Rocky Ridge Cottage-Fully Self Contained and Private

269 Packard Road, Motupipi, Takaka
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Modern,fully self contained accommodation with magnificent native bush and land views. Only a 10 minute drive to the Takaka township and a 10-15 minute drive to many of the beaches of Golden Bay. Rocky Ridge Cottage has the convenience of all of the attractions in the area as well as offering a secluded escape in the country side. Perfect for couples, business trips or families, Rocky Ridge cottage is elevated and nestled in private bush land allowing views over the ocean from afar as well as views expanding out towards the rolling countryside, native bush, nearby steep mountains and the Kahurangi National Park. Enjoy a glass of wine on your private deck whilst you take in the view. Rocky Ridge Cottage offers privacy like no other. The hosts are located out of sight 60 meters away and there are no close neighbours to interrupt your holiday. Light the fire inside or sit around the fire pit while star gazing. Enjoy a outdoor bath under the stars and take in the amazing views. Rocky Ridge cottage is a clean and comfortable home away from home. It is fully self contained, giving you the option to bring your own fresh food to prepare or visit the local restaurants if you prefer. Once you arrive you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing views that surround you. Rocky Ridge Cottage is situated on a 2000 acre sheep farm which borders the Rawhiti Cave Bush, Abel Tasman National Park and the Rameka Creek. This farm provides an abundance of native flora, fauna, marble outcrops and stunning 360 degree views. If you plan to venture a sizable distance on the farm, be sure to contact the friendly hosts for where to explore and tips on staying safe on the winding cliff edges. The start of the Rameka Bike Trail is only 1 km from the cottage via access through the farm. This option will take you to the bottom of the track where you follow the Rameka Creek road to the top of the trail. The Rawhiti Cave track is located just a 2 minute drive or 20 minute walk from Rocky Ridge Cottage. Ligar Bay and Tata Beach are a 15 minute drive from Rocky Ridge Cottage. Ligar Bay is a perfect spot for young families as the ocean has shallow water and great barbeque areas.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 King(s), 2 King single(s)


Average Rating: 5
9 total reviews

We had an incredible stay at Rocky Ridge Cottage. We've been to Golden Bay many times, and were drawn to the cottage as we have never stayed near Motupipi. The cottage is located in such an incredible setting; the massive hills behind the house demand a sort of reverence, plush with the most beautiful, dense native bush. The view is absolutely spectacular, down across the forest you drive up and through to get to the cottage, across to some rock stacks, and finally out all the way to the sea. Landscaping really sets this place apart from others; it's tastefully done and makes the outdoor area as usable and comfortable as the interior. Jean greeted us and showed us around the place. She is an absolutely lovey woman and her obvious attention to detail meant that the house was stocked with everything you could possibly need. It was tidy to the point of looking brand new, and the beds were very comfortable. She even has heated blankets beneath each bed in case you were cold (though were were not). There is a fire inside that she had ready for us; all we had to do was light the paper and it was roaring. There is also a heat pump that heated the place very quickly if you'd rather. We very much liked the outside covered porch. We had lovely weather, and it was nice to sit and watch the view from there. Also would be nice if you had rain as you'd be able to get a bit of fresh air without having to sit in rain. The outdoor bath is absolute heaven! We sat in it under the stars one night, and had one the next morning. Incredible birdsong and slow moving clouds made the experience out of this world. We loved that the cottage is close to everything; a short drive and you can be to town, a number of gorgeous beaches, fishing for Salmon at Anatoki, or our favourite on this trip, hiking to the Rawhiti caves (just a two minute drive from the cottage). Do yourself a favor and hike to the caves; it is a lot of uphill but through stunning forest and with views out to the sea. I honestly didn't expect much more than a little cave; this should be something everyone who comes to Golden Bay sees. Seriously the highlight of our trip. Thank you again to Jean who made us feel welcome; she really went the extra mile to make us feel like the cottage had been set up to make sure we had a good time.
Response from Owner
Thank you for your amazing review.We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we see you here again in the future.
krystle brand
Rocky Ridge Cottage is such a great place to get away from it all, very peaceful soaking in the outside bath looking out over the mountains, roasting marshmallows around the fire pit at night and lazing in the conservatory reading our books was fantastic. The cottage is so well equipped and Jean was so warm and welcoming even putting a bottle of bubbles in the fridge for my birthday! Will most definitely be back, hopefully sooner rather than later!
Response from Owner
Thanks for staying with us Krystle. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing birthday.Look forward to seeing you all again.
Loved it. We all got on so well here. Kids roaming round the grounds, husband in the bath for hours and me in the sun lounge with my kindle! I don't know Jeans previous life but she is so well organised. There was everything to hand. Candles, shower gel, towels, marshmallow sticks for the fire, you want it Jean is one step ahead!!
Response from Owner
Thank you for staying with us.We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to see you all back here again.Enjoy the rest of your holiday in New Zealand.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Apr - 30 Nov $220 / Night for 2 guests$402 Nights
1 Dec - 31 Mar $290 / Night for 2 guests$404 Nights
Rest of year$220 / Night for 2 guests$402 Nights
1 Apr - 30 Nov
$220 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$290 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year
$220 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights
Please advise ETA when booking,check in is after 3pm.
There will be a 50% deposit required when your booking is accepted.
No parties and no additional guests staying beyond those booked.
No smoking inside .
No tents or additional overnight guests without prior permission.
No pets allowed on this property


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