The Space- Spacious (85 square metres), light and roomy with old world charm.
- A piece of history - a solid substantial building.
- Centrally located, ideal for foraying out to the dozens of sights and attractions.
Golden Bay is a mecca for tourists, travellers and holiday makers and justly famed for its varied attractions including: Art hub, magnificent beaches, good fishing, stunning scenery plus world class walks and tramps - to name a few.
Attracted by the beauty of the district many artists, both foreign and domestic, have chosen to make it their home.
It is also the 'Green' capital of the country with, per capita, more people voting 'Green' than anywhere else in NZ.
Golden Bay has the good fortune to be blessed with some of the highest sun-shine hours in the country.
The accommodation offered is one of two flats/apartments on the top floor of the two-storey Art Bank. Formerly the BNZ building, acquired in 2013, it has recently undergone extensive renovation.
This beautiful building, for many of the locals their favourite in a town that has retained most of its lovely old buildings, also happens to be the tallest structure in Takaka. It opened in January 25th. 1915 so has recently celebrated its centenary with one very big party!
Constructed of reinforced concrete on a concrete base it has external walls of over a foot thick which provides excellent sound-proof qualities. Therefore, though it is right in the middle of town and wonderfully handy to everything, one can rest assured of being able to have a good nights sleep.
Looking forward to welcoming you. Guest AccessThe apartment is yours entirely.
Access to the main street is by the path alongside the building.
There is a hideaway quiet, sunny nook on the downstairs veranda (attached to the Art Bank) which you're at liberty to use - smoking permitted.
Laundry downstairs, free of charge, no dryer, clothesline only.
Extra toilet and shower also available downstairs. Interaction with GuestsI live in the house next door, if you need anything or have any questions just come through the gap in the fence to the yellow house to find me.
Otherwise, guest privacy is fully respected. The NeighborhoodCentral location in middle of hippy/hipster/farmer town.
Public park and memorial garden next door with children's playground and skateboard park behind.
Village Market on every Saturday (in Summer) 50 meters from your door.
Stroll to cafes, restaurants, pub and cinema.
Five minute stroll to the beautiful Takaka river. Getting AroundNo public transport in Golden Bay. Shuttle bus daily Nelson/Takaka return.
Bicycles available - no charge.
Many people hitch hike to get around - there are designated HH stands. Other Things to NoteThirty stairs to reach apartment with U-turn landing half way up.
Loft bed in second bedroom not suitable for children under ten years - platform and ladder 2.3 metres high.
Building has been deemed a potential earthquake risk.
Top quality water on tap from private bore.