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Mapua Heights Cottage
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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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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

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Excellent - based on 22 reviews
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Esther H
1 review
“What a gorgeous place to stay!”
Reviewed 8 May 2018 for a stay in April 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 quality. Vivien and Ken were great hosts, we loved being shown the glow-worms and our daughter loved the walks to go visit the sheep. We used it as a base to explore the region and it was perfect for that, but we found ourselves enjoying just hanging out at the cottage as well. We will definitely be back because this is an amazing spot

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
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 able to stay again.
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Gary R
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Had a really nice 3 nights here. Really enjoyed our stay.”
Reviewed 16 January 2017 for a stay in 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.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gary C
Santa Barbara, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent home base for visiting Abel Tasman Park/ Nelson area”
Reviewed 17 November 2016 for a stay in 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 among self catering locations. The beds are very comfortable. The shower is tops. The rooms are spacious and get loads of light. The owners do first class maintenance and care.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Nov 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
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John A E
2 reviews
“A wonderful introduction to the South Island”
Reviewed 7 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The property is magical. Ken is a warm host that balances sharing his knowledge about the flora and fauna of the area with guest privacy. This was a great opportunity to see a "hobby" farm up close. It is also a great jumping off place for Ablel Tasmen. Thank you so much for you gracious hospitality! We would come back in a heart beat!

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Management Response
9 Nov 2016
Thanks for the great feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage.
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Christine...
1 review
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“Hidden gem in the hills of Mapua with amazing views of Nelson!”
Reviewed 7 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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This cottage is just gorgeous! What a great location and amazing views! We felt like we were right in the middle of everything; halfway to Nelson and halfway to the beautiful Kaiteriteri. We found some local gems while exploring and enjoyed what was a wonderful holiday! Thank you Vivien and Ken. You were the most delightful people! Welcomed us with open arms from the second we arrived. Extremely friendly and made us felt at home straight away. We will be back!

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Liked best: The location and setting.
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike.
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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sheila K
Uckfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Staying at Mapua Heights Cottage was one of the highlights of our NZ holiday.”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Vivien and Ken were great hosts with suggestions on local amenities and things to do. Ken showed us his bee colonies and even offered to collect our suitcases from Nelson airport, which unfortunately got parted from us on our flight from the UK! The cottage is very well equipped and immaculate, with a resident doe, Nina and a glowworm gully nearby. Very convenient for Abel Tasman National Park, Motueka, Nelson Lakes, Golden Bay and fish and chips and micro beer on the Mapua Wharf. Too much to see and do in too little time. Would love to return one day.

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Marilyn W
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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“A lovely, spacious cottage in a private setting surrounded by gardens, with beautiful vistas of hills and sea.”
Reviewed 27 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

Ken and Vivien made us feel very welcome, they have created a haven for others to enjoy. We appreciated the comfortable bed, quality linen and the cosiness of the pot-belly fireplace. The location of the cottage suited us perfectly - just a few minutes' drive to the cafes at Mapua Wharf and we enjoyed a coastal and inlet walk at nearby Motueka.
M Wilson, Wellington, NZ

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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