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Awatea Tasman Bay

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A slice of heaven atop a hill overlooking the beautiful Motueka River Valley and Tasman Bay with views to die for, Awatea Tasman Bay offers a peaceful, private, relaxing getaway in comfortable, stylish, welcoming surroundings. There is one boutique Bed & Breakfast suite in the main house, plus a separate, one-bedroom self catering luxurious Cottage apartment (just next door to the main house); outdoor spa pool, breakfasts, views, close to Abel Tasman National Park, restaurants in Motueka, cafes, Nelson vineyards, and beaches.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
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Popular mentions
So thoroughly enjoyed our stay three years ago, we came back for another five night stop. Fabulous panoramic views over theMotueka river to the Tasman Sea. Stayed in the Cottage, private, spacious, heating or air con, luxury fittings, every need catered for, John and Scott are
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We stayed for four nights in the cottage at Awatea Tasman Bay and had an amazing stay. The views from the cottage are breathtaking and John and Scott are wonderful and very attentive hosts. Thank you!
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Response from Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay
Responded 16 Apr 2018
Dear Marie, thank you for your kind words. We definitely agree with you that our Cottage is a lovely place to stay while celebrating a special occasion, just like your honeymoon! And we hope to see you again the next time you are holidaying in New Zealand. Cheers, Scott & John
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Thank you John & Scott for sharing your slice of heaven with us for some days. This accommodation is absolutely outstanding - the stunning view over the Motueka valley with the river & the sea- the high qualitative apartment which was very clean & tidy and always warmly set up
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Response from Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay
Responded 14 Apr 2018
Thanks for your very kind and thoughtful review. We are so happy that you enjoy your time here staying in our Cottage with its wonderful views. And thanks also for mentioning that we make our own breads (& sometimes bagels) for our breakfasts, and source local berries when they are in season! We hope that you enjoy the rest of your New Zealand holiday and would love to see you again one day. Cheers, Scott & John
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We were so happy we chose to stay here. Located up on the hill, this property is absolutely beautiful and the view is completely breath taking. Motueka city is only 10mins away and Kaiteriteri is around 15-20 mins away. Scott and John really made our stay so comfortable. They
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Response from Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay
Responded 22 Mar 2018
Thanks for your fantastic review and for pointing out that we are only a short drive to our local town of Motueka and water taxi services that depart from Kaiteriteri out into Abel Tasman National Park. We are really happy that you enjoyed staying in our Cottage and loved the view. We look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, Scott & John
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We had 2 wonderful nights at Awatea Tasman Bay while we explored the Abel Tasman NP. From the time Scott and John warmly welcomed us until we reluctantly departed we enjoyed every minute of our time there. The home is exquisitely designed and furnished and every creature comfort
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Response from Scott S, Owner at Awatea Tasman Bay
Responded 1 Mar 2018
Dear Trudie, thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and especially share stories at breakfast time of your travels around the world. Thanks also for mentioning that we are close to the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park where you can enjoy some great day walks. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Cheers, Scott & John
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View of Guest Cottage living room, kitchen, and doors to bedroom and bathroom
view from the lawn adjacent to the guest cottage
Dear Sarah, thank you for your interest in staying at Awatea Tasman Bay. Unfortunately our Cottage is booked for the two nights in March 2015 you are interested in staying. You are most welcome to visit our official website to check availability and send us an email with your preferred dates and we can give you some alternative room options. Kind regards, Scott Starling
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"The private guest cottage was fantastic - definitely worth it for the privacy and additional space."
"all rooms are top!"
"The cottage is totally private with everything you need."
"We were upgraded to The Cottage; we should have booked it in the first place, well worth it."
"The Bay View Suite was very comfortable"
US$249 - US$273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMotueka
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