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Accommodation Facilities and Features The accommodations all have king size beds facing out to the beach. These beds can be split to two singles.

"Adrift in Golden Bay" luxury accommodation has been developed by the Hampson family as one New Zealand's premier beachfront resorts, it is situated in roughly 1 Ha (10,000 square metres) of landscaped gardens which encourages an abundance of native birds and lends itself to the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. View our beachfront retreat site plan

  • Two types of beachfront accommodation are available at "Adrift": our fully self-contained, luxury, 1-bedroom cottages and our self-contained studio.
  • All accommodations are serviced daily and include a daily hamper of breakfast provisions.
  • All accommodations look out over the clear, blue, sheltered waters of Golden Bay.
  • Our Honeymoon and Beachfront Cottages and our Studio are all roughly 30 metres from our private, safe, sandy beach. The Beach View Cottages are 50 metres further inland allowing each accommodation a very spacious ambience.
  • Careful planning and landscaping has maintained guest privacy in each accommodation; each unit has its own path down to the beach, except the Beach View Cottages which share a path.
  • The lack of noise pollution is vital to the peaceful ambience, therefore Adrift accommodation caters only for adults and children over 12 years of age. As a small, quiet eco-resort Adrift provides kayaks but does not encourage motorised water or beach craft. The closest public road is 1 km away so there is no road noise. All heating has been chosen to be totally silent in operation, so as not to distract from natural, restful sounds of the birds, waves and trickling stream. In summer, sea breezes and ceiling fans provide natural air-conditioning.

    COTTAGES:
  • Adrift Accommodation has five luxury, 1-bedoom holiday cottages: One Honeymoon Cottage, two Beachfront Cottages and two Beach View Cottages all opened in stages since December 2005.
  • All of the cottages are of the same design and have the same facilities.
  • They are designed as a luxurious accommodation for two, but with the addition of a double sofa-bed in the living room, can accommodate a third person.
  • Privacy has been a major design consideration. With this in mind, the cottages have no side windows and each deck is screened from the deck of the adjacent cottage. The rear of each cottage has a private courtyard.
  • Each cottage has one bedroom with a split-king bed which faces out to the beach through a large, bi-fold window.
  • The spacious open-plan living room has bi-fold doors which open outdoors to join the living room and deck.
  • LCD Television, DVD player and Ipod/ MP3 docking station/ speakers.
  • The kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, fridge & gas hob.
  • For alfresco catering, a gas barbecue is situated in each cottages courtyard.
  • "Space is the new luxury". The cottages have a large indoor floor area (45 square metres), a (20 square metre) outdoor deck which overlooks the beach and an enclosed courtyard (37 sq. metres) at the rear, giving you more than 100 square metres (1000 sq.ft) of personal space in each cottage plus a minimum of 200 sq. metres of private lawn in front of the cottage. View our beachfront cottages floor plan.
  • The floors are solid Eucalyptus; the ceilings have exposed Douglas Fir rafters. The ceilings themselves are Lawson Cyprus, which give off a beautiful fragrance. All woods are plantation grown- we have avoided using native timbers -see our "Environment" section on our website.
  • Each of the Honeymoon and Beachfront Cottages has it's own path down our private, sandy beach, the Beach View Cottages share a separate path.
  • The bathrooms all have a luxury, double, hydrotherapy 18-jet spa bath, shower, heated towel rail and under-floor heating.
  • All cottages have unlimited hot water and are well insulated (the Beach View Cottages are double glazed).
  • Quality bed linen, bath & beach towels and fluffy bath robes.
  • Included in the price is a daily breakfast hamper of provisions for either a continental or a cooked breakfast.

    CHOOSING YOUR COTTAGE:
  • All the cottages are the same design and size.
  • All have views over the beach and Golden Bay and the deck of each cottage gets the sun from sunrise or early morning to mid afternoon.
  • The Honeymoon and Beachfront cottages all have an expansive view. View of Golden Bay from the Honeymoon Cottage. View of Golden Bay from one of the Beachfront Cottages.
  • The view of the beach from the Beach View Cottages is excellent but a little more restricted than the view from the Beachfront cottages. View of Golden Bay from one Beach View Cottage. View of Golden Bay from the second Beach View Cottage.
  • They are built on the opposite banks of a small stream where it flows out onto the beach and are therefore quite private from one another and from our house and the Studio. View our beachfront retreat site plan
  • The Honeymoon Cottage (Cottage 1) is more isolated (which is why we called it the Honeymoon Cottage) and probably has the most stunning view.
  • The Beach View Cottages are elevated for a good view of the water and are nestled on each side of the spring-fed, year-round stream which runs through the property.
  • You can view which cottages are available for the dates you would like to stay on the on-line booking page.

    STUDIO:
  • A self-contained accommodation (but no kitchen), the Studio is a purpose built addition to our home, opened in 2003 but refurbished in 2009. Our studio accommodation has the following features:
  • Comfortable, tastefully decorated studio (25 square metres)
  • A polished hardwood floor and hand-crafted, locally-made furniture.
  • Fully equipped, handicap accessible.
  • Super-king bed, specially designed and locally crafted to not only be comfortable, but to allow a good view out to sea so you can watch the sun rise over Golden Bay!
  • Bed converts to two full-size single beds if necessary.
  • The Studio is electrically heated so as not to distract from natural, restful sounds of the birds, waves and flowing stream.
  • Our Studio caters for up to two people only.
  • A tiled ensuite bathroom with a thermostatically-controlled shower, heated towel rail, bathroom heater and quality fixtures.
  • Private entrance and deck (16 square metres).
  • Original art works.
  • "Quiet zone" sound insulated walls.
  • Television and DVD player.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities, toaster and fridge but no kitchen.
  • An outdoor gas barbecue.
  • Daily room service.
  • Quality linen including 4 towels per person.
  • Included in the price is a daily breakfast hamper of provisions for a continental breakfast.

    ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (free-of-charge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • In-room broadband internet service (Wi-Fi hotspot).

    To enable you to enjoy our wonderful outdoor surroundings and sunny climate (Nelson area has the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand) we also have at no extra charge.
  • Single and double Kayaks (canoes) and a stand-up paddle board for you to enjoy our sheltered waters.

  • Rural setting on our 10 acre farm which includes the beach right down to the high tide mark.
  • Quiet; the nearest public road is 1 km away and the beach is deserted for most of the year.
  • Non-smoking, but guests may smoke outdoors.

    One of the comments in our visitor's book.....
    WOW! I'm so glad I chanced upon your place amongst the many available in Golden Bay from what I've seen, I couldn't have picked better. WONDERFUL setting, comfortable bed, delicious homemade granola and fruit, friendly, interesting and relaxed hosts I'm just afraid that the next time I try to book, you'll tell me the waiting list is a mile long!

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