Copper Gate: 4,3 or 1 bdrm rural/village eco-home

Bach or holiday home | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #23621

9.6/10 (17 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Quiet, eco/designer luxury home near Great Taste Trail + Nelson/AbelTas.Check Corru Gate listing too
  • 7 acre rural paradise. Tame sheep,orchards,exploration,childfriendly.Stunning rural, sea, mtn views.
  • Near Mapua seaside village (cafes,beaches,studios,wineries). Family-friendly. Huge space.Cycle hire.

Large, sunny, arty, private, luxury, child-friendly eco-home - architect-designed, 4 bdrm Copper Gate (+ 3 bdrm Corru Gate #1334; Kissing Gate glamping #38819 - in world's top 14 glamping sites) feature an 'arty' NZ flavour on a farmlet with stunning valley, sea and mountain views. Set in 7 acres of fields and fruit trees near Mapua seaside village, Copper Gate is creatively themed in heritage NZ domesticity yet has smart, ultra-modern design.

French doors open onto decks with gorgeous valley, sea and mountain views beyond. 1 or 3 bdrm options for Copper Gate - close off the other 3 bedrooms and stay in the Paris Suite for a romantic getaway at a reduced rate, yet have sole occupancy of house.

Corru Gate + Copper Gate + Kissing Gate are built with sustainability, family-friendliness and artistic expression in mind. Built as a social enterprise/eco-project, it is one of NZ's most eco of eco-homes. Value the natural environment (open spaces, birds, native trees) and spray-free orchards – grab a lemon for your G&T on the deck, or enjoy a delicious breakfast grapefruit or free-range eggs (in season). PVs, superinsulation and sunny design make this an ideal 1-2 family destination or a romantic haven for 2 (1 bdrm Paris Suite). Children welcome – Copper Gate is fenced and there is a playground, treehut, chickens and tame sheep and SPACE. Owners 90m away for advice. Babysitter list too!

Copper Gate is central for exploration and adventure. Wander our gently sloping farm taking in the views. Cafes/studios 3 mins drive in the seaside village of Mapua - or walk/cycle there. Nearby - beaches, inlet, wharf jumping, cycle ferry/trails. We have electric + standard bikes for the Great Taste Trail. Use our route guides and ample storage. Wineries just along road. Art studios and Nelson potteries 20 min away; Abel Tasman, Kaiteriteri, Nelson 25min; rivers 10 min.

Space, birdsong, stillness, starry skies ... The Gates - your gateway to a great local lifestyle.

Special conditions: View Kissing Gate luxury glamping (1bdrm #38819 - rated in world's top 14 by TripAdvisor) or Paris Suite at Copper Gate (studio). Corru Gate (3 bdrm #1334). Long weekend minimum stay requirements. Enjoy quiet rural life yet 25 min to city and 4 min to cafes, vineyards, studios, golf, village and beaches. Safe/fenced property with that desirable country and coastal lifestyle. Bikes/electric bikes/baby trailer and babysitting available.


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

Bed layouts

  • 2nd bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • 3rd bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • 4th bedroom

    2 x Bunk bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $95.00 per stay (optional); Linen $20.00 per night (optional)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Fleet of standard + electric-assist bikes for the Great Taste Trail beside us. Child trailer/seat, wine carriers. Complimentary half-day cycle hire for standard ones. Free route guides + advice.

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

*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 (17)

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  • Fantastic and interesting property, you must check it out

    Fantastic and interesting property, you must check it out. Great location for Mapua and also the Great Taste Trail.

    HannahLa1 100%|5x Oct 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for your glowing review. You really seem to enjoy the facilities, decor and space of Copper Gate.

    rogell664 100%|75x

  • The ideal place to unwind after our ( 8 adults) Abel Tasman...

    The ideal place to unwind after our ( 8 adults) Abel Tasman walk. Well designed and beautifully appointed ( thanks to Adele's flare for decor), it is maintained to a very high standard allowing us to feel totally relaxed. The house has everything you need and more, with many beautiful treasures dotted throughout. The rural setting is restful and the friendly sheep an unexpected source of entertainment. Mapua itself was a pleasant discovery, and we would definitely stay at Coppergate again :)

    jackieCl4 100%|4x Feb 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    It was great to hear that you enjoyed the jewel in Nelson's crown - Mapua seaside village. Thanks for staying and we feel humbled by your glowing review.

    rogell664 100%|75x

  • Amazing property with everything we needed and more - didn't switch the...

    Amazing property with everything we needed and more - didn't switch the TV on once! Beautiful, peaceful location. Definitely hope to return!

    Starby 100%|4x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Wow! Thanks for the review. It seems that guests love the 7 acres of space and funky design.

    rogell664 100%|75x

  • We loved this home! The owners were lovely, and our young kids...

    We loved this home! The owners were lovely, and our young kids loved exploring the property - particularly the chickens and sheep which are really tame. The house is perfect - modern and clean with everything you could need. A really relaxing weekend and we will stay again if holidaying in Mapua.

    Lexiesplett 100%|6x Sep 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for your review. Good to see that your weekend retreat was so positive.

    rogell664 100%|75x

  • Best hosts in New Zealand, the house is amazing, the property is...

    Best hosts in New Zealand, the house is amazing, the property is perfect and the views are stunning. Family of 4 loved our time at the farm and the hosts were a try wealth of information. The sheepy and chickens were a highlight for my kids, but the ease of the house and modern appliances worked for us. Also, GO SEE THE GLOW WORMS, FREE AND AWESOME. Roger mapped out the rest of our South Island road trip and it was amazing. Also their new GLAMPING site looks killer. GO THERE you won't regret it.

    JonS7757 100%|6x Aug 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Wow! We feel humbled by your comments about "best hosts in New Zealand." Since your review, Kissing Gate glamping has been profiled by TripAdvisor in the WORLD'S top 14 most awesome glamping sites - which complements Copper Gate's reputation too.

    rogell664 100%|75x

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