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1. April 2016 Lovely property . The house was perfect for our needs and a beautiful garden it was somewhere we will hopefully return.
2. FEB 2016 Beautiful house,location is perfect,easy access to different beaches,amazing views,would highly recommend it to stay at this place.We were a group of 7 and the house was very comfortable,had everything we needed,absolutely fitted our expectations
3.. The Beech House was an amazing place to stay if you are planning to visit the Abel Tasman area. We went on a kayak tour with Wilsons in the Abel Tasman National Park and their meeting point was only 5 minutes from the house. Paul, the host, was very friendly and accommodating. He met us when we arrived and gave us all the information we needed. He even brought us some fresh feijoaâ€™s (fruit) to try. The house was beautiful inside/out and had a very warm, welcoming feeling to it. The views out to Stephens Bay were amazing especially at sunset. You can walk down to the beach from the house as well and Paul even has kayaks for you to use. We only wished we booked more days at the house! Two nights weren't enough to enjoy this little gem.
4. Paul is very relaxed and had everything perfectly set up for our arrival. The host was accessible when needed and was very clear about where everything was located and how to use the various amenities in the home. The house itself is fantastic-- great views of the ocean with the tide coming in and going out, a magical garden and practically a private beach with fun rocks to explore. High quality beds, sheets, and towels. Our only regret was not saving a full day to just relax at the house-- so much to do and see this area, all worthwhile, but be sure to save a day to cook, grill, read and enjoy the space.
5. Paul and his wife have created one of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen in my life! You won't get tired of watching the tide in the bay from the porch/garden or simply enjoy the peace and quietness of this place. There is a private direct access down to the beach and even two kayaks! And Paul was a great host, always accessible for questions. (Not that there was much to ask as the property has everything you need). We had a great time and I can highly recommend it!Tina - February 2015
THE BEECH HOUSE DETAILS: Positioned to enjoy some of the best views in Tasman Bay. The house and garden overlook the lovely Tapu Bay, with access directly from the garden, It's a 1 minute walk via the smugglers cliff path. It's very safe and great for swimming, the bay is tidal here, and quite shallow 2-3 metres deep at high tide, so it warms up beautifully on an afternoon tide. Stephens Bay is a 5 mins walk to the North.The Beech House was totally renovated in 2014. When you tear yourself away from the view at the kitchen sink, you'll find the kitchen is very well equipped with dish washer, built in oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer & microwave. The spacious lounge, has outdoor access to the Sea View Verandah & Entertaining Deck, both have incredible sea views. This house is made for entertaining with a further deck area at the front for all day sun. The French courtyard is perfect for barbecuing & outdoor dining. There are 3 bedrooms on the main ground-floor, then there's a beautiful, polished concrete lower floor, here there's a very private bedroom with queen bed, it is accessed down the feature, driftwood staircase but also has its own large bathroom & external door under the Sea View Verandah. The house is insulated throughout, with heating & air-con, provided by 2 heat pumps and a gas feature fire in the lounge. The house is on mains water with all services. There's also a laundry room.
The golden beaches around the area make it a wonderful place for a beach holiday. If you want a social beach with lots of people & boating action, next to excellent restaurants too, then Kaiteriteri is the place. If it's a quiet beach there are lots to choose from but my favourite is the nearby Stephens Bay, great for families & the soft sand makes excellent sandcastles!.
Then there are the mountains and rivers, as well as the sea, that make this a brilliant location for any outdoor activity adventure.
Kayaking on the Motueka river is popular, but if you want to join the pack, you can venture on a group paddle up the Abel Tasman Park with one of several guided operators from Marahau. There is plenty of biking opportunity too, either the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park with around 30km of trails, or how about biking the Taste Tasman Cycle Trail, just opened in 2014 following along the coast to Nelson, with lots of interesting things to see and places to eat along the way.
If you're into parachuting Motueka is a very popular place to do a tandem skydive. On a clear day the view is stunning, right across the mountains to Golden Bay & Farewell Spit. Of course golf is catered for in Motueka and several other courses within an hours drive.
Last but not least there are stunning natural landscapes that beg exploring, like Riwaka Resurgence, pure water pours from a cave in the Marble Mountain and even more dramatic is Pupu Springs, an even bigger underwater river that emerges near Takaka in Golden Bay just barely an hours drive away. On top of the twisting mountain road that leads over the hill to Golden Bay are some interesting caves, here a guide will take you through to see stalactites & mites along with bones from the extinct flightless Moa birds that fell into the caves centuries ago. 300 metres on from the caves is the gravel road that leads to Canaan Downs (Lord of The Rings Country) at the end of the track is a lovely pathway through mountain beech trees to Harwoods Hole a dramatic 200m deep sink hole. There is much more to see here, but come and see for yourself what an amazing area this is.