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A Room at the Rock—360 degrees of nature
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Nature rules at this fascinating place perched above the cares of the world.

You can be up in the clouds one minute; the next, Tasman Bay, the Motueka Valley and Motueka River are spread out like a carpet with the Nelson Lakes peaks to the south

The house is comfortable and eclectically furnished. You may see weka birds stalking around the manuka and kanuka around the house.

Your host is friendly and helpful. High speed broadband.

Der Wohnraum

A retreat from the everyday world.

A private world way up high

An island of comfort, peace and privacy

A place with epic 360º views of mountain, river and sea

A Room at the Rock

Elevated and private, this new eco-designed home is surrounded by nature on all sides, situated on a rock high above Motueka Valley, with 360º views of mountains, sea and river. Enjoy serenity—and high speed internet.

The simple white room has views to the east and south of mountains and forests. You have full access to the house with polished concrete floors and furnished in an eclectic, slightly retro style with art deco, Japanese pictures and a big NZ Kauri table.

A Room at the Rock is situated at Te Manawa Eco Village at Pangatotara, 11 kms from Motueka and is suitable for one to two persons. The resident wekas (flightless birds that look like kiwis) are frequent visitors and the bellbirds sing every morning around 5am. You'll meet Lily, an eccentric Pekinese-Japanese chin dog...

This is a much-loved place where guests are welcomed as (URL HIDDEN) make yourself completely at home and lounge around in the main living room or sun yourself on the verandahs.

Take a walk through native bush to walk for miles on forestry roads.

You can do your washing, have a bath and try out the awesome flow in the shower.

There is unlimited high speed internet.

There is a place for your perishable food in the low energy fridge and also in the cupboard.

"Come as a visitor, live as a friend, go as family..." I was very taken with this slogan at Yogi's Guest House in Jodphur, India. The manager there was a perfect scream. He was so funny and sweet and made us feel very at home so I like to try and recapture that feeling.

I like to feel that there is a feeling of mutual respect. I will be guided by you as to how much interaction you want with me, the host.

Welcome to this retreat from the working world. You can have as much privacy and cups of tea as you wish to unwind from your travels. You are welcome to take part in what is happening at when you stay: there could be walks up to the forestry, swims in the river, a trip to the Riverside community to collect raw milk...or just enjoying the quietness of this harmonious place.

I searched for a long time to find a home with views, elevated, surrounded by nature on all sides with a community close, but not too close. Six families live on this ridge surrounded by 60ha of regenerating native bush. There is a spirit of cooperation; we share a love of nature and are committed to making our community work as well as possible. This means that we all share in the monitoring of the hydro-electric system and attend working bees monthly. We all have different skills to offer; some are very skills woodsmen and track makers. I offer my cooking skills to make lunch for the others. I also edit and write the Motueka Valley News as a community service.

Pangatotara is hardly a blip on the map. Very few people live here. We are just 11kms from Motueka and within distance of Abel Tasman National Park and the many other beauty spots of the area. One of the best day trips that is close to here is Mt Arthur in the Kahurangi National Park -- keep driving up West Bank Road another 22 kms.

The river valley below used to be a tobacco growing district and this is depicted in paintings by well-known artists Doris Lusk and Colin McCahon.

The winters are fairly mild and the summer temperatures are just right. Being 200 metres about sea level means there can be fresh breezes... even in winter there can be sun all day to bask in.

In general, you need your own transport to reach a room at the rock. The driveway is very steep and can be challenging the first time: it is carved out of rock and is stable but care on corners and low speed (20 kms and under) are essential. If you find the driveway too much, I will collect you from the bottom where you car can be safely parked off the road. There is parking near the house with a short walk to the house.

As we have our own electricity supply, off the grid, we practice sustainable living. We don't use appliances that use a lot of energy like clothes dryers, or electric blankets—you are welcome to a hot water bottle and extra bedding!

When it gets cold, we light the fire which heats the whole house.

