A private 3-room guest chalet located 3.5km from Takaka. Renovated to high standards, offering compact, comfortable living for a couple (or single person): Queen bedroom with luxury bed linen; shower room; sitting room with kitchenette; small garden with its own deck and BBQ.
Kotare Muse (named for the NZ kingfisher that often pauses for thought nearby) is our charming guest chalet located in a garden setting adjacent to our home.
Thoughtfully refurbished to maximise the living space, with quality furnishings throughout, the good-sized bedroom features a comfortable queen bed dressed in luxury linen, complemented with a large wardrobe (includes shelves & drawers), bedside drawers and an easy chair. En suite shower room with toilet & vanity. The cosy living room has two comfy leather recliners, FreeView TV, dining table and chairs, plus a kitchenette amply equipped with everything needed to prepare light and easy meals: kettle, toaster, microwave, small fridge, sink and utensils (please note there is no hob or oven available). Double French doors open onto a covered veranda with garden views, creating a light and airy atmosphere; a perfect relaxing holiday retreat after a busy day exploring Golden Bay's environs.
• Quality gas barbecue with side-burner, plus accessories.
• Deck with table and chairs for al fresco relaxing.
• Insect screens on all windows.
• Heaters in all rooms.
• Electric blanket for warming the bed on cooler nights.
• A selection of books & games for lazy days.
• A selection of brochures & leaflets about the many things to do locally.
• Wi-Fi Internet.
Accommodation is for a maximum of two responsible adults, and is not suitable for children of any age. The living spaces are on two levels, so unfortunately would not be appropriate for people with limited mobility.
Guests have exclusive use of our private chalet, deck and small garden area. Safe off-street parking (with security camera) for 1 car (height limited to cars and SUVs) or street parking for high vehicles, those carrying kayaks or towing boats. Guests will be sharing our driveway and property access through a garden gate.
When possible we will welcome our guests on arrival. We live on-site and our office is just across the road, so guests may see us passing by occasionally. We respect our guests' privacy, but would be happy to chat or offer advice and suggestions about the many exciting things to do in and around Golden Bay.
For international travellers: Nous parlons français / Hablamos español.
In our professional lives, we are accomplished nature photographers and authors, so Kotare Muse features some of the books and photographs from our various worldwide expeditions.
We are friendly, caring hosts who want our guests to relax and enjoy themselves.
We appreciate quiet, respectful guests who will take good care of our chalet and leave it in the same condition as they find it.
No smoking anywhere on the property.
Shoes off inside, please.
Sorry, no pets allowed.
Sorry, no children of any age.
Please ask before inviting guest visitors to our property.