Handy to everything - cottage in lovely location

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #29090

8.9/10 (28 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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 just a short walk down the road at the country store which has local produce. 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 25 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 and 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 and 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 and 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.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    3 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x King bed


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*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 (28)

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  • Lovely welcoming cottage, very comfortable beds with amazing all day sun

    Lovely welcoming cottage, very comfortable beds with amazing all day sun.

    victek204 100%|2x May 2018

  • Great cottage for kicking back and relaxing

    Great cottage for kicking back and relaxing. Close to a range of amenities - mapua village and easy 30min either way to local bike tracks and towns.

    KatherineGu1 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • There are a number of shortcomings

    There are a number of shortcomings.It could be cleaner, lack of lampshades, a bit tatty, lack of wi fi, lack of hanging space, grass needed cutting, overgown dining area and so on. In fairness there are positives, nice towels, a good view, mapua wharf is lovely but it is too far to walk to easily. However, the building work and subsequent unpleasantness when we made our views know just spoilt the experience, understandably

    BarryWa3 50%|2x Mar 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    The cottage is professionally cleaned after every tenancy & has a regular gardener - just as well as these guests breached rules & allowed a dog on the property. Mapua Wharf is an easy 25 minute walk for able bodied people. These guests harassed me on my personal email address wanting $$. Very unpleasant. I had to block their bullying emails hence their negative feedback. Please read the 100% positive comments re me & cottage has had from everyone else over 4yrs.

    Topstow 96%|27x

  • Great location clean and tidy

    Great location clean and tidy

    AIMEEHI7 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Very tidy cottage

    Very tidy cottage. Well equipped. Would highly recommend.

    AbbyC 100%|1x Mar 2018

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