Miro Cottage at Matahua Cottages, Mapua-Nelson

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #10558

9.5/10 (6 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Mountain, vineyard, and estuary views. Set in 5 acres of organic vineyard, orchard and gardens.
  • Central location for day trips to Nelson (30 min) or Abel Tasman National Park (40 min).
  • Private deck and garden. BBQ, hammock, and kayaks to explore the estuary.

The renovated 1960’s cottage has an open-plan living space with large windows, wonderful views, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

There are places to sit outside and catch the sunshine whatever time of day, and a choice of tables for dining al fresco. The sunny deck overlooks the estuary shore, perfect for birdwatching by day, or star gazing by night.

The Nelson/Tasman region has endless choices for day trips to wineries, markets, galleries, and artists’ studios. We are just 2 km from the Great Taste Tasman Cycle Trail. There is a wide range of outdoor pursuits to choose from, including hiking, cycling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, and fishing. There are also many beautiful rivers and beaches for swimming and picnicking. Canyoning, caving, kite boarding, and sky diving are options for the adventurous.

Should you prefer to stay in and relax, the cottage is perfectly equipped for the simple pleasures of a real kiwi bach holiday with good books, board games, barbecue, brazier, hammock, and endless views to gaze at. On a full tide you can explore the quiet estuary by kayak or paddle board. The cottage has a woodburner and is very cosy in winter. There is good cellphone coverage and free Wifi for those who want to stay in touch with the outside world.

We cater to adults and children aged 12 years and older.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
18-Jan-17 to 30-Apr-17
$245/night $245/night
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
01-May-17 to 31-Aug-17
$175/night $175/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Sep-17 to 31-Oct-17
$225/night $225/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Nov-17 to 18-Apr-18
$245/night $245/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (7)

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  • Idyllic Location with great views over the estuary

    Idyllic Location with great views over the estuary. Cottage nicely furnished. Overall a great stay.

    AlexTr15 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • We had a lovely time lots to do and see in the...

    We had a lovely time lots to do and see in the Nelson area. The cottage was cozy and having the wood burner made for a very enjoyable stay even though the weather outside was cold. Beautiful views of the estuary and a lovely tranquil setting.

    antord895 100%|4x Nov 2016

  • Loved staying here, it was comfortable and cosy with a beautiful private...

    Loved staying here, it was comfortable and cosy with a beautiful private outlook. Great outdoor bath too, it ticked all the boxes for us.

    Lynnettejean 100%|3x Dec 2015

  • We stayed at Miro cottage, absolutely loved it

    We stayed at Miro cottage, absolutely loved it. Everything we needed was there, it was spotlessly clean and beautifully presented and a very comfortable bed. Lovely location, right on the edge of the inlet with good surrounding garden and deck, we even got to use the bar-b-que. Just a short drive into Marpua, decent beer at the GoldenBear and highly recommend The Apple Shed, our fish lunch was superb, overlooking the water, perfect. Ferry and biking on Rabbit Island delightful.

    johner720 100%|3x Oct 2015

  • We loved the retro feel combined with the comfortable & clean facilites

    We loved the retro feel combined with the comfortable & clean facilites. The view couldnt have been more wonderful changing with the tide. Although on the owners property you had your own space & privacy. The Wifi was good and information booklet very usefull. A great stay.

    rachin345 100%|6x Nov 2014

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