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Mapua Heights Cottage - 'A gem among gems', Nelson

Mapua Heights Cottage
22 reviews
Mapua Heights Cottage
Dining area with view
Living area
Stylish bathroom
Full-equipped kitchen area
Queen bedroom
Second bedroom, single or twin
Cottage interior
Private deck
View of cottage from Old Coach Road
Nina, our hand-reared fawn
Extensive native plantings attract  birdlife
Relax and enjoy the sunsets!
Woollaston winery- a short walk away
Mapua wharf
Delicious local fare
Kayaks, Abel Tasman
Sea, sand, sun and FUN!!!
A day walk in the Richmond Ranges
Paragliding from the Richmond Hills
Nelson Lakes National Park
Sunrise from Mapua Heights
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island
Mapua Heights Cottage is a comfortable and stylish holiday cottage with panoramic views of sea, estuary and mountains. It offers privacy, space and the opportunity to relax in a stunning rural setting, while being just 5 minutes away from the welcoming village of Mapua, with its picturesque wharf, popular cafes and restaurants and unique shops and galleries. Half way between Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park, our holiday cottage provides the ideal base from which to explore the Nelson-Tasman region. Enjoy the many beaches; sample the region's food and wine; visit the bustling Nelson Saturday market; tour the wineries and art outlets; have fun cycling, kayaking or walking in the area or tramping in one of the region's three National Parks. The possibilities are endless, hence many visitors choose to return. Suitable for shor... Read more
Listing #FKN3789630
About the Owner
Vivien E
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Owners live on the same property so we are usually available during your stay to provide assistance and local information. The cottage is however very private so that you can truly relax and enjoy your stay.
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

From the gorgeous views every day, the beautiful wooden interior, the birdsong all around us, the fantails (piwakakwaka's) hanging out with us, this is an absolute gem! We loved the feel of the cottage, so cozy with the pot-belly fireplace and everything is such good...More

Thank Esther H
Management response:Responded 10 May 2018

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. We're very pleased that your family enjoyed the 6 nights stay in the cottage and had such a good time enjoying the natural environment on our property, as well as exploring the region. We do hope you are...More

Reviewed 16 January 2017

Ken, the owner, showed us his bees, introduced us to Nina (his pet deer), and took us to see his glow worms one evening. The accommodation was excellent, the views were stunning and Ken & Vivien even arranged nice sunny weather for us.

Thank Gary R
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Thanks to our hosts for offering their cottage in a quiet rural setting between Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park. The home is completely equipped to host a couple or a small family for a very private and relaxing stay. The kitchen is exceptional...More

Thank Gary C
Management response:Responded 18 November 2016

Thank you for your review. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage, we do enjoy sharing our piece of this wonderful country. We hope the rest of your travels go well. Best wishes, Vivien & Ken

  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    2 Twins
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
29 Apr 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
Low season 2018
2 nights
29 Sep 2018 -
14 Dec 2018
Spring/early summer 2018
2 nights
15 Dec 2018 -
3 Feb 2019
Peak Summer 2018/2019
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Euros and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: €31 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Portacot available. Discount for extended stays outside peak season- please enquire. All linen is included in charges. Free internet.
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About the neighbourhood
A convenient 5 minute drive to Mapua and 25 minutes from Nelson City to the East and the Abel Tasman National Park to th West, our holiday cottage provides the ideal base from which to explore the Nelson-Tasman region.
It is 20 minutes from Nelson airport which has frequent flights to the main centres in New Zealand such as Wellington (35 mins), Christchurch (50 mins) and Auckland (75 mins).
For those travelling by car to or from the North Island there is a car and passenger ferry between Picton (in the Marlborough Sounds) and Wellington. The drive from Picton to Mapua is approximately 2.5 hours.
Car advised
How to get there
To find us is easy. From Richmond follow the coastal highway toward Motueka. Keep heading west past the turn off to Mapua until you see Gardner Valley road on the left - take this turn-off. Old Coach Road is the next left off Gardner Valley and our number (414) is on the letter box about a kilometre and a half down Old Coach road. Follow the road past our house and you'll find the cottage behind the shrubbery.
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