Estuary Escape - a Cottage in Mapua

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #31130

9.8/10 (34 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Estuary Escape is set at the top of a peaceful woody lane, nestled in amongst trees with tui's for company.

The cottage is an ideal space for two and includes an open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge and bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

For fine wining and dining, shopping or eating ice cream and drinking coffee take a leisurely stroll to Mapua Wharf. Or hire a bike and cycle to the delicious Jester Cafe.

Another 2 minute leisurely stroll will take you down the Langford Drive walkway down to the estuary or perhaps to Grossi Point for some swimming, boating or kayaking.

We are in the house next door so we are on hand for advice on where to go as Estuary Escape is a great place to explore the Tasman region.

We offer weekly/monthly rates - please contact us for more information.

Within a 5 minute stroll is:

• The Mapua Wharf with lovely shops and galleries, delicious restaurants and fish and chips, an awesome craft brewery and waterfront views.

• The Mapua Ferry to catch a ride over to Rabbit Island, either walking or biking.

• Grossi Point Reserve - a wonderful spot for a picnic or swimming.

Within a bike ride or a drive:

• The Great Taste Cycling Trails of Tasman with cycle hire shops situated down at the Wharf.

• Local wineries and craft breweries in and around the Tasman area

• Abel Tasman National Park for kayaking and/or tramping

• Kayaking, tramping or skiing (in winter) in the alpine region of St Arnaud

• Nelson or Motueka markets for local crafts and foods

• Great tramping and birdlife in Kahurangi National Park

• A walk along the Ruby Bay coastline

• Kayaking down the Buller River

We are:

• 15 minutes drive to Motueka.

• 30 minutes drive to Nelson town centre.

• 25 minutes drive to Nelson airport

• 45 minutes drive to Marahau - the start of the Abel Tasman National Park

• 35 minutes to Kaiteriteri

• 1 hr 30 to Takaka and Golden Bay

• 2 hours to Rainbow Mountain ski fields and St Arnaud

Special conditions: Our neighbour has chickens who are free to roam around our property.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Suite

    Bedroom with bathroom next door

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Winter season
25-Jul-17 to 01-Oct-17
$95/night $95/night
Flat rate tariff
02-Oct-17 to 31-Dec-17
$125/night $125/night
Peak season
01-Jan-18 to 28-Feb-18
$145/night $145/night
Flat rate tariff
01-Mar-18 to 31-May-18
$125/night $125/night
Winter season
01-Jun-18 to 30-Sep-18
$95/night $95/night
Flat rate tariff
01-Oct-18 to 25-Oct-18
$125/night $125/night

*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 (34)

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  • Cosy cottage very close to the lovely estuary, with several eateries and...

    Cosy cottage very close to the lovely estuary, with several eateries and interesting shops close by.

    NgaireHo1 100%|3x Jul 2017

  • A lovely peaceful location, close to cafes, and a very pleasant and...

    A lovely peaceful location, close to cafes, and a very pleasant and comfortable cottage.

    Anne50 new member Jun 2017

  • Great location, well designed and equiped, a private little haven

    Great location, well designed and equiped, a private little haven.

    rossth118 100%|4x Apr 2017

  • Gorgeous house in superb location

    Gorgeous house in superb location. Loved it.

    cateon134 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Beautiful spot and great property

    Beautiful spot and great property

    alexty409 100%|7x Mar 2017

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