Nelson Coastal Barnstay - the Barn

Bach or holiday home | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #534

9.5/10 (4 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Great mountain & a chinky sea view from our country cottage.
  • Just a short 15 minute walk to the beach.
  • Close to all major attractions of the Nelson region, ½ hour to Nelson City and the Abel Tasman Park

The Barn is our rustic country cottage with wonderful mountain views across an expansive valley & a small sea view. It is designed to give that "home away from home" feeling. Let yourself be cosseted in comfort and enjoy this character cottage, with all of those special extras to ensure your stay is especially comfortable.

The Barn has two bedrooms and caters for up to 6-7 people

Our cottage is also close to safe sandy beaches at Rabbit Island and Kaiteriteri.

Children are welcome and will enjoy the country experience of our farmyard animals, including two kune kune pigs, George and Dudley.

Rates below apply for a couple, $25/per extra adult, $15/per child & infant.

Special conditions: Week min. in high season, special rates-long stays, winter/spring specials.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed
    1 x Single with rollaway bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x King 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
2016 rates
21-Jul-17 to 31-Oct-17
$210+/night $210+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
2017/18 rates
01-Nov-17 to 21-Oct-18
$220+/night $220+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $15/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 (9)

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  • Great views across the valley and cosy quarters

    Great views across the valley and cosy quarters. A peaceful place to spend the weekend despite the weather bomb!

    TomM71 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Awesome views

    Awesome views.

    SushilD1 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • A perfect family place

    A perfect family place. The kids adored the animals and loved feeding Dudley, the kuna pig, who vacuumed up all our food scraps. He probably put on weight while we were there. Highly atmospheric beach and cliff top close by for evening walks. About 20 minutes drive from Abel Tasman NP and about an hour's drive from Flora Hut walks in Kahurangi NP. Lovely sense of bucolic isolation, though supermarkets are only a few minutes away. Relaxing, comfortable place for a holiday.

    ThurzaG1 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • We had a lovely stay in the cottage, very peaceful

    We had a lovely stay in the cottage, very peaceful.

    Felix35 100%|1x Jan 2014

  • This is a wonderful place to stay

    This is a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed the beautiful garden, organic eggs, stunning views to the Mt Arthur range and swimming every day at Ruby Bay. Our hosts were very welcoming - we were even provided with a Christmas tree. We found the Barn very comfortable, light and warm with everything we needed and the BBQ and outdoor seating were ideal for the warm Tasman Bay weather.

    lindes590 100%|3x Jan 2013

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