Miro Cottage at Matahua Cottages

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #10558

9.6/10 (7 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Waterfront setting with fabulous views across the Waimea inlet to the mountains.
  • Five acres of organic vineyard, orchard and regenerating native bush to explore.
  • 5 minutes to cafes, shops and galleries in Mapua village.

Miro is a stylishly renovated 1960’s apple pickers’ cottage. A large covered verandah and private garden lead to the estuary shore. We have two paddle boards and kayaks which you are free to use. The outdoor bath is beautiful in the morning with the sun streaming through the trees, amazing on a clear night looking at the stars.

This is a perfect place to come back to after a day exploring the Nelson region. It is also a perfect place to simply enjoy the pleasures of a bach holiday with good books, board games, barbecue, hammock, and endless views to gaze at. Wander around our very special five acres and choose your favourite quiet spot to read or snooze or have a picnic. The well equipped kitchen is great for making the most of the fabulous fresh produce the Nelson region has to offer.

Good cellphone coverage and free Wifi.

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


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

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 14 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Winter 2015
24-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 30-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (8)

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  • Great place to stay very clean and tidy...

    Great place to stay very clean and tidy.

    AndrewMu1 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • 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%|2x 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

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