AROHA COTTAGE at Tasmans idyllic Kina Beach

Halfway between Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, its the perfect tourist location

9.3/10 (48 ratings) 191 Guest Comments

#4914 - Mapua (Ruby Bay) - Bach or holiday home - Listed Oct 2007


  • 4people (max)
  • 2bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Best location for visiting Abel Tasman- Nelson area, everything is so close.
  • The cottage is just seconds from the beach
  • Shaded deck and private garden to enjoy those famous sunny Nelson days

We have a few dates available in January due to a change in guests plans, check out our calendar but be quick!!!

Aroha Cottage is filled with art, photos and treasures from our travels. With a new kitchen and bathroom, cosy wood burner for winter, fabulous private garden, huge deck, quiet beach and free wifi, it is perfect for tourists, couples and families with young children.

The cottage is only 50 meters from Kina Beach, start the day down at the beach watching the sunrise over Nelson.

Situated halfway between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park, Kina Beach is a quiet seaside community yet shops and cafes are only minutes away.
Motueka township is 10 minutes drive with 2 large supermarkets and all the other facilities you could possibly need. Mapua is only 10 minutes in the other direction with Boutique Breweries, Art and Craft shops and Restaurants overlooking the harbour. We also have our local Tasman store for local wine, olive oil and basic supplies.

Perfectly positioned for visiting both Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park, famous for its great walks and stunning scenery. Kayaking and walking is the popular way to see the park, but for the slightly less energetic, take a boat trip instead.

The Nelson Lakes and Golden Bay are both an easy day trip and the Nelson market, held every Saturday morning, is well worth a visit for New Zealand made arts and crafts and fresh local produce.

The challenging Tasman Golf Club, 1km past the gate, welcomes visitors. Not a golfer..... its worth the walk or drive, for the stunning views over Tasman bay and the bar might be open!

With safe swimming, boating, and fishing, plus award winning local vineyards and cafes, Kina Beach really is the perfect holiday location.

Kina Beach is only a 25minute drive from Nelson airport.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Broadband Internet
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    1 x Double bed

Service level

Linen: Linen supplied and included with rental.

Cleaning: Cleaning provided and included with rental.


Cleaning (Included) ; Linen (Included) ;

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Owner/Manager contact details will be provided by Bookabach once you've made a booking request.

  • 15% off for stays over the next 7 nights!

Special conditions

Last minute discount offer requires a 2 night minimum stay and the 15% discount applies to the base rate only.

Guest Comments (191)

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 An absolute gem! Perfect for our family. Immaculate and cute. Thanks for a wonderful stay. We will be back soon! 

 Thanks Lou for a great stay. The cottage is cosy and toasty warm, very well equipped. Lovely garden too. Thanks Lou for the dining recommendations - we ate really well whilst there! Would recommend. 

 We had a fantastic stay. The house is really well looked after - with lots of Aroha. Everything we needed was there. We loved the deck and garden and our little one just loved running outside playing each morning. Thank you! 

 Welcoming and considerate hosts. Cottage beautifully appointed and very cosy once we got the fire roaring. Great situation for visiting the Tasman region and to explore the Taste Trail. Need to take our bikes next time. The arm chairs fit perfectly for those who need front row by the fire and I found the window seats very comfortable. The stairs to the upstairs bedroom require the more agile traveller. 

 Great warm little house, perfect for a mini break! 

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Things to do

  • Boat Hire
  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wineries