Handy to everything - cottage in lovely location

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #29090

10/10 (6 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • 15 minute walk or short bike ride to Mapua Village, short drive or longer walk to Ruby Bay.
  • 15 mins drive to Richmond, 15 mins drive to Motueka, 30 mins drive to Kaiteriteri, 30 mins to Nelson
  • Handy to cycleways, vineyards, golf, art, coffee, Kahurangi National Park, Abel tasman National Park

1930's cottage full of character and charm with lovely cottage gardens and established trees which attract native birds.

The cottage is tidy inside. Gets all day sun and is positioned in a very handy location, everything is not far away! There is real coffee only 150m walk down the road and a little further is the country store which has local produce and yet more coffee. If you are into tramping there is the Kahurangi National Park, there are the golden beaches and kayaking in the Abel Tasman, Kaiteriteri is only a 30 minute drive from here.

The national cycle way is at your doorstep. You can cycle down to Mapua wharf in 10 mins (or 20 mins walk) to catch the ferry across to Rabbit Island. Bike hire is available in Mapua.

Wineries are dotted around the area and there are golf courses not too far away.

Motueka is only a 15 minute drive along with Richmond and Upper Moutere both only 15 minutes drive in other directions. Nelson city is about a 30 minute drive and the airport about 20 minutes. Takaka/Golden Bay is an hour's drive.

Art galleries are abundant, Motueka has a market every Sunday morning and Nelson has a market every Saturday morning.

Mapua village has all amenities available from petrol/diesel, 4 Square supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, gift shop, hairdresser, masseuse, medical centre to name a few. Sprig & Fern pub. Several restaurants are down by the wharf and more shops to peruse, here you can hire bikes which you can take over on the ferry to Rabbit Island. There is also a fish & chip shop so that you can enjoy a meal on Ruby Bay beach or down at the wharf (or in the little wine bar which allows you to eat The Smokehouse fish & chips in the Rimu Wine Bar, so long as you have a wine), the Rimu Wine bar also have woodfired pizzas.

The Leisure Park has a great little restaurant too!!

The possibilities are endless there is just so much to do here in this amazing part of the world.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x King single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
22-Jan-17 to 22-Jul-17
$180/night $180/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 (6)

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  • Lovely sunny and stylish cottage in a great location

    Lovely sunny and stylish cottage in a great location. Mapua is a gem and we'd definitely stay here again.

    KeriJ354 new member Jan 2017

  • Perfect little cottage in a perfect location

    Perfect little cottage in a perfect location. Within walking distance to Mapua Wharf and all of the restaurants and shops there, and the coffee truck just down the road was perfect. Our young children loved playing in the garden and the cottage itself had everything we required. We will be back!

    stuyd82 new member Jan 2017

  • Location was perfect

    Location was perfect. Facilities were all you could ask for and more. Great people to deal with.

    VicW2115 100%|1x Jan 2015

  • Such a lovely cottage

    Such a lovely cottage. A lot bigger than expected. The owner was great with communication and exceeded expections. We stayed for a wedding in mapua and it was a short walk back at night. Highly recommended!

    angels852 100%|3x Jan 2015

  • Great location

    Great location. The house is well appointed, family friendly and really comfortable. Lynette went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable and we'd definitely visit again.

    GregF395 100%|1x Jan 2015

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