Mapua Studio High Quality Accommodation

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #29674

9.9/10 (83 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Here are some samples of what the guests are saying:

Quiet tranquil and just fabulous: comfy bed: great shower thanks.

Your holiday cottage looked perfect on the internet AND IT IS.

Bliss, perfect Studio with outdoor setting so tastefully decorated. Peaceful relaxing all we were looking for.

The Studio is new and contemporary with polished concrete floors and cosy and homely, has a great tiled shower, it is tastefully and simply decorated and immaculately clean.

French doors open onto your own enclosed timber deck, cook a chooky or vege burger on the barbecue and you're welcome to use herbs from the garden.

There are 2 bikes here which you are welcome to use and a bike shed if you want to bring your own. There is off street parking for the car too.

If the nights get a bit chilly there is a toasty warm Studio wood fire (which I love), very very cosy.

The Great Taste Cycle Trail: We are just a couple of minutes from the Wharf where the Mapua Ferry carries people and their bikes connecting Mapua to Rabbit Is as part of the cycle trail linking to Nelson and the other way to Kaiteriteri.

The Wharf and the village has a variety of unique shops show casing local artists work, restaurants and cafes fish and chip shop and the Golden Bear Brewery (boutique brewery) often has live music for you to kick back relax and enjoy.

I want to mention too that Godwits migrate all the way from Alaska (11000km) to spent time with us and they come to our estuary which is at the end of our street. I find that amazing. At the end of the street is also a tranquil place to watch the sun go down

Special conditions:

Although we do the cleaning, we do ask that you leave the Studio tidy with dishes done.

The Studio is ultra clean and has freshly ironed fine quality sheets.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$25.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

  • studio bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (86)

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  • Excellent private retreat to relax in peace

    Excellent private retreat to relax in peace. Cottage is well equipped, so tastefully decorated inside and out. We really enjoyed our stay here at Mapua. Kathy made our stay memorable with information about the town and a memento of local art.

    LucyT3 100%|6x Oct 2018

  • Kathy is a lovely host and the unit itself is modern, tidy,...

    Kathy is a lovely host and the unit itself is modern, tidy, has everything you need and is close to Mapua town

    Gina G. Aug 2018

  • We found the studio very sunny, warm, clean and private

    We found the studio very sunny, warm, clean and private. Loved the ambience of the wood fire. The linen is luxurious as is the large shower. We walked into the studio and felt an immediate sense of relaxation and peacefulness, all as a result of Kathy’s welcoming friendly personality and the beautiful decor. Mapua studio was exactly as advertised and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Looking forward to the next time we stay there.

    Steve N. Aug 2018

  • Great location , walking distance to great food and drink

    Great location , walking distance to great food and drink. Quiet , peaceful close to nature would stay again.

    Nathan&Heather M. Jul 2018

  • This is our go-to place to stay in Mapua

    This is our go-to place to stay in Mapua. It's gorgeous, very clean and private, and a few minutes' walk to the wharf.

    KylieMc30 100%|1x Apr 2018

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