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Takaka Hill Home with a View

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Takaka Hill Home with a View

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 private bath
Sparkling clean10 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience94% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Our home is situated on Takaka Hill also known as Marble Mountain, with easy access to Golden and Nelson Bays as well as access to our own 97 acres of Beech forest with private tramping tracks of various grades that lead into Kahurangi National Park. The guest accommodation is a quiet, private wing of the main house, with its own private dining area with microwave and toaster, two separate bedrooms with a Queen and 2 x King Single beds and a separate spacious bathroom.


Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years) - We love children however the property is not set up for babies and toddlers.
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM


18 Reviews

Amanda User Profile
May 2018
Charmaine’s place is stunning and remote. If you’re looking for a great escape it’s really wonderful and well situated amongst the many trails and sites of the region.
Melissa User Profile
May 2018
The host canceled this reservation 173 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Stéphane User Profile
April 2018
Very good host, welcoming. You won't be disappointed, they'll give you a lot of tips. Beautiful place, quiet and good location in Abel Tasman.
Rachel User Profile
April 2018
Charmaine a d Norman are tboughtful, friendly, knowledgeable hosts. Their place is beautiful and quiet, a bit off the tourist track but so worth the drive. We enjoyed their spotlessly clean space, comfortable beds, and beautiful setting. Definitely recommend.
Tiina User Profile
April 2018
This is a hidden gem! The hosts were very helpful and friendly, and the house was wonderfully clean. The room had a nice info booklet about the place, including useful hints on where to go (can warmly recommend Harwood hole and Ngarua caves, that are close by). The hosts would’ve…
Charmaine User Profile
Response from Charmaine:
You and your friends are welcome to stay any time and next time we can do dinner :-) Regards Charmaine & Norman
April 2018
Anne User Profile
March 2018
Well appointed accommodation with amazing view of the Richmond ranges. Very quiet, lots of reading material and good advice from Charmaine and Norm.
Linda User Profile
March 2018
Beautiful home in a lovely setting. Views of the garden and mountains beyond from the private dining area. Charmaine and Norman made us most welcome and were good to chat to.
Charmaine User Profile
Response from Charmaine:
Hi Linda, thank you for your private feedback, I have changed the kitchenette to microwave and toaster. We thought about letting the rooms separately but the feedback we received when market testing was that few guests would want to share the dining and bathroom facilities It also means guests can use the spare room if needed during their stay. Kind regards Charmaine
March 2018

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Takaka Hill, New ZealandJoined in January 2015
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18 Reviews
During a Permaculture Design certificate course my husband Norman and I completed in 1999 we had to describe each other to the course participants. He described me as "energetic" which got a lot of laughs, he is right I am full of energy! Norman is calm, quiet, highly intelligent…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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