AROHA COTTAGE seconds from the beach

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #4914

9.4/10 (137 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, everything is so close.
  • Not beachfront, but you can hear the waves and be at the beach in just a few seconds
  • Taste Tasman cycle trail just minutes away

Aroha Cottage is filled with art, photos and treasures from our travels. With a new kitchen and bathroom, cosy wood burner for winter, fabulous private garden, huge deck, quiet beach and free wifi, it is perfect for couples and overseas tourists.

The cottage is only 50 meters from Kina Beach, start the day down at the beach watching the sunrise over Nelson.

Situated halfway between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park, Kina Beach is a quiet seaside community yet shops and cafes are only minutes away.

Motueka township is 10 minutes drive with 2 large supermarkets and all the other facilities you could possibly need. Mapua is only 10 minutes in the other direction with Boutique Breweries, Art and Craft shops and Restaurants overlooking the harbour. We also have our local Tasman store for local wine, olive oil and basic supplies.

Perfectly positioned for visiting both Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park, famous for its great walks and stunning scenery. Kayaking and walking is the popular way to see the park, but for the slightly less energetic, take a boat trip instead.

The Tasman cycle trail is at the end of the road.

The challenging Tasman Golf Club, 1km past the gate, welcomes visitors. Not a golfer..... its worth the walk or drive, for the stunning views over Tasman bay and the bar might be open!

With safe swimming, boating, and fishing, plus award winning local vineyards and cafes, Kina Beach really is the perfect holiday location.

Kina Beach is only a 25minute drive from Nelson airport.

Special conditions: All 1 night bookings are charged at a minimum fee of $150 for 2 guests, regardless of the season


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Unlimited WiFi

*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 (280)

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  • Lovely little cottage with a beautiful peaceful garden

    Lovely little cottage with a beautiful peaceful garden. Very handy for a stroll along the beach.

    leigld229 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • Beautiful place to stay - quiet and close to the beach and...

    Beautiful place to stay - quiet and close to the beach and golf course (which has the best views ever!). House was tidy with very comfy beds - lovely gardens. Close to lots of things, Mapua, Mouaka, Abel Tasman etc. Would definitely recommend :)

    AliceOC new member Feb 2018

  • Gorgeous spot, very restful

    Gorgeous spot, very restful.

    MelissaSc4 new member Jan 2018

  • Lovely cottage, we enjoyed watching the tui’s in the plum tree

    Lovely cottage, we enjoyed watching the tui’s in the plum tree. Amazing garden, great location, would definitely stay again, thanks.

    wendysm4 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Aroha Cottage provided the peaceful relaxation we were seeking, far enough away...

    Aroha Cottage provided the peaceful relaxation we were seeking, far enough away from the crowds but close enough to travel for a wider range of activities. The cottage has all the facilities you need and is comfortably appointed with a great bed. It is within easy distance by car or bike to Mapua and close to other tourist and recreational facilities with a golf course just up the road. You have to go further afield for a sandy beach as it is rocky at Ruby Bay. We would love to come again!

    toniey489 100%|4x Jan 2018

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