Mapua Heights Cottage; 'a gem among gems'

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

9.9/10 (16 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • 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 drive from Mapua, with its picturesque wharf, popular cafes and restaurants and unique shops and galleries.

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.

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.

Environmentally friendly, Mapua Heights Cottage:

* is built on principles of passive thermal design

* uses timber from local and renewable sources

* has many recycled windows and doors

* uses natural products wherever possible (including bed linen and cleaning materials)

Outdoor environment:

* generous deck and garden area - sit, relax and enjoy a drink (perhaps a local wine) or a barbecue

* extensive native planting

* bush walk

* many native birds (including tui, fantail, bellbird, silvereye and at times shining cuckoo and native falcon)

* quail on the lawn

* deer and sheep graze our paddocks - let us introduce you.

* views of sea and mountains

* magnificent sunsets

* dramatic night sky with minimal light pollution - view the Milky Way, Southern Cross and constellations

We even have glow-worms in our gully - Ken is happy to be your guide!

Special conditions: Nightly rate is for 1- 2 adults. Extra nightly charge for additional guests. DISCOUNT FOR EXTENDED STAYS OUTSIDE PEAK SEASON - PLEASE ENQUIRE. No additional cleaning charge, but we do appreciate the cottage being left in a clean and tidy condition.


  • 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*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season 2017/18
17-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 28-Sep-18
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Spring/early summer 2018
29-Sep-18 to 14-Dec-18
$190+/night $190+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
15-Dec-18 to 17-Mar-19
$200+/night $200+/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (16)

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  • Great location

    Great location. Very nicely decorated and comfortable.

    Salvatore Pacetta 100%|4x Nov 2017

  • Had a fantastic stay at this lovely batch

    Had a fantastic stay at this lovely batch. Very clean and cosy in a great location. Felt very welcomed the minute we arrived and hosts gave us great tips and advice for things to do in the local area. 100%|5x Aug 2017

  • Mapua Heights is a lovely property

    Mapua Heights is a lovely property. It is modern, spacious and very clean and tidy. The location is superb with views over farmland and out to sea. Mapua Heights is very handy to Mapua itself and also close to wineries, cafes and local artists.

    WendyMc9 100%|4x Apr 2017

  • 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%|3x Jan 2017

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