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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the cute cottage. Fantastic views and was very well appointed. Great host, crisp linen, homemade bread and muesli. And to top it all off - an out side bath in the wilderness! Russell offered us very useful tips on what to do in the area. Fantastic and very private! Go check it out.

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Russell F, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you, the outdoor bath is a little gem, glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Herons Rest. Kind Regards More 

Big Bear Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I rented the twin room, with ensuite, for 2 nights and it was utterly perfect! Russell was an extremely attentive and accommodating host. He treated me like a treasured friend. He was very relaxed and easy to talk to. He truly made me feel like it was my home away from home. He is quite a talented cook, and served... More 

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Russell F, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Apologies for not responding sooner, busy with bookings, thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay at Herons Rest. Kind Regards More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights. We booked a few months ago but found that new owners had taken over so from the previous reports had big shoes to fill. Found the place small especially since we were a family of 4 (2 teenage girls). The kitchen and bathroom especially were tiny and cramped. The views were great amongst the... More 

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Russell F, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. More 

Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We were delighted to be able to return to enjoy the hospitality of our hosts in this interesting and beautiful area. The accommodation is cosy and comfortable with all the facilities provided, and the views over the bay and the river are amazing. It is a convenient place to stay to visit the area and we received very helpful information... More 

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Vostok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

During our New Zealand trip we stayed 2 nights at Heron's Rest. The cottage is quite spacious, clean and has all you need to spend a great time. Breakfast is available for 10 NZD extra per person and was freshly prepared as well as delicious. The hosts are wonderful and very warmhearted! They help you with everything you need. The... More 

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scotland307, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you in the near future Angus and Maureen More 

Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent two nights at Heron's Rest in February 2014. It is a bit out on a limb, but well worth the journey over Takaka Hill. Angus and Maureen were perfect hosts, and the accommodation was extremely well equipped and comfortable. However, the owners intimated that they wouldn't be at Heron's Nest for ever, so go while you can!

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scotland307, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Great to hear from you Nigel and Lois. We so enjoyed your company and would hope, one day, to meet up with you again - either here or there. We saw Evie and Bob at an enjoyable Pacific Island concert they'd put on in Motueka and, on that note, hope that your folk group, "Tangled Roots" is still going strong.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband, adult son and I spent one night in mid-March 2014 in the "2 bedroom cottage". We arrived after dark. We were able to find Gibbs Rd. without difficulty but had a very difficult time specifically locating Heron's Rest. The description stated "2 bedroom cottage" but rather than 2 separate bedrooms, the cottage had 2 twin beds located off... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Sorry you were here for such a short time because it would have been nice to get to know you better ... especially as you were horse-riders! More 

Kingsville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

A spacious 2 bedroom cottage with well stocked kitchen, nice eating area and secluded deck. Very comfortable bed and nice and quiet. Located on the hillside, it offers fantastic views of Collingwood and Golden Bay. There is a cute outdoor tub tucked in the trees as well as a nice walkway down to the village. We did have a little... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Hi glad you enjoyed your stay.Hot water problem solved, Hope to see you again in the near future More 

Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Jeannie and I stayed in the cottage: - Peace, quiet, a cocoon of greenery, all kinds of space, plus a 2nd room for our "stuff" - Looks over the ocean, plus a huge bath hot-tub hidden in the foliage a dozen steps downhill - Is surrounded by trees and bountiful flower and vegetable gardens, on a hillside - Two excellent... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

We enjoyed your company and it was great that you took advantage of our wonderful area. Happy riding More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed at Heron's Rest in late December and had a lovely time. The house is in a fantastic location which has views over the bay and beaches. Only a short stroll down to the town where they have a number of local shops. Angus and Maureen (and Mammi) were very accommodating and friendly. They had a great deal of... More 

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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for comments hope to see you in our area again Angus and Maureen More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quite elevated location. Sea ,estuary and mountain views. Self contained Cottage nestled in Tree Tops ; sleeps up to four. Full continental breakfast on request ... more   less 

Additional Information about Heron's Rest

Address: Gibbs Road | Golden Bay, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Collingwood
Price Range: $83 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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