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Karaka Cottage at Matahua Cottages, Mapua-Nelson

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Karaka cottage from the Waimea Inlet
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43 reviews
Karaka cottage from the Waimea Inlet
Bedroom
Bathroom
Outdoor bath
Outdoor bath
Sunny deck overlooking the estuary
private garden by the estuary shore
View from the East deck
View
early morning tide
Autumn colours
Morning mist
birds at dawn
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Bronte, Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island
- Waterfront setting with fabulous views across the Waimea inlet to the mountains.
- Five acres of organic vineyard, orchard and regenerating native bush to explore.
- 5 minutes to cafes, shops and galleries in Mapua village.

Karaka is a stylishly renovated 1950’s apple pickers’ cottage. A large covered verandah and private garden lead to the estuary shore. We have two paddle boards and kayaks which guests are free to use. The outdoor bath is beautiful in the morning with the sun streaming through the trees, amazing on a clear night looking at the stars.

This is a perfect place to come back to after a day exploring the Nelson region. It is also a perfect place to simply enjoy the pleasures of a bach holiday with good books, board games, barbecue, hammock, and endless views to gaze at. Wander around our very special five acres and choose...
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About the Owner
Kim D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a day
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We highly recommend staying at Matahua cottages if you want a relaxing time, surrounded by a beautiful estuary and ocean beaches and a host of beautiful wine, craft beer and food opportunities. Kim and Elspeth are outstanding hosts who strike the right balance between privacy,...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We stayed here for 3 weeks in January 2017. As we had to do some work while we were here, Elspeth and Kim very kindly set up the second bedroom as an office. This was incredibly helpful and typical of their thoughtfulness and attention to...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

What a great place to stay for a visit to Nelson / Tasman, Lovely cottage with all the facilities that you would need in a central location with easy links to Nelson, Motueka and the Abel Tasman. We couldn't ask for a better place to...More

Thank John W
Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • SuperKing Beds:(2)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 1:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    2 Twins
    1 Full
    2 Kings
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£169
A$300
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
Fees are for up to 2 guests in the cottage. Additional guests will be charged $15/person per night. Karaka can house up to 4 people total.
Larger parties may consider booking an additional cottage on our property: Miro or Rata. Please contact us for details.

Through the holiday season (December 22 to January 31) a 5-night minimum booking applies to Karaka Cottage, at $250 per night.
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About the neighbourhood
Situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Nelson City has an airport with frequent flights to and from the major cities around the country and connecting flights to smaller centres. It is a 35 minute flight to Wellington or 30 minutes to Christchurch for connecting international flights. It takes approximately 20 minutes (24 km) to drive to the cottages from Nelson airport.

If you are travelling by car from the North Island, there is a car and passenger ferry between Wellington and Picton which is in the Marlborough Sounds. The drive from Picton to Mapua takes appoximately 2.5 hours (140 km).

Traveling West from Nelson, Matahua is the last peninsula on the Waimea Inlet before you reach the village of Mapua. The cottages are 500 metres from the main coastal road that con...
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Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 8.1 km.
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