Estuary Escape - a Cottage in Mapua

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #31130

9.7/10 (15 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 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
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • 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)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
28-Oct-16 to 20-Dec-16
$125/night $125/night
Peak season
21-Dec-16 to 28-Feb-17
$145/night $145/night
Flat rate tariff
01-Mar-17 to 01-Jun-17
$125/night $125/night
Winter season
02-Jun-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-Jan-18
$145/night $145/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (15)

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  • The cottage was an excellent choice for our needs

    The cottage was an excellent choice for our needs. The location was spot on for exploring the Nelson region, Kaiteriteri, Golden Bay, Motueka, Nelson and Richmond. It was well laid out, very nicely decorated, clean and had everything we needed for our stay.

    GlenisHo2 100%|5x Oct 2016

  • Perfect for a couple and in a great location

    Perfect for a couple and in a great location. Cottage had everything that you would need, including a friendly visiting cat. Many thanks.

    tracer675 100%|5x Sep 2016

  • Fantastic little cottage in a great location

    Fantastic little cottage in a great location

    Donnabl5 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • Wonderful little cottage beautifully presented

    Wonderful little cottage beautifully presented. Everything one would need is provided. Small but roomy covered outdoor area with BBQ especially important with the lovely weather we experienced.

    coller292 100%|2x Dec 2015

  • This property is extremely close to Mapua with all its wonderful new...

    This property is extremely close to Mapua with all its wonderful new shops, restaurants and amazing coffee. The cottage is new, clean, well set up with everything you would need (except perhaps a microwave). Only disappointment is you can't see the sea from the cottage.

    GlendaKe1 100%|3x Dec 2015

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