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Rocky Ridge Cottage-Fully Self Contained and Private

269 Packard Road, Motupipi, Takaka
Ref #: 57944
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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 ...

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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.

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1 Apr-30 Nov
$190.00/Night for 2 guests
$30.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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1 Dec-31 Mar
$250.00/Night for 2 guests
$30.00 per extra guest
4 Night minimum
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$190.00/Night for 2 guests
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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

Reviews (9 Reviews)
Kate
Stayed April 2018
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... Read more
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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.
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.
Owner's reply
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
Stayed April 2018
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... Read more
Owner's reply
Thanks for staying with us Krystle. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing birthday.Look forward to seeing you all again.
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!
Owner's reply
Thanks for staying with us Krystle. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and had a relaxing birthday.Look forward to seeing you all again.
sarahlegit
Stayed December 2016
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... Read more
Owner's reply
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.
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!!
Owner's reply
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.
Pammy50
Stayed September 2016
We were fortunate enough to stay here late September for our 42nd wedding anniversary - what an amazing place - spotlessly clean, extremely well appointed and so peaceful. The cottage itself is immaculate and the attention to detail is... Read more
Owner's reply
Thank you Pam & Chris for your amazing reveiw.
It was a pleasure to have you stay with us.
Look forward to having you stay with us again.
We were fortunate enough to stay here late September for our 42nd wedding anniversary - what an amazing place - spotlessly clean, extremely well appointed and so peaceful. The cottage itself is immaculate and the attention to detail is second to none - there was even herbs and spices, flour, olive oil etc. in the cupboard. Kitchen tools very well thought out and facilities top notch. We so enjoyed the tranquilty and if ever there was a place to go to chill out - this is it. Jean is such a lovely lady and we had a super welcome - we will be back. Sssshhh, don't tell too many people about it or we may not be able to get in!!! Thank you so much Jean.
Owner's reply
Thank you Pam & Chris for your amazing reveiw.
It was a pleasure to have you stay with us.
Look forward to having you stay with us again.
Janine T C
Stayed January 2015
Absolutely loved the immaculate cottage and its location. A very beautiful, tranquil spot yet close to Takaka township and beaches. The cottage was perfect for our family of four and our two young children were very safe and comfortable... Read more
Owner's reply
Thank you,we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us and look forward to seeing you again.
Absolutely loved the immaculate cottage and its location. A very beautiful, tranquil spot yet close to Takaka township and beaches. The cottage was perfect for our family of four and our two young children were very safe and comfortable. Absolutely everything you could need has been thought of and provided, including quality kitchenware, beautiful linen and a pantry full of cooking ingredients and nice-to-haves. Jean was a very welcoming host. We can't wait to come back.
Owner's reply
Thank you,we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us and look forward to seeing you again.
M.Salter
Stayed December 2014
Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable accommodation,right next door to the Rawhiti caves which are Fantastic and well worth the walk. So close to Takaka and a good base for many day trips around Golden Bay. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and we were... Read more
Owner's reply
Thank you so much for your kind review,pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable accommodation,right next door to the Rawhiti caves which are Fantastic and well worth the walk. So close to Takaka and a good base for many day trips around Golden Bay. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and we were made very welcome by our hosts. There was everything there that we needed, and more. What is the down side? Only having to leave!
Owner's reply
Thank you so much for your kind review,pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
KrisD
Stayed October 2014
We stayed for 2 nights in October and it really was not long enough. If you have had enough of the rat race and are in dire need of getting away from it all, then Rocky Ridge Cottage is the place for you. It's new and immaculate, and... Read more
Owner's reply
Thank you for your comments, we look forward to seeing you again
We stayed for 2 nights in October and it really was not long enough. If you have had enough of the rat race and are in dire need of getting away from it all, then Rocky Ridge Cottage is the place for you. It's new and immaculate, and spotlessly clean. It has every modern convenience including wifi (and great sheets on the bed!), but it's tranquil and you feel like you are a long way from anywhere. In the morning all you can hear is birdsong and (during our stay) the lambs. Jean and Dave are fantastic hosts, they'll be there in a flash if you need them but you won't see them otherwise. This would also be an excellent, safe place for solo travellers. I highly recommend it, and will definitely be a repeat visitor.
Owner's reply
Thank you for your comments, we look forward to seeing you again
Luhill
Stayed October 2014
I had the pleasure of staying at this cottage during my trip to Golden Bay. It is perfectly located in a private corner of the foot hills with an amazing view and also conveniently located close to some of the 'must see' attractions... Read more
Owner's reply
Thank you for your kind review and look forward to seeing you again.
I had the pleasure of staying at this cottage during my trip to Golden Bay. It is perfectly located in a private corner of the foot hills with an amazing view and also conveniently located close to some of the 'must see' attractions like the Rawhiti caves. The owners clearly take great pride in the property as evident by the immaculate condition of the cottage and it's surrounding garden. The owners were so friendly and helpful I felt compelled to come leave this review.
Owner's reply
Thank you for your kind review and look forward to seeing you again.
jasehilden
Stayed October 2014
Immaculately presented property , that caters for your every need.
Set in true Native New Zealand bush.
Stunning views and fantastic hosts.
We loved our stay in tranquility and will stay again.
Owner's reply
Thank you so much.
Immaculately presented property , that caters for your every need.
Set in true Native New Zealand bush.
Stunning views and fantastic hosts.
We loved our stay in tranquility and will stay again.
Owner's reply
Thank you so much.
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