AROHA COTTAGE at Tasmans idyllic Kina Beach

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

9.1/10 (58 ratings) 201 Guest Comments

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


  • 4people (max)
  • 2bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, everything is so close.
  • Not beachfront, but oh so close !!
  • Taste Tasman cycle trail just minutes away

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
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • 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.

Special conditions

Last minute discount requires a 2 night stay and is not available during Peak season.

Guest Comments (201)

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 Thanks for a lovely stay! 

 Great location and beautiful garden! Enjoyed lemons from the tree but cherries weren't quite ripe yet. Very convenient to the beach for nice walks. The house is charming. 

 Aroha Cottage is small but perfectly formed. Thoughtfully and beautifully decorated, the kitchen has everything you need including a corkscrew for all the amazing local wines. The master bedroom is very comfortable and welcoming, and we loved sipping a glass of the aforementioned wine on the deck looking out at the lovely garden as the sun set. My only comment would be the stairs to the upper bedroom will be too steep for small children or those with limited mobility. 

 The outdoor spaces of Aroha cottage are wonderful, and the cottage itself charming and well-presented. The location was perfect, close to beach, close to Motueka and Mapua and not far from Nelson. The fruit trees, and birds were an added pleasure. We had a very enjoyable 4 days and would definitely return. Thank you. 

 This was my 3rd visit in the past 7 years, the newest renovations are fabulous, such a treat to have a new kitchen and bathroom, but it does not detract from the charm that oozes from this cottage. The gardens are glorious as ever and the hint of snow atop Mt Arthur is an added bonus. It may not quite be beachfront but the bonus of this is the gardens and deck are very sheltered and the beach really is just a minutes stroll from the gate. Jester Café is an absolute must. 

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$110-$180+ NZD per night

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Things to do

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