Handy to everything - cottage in lovely location

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #29090

9.3/10 (24 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


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
21-Mar-18 to 23-May-18
$180/night $180/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
24-May-18 to 21-Mar-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 (24)

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  • Very tidy cottage

    Very tidy cottage. Well equipped. Would highly recommend.

    AbbyC new member Mar 2018

  • A fantastic little cottage in a great location

    A fantastic little cottage in a great location. Great value for money. Lovely comfortable beds. Would definitely stay again.

    pipge297 100%|12x Mar 2018

  • Lovely old style house with lots of living space

    Lovely old style house with lots of living space. Lovely location.

    JustineO2 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • We loved the cottage it has a beautiful garden and was very...

    We loved the cottage it has a beautiful garden and was very cozy. Highly recommended. Thanks for having us we hope to come back some day soon.

    BridgetMo1 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • Lovely comfortable and spacious cottage with lovely gardens

    Lovely comfortable and spacious cottage with lovely gardens. well equipped with a touch of luxury an extra entrance so we could park our boat walking distance to the Mapua shops and restaurants

    janmcr 100%|8x Feb 2018

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