Where to Find Self-Contained Accommodations and Stays with Kitchens in Takaka and Golden Bay
Spruce up your own creations, whether it’s in a spacious kitchen, a cosy kitchenette or with fellow travellers in a communal space, by staying in self-catering accommodation in Golden Bay. We go through your best options to be in charge of your own meals while saving money on food along the way with our list of the best self-catering accommodations in Takaka and the surrounding Golden Bay.
For more food-related tips, accommodations and restaurants in Golden Bay, see The Food Guide to Takaka and discover things to do in between cooking meals in the 20 Best Things to Do in Golden Bay.
1. Patons Rock Beach Villas (Patons Rock)
A boutique stay with just four two-bedroom holiday villas, Patons Rock Beach Villas offers a tranquil self-catering retreat. Each villa accommodates up to four guests and features breathtaking garden views from every window. You’ll have access to a well-equipped kitchen and a fully tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower. What’s more, the villas are a mere 5 minutes’ walk from Patons Rock Beach and 10 minutes’ drive from Takaka. Discover alternative boutique stays in the 12 Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Takaka & Golden Bay.
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2. Mohua Motels (Takaka)
Stay in contemporary motel units at the entrance to Takaka at Mohua Motels. Enjoy the conveniences of a full kitchenette to help keep the meal costs low, hot drinks in your room, unlimited free WiFi, a heatpump/air conditioning unit, Sky TV and more. Studios come in queen, king, balcony and spa bath options, while the one and two-bedroom apartments are best suited for families and groups.
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3. The Rocks Chalets (Takaka)
On the edge of Takaka town, The Rocks Chalets offers a unique set-up with chalets wedged between interesting limestone outcrops. All of the self-contained chalets here sleep up to four guests including the use of the sofa bed yet this place is also a good option for couples. All units have a kitchenette, a barbecue on your private patio, a spacious ensuite shower room and attractive timber interiors. Keep entertained with free WiFi, TVs with DVD players and interesting grounds of gardens and rock formations to explore.
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4. Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast (Takaka)
Stay in the heart of the bohemian town with complementing character and charm at the Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast. Each room of this boutique accommodation has an ensuite or private external bathroom and some have the option to add more beds for groups of up to four. Mingle with other guests in the communal kitchen or have a picnic by the riverside with meals you can prepare on the barbecue or pizza oven. Your stay also includes a generous continental breakfast each morning. See more like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Takaka.
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5. Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park (Pohara)
An excellent and affordable holiday park in Golden Bay featuring self-contained units, Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is located right on Pohara Beach between Takaka and the Abel Tasman National Park. Stay in self-contained cottages with all the essential amenities at your fingertips or one of the units/cabins or camping sites with access to the holiday park’s communal facilities including a kitchen. There are configurations to suit a range of groups, from couples to families of five, while magnificent positions right by the beach.
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6. Collingwood Park Motel (Collingwood)
As you have probably guessed by the name, Collingwood Park Motel is located in Collingwood, bordering the appealing scenery of the Aorere Estuary. The town centre is a couple minutes’ walk from the modern studios, most with water or estuary views. Choose from three different grades of studios, from a split-level studio to a waterfront studio, or choose more space with three bedrooms in the apartment. The rooms themselves are small but are well kitted up with modern decor and fixings, which include a very functional kitchenette. See how this motel compares to the 10 BEST Motels in Takaka & Golden Bay.
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7. The Sandcastle (Pohara)
Enjoy fully self-contained accommodation amidst tranquil gardens at The Sandcastle. Offering a selection of freestanding cottages, this self-catering accommodation has something affordable for couples up to groups of six. The main chalets have a full kitchen and private bathroom facilities, while the Mongolian yurt has shared bathrooms but a unique feel. Enjoy exploring the gorgeous flower gardens with sculptures, make use of the barbecue and pizza oven, play table tennis, use the yoga hall and more. Find this accommodation nestled on the hillside between Takaka and Abel Tasman.
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8. Adrift in Golden Bay (Collingwood)
Experience beachfront luxury combined with the convenience of self-catering at Adrift in Golden Bay. Boasting five self-contained serviced one-bedroom villas, the luxury accommodation provides cooking facilities at your fingertips and delightful breakfast options. Your kitchen includes hot drink-making provisions, like freshly ground organic coffee, milk and teas. Additionally, guests can order one of the breakfast hampers, either provisions to make a continental or cooked breakfast with mostly locally-sourced produce. As for the rooms, you have a beautiful king-sized bed and sea views from your bi-fold windows. Villas have tiled bathrooms with a two-person hydrotherapy spa bath, as well as underfloor heating and local artisan toiletries. For alternative upscale stays, don’t forget to check out the 6 Best Luxury Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.
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9. Adventure B&B (Takaka)
Just outside of Takaka, enjoy an affordable homestay-style B&B experience at Adventure B&B! The B&B, where you’re group are the only guests, has a laidback atmosphere and hosts who are happy to share local tips. A continental breakfast is provided during your stay, while you’re also invited to make yourself at home in the large kitchen for self-catering. The guest rooms consist of a spacious king bed with a private bathroom. There is also the option to add more guests to the booking to sleep up to five people across two bedrooms. Check out more affordable options like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.
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10. Wetland View Park (Anatori)
For travellers wanting to get well and truly off the beaten track, but still bring all their own provisions for self-catering, head to the tranquil retreat of Wetland View Park. Not only do they feature split-level chalets for four to five guests but they offer access to miles of beaches, vivid stargazing, walking tracks through a wetland, and glowworm caves. The chalets are fully self-contained with kitchen and bathroom facilities, as well as a queen bed, two single beds and a gas barbecue on the deck. Guests are also welcome to bring a tent to camp on the lawns if there are more of you. For more group-friendly stays, take a look at the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.
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More About Self-Catering Accommodations in Takaka and Golden Bay
That’s it for our list of the best self-catering accommodations in Takaka and Golden Bay. Don’t miss any of the highlights in Golden Bay by having a look at the following guides:
- 10 Best Things to Do in Takaka
- 19 Epic Natural Attractions in Golden Bay
- The Food Guide to Takaka: Places to Eat & Food Tours
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Guide to Takaka.