Shady Rest


⏰ 0:00 - 24:00

💵 NZ$130 - NZ$155

🌏 139 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110 New Zealand (View map)

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Room type

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Family rooms

Language spoken

English, French

Number of rooms


About us

The Shady Rest is an early 20th century art nouveau doctors residence set amongst mature native trees 5 minutes walk from the centre of Takaka township. This lovely old house has been renovated and is now a luxury Bed and Breakfast establishment with five double rooms and a single room, all rooms (except the single which has a king single bed) have super kingsize latex beds . 3 Are ensuite and 3 have their own private bathrooms . There is a courtyard at the rear of the house with a barbecue and a pizza oven. There is also an out door bath in a private little grotto .

I ultimately try and create a homely atmosphere where guests are able to fully relax and make themselves at home . Having free range of the house including the kitchen and lounge areas as well as the laundry room.

A nicely prepared breakfast is served between seven and ten am but this is also flexible if required. A continental breakfast with fresh fruit ,cereals , eggs and toast is included. A full cooked English style breakfast is also available.

Located in Takaka township gives walking access to restaurants and bars in the town has and is central to all the activities that Golden Bay has to offer.We can arrange and book all of the tours and rentals that you may require to make your experience of Golden Bay fulfilled and memorable.
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⏳ 03-2020

Quirky, comfy, clean, friendly - don't look any further.

We stayed at Shady Rest after walking the Heaphy track and wow what a treat! My goodness if you're a walker then the sight of these newly renovated bathrooms of high quality are gold! I'd believe I was in some high end London hotel - the spa bath was enormous in our room - clinically clean, new and inviting. The bed was grandly adorned with stylish furnishings and seriously comfortable. The room had a view over the back courtyard area with garden with mature trees all around. This is a grand old residence and Mark has taken the opportunity to share some of his cultural heritage upon the walls. Some seriously cool British musical history adorns the stairwell. Those born at a certain age will appreciate this trip down memory lane. Breakfast is awesome, served upon the hugest of locally crafted wooden tables, a true piece of timeless beauty and quality. Every turn there's a marvelous gem! Takaka is quirky and so is this residence, it fits the Takaka vibe perfectly - if you want bland and boring go elsewhere - If you want high cleanliness, comfort, something a little different, truly fitting of the area then Shady Rest is it . We're in our 40's and 50's and we were at breakfast with a lovely elderly female walker whom lived in Nelson and came over the hill from time to time, she reiterated that this was THE PLACE so I'd say Shady Rest caters for all ages in it's taste and appeal. LOVE IT !!!!! WILL BE BACK !!! …
Peter S
⏳ 02-2020

Do not judge a book by its cover

Were do I start? What a wonderful place from walking in the front door to walking out you could not ask for a better place to stay. Mark the owner when above and beyond everything from local knowledge to where to eat. Breakfast. There is everything you could wish for. Mark cooks everything from fresh and scrambled eggs to die for. Would I return YES definitely 100% Thank you mark your place is excellent 12 out of 10
Graeme D
⏳ 02-2020


Stayed 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. House is amazing, large room with very comfy bed. Mark was a great host, cooking amazing scrambled eggs, telling us all the good places to see and even let us do washing. Highly recommended 11/10
Phil J
⏳ 02-2020

One Very Cool House .

We stopped over 2 Nights at this Old Doctors Residence now BnB . Was very good stay big beds big room and very nice breakfast. THANKS. Having not been in Takaka for 50 years its was a nice to be here again .
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