Bronte Tides Cottage. Prime Location-Stunning View

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #32843

10/10 (25 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Panoramic sea and estuary views - Water boundary - Stunning reflections - Changing tides - Peaceful
  • A welcoming, relaxing self-contained cottage with garden. Free parking, wifi and good phone coverage
  • Central to National Parks, beaches, walk & cycle tracks. Excellent local restaurants’, cafes, shops

Panoramic sea views, stunning reflections and water boundary. A welcoming, restful, sunny cottage with a large deck and private garden on the shores of the beautiful Waimea, Bronte peninsula. Wake gently to the happy Tui birdsong and do some bird watching. A magical place to take a break, unwind and revive the soul.

Centrally positioned for day trips to explore the popular beaches, walking tracks and water ways of the beautiful Abel Tasman Park or visit to Golden Bay.

Enjoy the rivers, swimming, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding. Partake in the Great Taste Cycle Trails, Golf, Equestrian Park, shops or markets. Be here for the famous Mapua Easter Fair.

At the end of the day, relax or dine at one of the top rated local seaside restaurants that are within easy minutes of your accommodation.

The surrounding area is also abundant in art, wine and café culture.

Nelson is the sunshine capital of New Zealand.

• From The Guest Book:

"Be warned. Staying at Bronte Tides Cottage is a spoiler. After staying here you won't be happy any other place. Lesley and Darryl are gracious, warm, friendly and go out of their way to be helpful, yet they respect your privacy. We were greeted with fresh flowers from the garden and other goodies. When you stay at Bronte Tides you feel at one with nature. The serenity envelops you. We would not leave without re booking for another time. By the way this comment is coming from fussy New Yorker's."

Estimated driving times from Bronte Peninsula:

Bronte Art Gallery - 1 minute

Rimu Grove Winery - 4 minutes

Mapua Seaside village - 6 minutes

Grossi Point at Mapua for swimming and boating – 6 minutes

Ruby Bay - 7 minutes

The Playhouse Café And Theatre – 4 minutes

Rabbit Island swimming and picnic beach – 7 minutes

Richmond - 15 minutes

Motueka - 5 minutes

Nelson airport - 20 minutes

Central Nelson - 30 minutes

Kaiteriteri Beach and the Abel Tasman National Park - 40 minutes

Special conditions: A pull out mattress may be available for a child on request.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); Parking FREE (included); Kayak FREE (included); New Zealand GST tax FREE (included); Immediate confirmation or uder 24 hours FREE (included); Free Wi-fi FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Rest Of Year
26-May-17 to 07-Dec-17
$290+/night $290+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
08-Dec-17 to 03-Apr-18
$340+/night $340+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
Rest Of Year
04-Apr-18 to 26-May-18
$290+/night $290+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/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 (25)

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  • All of the comments already made sum up our experience of Bronte...

    All of the comments already made sum up our experience of Bronte Tides - it is one of the most stunning locations of anywhere we've stayed. The house itself was gorgeous and very comfortable for a 5 day stay. We can't recommend it highly enough and hope we'll be able to visit again one day or just simply move in!!

    saraer803 100%|13x May 2017

  • Bronte Tides Cottage is a lovely and comfortable place with great views...

    Bronte Tides Cottage is a lovely and comfortable place with great views of the estuary. We had a very peaceful and relaxing time during our stay.

    MeeLinH8 100%|1x May 2017

  • Mean as views

    Mean as views. Quiet and tranquil getaway.

    StefanG 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Excellent location -- a wonderful, relaxing stay

    Excellent location -- a wonderful, relaxing stay

    chribe607 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • The cottage is simply marvellous

    The cottage is simply marvellous. Superb views that constantly change with the tide, equally good whether the tide is in or out. Sunrise is spectacular and well worth getting up early for. We genuinely were sorry to leave after our short 3 night stay.

    richan26 100%|12x Mar 2017

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