Mapua Heights Cottage; 'a gem among gems'

Bach or holiday home | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #22222

10/10 (13 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Blissful panoramic views of sea, estuary and mountains
  • Sunny, environmentally-friendly cottage with native plantings and varied bird-life at your window
  • Five minutes from Mapua and half-way between Nelson city and the Abel-Tasman National Park

Mapua Heights Cottage is a comfortable and stylish two-bedroom holiday cottage with magnificent views. It offers privacy, space and the opportunity to relax in a stunning rural setting. It is just 5 minutes away from the welcoming village of Mapua, with its picturesque wharf, popular cafes and restaurants and unique shops and galleries.

Our holiday cottage provides the ideal base from which to explore the Nelson-Tasman region. You may choose to enjoy the many beaches, sample the region's food and wine, visit the bustling Nelson Saturday market, tour the wineries and art outlets, have fun cycling, kayaking or walking in the area or tramping in one of the region's three National Parks. The possibilities are endless, hence many visitors choose to return.

Too much choice? Owners Vivien and Ken are on site to ensure your comfort and provide local knowledge.

Mapua Heights Cottage is built on principles of passive thermal design with attention to environmental sustainability. Timber from local and renewable sources is used in ceilings and joinery and is largely finished with natural oils. Many of the windows and doors are recycled. New Zealand art and sculpture feature in the cottage. A pot-belly stove keeps the whole cottage cosy in the winter, with a sturdy guard available if needed.

Outside, there is a generous deck and garden area where you can sit, relax and enjoy a drink (perhaps a local wine) or a barbecue. Take time to watch the sunsets. As the views of sea and mountains fade, watch the twinkling lights of Nelson emerge and be mesmerised by the stars of the Milky Way and Southern Cross in our dramatic night sky.

Extensive native planting and a large area of regenerating bush attracts native birds such as tui, fantail, silvereye and at certain times of year bellbird, shining cuckoo and a New Zealand falcon. We even have glow-worms in our gully - Ken is happy to be your guide! Deer and sheep graze our paddocks - let us introduce you.

Special conditions: Nightly rate is for 1- 2 adults.Extra nightly charge for additional guests. Discount for extended stays outside peak season - please enquire. We do not apply an additional cleaning charge, but we appreciate the cottage being left in a clean and tidy condition.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Main bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom

    1 x King single bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

Availability & rates*

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Booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Later summer 2017
21-Feb-17 to 30-Apr-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $22/night; Children: $18/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low season 2017
01-May-17 to 22-Sep-17
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $22/night; Children: $18/night;
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
23-Sep-17 to 15-Dec-17
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2017/18
16-Dec-17 to 03-Feb-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Late summer 2018
04-Feb-18 to 28-Apr-18
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low season 2018
29-Apr-18 to 21-May-18
$170+/night $170+/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 (13)

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  • Lovely cottage, beautiful location, very quiet and peaceful

    Lovely cottage, beautiful location, very quiet and peaceful. Couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks Ken for your knowledge of the area and introducing our boys to your animals, beehives and glow worms.

    SibylleTo1 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Ken & Vivien's cottage is the perfect place to instantly relax, &...

    Ken & Vivien's cottage is the perfect place to instantly relax, & tune in to 'holiday mode.' It's beautiful, inside & out, & the connection between, seamless. The wonderful views, the animals & all that Ken has 'evolved' in the grounds, is truly delightful. The hosts are lovely, & ready to help if required, but the cottage is very private. AND, I've never enjoyed such an immaculately clean holiday cottage as this one!

    FrannieAr1 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Loved staying at this cosy, clean and very peaceful spot

    Loved staying at this cosy, clean and very peaceful spot. The cottage is modern, full of character and well appointed. Thanks Ken for all the advice on bike tracks and for introducing us to Nina the deer who loves to be fed! Many thanks

    claireTa1 100%|3x Apr 2016

  • This was a beautiful property, very neat and tidy and had everything...

    This was a beautiful property, very neat and tidy and had everything that we required for our stay. Amazing views, bush walk and animals for the kids to interact with. We hope to be back again!

    MelanieEn1 100%|2x Mar 2016

  • The property is just great! So clean and tidy! The view is...

    The property is just great! So clean and tidy! The view is amazing! We had a lovely little holiday before the birth of our first child! Thank you! Zander & Andrea

    AndreaCl9 100%|2x Jan 2016

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