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“Short stay but well worth it”
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Heron's Rest
Ranked #4 of 6 Collingwood B&B and Inns
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Short stay but well worth it”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

My partner and I recently spent one night at the Heron's Rest after doing the Farewell Spit tour. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and private. The outside bath under the trees was a real treat. Maureen was a lovely hostess with a great sense of humour (sadly we missed out on meeting Angus!) We will definitely need to return and stay longer, and will highly recommend to friends. Just a short walk from Collingwood but so quiet and peaceful.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
It was great to have you stay. We hope you will come back for a longer stay in the near future
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Heron's Rest, Collingwood, Golden Bay and would highly recommend both Collingwood and Heron's Rest as an ideal spot to explore Golden Bay. Angus and Maureen made us extremely welcome and even before our arrival helped us with advice and a booking for the Cape Farewell Lighthouse Trip. The accommodation is self contained and private and has lovely views over the inlet and bay. The cottage is original 'retro" and is spotlessly clean, with lovely linen and towels etc and we had a generous and delicious breakfast provisions delivered each day. We ended up eating in as my husband had caught lots of salmon at the salmon farm so we didn't sample the local hotel for dinner.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank's for the review. It was good to catch up with you both in Nelson. Hope you enjoyedthe rest of your stay in NZ
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Heron's Rest is the perfect place if you are looking for a peaceful spot to get away from it all and unwind. We stayed for 2 nights and had a wonderful stay. Details below:

Location: Located in Collingwood, walking distance to Collingwood's tavern, restaurant, and main street. There is a walking path from the property that brings you right to the centre. The cabin is literally located in the trees with a view of the sea. When we first arrived Angus was a huge help in mapping out all the area walks, activities and restaurants. We fully intended on getting going straight away but were taken aback by the hundreds of singing birds that live on or near the property. It was great to just sit on the sunny deck listen to the birdsong.

Room: fully equipped with everything you could need. It includes a queen bed in the main area and two single beds in the back room. The small kitchen is perfect for the traveller and coffee (as well as yummy cookies) were included. There is a private outdoor soaker bathtub for guest use and I enjoyed a nice hot bubble bath with a bunch of birds tweeting around me!

Hosts: Angus and Maureen are lovely and we were very happy to have met them and had the opportunity to share in conversation. Booking was problem free and I even ended up messing up my dates and they were very accomodating. Angus also does some very nice pottery and I had a hard time deciding which piece to take home with me.

Overall: if you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway (off the 'beaten' tourist track) then I highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Hi Thanks for your kind words we certainly enjoyed having you stay and hope you will be back some day
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had a truly relaxing stay in the beautiful cottage, so quiet and peaceful surrounded by trees and close to the beach. Angus was the perfect host and his home made breakfasts are unbelievable. His knowledge and advice on what to do and see in the area was a great bonus, we did some amazing walks that we would have otherwise missed. thank you for giving us a place that enabled us to get rid of all the stress.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thanks for coming to stay . We hope you come and stay with us again
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Christchurch
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We had a wonderful stay in this really peaceful scenic location. The room has wonderful views out over the town and the sea. The hosts were so helpful with what to see and do, particularly as the weather was a bit iffy so they would suggest things that would keep us out of the bad weather but still allow us to explore the area. The homemade muesli is a must try and I am kicking myself for not getting the recipe! A handy path from the house leads you right into the middle of Collingwood, and a torch is provided for your return trip should it be dark.
Great place, would stay again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Enjoyed you company and your energy. You certainly packed a lot in during your stay. Glad we could advise
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Australia
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in this very peaceful region. The cabin was beautifully located and private. Very nice deck with a view to the sea, nicely decorated and with a great big outdoor bathtub amid the trees and the birds. The host were very welcoming and allow you as much privacy as you want while being very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very nice as well and can be had in the cabin or in the main house. This was probably our most enjoyable stay in all of NZ. Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
We enjoyed your company and you certainly had a good look at all the Bay has to offer . Your tips on Samoa are very useful. Happy travels
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Collingwood is well of the main track for the average tourists to stay. Not much there but a wonderful setting with lots to see around. Your hosts will give you all the details. The accomodation was excellent. Your own little piece of heaven surrounded by trees. The "bathroom" is quite unique and separate from the main accomodation, more suited to the summer months. A barbie is available for you to eat outside overlooking the sea. A wonderful setting with very friendly hosts.
Don't forget to visit the local chocolate "factory"

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Angus S, Owner at Heron's Rest, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thanks for your kind comments. We hope to see you again.
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Property: Heron's Rest
Address: Gibbs Road, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Collingwood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Collingwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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