Marahau Retreat, Abel Tasman

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Entire chalet hosted by Anna

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Gorgeous elevated sea view location with amazing views & a huge variety of activities in the area including walking, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, horse riding, cafes, crafts & markets.

Our sea view Chalet is just a 15-20 minute walk (2-3 min drive) down to the Abel Tasman Park entrance and makes a great location for those wanting retreat space but close to the action . There are many stunning places to visit in the area. Upon booking you will receive lots of local area info.

The space
The Location and Land:
Marahau Retreat sits on 15 acres of land, much of it regenerating bush. It's a peaceful setting…abundant in nature, close to rivers and the sea with an amazing choice of activities and stunning places to visit in the area. A gorgeous location for those wanting retreat space and or a base for outings. Many of our visitors wish they had booked for longer! On the property is a mountain fed gully stream and the climate is lovely. Warm to hot in summer, winter is cold but stunning with few people, very quiet and quite special; spring and autumn are absolutely delightful and bursting with colour. The surrounding nature feels soft and lush but of course dryer in the hot season. Rain here is a truly wonderful experience.

Set on a rise in Marahau Valley, Marahau Retreat is next to the Abel Tasman National Park. The park's entrance is an enjoyable 15 minute walk down the road and we have fabulous elevated views over the Park, Marahau beach front and river. Sunrise is spectacular! Moon and starry nights equally spectacular!

The Energy: A major part of Marahau Retreat is the energy of the land itself which is peaceful yet vibrant…..all encompassing....healing...actually it feels quite timeless, a great zone to enter during your stay in this remarkable part of the world....sometimes it honestly feels like being in another time and place…

Accommodation: Our Sea View Chalet is basic but chic with some of the best views in Marahau and has just been freshly painted throughout. It's a lovely walk down the road to the Abel Tasman Park entrance, beaches, water taxis, kayak operators, paddle boards, local store, cafes etc. The covered deck has elevated views over the ocean, Fisherman Island, Marahau River and Abel Tasman National Park.

The Chalet is an old cottage which was moved onto the land by previous owners. Guests say it's super relaxing and they sleep well. Everything is rustic and casual but appealing with details like quality linens on the bed and eco friendly soap choices in the bathroom. You are surrounded by nature, so there are insects about, birdsong, amazing energy and gorgeous views. The Chalet has a deck and contains a separate bedroom with a queen size bed, a kitchen living area with basic cooking facilities (electric oven & hob), fridge, dining table and sofas with double sofa bed option for twin share or extra person bookings. Please note that if you want the 2nd bed made up then you will need to book for a "third person" which cost $30 extra per night. Bathroom is very simple with a shower, toilet, heated towel rail and vanity. Laundry washing/drying machine facilities are accessible from the back door in a simple concrete floor lean to. In the kitchen you will find a selection of teas, coffee, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar and our honey. Also in summer there is a herb garden by the Chalet. Please note that the wifi is rural based and can be slow sometimes but generally we have no problem using it.

Where you'll sleep

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1 queen bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

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Free parking on premises
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Dryer
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace
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Where you’ll be

Marahau, Tasman, New Zealand

Marahau is in an extraordinary location right at the entrance to the Abel Tasman, New Zealand's most popular National Park. With stunning beaches and parks all around there are endless activities in the area and many within 10-75 minute's drive including walking, kayaking, paddle boarding, nature reserves, canyoning, caves, fishing, cycling, cafes, arts-crafts and wine trails, markets and beautiful natural scenery abounds! The vibe is relaxed, free and happy.

Hosted by Anna

  1. Joined in March 2013
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We are a Kiwi and French couple with children in their twenties who visit from time to time.Living on the property with us are chooks, 2 adorable pug dogs and a beautiful cat named Hebe. Sylvain runs a food export business and is also a keen beekeeper and potter, Anna runs Soul/Meditation retreats on our property and is a painter and writer. We both love animals, nature environments and travel.
We are a Kiwi and French couple with children in their twenties who visit from time to time.Living on the property with us are chooks, 2 adorable pug dogs and a beautiful cat named…

During your stay

Hosts Anna and Sylvain live on the property and can help with information and advice.. English and French are spoken. Anna also runs private Soul/Meditation/Relaxation retreats and can offer Airbnb guests meditation and other services. If you are interested in this please ask Anna for more info.
Hosts Anna and Sylvain live on the property and can help with information and advice.. English and French are spoken. Anna also runs private Soul/Meditation/Relaxation retreats an…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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