AROHA COTTAGE at Tasmans idyllic Kina Beach

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

9.3/10 (47 ratings)

#4914 - Mapua (Ruby Bay) - Bach or holiday home - Listed Oct 2007 - Shortlisted by 647 members

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  •  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! 

  •  A very well presented, clean and comfortable cottage, was a perfect base for seeing the Abel Tasman. Lots of wood to keep us warm and storage for our bikes. 

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  •  Loved the well maintained, spacious garden setting for this fab wee cottage. New kitchen and bathroom areas are a nice surprise in an older place, and the master bedroom spacious and delightful. Stoked to find Mt Arthur (clad in snow) visible from inside! The bonus of a wood burner fire, and so many positive guest comments for Aroha cottage helped us to decide on this place for a mid-winter weekend getaway. Thanks for sharing and caring! 

  •  Great wee Cottage 

  •  Nice, warm and tidy. Tastefully redecorated with everything you may require during your stay. We enjoyed it. 

  •  Very quick replying to request and a nice welcome card on arrival. A great weekend getaway so close to the beach and the cycleways. Perfect! We will definitely remember to come back here! Batteries are recharged! Thanks 

  •  Woderful as ever. We love this place, comfy and cosy, great location. the owners work hard with attention to detail and making your stay fantastic. 

  •  Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful cottage in a great location, very clean and tidy with plenty of fruit trees. We had great time at your place and would recommend highly to others. Nadim and Rita, Blenheim 

  •  Was a very cute, well appointed little cottage. I especially loved the deck and all the fruit trees! 

  •  Neat and clean; toasty fire; kitchen and bathroom were lovely and the beds really comfy. Picked fresh fruit from the beautiful garden for our breakfast. Two minutes to the beach and a short drive to some interesting shops and pubs at Mapua. Highly recommended - we'll be back! 

  •  Kina beach is lovely and the view from the golf club is fantastic. It is a great location too, close to Motueka and Moutere. 

  •  A lovely batch - clean and well appointed. We spent a lot of time on the amazing deck under the fig tree! 

  •  Loved the bedroom and bed. Kitchen is good. The deck is great. 

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  •  We were delighted with this property which was unusual and colourful. It had lovely shaded outside decks and a beautiful garden with fruit trees. It was an ideal away-from-it-all place to stay and was extremely comfortable. It was also very convenient for visiting the Abel Tasman and Nelson areas. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. 

  •  A lovely well equipped cottage with a good kitchen & very nice main bedroom. We would have liked comfy chairs. Fortunately we did not need the upstairs bedroom with very steep stairs and got extremely hot. Lovely outside sitting & eating areas. Perfect location for exploring the area and covenient for the golf club. Lou was a very kind & helpful host 

  •  A true Kiwi Bach, very clean and well presented. Kitchen well equipped. Lovely garden setting with excellent outdoor seating options.Very comfortable queen bed. I know by your comment lounge seating has been an issue and what you have done is fresh and quirky but I have to say not having a comfortable lounge type chair was a problem for my husband. May I suggest the bedroom is large enough to accommodate one and after his beach walk he could have relaxed and read his book in there. 

    •  Your suggestion regarding a comfy chair is a great idea, I will keep a look out for something suitable. Thanks 

  •  We had fantastic time at Aroha Cottage. Vey nice location, beautiful garden, very tidy bach. Hope to be back in the future. 

  •  We had fantastic time at Aroha Cottage. Vey nice location, beautiful garden, very tidy bach. Hope to be back in the future. 

  •  The cottage was very comfortable, private and peaceful. It was only a few minutes from Mapua and a short trip into Abel Tasman. 

  •  Lovely quirky house set in a beautiful garden. We loved our time just sitting on the deck in what can be best described as a mini paradise. There's a long stony beach only one minute walk away and other amenities within a short drive. The accommodation was ideally suited for day drives to Abel Tasman Park, Golden Beach, several wineries and within easy reach of Nelson. The only shortcoming was lack of internet at the house, a minor inconvenience. 

    •  No longer even a minor of Sept 2014, we now have free wifi available at the cottage 

  •  Cool little cottage, great location, It was truly a home away from home. We stay at holiday houses (batches) all over Australia and one thing that annoys me is blunt knives, as I like to cook, so I bought a knife sharpener but didn't need it. Kitchen was well equipped. We'll be back. 

  •  A great location for a 'get away' weekend or longer! We'll presented, very clean and tidy. The garden was immaculate and a credit to Lou and Jonny. 

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