Shady Rest

Shady Rest 139 Commercial Street, Takaka, Golden Bay view on map
Shady Rest
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Welcome to Shady Rest in beautiful, sunny Golden Bay, at the top of New Zealand's South Island. If you are looking for an elegant but homely spot in Takaka township, then this is the place for you.

Shady Rest is the hundred-year-old grand historic doctor's residence situated on Takaka's main street, set back from the road amongst tall and beautiful native trees.

Shady Rest features three Double En-Suite rooms, two Double Rooms, each with a private bathroom, and one single room, as well as a cozy TV lounge, use of our fully equipped kitchen and all the Bed and Breakfast comforts you'd expect.

We offer a generous cooked breakfast to suit your tastes, cups of tea, relaxing ambience and the perfect base from which to explore Golden Bay's friendly community and breathtaking natural beauty.

There is ample off-street parking, riverside BBQ area and an open fire for the winter.

For a tranquil spot to spend quiet moments, you can sit beside the stream at the end of our garden. Don't be too surprised if the resident ducks and eels come to join you for a snack.

At the end of the day, put your feet up, enjoy a glass of wine and soak in our luxury outdoor bath.

Staying at Shady Rest will make your holiday in this paradisiacal corner of New Zealand a truly rewarding experience.
Whether you are on a family holiday or business, you will be well looked after by your host Mark.

  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Board Games
  • Breakfasts
  • Check-out Time: 11:00am
  • Clothesline
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • DVD Player
  • Eftpos
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • High Speed wireless internet
  • Highchair
  • In-house movies
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge Area with Fireplace
  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Off street
  • Serviced Rooms Daily
  • Shower Facilities
  • Sky TV
  • Toilet Facilities
  • TV Room
  • Weddings
  • Wheelchair Access
Shady Rest
  • The shady Rest was super comfortable, friendly and the team were very hospitable 5
    ROSEMARY FIELDING - Feb 12, 2019 (Stayed Feb 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks for your review , i'm glad to hear you enjoyed it here Thanks . Mark.
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  • Perfect 5
    CLAUDE TALBOT - Mar 22, 2016 (Stayed Feb 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you Claude for your positive review . It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and i hope the rest of your New Zealand holiday gave you the same experience. Regards Mark
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Shady Rest
  • Wonderful old house, nice and comfortable room, yummy breakfast, loveley garden with barbie and pizza oven... Simply a perfect place with a great host, thx mark!. 5
    MATTHIAS BROCK - Feb 2, 2016 (Stayed Jan 2016) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks for the kind words Matthias, it was a pleasure to share your company and i am glad that you enjoyed this place. Its a real lift to hear it. Thank you Mark
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Shady Rest
  • Very comfortable room with brilliant bathroom. Mark was an excellent host who served a very good breakfast too. 5
    SEAN TRENGROVE - Mar 6, 2015 (Stayed Feb 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you for your review Sean. It was a pleasure to accommodate you and Di and its a real lift for me to read such kind words. I Hope to see you both again , Best Regards Mark.
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Shady Rest
  • Great Breakfast, nice big room with a big bed, friendly very helpful hosts. Slightly over priced? 4
    CAROLINE - Feb 17, 2010 (Stayed Feb 2010) Travelbug verified review

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