Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 5)
- english, german, Dutch
About s meijer
HI There, We are a family of 4, Natalie, Stephan, Chloe and Lotus. We migrated from Holland in 2005 to NZ. We started our Eco village 'Te Manawa' in 2005 and by 2007 we where living permanent on the land. Natalie is a fully qualified Qi Gong master and teacher, Stephan is an architect and Chloe and Lotus are both attending school. We love travelling and have done many times.
s meijer purchased this Chalet in 2007
Why s meijer chose Motueka
Our property is very unique and can be seen as a way of living in harmony with the land. The land is previously been logged but the generation process is well under way for over 25 yrs. The entire property of 150acres is commonly owned by 6 families who all reside her. We look after the land through invasive flora and fauna removal, track building, planting and general upkeep. The land is on steep so called 'Seperation point granite', a highly erosive soil type which can be very problematic due to erosion. The land is totally unsuitable for clearfell logging, but this is still common practice in the district causing huge problems. The way we look after the land might a a very good example of proper land management on these soils. We also have big areas of native bush protected by a covenant (QE2). This means these can't logged. As a result of our pest control you will find many native rare birds on the property. The bird song is very beautiful. We do get visits from native Kea's every now and then. Please don't interact with these very intelligent birds or feed them.
What makes this Chalet unique
Amazing views. Quite space in the bush but close to town. Enjoy the moonrise over the ocean. Prolific birdlife. Activities onsite Qigong classes and healing onsite as well as bushwalks. Motueka river in the valley for a great dip or fishing. Mountain biking close by.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Charming, private and peaceful accommodation.
This is a beautiful place to stay, totally off the beaten track and the accommodation was everything we hoped for. Secluded, peaceful and owners very helpful and accomodating. We loved everything this bush retreat had theo offer, including the cute weka, bird calls at night, and the unique style of yurt accommodation, also the delicious Nashik pears!
Such a good getaway, awesome place!
Such a relaxing spot - Just what we needed to recharge our batteries!
We're just back from spending 3 nights at the Treehouse Yurt Retreat and have had such a wonderful time there!
It is so close to Nelson (were we live) and as I am pregnant, the drive to this lovely accommodation was just perfect.
The Yurt and Tree House are both really clean and comfortable. So comfortable in fact that we ended up not moving at all for the 3 days we were there.
The place was spotless, decorated with taste and equipped with everything you need. The beds were very comfortable. There is also a log burner inside the Yurt for colder nights if you need.
The kitchen was very functional and loved that there is a stainless steel gas hob. We didn't need to use the oven but I could imagine that next time we are there, we may bake a few cookies and/or cakes :) The stainless steel sink is also very practical and easy to clean.
The bathroom was so relaxing with its large windows opening up on the trees. Good water pressure and temperature. The owners are supplying some eco products for their guests to use. And there is even a washing machine if you need (we didn't need to use it but handy to have if you're staying for longer).
The deck area is wonderful! Furnished with taste and so comfortable: from a very large wooden table and benches to comfy loungers and hammock. We loved spending time outside watching the stars, soaking up the view on Motueka and the ocean, listening to the birds (Tui, Kare Kare, Morpork, Fantails, Robins, Weka, so many different bird songs!)
The short walk to the Yurt is lovely, between the flax and native bush. The Yurt is not far from the owners home which can be handy if you have questions or need help with anything. Yet, it still felt very private as the accommodation is surrounded with vegetation and we didn't see a soul until the day we left, when we went back to our car.
The community up there is so fortunate to live in such a stunning area and we are very grateful that they've decided to open and share a bit of their lifestyle with us through this holiday accommodation.
You can definitely see that the owners have been working hard recently to improve this holiday home. We'll definitely be back when we have family visiting from overseas and will recommend it to our close friends too!
The yurt was a really great space, unfortunatly the yurt wasn't as secluded as expected.
The yurt was a really great space, unfortunatly the yurt wasn't as secluded as expected. It was pretty clean but there was rubbish left from the previous guests and there wasn't enough toilet paper. Enjoyable but wouldn't return
Sorry that place was not as clean as expected. Usually our guests are very respectful. We now have a care taker for yurt so the toilet paper should not be an issue. Secluded, well it is in an eco village but peoe that live here l feel very private and respectful of eachother
Beautiful place to stay!
Beautiful place to stay! Had a lovely, relaxing few days!
Great spot very relaxing.
Great spot very relaxing. Thanks
There are 3 National parks in the vicinity. Abel tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson lakes. And off course a trip to Golden bay is a must.