Mediterranean-Style Holiday Home

Bach or holiday home | Motueka | #21497

9.3/10 (54 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Sunny, North-facing sheltered location with wraparound decking
  • Minutes from the river, set on 25 acres at the base of a forest park
  • Rammed earth walls create a warm, cosy feel for winter

Noth-facing sheltered location and wraparound decks looking out to 25acres of land alongside the river.

The house is designed to stay an even 22degrees year round with the solar heating, double glazed windows & rammed earth walls.

Relax and unwind with a handcrafted cider, boutique beer or local wine in one of the sunloungers on the wraparound deck; entertain in the summer time with the real outdoor woodburner BBQ and dining area by the grapes or read a good book settled into one of the bean bags out of the afternoon heat in the cool of the adobe mudbrick walls.

Feed the eels at the bottom creek; head out for an evening flyfish in the world-renowned river 2 minutes walk at the bottom of the driveway; go for a hike in the Kahurangi National Park 15 minute drive up the back of the property; head out for a kayak from to Kaiteriteri 20 minute drive; explore the local mountain biking tracks; visit the local heritage pubs in the area; book a massage with the neighbouring therapist in the whitewashed straw-bale roundhouse by the walnut tree.

There are so many relaxation and recreational options both on the property and in the local area you may just need to visit more than once, in more than 1 season.

This property is a beautiful gem in the Abel Tasman, set on 25 acres at the base of the National Park.

* 25 minutes scenic drive from Motueka alongside the river

* 30 minutes drive to Kaiteretere Beach

* 15 drive to the Mt Arthur carpark to enjoy a hike,

* 2 minutes to the end of the driveway to the river

* 40 minutes from Nelson airport

Special conditions: Smoking available outdoors only The property has good cell reception and wifi Please be aware that we have a second house on the same property also listed as a vacation rental, both houses are independent & completely private from each other. Cleaning Fee is mandatory, and increases for bigger groups &/or stays longer than 5 days


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Living Room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Suite

    1 x Queen bed

  • Queen

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $68.00 per stay (required)
  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

*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 (63)

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  • The homesite and location is picture perfect, secluded, nestled atop a hill...

    The homesite and location is picture perfect, secluded, nestled atop a hill but surrounded by pastures and mountains. It is quite far from any town for grocery or other needs so do plan ahead. Lots of walking on rural roads but no hiking trails as the property is amongst other farms limiting access to more hilly tracks. The home was neat and tidy upon arrival , had some staple items in the pantry but is in need of care , minor repairs and outdoor attention.

    AndreaGa8 100%|7x Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the comments. Since your stay, the owners have spent the past month at the property working on annual maintenance care and improvements. Yes the property is located 22km from the nearest town, as described in the listing. As for for hiking/tramping...future guests please do refer to the local guidebook at the house to choose from the immense number of hiking options available in the Kahurangi National Park (15 min drive from the house) or the Abel Tasman NP (30min drive)

    Mike and Beth 98%|96x

  • Interesting and welcoming house Location be prepared for drive down the valley was...

    Interesting and welcoming house Location be prepared for drive down the valley was not prepared intially beware of imaps direction However great spot

    Adamant222 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • We had another amazing stay here, such a beautiful location and really...

    We had another amazing stay here, such a beautiful location and really comfortable tranquil property. Even though the weather was wet and we couldn’t swim in the motueka river due to flooding we found lots of other fun things to do like the caves at the top of takaka hill and the saltwater pools in motueka. Mike and Beth have a great place to either just chill at or base yourself from to explore the area. Thanks Mike and Beth for another great stay

    diannehu4 100%|6x Feb 2018

  • Beautiful quiet location

    Beautiful quiet location. Fantastic set up anbd great swimming in nearby rivers. Weka and hedgehog locall residents. Great Christmas feast under th e grapevine looking out to incredible scenery. Easy drive to Motueka for supplies. Great place to head off for day trips. Would love to come back and highly reccomend. Clean and very comfy.

    MaryBrown 100%|2x Dec 2017

  • Wonderful place to stay

    Wonderful place to stay. Warm & cosy with everything you need. Great country pub down the road. Would love to return sometime. Thanks

    SueHo158 100%|1x Jul 2017

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