A detached private kiwi "sleep out" set in our spacious gardens!
Nestled between the Abel Tasman National Park and the Kahurangi National Park, we are located only 5 minutes walk from the sea, and 5 minutes drive from the quirky little town of Takaka.
Our sleep out is basic, however is is clean and cosy and has everything you need to make your stay with us comfortable. The cabin has electricity along with two single freshly made beds, a toilet, a wardrobe and even a piano!
We are a great base to come home to, for those who want to relax in peace and quiet after exploring our beautifully unspoilt region. Walking on the beach, tramping in the National Parks (Abel Tasman Coastal Track and Heaphy Track), sea kayaking, scenic flights, surfing, fishing, horse riding and wildlife tours are all available in Golden Bay.
For a nice hot shower, you are more than welcome to step inside our house!
We are happy to provide a free simple breakfast, and you are welcome to join the family for a hearty evening meal if required, at $25 per person.
Come and wind down under huge starlit skies. We look forward to meeting you!
Wendy and Patrick were delightful hosts who made us feel totally welcome at their secluded house and cabin in the garden. Wendy cooked a delicious meal on our first night, as we had a long drive from Greymouth. The surrounding area was very beautiful, especially Wharakiki Beach and Totaranui, although the drive to Totaranui is not for the faint-hearted. Also ate at Penguins Bar in Pohana which was good value, but Takaka was a bit lacking in good places to eat, although the supermarket was excellent for self catering.
This cabin is a good economic option to stay in Golden Bay. The best thing though are the hosts! Wendy and Pat gave us many great tips about what to see in the area. There were many beautiful places nearby to see and great tracks to walk. We also really enjoyed the breakfast in their lovely terrace looking to the wonderful garden.
Wendy and Patrick are wonderful hosts we really felt like returning "home." 2 nights was actually too short as we were told when we arrived wendy. They gave us valuable advice and allowed to return with one of our best memories of New Zealand.
Thank you very much you two! Caroline & Caroline
What a blast! Wendy and Patrick are the kind of people you just want to stay and hangout with. But since Golden Bay was calling we answered and followed all of their recommendations and had the times of our lives. Definite don't miss!
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Our stay at Wendy & Patrick was as amazing and beautiful as the country itself. Had a great time onsite at golden beach, investigated a lot, got great tips and hints what to do and made friends for life.
We already have plans to come to NZ again and get that warm feeling again! :-D
Thank you very much!
We had a lovely time staying with Wendy and Patrick. The sleep out was cosy and had every thing we needed, my partner especially enjoyed having a play on the piano! Wendy and Patrick were incredibly friendly and really helped us make the most of our short stay with them. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't stay for longer. Very highly recommended!
Wendy and Patrick were amazing hosts and their little cabin was perfect! We were snug and cozy even with wind and rain and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The recommendations were spot on and we tried to do everything suggestions. We really enjoyed having our flat white on Jacques Cousteau's boat! You can easily spend several days exploring all the treasures of Golden Bay. And the addition of great conversation was a bonus.
We had a wonderful time and Wendy and Patrick are so perfect hosts. Very friendly and familiar and it´s so close to one of the wonderful places in the World, the golden Bay. Thank You for everything!!!!!
What a fantastic place to stay, our only regret was not staying longer; there was so much to do! Wendy and Patrick were so friendly and helpful, we couldn't have asked for more.
Wendy and Pat are a wonderful couple, very hospitable and fun to be with. can only recommend it.