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“Perfect place to relax”
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Rocky Ridge
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21 reviews
Outdoor enclosed deck
Rocky Ridge
View of Kahurangi National Park
Enjoy an outdoor bath
Hill view
Enjoy a wine at the breakfast bar
View from lounge
BBQ,Breakfast Bar,Fire
View from carport
Carport
Sea view
Great cloud formation
Amazing sunset from cottage
View of the sea from the cottage
Morepork
Tui
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

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Excellent - based on 21 reviews
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stuart122...
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect place to relax”
Reviewed April 16, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Thanks Jean for the use of your brilliant cottage. Rocky Ridge is perfectly positioned to explore Golden Bay and Abel Tasman., Takaka is nearby for fabulous meals in a variety of inexpensive places.
The cottage is extremely well appointed and very comfortable. It is clear a great deal of thought and care has gone into making your stay a memorable experience. Surrounded by nature and an abundance of views in all directions. A perfect place to relax and unwind.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Sep 2, 2015
Thank you for staying with us, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you here again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Louise313
Basye, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“First-class holiday cottage”
Reviewed March 3, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Rocky Ridge has totally spoiled us! We have stayed in many cottages in NZ and the UK over the years, but this place is the best so far. The location, with its almost 360 degree views, is amazing. The cottage itself feels brand new, with high-quality touches, from the comfy beds to the luxurious bed linens and towels. The kitchen is fully equipped with the highest quality cookware we have ever seen in a rental. The strong wifi and nice TVs kept us entertained in the evenings after long days exploring and walking in this wonderful part of the South Island. Jean was so nice to deal with. We stayed eight days and really did not want to leave.

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Liked best: The views and the quality of the place as a whole
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 4, 2015
Thank you for choosing to stay with us,we are pleased you enjoyed your stay,

we loved meeting you,hope we see you again.
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lisa_payn...
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
“Stunning Location with all the comforts plus more”
Reviewed February 20, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Fabulous cottage in a very special place. The cottage is lovely and the facilities are amazing. Very friendly landlords. Just loved our stay and wanted to stay longer.

Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 4, 2015
Thank you for your review,look forward to seeing you again.
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JanineC29...
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect score”
Reviewed February 3, 2015 for a stay in 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. 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.

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 4, 2015
Thank you, it was a pleasure to have you here.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dennis_Tr...
Frankfurt, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Remote Hideout behind the "Rocky Ridge"”
Reviewed February 2, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

After staying in the Rocky Ridge cottage for 9 nights it was very difficult to let go.
Not only is the place with everything you may ever need in a self-catering cottage, but also it is loverly situated behind a "Rocky Ridge" ´(so away from anything that may disturb your vacation, exept for the occational bird and sheep to visit) yet with a view over the hilly countryside...wow indeed.
All the same the close Takaka with all shops needed is only 10 Minutes by car while all the sites in Golden Bay are within easy reach as well.
For us indeed the best time we had in our New-Zealand trip!

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Liked best: The view
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 4, 2015
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love for you to come and stay again
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ChezNoodl...
Thailand
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect Getaway!”
Reviewed January 17, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This place is absolutely fantastic. We visited for three nights in early Jan 2015, with our two kids (10 and 8). We have been to NZ many times and stayed in many great places, but this one is second to none. Not high luxury, but great location, absolutely flawless design and outfitting, modern, clean, comfortable . . . cannot say too many good things about it. The kids were able to run around freely and explore the property, while we enjoyed the view and atmosphere. If you want beach access and/or are walking the Tasman Treck, then the location may not be perfect, but even then, the next beach is only a ten-minute drive and even nicer beaches are only about 20 minutes and the entry to the track is about half an hour away, so everything is easily accessible. The cottage is outfitted with every amenity: washing machine, cable TV (I watched the NFL playoffs one morning), all necessary kitchen utensils, spices, cooking oils, cleaning supplies, bathroom supplies etc. The kitchen was absolutely perfect, and cooking with a view of the Tasman hills and the ocean and without having to worry about whether there was a knife for this or a pot for that was great. The lay-out of the cottage is also perfect, not an inch of space wasted, very comfortable beds, cozy living room, wonderful outside deck for eating and relaxing. There is even a fire pit and firewood (as well as matches and lighters -- everything!). And the owner, Jean, is a wonderful hostess, with a lot of knowledge about the area, extremely friendly and flexible. And, of course, the price is fantastic. We cannot recommend the Rocky Ridge Cottage enough. Next time, we will spend even more time here.

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Liked best: The owner; the view; the kitchen and its amenities.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Feb 4, 2015
Thank you so much,we look forward to seeing you again
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Luke H
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Clean, Quiet and Comfortable”
Reviewed October 25, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
2
people found this review helpful

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 (really a must see!). 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.

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Overall condition of the property Bedding & mattresses
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Other facilities & amenities Service
Liked best: Sitting around the fire pit in the garden while watching the sun set.
Liked least: A few mosquitos live in New Zealand :(
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Nov 4, 2014
Thank you for your comments,look forward to seeing you again
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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