AROHA COTTAGE at Tasmans idyllic Kina Beach

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

9.1/10 (70 ratings) 213 Guest Comments

#4914 - Mapua (Ruby Bay) - Cottage - 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 couples and overseas tourists.

We have welcomed families for the past 8 years but have now decided to make it only for grownups so we can have a few nice bits around to add to the charm and have just added a lovely rug to make it extra warm and snuggly during winter.

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.

  • Stay for 7 nights and pay for 6 nights! Not valid for periods where last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. ONLY AVAILABLE IN LOW SEASON

Guest Comments (213)

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 Aroha Cottage is unique, quirky and cute. It is beautifully presented and maintained. Both the garden and interior were immaculate. A pleasure to stay at, it was especially lovely to spend Valentines Day there. Location is very good, easy access to the beach and pleasant locale. Good area for walking or biking and exploring. We enjoyed our stay, thank you. 

 Aroha is a beautiful and exceptionally maintained property conveniently located for both Nelson and Abel Tasman. My daughter loved picking blackberries in the garden and a few glasses of wine were enjoyed on the deck by me! 2 mins walk from the beach and a great general store not far away for a yummy ice cream. The stairs in the property are quite steep, so it might be useful to bear this in mind when young children will be holidaying here. 

 Lovely property with a good location. Information provided was first rate and everything worked perfectly. Would love to spend longer there. 

 It was the most beautiful place to stay during our tour to New Zealand. You could feel that everything was arranged with love for that place. Many thanks from Germany. 

 Gorgeous garden quiet spot. Quirky house which was very clean and comfortable 

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Things to do

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