Quince Cottage, Mapua

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #37405

9/10 (7 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Spacious secluded garden setting with swimming pool only 4 minutes drive from bustling Mapua Wharf.
  • Brilliantly located for exploring 3 National Parks, Nelson, vineyards, markets and much more.
  • Evening dining, Welcome Picnics, cooking classes and Farmers Market tours available on request.

Quince Cottage nestles on gentle green slopes overlooking Mapua and the Tasman Sea with distant views of Nelson. The beautiful ever-changing Mt Arthur and Nelson Ranges provide a stunning backdrop, making this a haven of tranquillity, bathed in sunshine.

The cottage sits amongst secluded, established gardens brimming with fruit and nut trees. There are numerous sunny spots in the gardens to soak up the restful atmosphere, and when the sun gets too intense, a dip in the shared swimming pool provides a refreshing pause.

Quince Cottage is a completely independent, fully furnished, self-catering cottage with three double bedrooms that sleeps up to six people. There is a wood-burner for the colder months.

Located in the heart of the Tasman district, this is the perfect location to enjoy a relaxing holiday or short break. There is so much to explore in this rich and diverse region. It is a perfect base for day trips to the three regional Parks we are so proud of – Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi.

If you are a cyclist, we are just a stones throw from The Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail, or, you can discover the rich tapestry of vineyards, boutique breweries and cider producers, artisan food producers, exceptional farmers markets, artists’ studios and galleries.

For the adventurous, take your pick from a menu of activities on our doorstep – hiking, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding; or more simply just picnicking and swimming in the sea or rivers in the area. And at the end of the day, unwind with a glass of local wine and a book, enjoy the bucolic atmosphere, or relax by the swimming pool.

Whilst the property is secluded and restful, you are just a few minutes from Mapua with its popular and lively wharf area providing a great choice of cafés, restaurants and boutiques. And it’s an easy 20 minutes drive from Nelson, with its airport and arts, film and music festivals.

Special conditions: No pets No smoking on property


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Garden

    Super king double bed OR twin king single beds

    1 x Super king bed

  • Rose Room

    Super king double bed OR twin king single beds

    1 x Super king bed

  • The Loft

    Super king double bed OR twin king single beds

    1 x Super king bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $65.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 11 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

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

*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 (7)

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  • A beautiful cottage with everything you need

    A beautiful cottage with everything you need. A gorgeous location. We hope to come back!

    EmmaH393 100%|5x Jan 2018

  • Quince cottage is beautifully presented,clean and very stylish

    Quince cottage is beautifully presented,clean and very stylish. Crisp white linen on the beds and well equipped. Situated in a beautiful rural area yet just a few minutes by car to the centre of Mapua. Highly recommended for a tranquil getaway and perfect for families.

    alisle328 100%|178x Jan 2018

  • Beautiful cottage

    Beautiful cottage. Clean, spacious and well equipped. Very comfortable beds and luxurious linen. Fantastic location close to Mapua.

    catherinea8 100%|11x Apr 2017

  • Its a lovely cottage in the picturesque rolling hills behind Mapua Bay

    Its a lovely cottage in the picturesque rolling hills behind Mapua Bay. Everything was very clean and well-appointed (showing loads of care and attention to detail). Swimming pool next to the adjacent house offered welcome relief for our three boys. The area is great cycling country (we took the ferry over to Rabbit Island & cycled around it). Much recommended. Jon

    JonF1511 100%|6x Jan 2017

  • Lovely cottage surrounded by a gorgeous, peaceful setting

    Lovely cottage surrounded by a gorgeous, peaceful setting. Awesome pool.

    lisaen793 100%|2x Jan 2017

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