Charming country cottage near Mapua - Nelson - Golden Bay

Bach or holiday home | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #21473

8.8/10 (5 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Beautiful setting in countryside overlooking Nelson, Mapua and the Mt Arthur range
  • Peaceful and relaxing with chance to unwind
  • Only 10 minutes away from Richmond, Mapua, Upper Moutere and 30 away from Kaiteriteri

Set in 10 acres of beautiful countryside Lavender Hill Cottage offers a chance to get away from it all and enjoy the wonderful Nelson climate.

Watch the sunrise from your bed and listen to the numerous birds. Coffee and breakfast on the patio and then time for a spa to start the day.

Lavenderhill is located within easy reach of many interesting areas including Rabbit Island, Siegfried Winery, Hogland Glass, Mapua and Upper Moutere. Within walking distance is the reknowned Playhouse Theatre. Waimea estuary is a delightful walk to the end of Hoddy Road.

After a stressful day sightseeing the private courtyard catches the afternoon sun offering spectacular sunsets over the Mount Arthur range. The adjoining main house is our private residence and thus help and advice in planning your vacation is never far away.

Special conditions: Guest are invited to join in with our family life and enjoy the swimming pool and barbeque if they wish. The cottage privacy is always respected but certain interaction is inevitable and often encouraged. Your hosts are very keen to make sure you enjoy the area and make the most of your holiday in this slice of paradise.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
01-Dec-16 to 28-Feb-17
$195/night $195/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Mar-17 to 26-Apr-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/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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  • Nice cottage in a lovely location, was great to enjoy a wine...

    Nice cottage in a lovely location, was great to enjoy a wine and watch the stars from the spa pool

    Donna15 100%|90x May 2014

  • The cottage was just perfect

    The cottage was just perfect. Great location. Excellent hosts. I was made to feel very welcome. Would love to stay again some time.

    cduston 100%|2x Feb 2014

  • The bach was perfect for us, a real luxury home away from...

    The bach was perfect for us, a real luxury home away from home. We felt like we were able to be alone in our little haven and also included in the 'bigger picture' of Lavender Hill. Our host and his family made us feel very welcome, so it was a special time for us. My daughter loves horses and there just happened to be three in the next paddock to pat.

    stephenmu2 100%|1x Jan 2014

  • Good location in the rural area

    Good location in the rural area. Awsome spa pool just outside the doors. Warm and comfy inside with heat pump on. Good facilities overall. Good to have Sky sports/movies during the cold evenings. Only 20-25 minutes to Nelson and 10 minutes to Motueka.

    steves256 100%|8x Aug 2013

  • Great place to spend a couple days and nights

    Great place to spend a couple days and nights. John was very welcoming and accommodating. Privacy well respected. Highly recommend.

    jordandcarter 100%|2x Jun 2013

    Owner/manager responds:

    Sorry we couldnt tempt you to stay longer.. Lovely guests and makes it all worthwhile when they enjoy.

    Johnthep 100%|8x

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