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Ideal for families and larger groups, sleeping up to 27. Pet-friendly

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3 bedrooms
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Overview of Ideal for families and larger groups, sleeping up to 27. Pet-friendly

Entire home

Ideal for families and larger groups, sleeping up to 27. Pet-friendly


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 27

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
Mokihinui, West Coast

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKahurangi National Park44 min drive
  • AirportWestport (WSZ)56 min drive
  • Popular LocationCarters Beach59 min drive
  • Popular LocationBuller Gorge98 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 27
19 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    3 single beds
Bedroom 2
    3 queen beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
    3 single beds

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Ideal for families and larger groups, sleeping up to 27. Pet-friendly

Riverside Holiday home with kitchen and patio
Please note: Vaccination passports will be required for all bookings once the Traffic Light System starts sometime in December. Please only proceed with a booking if you, and everyone in your party that the booking is for, agree to provide proof of vaccination (12 years and over). Proof of vaccination will be asked for when checking in, and those unable to provide a vaccination passport will be turned away-so please only proceed if you're happy with this requirement. We understand this is a sensitive issue, and respect everyone's point of view, but our business is only able to operate if we abide by this government regulation. Thank you for your understanding.

The Rata lodge is situated on an elevated site overlooking the tidal estuary and river meeting the Tasman Sea. The decks off each bedroom offer a great site to watch the famous West Coast sunsets and twilights. The spacious, equipped, shared kitchen and dining room with fireplace, face a backdrop of native forest clad hillside.

This pleasant retreat is ideal for individuals, families and larger groups, sleeping up to twenty-seven.

Our one-thousand acre property is set in surroundings where Aotearoa is as it used to be lush, unspoiled and natural. A slice of paradise. Gentle Annie is an ideal place to get off the beaten track to experience New Zealand's untamed wilderness and truly appreciate the South Island\u2019s West Coast. Bounded by the Tasman Sea, the mighty Mokihinui River and beautiful ancient bush, our seaside accommodation is a peaceful place to relax and enjoy time away from the busy life and provides a great base to explore our stunning region.

Centrally located in the Northern West Coast, Gentle Annie is near places of interest where day trips will get you north to the magnificent Oparara Limestone Arches, the Kahurangi National Park, the Heaphy Track and south to the Chasm Creek and Charming Creek Walkways, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, the Denniston Plateau and the Cape Foulwind Seal Colony. We are on the doorstep of the new Old Ghost Road mountain-biking track in Seddonville!

In any season, enjoy time at Gentle Annie. It will nourish your soul and awaken your senses.

Linen is not provided, nor available to hire for guests of the Rata Lodge. Guests must bring their own sheets, towels, pillowcases and duvets, or sleeping bags
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and shared/communal kitchens. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Jesse and Jessica Paley-Atkins
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach

Family friendly

  • Playground


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen island
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Hiking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 27
  • Unit size: 200 sq ft (19 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Gentle Annie's Fantastic Rata Lodge
Ideal for Families Larger Groups Sleeping up to 27

About this area


Located in Mokihinui, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a river. Local points of interest include Charming Creek Walkway. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Charming Creek Walkway - 19 min drive
  • Kahurangi National Park - 44 min drive
  • Denniston Experience - 50 min drive
  • Carters Beach - 59 min drive
  • Buller Gorge - 98 min drive

Getting around

  • Westport (WSZ) - 56 min drive


  • Sawmill Restaurant - 12 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 2 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

We had a fabulous time at Rata Lodge. Fantastic accommodation for our large family group. Would definitely recommend it.

5/5 Excellent

I had 13 of our team come and saty for a couple of days just recently and I got great feedback from the team on the wonderful experience they had during thier stay. The owners accomodated a few changes we had and also provided a little extra with regards to making our meeting work a little better. All ameneties were clean and up to a great standard. We were also impressed with the scenery and the ability to go and fish/eperience the coast right on the doorstep. It was so good, that the team including myself are now loking at booking this venue for our own private events in the future. Well done!