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Miro Cottage from the estuary
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View of the estuary at low tide
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wwoofers in the vineyard
Miro cottage on the estuary shore
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bronte, Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

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S1ouxique...
Frimley Green, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“What a lovely surprise”
Reviewed 22 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We had planned for a few days during our NZ tour to enjoy the Nelson area. This lovely cottage was surprisingly spacious. Elspeth took time to help us to settle in quickly and let us know more about the area. We particularly enjoyed the nearby Mapua Wharf and the restaurants there. A lovely touch was the good quality towels and bed linen. I also loved the hand made lavender soap!! A peaceful and relaxing few days. Many thanks.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RNewZeala...
New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Retro Cottage with Estuary views”
Reviewed 18 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Quiet & Comfortable stay with changing scenery as the tide came came in and out.
A clean & well appointed cottage with all you could need for a break away.
Appreciated the information booklet and good WIFI.
Great stay will be back!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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mekydro
Chertsey, United Kingdom
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406 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Superb in every way”
Reviewed 14 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Miro Cottage is a former apple-pickers cottage in what is now a wine-producing area.
The cottage has recently had some refurbishment work including new kitchen equipment, new flooring and a new bathroom suite. The owner was very friendly and helpful, and gave us some good tips as to places to visit. Mapua wharf is only a few minutes drive away and Motueka is also quite near.
The views from Miro are lovely and its especially good for bird life. We saw lots of herons out on the estuary, Tuis, fantails, the occasional hawk and shag and other birds. Breakfast on the deck was a treat and the cottage's aspect makes an evening meal in the sunshine also possible. A generous hospitality tray is provided upon arrival but no milk, so remember to bring your own. There is a Four-Square in Mapua and so obtaining supplies is easy.
Looking forward ton our next visit!

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Liked best: The lovely views and the birdlife
Liked least: The lounge furniture
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Rebecca C
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden gem with amazing location for quiet retreat for day tripping into Abel Tasman.”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Had a fantastic stay in late October at Matahua cottages. Super clean and cute and well appointed with just 5 min drive to Mapua wharf restaurants. Enjoyed the deck and view over the bay ideal for sipping wine after active trekking day in Abel Tasman. Just off main road and easy to get to from Nelson or anywhere really. Also loved staying somewhere that feels removed but not at all inconvenient to get to.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
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Cecile G
The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed 20 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We returned 1 week ago from a fantastic holiday. Part of it was almost a week stay at Karaka Cottage. The beautiful location with stunning views and still (super)markets and the nice Mapua warf close by was perfect. The cottage has everything you would need with even a better shower than you would get in most places. We loved running on the beach of Rabbit Island, the hikes in the Able Tasman reserve, the lunches at Marlborough wineries and the quiet evenings with the BBQ lit.

I wish we could go back tomorrow.

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AnneErik
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best place to stay in New-Zealand!”
Reviewed 31 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Miro Cottage is the best place we stayed during our trip in New Zealand!
We arrived at the cottage in the late afternoon after having driven the whole day, coming from Lake Wanaka. We were very exhausted and were hoping the cottages we had booked would allow us to have some good rest! We were not disappointed at all!! This place is paradise and Elspeth is the best host ever! Just before we arrived, she had cut cherry blossom tree flowers to put in the room, and brought us some fresh eggs from the farm. The cottage has a chimney in the living room and has a very warm atmosphere. The decoration is like the one you see in the decoration magazines! The kitchen has all the necessary equipment to cook a nice dinner, and, what we loved is the BBQ!
The view from the cottage is just amazing, incredibly beautiful!
The cottage is very well located, near Mapua, in the middle of vineyards. Very convenient location if you want to go to Abel Tasman park.
If you go there, we recommend you to go to Mapua Wharf and rent bike there. This place is very beautiful

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Liked best: The environment, the bed (so comfortable!), the chimney
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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