Handy to everything - cottage in lovely location

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #29090

9.8/10 (14 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 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*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
17-Jan-18 to 23-May-18
$180/night $180/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
24-May-18 to 17-Jan-19
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (14)

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  • Perfect location, beautiful cottage highly recommended:)

    Perfect location, beautiful cottage highly recommended:)

    JenK6986 new member Jan 2018

  • Great house! Beds are so comfy!

    Great house! Beds are so comfy!

    vickyfl2 100%|5x Nov 2017

  • Was a lovely warm and sunny home and a perfect house for...

    Was a lovely warm and sunny home and a perfect house for a short holiday with our three kids. Was very handy to Mapua (2 min drive) and a great spot to explore the region. Thank you!

    mirain425 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • We really enjoyed staying at the cottage

    We really enjoyed staying at the cottage. It's comfortable, well equipped and we loved the outdoor areas. The location is excellent and we would love to stay again. We thought the suggestion book was great - it shows Lynette is serious about improvements and is thoughtful about what her customers want. Thanks Lynette for a fab week.

    NicolaJo8 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Close to Mapua

    Close to Mapua. Roomy cottage with plenty of space.

    vickon582 98%|83x Feb 2017

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