Coastal/Rural large contemporary private home

Just off Coastal hwy between Richmond and Mapua

#9905 - Mapua (Ruby Bay) - Bach or holiday home - Listed Dec 2009


  • 10people (max)
  • 4bedrooms
  • 4bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Stunning setting, short distance to beaches, Rabbit Island. bars & cafes Mapua and shopping,Richmond
  • House features lovely outdoor dining area with inbuilt bbq area and open fireplace.
  • Suitable extended families, families looking for a temporary home to come together

Stunning outlook, 360 degree views, of mountains, Waimea Estuary and Richmond Hills, gorgeous spacious modern home - Appleby House, a special getaway.

You will find us on the road to Rabbit Island, just off the Coastal Hway, five minutes from Richmond, 20 minutes drive from Motueka, 8 minutes from Mapua Village. 25 minutes from Nelson city. Situated on 25 acres in the middle of the beautiful Waimea Plains within Nelson's renowned arts and crafts circle.

Minutes from Rough Island (Equestrian Park) and Rabbit Island (beach), one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets, kilometers of biking, walking, running and riding tracks found in gorgeous isolation. Appleby House is 1 km off State Highway 60 (highway to the Abel Tasman National Park).

Appleby House is available for holiday rental year round, either to rent the whole house or take advantage of the b&b options.

New area is our purpose built outdoor kitchen with inbuilt bbq area featuring a outdoor fire, great place for peaceful evening dining and drinks.

In summer our daughter also runs Rabbit Island Coffee Co from the front paddock - very private from the house (400 mtrs) but great for a early morning stroll for your coffee. View on Facebook.

COST - Sleeps 4 - 10 people

SUMMER RATES 1 Oct to March 31
$380.00 per 4 people per night
$480.00 for 6 people per night
$580.00 for 8 people per night

Summer $50.00 per additional person

WINTER RATES 1 April to 31 October
$320.00 per 4 people per night
$420.00 per 6 people per night
$520.00 per 8 people per night

Winter $40.00 per additional person

We also offer bed & breakfast options - if you require just one room, please ring to make an enquiry, rooms from $160.00 per night.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Apartment

    1 x Queen bed

  • Family Apartment (2 seperate Queen Rooms)

    2 x Queen bed

  • Office/Spare room

    Other sleeping area -

    2 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Turquoise Room

    1 x Queen 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

We do allow pets, but please do email and ask first, we do have sheep, lambs and horses on the property.

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$420-$480+ NZD per night

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Things to do

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