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Karaka Cottage at The Apple Pickers' Cottages, Mapua-Nelson

45 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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- Waterfront setting with wonderful views across the Waimea inlet to the mountains. - Five acres of organic 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 tranquil environment with good books, board games, barbecue, hammock, and endless views to gaze at. Wander around our...- Waterfront setting with wonderful views across the Waimea inlet to the mountains. - Five acres of organic 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 tranquil environment with good books, board games, barbecue, hammock, and endless views to gaze at. Wander around our very special five acres and choose your favourite quiet spot to read or snooze or have a picnic. The well equipped kitchen is great for making the most of the excellent fresh produce the Nelson region has to offer. Good cellphone coverage and free Wifi. We cater to adults and children aged 12 years and older.More
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About the Owner
Kim D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2010
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank you Elspeth. Lovely place to stay. Outdoor bath. Kayaking in the morning. Birds. We will be back.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Trip830293
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Stunning location. Spacious, contemporary accommodation. What wasn't there to love.! This included the artichokes of which We were invited us to help ourselves to. Delightful Elspeth also gave us a generous dish of slow cooked artichokes and goat cheese which were just superb. Highly recommend...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Experience610202
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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

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank BackPacker765004
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

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank Selina T
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

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank X4693UNjohnw
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Water Views
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Boat Available
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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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...
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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