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Adrift in Golden Bay

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52 Tukurua Road, Takaka 7172, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautifully appointed private cottages with everything you need for a relaxing stay, right down to beach towels in a kete. We couldn't get a beachfront cottage as they were booked out, but didn't feel that we missed out at all with our garden cottage with beautiful landscaping and a wee view of the sea. Nice to have kayaks and sup... More 

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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great 2 days at Adrift. Our chalet was clean and comfortable and right on the beach. Perfect for swims and walks. Thanks to Gordon for making some very helpful suggestions on places to visit and eat and otherwise being a very congenial host. Also appreciated Bess's ample breakfast hampers and John for waiting up for our late... More 

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Catskill, NY
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we've stayed at Adrift, and we're already plotting our return. Pefectly equipped chalets, three of them a few feet from the ocean, with unimpeded views of grass, sand, and water make you wonder if ever leaving would be such a good idea. The owners, who are charming, bring a basket of breakfast goodies every day... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just completed a 6 night stay at Adrift that was utterly peaceful and rejuvenating (we kept extending our stay....couldn't leave!!) The cottages are impeccably clean and inviting, with fully stocked, compact kitchens, comfy beds with beautiful linens, robes, super large jacuzzi tubs, lavender bath products, and much more. The daily breakfast hamper is delicious, with three... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights and it's beautifully located with beach access. It's a long stretch of quiet beach and we made some great use of the SUP available to guests. It was windy a lot though and the beach is tidal which means can be a bit of a track to get into the water at times. There... More 

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Pershore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Adrift is beautiful and such an easy place to be - everything is provided and the cottages are private and self-contained so that you can do all your own food if you want to. Breakfast comes in a basket each day fresh fruit, home made yoghurt, croissants and home made preserves, and juice. Or eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adrift wow spectacular host and beautiful property ,we had stayed there for 2 nights at the beach cottage the view was out of the world our cottage was meteres away from the beach ..loved the breakfast basket in the morning we are defentily going to come back .

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed over New Year for 4 nights. You would think you were the only ones there as it is peaceful and private. We had a beachfront cottage and loved it. Breakfast provisions were excellent, varied and quality products. We had access to the washing machine after 5 pm. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything required. We even... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Wow!! Seriously gorgeous and your home away from home in New Zealand -- Adrift packs it all in: romance, breathtaking scenery, sheer comfort and unbelievable value. Proprietors Bess and Gordon make you feel welcomed pampered and cared for -- like coming home to mom and dad for thanksgiving. Each cabin is beautifully appointed and offers total privacy. You literally have... More 

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Adrift is a special retreat, we stayed in a beach front cottage that ticked all the boxes. The amenities were well considered and we wanted for nothing. Luxurious and soul soothing. We will visit again.

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