,a former Buddhist center, now our Ao Marama Retreat. Which we run on eco organic principals.Rosie is available for private Yoga lessons and James for Dowsing tuition.