Looking in from deck entry
Takaka, Tata Beach, Abel Tasman NP

4 guests

2 rooms

3 beds

1 bath

4 guests

2 rooms

3 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

REDUCED RATES FOR AUTUMN/WINTER.Continental Breakfast included. We have two rooms available, 1 with 2 single beds and the other in the main area has a King size bed. Also separate laundry/toilet/shower area. We can offer you a 10% discount with the local kayak company down the road.


Extra people: $25 NZD / night after 2 guests


The space

The apartment is two bedroom studio style, but very large (approx 70 sqm) with private entry. We can offer you a local discount with the Kayaking company here called Golden Bay Kayaking Company. The apartment is below our house with private entry and deck with small garden so all in all the area is very private from the house.

We are 100m from Tata Beach; a beautiful beach with golden sand and mountainous backdrop. You can swim at the beach at all tides, and all year round (in winter too if you're brave). Behind the studio is direct access to an estuary (for times when the beach is too rough).

The studio is equipped with everything you need to cook (a full oven, microwave, stove and refrigerator) and has a veranda for you to dine outside on warm, summer nights. We provide a continental breakfast which includes the choice of 4 cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit of the season, spreads and either raw milk or supermarket milk - your choice! Plunger coffee and teas. 100% fruit juice. Rhubarb freely available from our garden as is lettuce and herbs outside the apartment for your use.

We have lived here at Tata Beach for 29 years and walked the Abel Tasman, Heaphy and Cobb Valley tracks many times. We are only a 10 minute drive to the Northern end of the Abel Tasman track and can be used as a base for tramping there without having to stay in the huts etc.
We are happy to help you with your plans and give you advice on the most picturesque or challenging hikes, climbs, kayak adventures or picnic spots in the area.

We are part of the local walking and cycling groups and would be more than happy to take you along for the ride. Double kayak, single kayak , paddle boards and classes are all available for hire just down the beach and we can offer a 10% discount on booking a stay with us, bikes may also be available for hire in town.

Golden Bay is a relaxing location, so we ask that our guests are quiet when they share our house (we live above the studio).

We can advise on the best places to have dinner and best markets to visit to take advantage of the local produce and crafts.

Guest access

Beach just across the road and estuary in our backyard. Your own access and privacy.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as our guests like. We usually offer coffee and slice/scones and a detailed itinerary of things to do in Golden Bay if wanted.

The neighbourhood

Close to beaches for swimming, kayaking, or just lazing on the beach. We are on a peninsular so surrounded by water either side (estuary is our backyard) so you can have a coffee on our Jack and Jill Macrocarpa seat while you watch the water come in or go out. On the beach side Tata Beach is the only beach within the Golden Bay area that is swimmable at all tides.

Getting around

You would need a car/bike to get around as we are a 5 min drive to small shop with supplies and cafes and a further 10 drive to main supermarket in Takaka Village.

Other things to note

We aim to provide our guests with knowledge of Golden Bay with maps etc and recommendations of walks/kayaking/cycling etc.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

All we ask is that you treat the space well, wash the sand off your feet and keep relatively quiet at night. Definitely NO SMOKING on property at all. We'll do the same. Also no Pets.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

168 Reviews

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Jopie User Profile
April 2017
Very quiet place and large room with all facilities needed . You are at the place for the best beach in the golden bay area.

Brian User Profile
March 2017
Very friendly host and accurate descriptions. Highly recommended.

William User Profile
March 2017
Wonderful stay. Great hosts. Perfect accommodations and absolutely beautiful scenery. Will be back!

Roy User Profile
March 2017
Neville and Debby were hugely hospitable hosts, who were extremely helpful and full of knowledge about the area and the rest of New Zealand. Their hospitality even goes as far as fresh fruit juice, home ground coffee and fresh fruit (all provided) which really made us feel at home. The house has a fantastic location. Perfectly situated to explore further north to Farewell Spit / Wharariki Beach and beyond as well as to access Abel Tasman National Park from the north, or simply relax at Tata beach in front of the house. Overall, we had a great time in the area and would definitely choose to stay with Neville and Debby if we were to return to NZ in the future.
Neville User ProfileNeville is a superhost.
Response from Neville:
Thanks for your kind comments and we thoroughly enjoyed having you. Some guests stand out and you are in this group. We would be delighted to host you again.
March 2017

Doris User Profile
March 2017
Neville and Debby are very nice and helpfull hosts! Their place is in a quiet area one minute walk to the beach. Lot of space and everything you need!!

Andy User Profile
March 2017
Tata beach is a stunning location. Neville and Debby were very friendly and hospitable, with helpfull hints on what to see and where to go. The apartment was nicely furnished and quiet. Excellent choices for breakfast. All in all, outstanding

Romain User Profile
March 2017
Very clean place, with lots of room. Close to a magnificent beach. Breakfast is lush and Neville is both helpful and knowledgeable about the area, on top of being friendly.

Takaka, New Zealand · Joined in December 2011
Neville User ProfileNeville is a superhost.

My wife and I are a Christian couple who have lived in the Bay for 29 years. We love the outdoor lifestyle and are involved in cycling, walking, kayaking and the cafe culture. We even roast our own coffee. We have now hosted many people from many countries and have enjoyed hosting very much and will do everything in our power to ensure guests have a memorable stay at our place. The Studio/Apartment has its own entrance and is completely separate to our upstairs with all facilities available. Lovely views of Estuary from the apartment. You can see as much or as little of your hosts as you choose. We offer complimentary organic shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel and we provide continental breakfast with home made jams, locally sourced organic honey/peanut butter, raw milk of high health standards or if you prefer supermarket milk but let us know please. Non smokers only sorry and no pets.

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