Zugang für Gäste

Apart from your room and the use of washing & bathroom facilities (awesome shower flow on gravity feed), you'll be able to store food and cook meals in the main living area. You can lounge on comfortable 'deco era' chairs beside the the wood burning stove and sun yourself on the balconies. We have a big backyard that ends up in the Kahurangi National Park. Further up the road is Mount Arthur that is a highly scenic day trip—Abel Tasman National Park is half an hour's drive away.

Interaktion mit Gästen

I am guided by you as to how much privacy you want and how much conversation.

Weitere wichtige Infos

This home is off the grid using hydro-electric and solar panel power. At some times of the year the power supply is low so we have to be especially careful.

It is important to drive slowly up the driveway.


Ausstattung
Küche
Kostenloser Parkplatz auf dem Grundstück

Hausregeln
Keine Partys oder Veranstaltungen
Nicht sicher oder ungeeignet für Kinder (2–12 Jahre)
Der Check-in ist jederzeit nach 15:00
Check-out bis 11:00

People who know how to be excellent guests don't need rules. Ask if you have a well-behaved dog. Smoking outside is ok.

Außerdem musst du Folgendes beachten:
In diesem Haushalt lebt mindestens ein Hund

Stornierungen

28 Bewertungen

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Nutzerprofil von Michael
März 2015
Super Ausblick, super leckeres Frühstück, sehr schön in der Natur gelegen, gerne wieder
Nutzerprofil von Liz
Antwort von Liz:
Translated this says... "Great view , delicious breakfast, very nice location in nature, happy again." Thank you Michael and Isabel
März 2015

Nutzerprofil von Adrian
Januar 2017
Liz house is amazing, it is beautiful, very well furnished and of course the great view. You will feel very comfortable with Liz, she is extremely sympathetic and attentive. 5* accommodation

Nutzerprofil von Heike
Januar 2015
Wow, what a place. The house is really above it all and the views are fantastic. I could have spent all day there just watching the different cloud formations passing by and all the light changes. For me it was a very inspirationally place and the one with the best host. Liz is a real wonderful person. Very welcoming, very warm-hearted, very compassionate. I felt at home. Really at home. We both loved cooking, we are both quite a bit into spirituality and into nature and learned a lot from each other. And our talks had always this wonderful deepness which I missed quite a while… Thank you so much! The challenges? Well, the driveway is one, but it can be done… And you must love dogs and their hairs… and… yeah, and sometimes mice (but as I learned, they are pretty much everywhere in New Zealand)…. So, just go for it, it's worth every moment and I would always come back!!!!!

Nutzerprofil von Smile
Oktober 2017
very nice and good view, hospitable lady, strongly recommended

Nutzerprofil von Nicholas
Mai 2017
The main problem I found when staying at Liz's was how to stop saying 'wow' all the time. It's about as cool a spot as you could imagine to set up a home. Even close to winter there is pretty much all day sun and the fire makes the house really cosy in the evenings. The road up is actually pretty starightforward; as long as you take it quietly you'll have no issues. Liz herself is excellent company; warm, welcoming and open. I really enjoyed meeting her and felt genuinely lucky to spend time in such an amazing setting. It's really a great place to stay.

Nutzerprofil von Nicolas
Januar 2017
Great stay at LIz's place. Very easy access to the house and the road is not that steep at all. The place was cosy, quiet and peaceful. Great shower, kitchen and dining room. Overall a very relaxing stay in a lovely house with a great view over the Tasman Sea, Motueka and Nelson. Ideal locations to visit the Tasman area. The host was very welcoming and generous with the breakfasts too. 100% statisfaction and I strongly recommend the place for people who want a relaxing time in this gorgeous area!!!

Nutzerprofil von Jade
Januar 2017
Liz was the perfect host! We felt instant at home in her presence. She gave us plenty of space to breathe but also great over-dinner conversation. Beautiful house with two spectacular views, clean and comfy beds. It was everything we could ask for. Thank you Liz - we'll be back for sure!

Motueka Valley, NeuseelandMitglied seit März 2014
Nutzerprofil von Liz
I love sharing the simple and serene life at A Room at the Rock with travellers. It could also be called A Room with A View like the book by the great novelist E.M. Forster. I continue to marvel at being up here in the clouds. It's my pleasure to help travellers feel at home in t…
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