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

Mapua Heights Cottage
21 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 4
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
About the Owner, Vivien E
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : May 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 21 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN3789630
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Excellent - based on 21 reviews
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Gary R
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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.

Gary C
Santa Barbara, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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...

Management response:

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
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...

Management response:

Thanks for the great feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
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House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    1 Queen
    2 Twins
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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
Default 2 nights
23 Sep 2017 -
15 Dec 2017
Spring/early summer 2017
2 nights
16 Dec 2017 -
4 Feb 2018
Peak summer 2017/18
3 nights
5 Feb 2018 -
28 Apr 2018
Late summer 2018
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Portacot available. Discount for extended stays outside peak season- please enquire. Weekly rates apply to stays of two weeks or more. All linen is included in charges, no hidden extras.
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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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