Fantail Cottage

335 Patons Rock Beach, Patons Rock, Takaka,
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

A character farm cottage set in paddocks beside the beach. Three bedrooms, spacious comfortable open plan living, internal bathroom, toilet and laundry, outside dining option, open fire! This cottage is only accessible via the beach. Secluded, private, rural with animals, native bush, ponds and ducks, glow worms, wonderful sunrises. Quiet, easy holiday setting in a very relaxed environment. Beach is long and great for walking, beach fires, swimming, kayaking, sailing etc. Wonderful holiday option for families, with safe swimming, driftwood for huts, farm lifestyle...

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower

Bed layout

2 King(s), 4 Bunk(s)

Special Amenities

Beach access only. If using 2WD need to be mindful of the tides because you will need the firm sand 4 hours either side of low tide.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

From Patons Rock Beach it is a 10 minute drive South to funky Takaka township, or 10 minutes north to the Mussell Inn (top 10 pub of the world!). Golden Bay is loaded with stunning natural landscapes to explore, artworks to admire, and action outdoorsy things to do. But the truth is, once you get here it will be very tempting to just settle in, relax, and go no further than the beach...


Average Rating: 5
4 total reviews

Jo Irving
Had a wonderful time here over Xmas and New Years, lots to do glow worm caves were so special insane they are all nestled in your driveway. Great wild life spotting to sheep weka tuis and many more. Beach access was easy after the first run. You do have to be a bit creative to cook there all in the fun of batch life. Tony was great super helpful and friendly Thanks again
Suzanne Porter
Wonderful spot! Lovely beach.
We stayed for 8 days in early January and our visit to Fantail Cottage was a fantastic family holiday experience. For our family of 6, plus our Nanny B, it was the perfect location. Quiet, spacious, relaxing, a beach to die for and a glow worm cave 20 metres from the back door! We rested, read, swam, played cards, collected mussels at low tide, talked, laughed and visited some of the local sights, galleries, sculptures and of course the Farewell Spit was a short drive away. And of course Takaka was a compete change of scene with plenty of cafes and shopping just 10 mins away. Gaylene was great to deal with and we highly recommend her and Fantail Cottage to families wanting someone lovely to deal with and a place to stay that is a complete change of pace.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Feb - 18 Dec $200 / Night for 4 guests$352 Nights
19 Dec - 31 Jan $250 / Night for 4 guests$355 Nights
Rest of year$200 / Night for 4 guests$352 Nights
1 Feb - 18 Dec
$200 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 2 Nights
19 Dec - 31 Jan
$250 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$200 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $35Min. stay: 2 Nights
Off season weekly rate can be negotiated.
For additional guests under 18 years, additional charge per night is reduced to $25 ($35 for adults over 18 years)


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