Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco stay close to sea and nature.

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Overview of Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco stay close to sea and nature.

Entire cabin

Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco stay close to sea and nature.

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Water view
  • Kitchen
Tata Beach, Tasman

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAbel Tasman National Park17 min walk
  • Popular LocationTata Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationWainui Falls12 min drive
  • AirportMotueka (MZP)78 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco stay close to sea and nature.

Adults-only cabin in Ligar Bay
Take time to enjoy a cool forest, bird song , frogs and the 10 minute walk down a quiet road to the golden sands of Ligar Bay .

Woody Mamaku Retreat is an unique and enlivening indoor and outdoor accommodation on the edge of secluded kanuka forest.
The cabin is a c.1950 steel kiln controller room lined in beautiful cypress from locally grown trees with views through a park like setting to the bay and beyond. This comfy room with double bed is connected to a small sunny front deck and a semi covered back porch kitchen and bathroom with a separate compost toilet 5 metres up the path. Built in local macrocarpa timber the cabin has a natural woody character.
It is off the grid , gas and solar powered with 4min eco showers to conserve spring water. There is very limited mobile phone coverage at the cabin but is fine at the beach.
By car its
5 minutes toTarakohe Harbour and rock climbing cliffs.
7 mins to Pohara cafes and bars.
15 mins to Takaka township
10 - 15 mins to Abel Tasman track and Wainui Falls.

Duvet, sheets, towels etc provided . (Please provide sheets if using massage oils in bed, thanks.)

Complimentary seasonal organic veges on arrival.
No pets . No smoking .
Minimum 2 night stay.
Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations all include kitchens. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

John michell



Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony or patio


  • Near a laundromat


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
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 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco Stay Close to sea Nature
Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco stay close to sea nature.
Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco stay close to sea and nature. Cabin

About this area

Ligar Bay

Located in Ligar Bay, this cabin is in a rural area and by the sea. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Abel Tasman National Park and Kahurangi National Park. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Abel Tasman National Park - 17 min walk
  • Tata Beach - 4 min drive
  • Pohara Beach - 5 min drive
  • Wainui Falls - 12 min drive
  • Rawhiti Cave - 25 min drive


  • Totally Roasted - 6 min drive
  • Roots Bar - 15 min drive
  • The Curry Leaf - 15 min drive
  • De-Lish Delicatessen - 15 min drive
  • Sõma - 15 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco stay close to sea and nature. pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco stay close to sea and nature.?

Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco stay close to sea and nature.?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Woody Mamaku Retreat . Eco stay close to sea and nature. located?

Situated by the sea, this cabin is within 1 mile (2 km) of Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay. Pohara Beach and Tata Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 29 out of 31 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 31 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 31 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 31 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 31 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful getaway
Had the most beautiful time here and hope to be back soon, really kind hosts and would highly recommend visiting.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Quirky but cold...
Though we enjoyed our stay, this accommodation is really only suitable for a summer stay. Cooking and shower facilities are outdoors, albeit they are under a roof. We struck a cold few days in March and were grateful for the small diesel heater once we'd worked out how it functioned. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed produce left by the owners. The owners were discrete, emptying the composting toilet while we were out. The bed was small, high off the ground and required the agility of one occupant to scramble over the other for their space in the bed!
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Loved our stay
Lovely light, warm cabin, everything we were expecting and more. Fresh veges were a great touch, would definitely stay again. Thanks so much
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Private Paradise
Set in native bush we enjoyed making friends with the weka babies and enjoying the view. Beautifully set up and very private. Our hosts were attentive when we needed anything and kept the cabin smart. We had a ball thanks!
Stayed 10 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Loved staying here! Perfect peaceful spot with character and charm. Beach, bush, birds and a beautiful outlook. Very close to the beach, but feels like a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle. Very friendly and helpful owners/managers, with excellent communication. Exactly what I was looking for, can't wait to come back again. Thanks!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022