Nelson Coastal Barnstay - the Barn

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

9.4/10 (5 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The Barn is our rustic country cottage with wonderful mountain views across an expansive valley and 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 our kune kune pig, Dudley and our two charming alpacas, Raymond and Stanley.

Rates below apply for a couple, $30/per extra adult, $15/per child and infant.

Special conditions:

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

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave.

We would like to point out that there is a subdivision under construction on the neighbouring property which may cause some noise disturbance from time to time.

Please contact us for further information.


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

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

*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 (12)

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  • We stayed for 5 nights

    We stayed for 5 nights. The place is well maintained and it seems the owners have carefully think on every small detail. Tons of toys and books for kids - we loved it! Also farm animals, astonishing view and relaxed atmosphere. The sea is 5 minutes drive away, stores are 10 minutes drive. Close to many attractions in Abel Tasman.

    Alon G. Jan 2019

  • Beautiful location and very welcoming

    Beautiful location and very welcoming. The alpaccas and Dudley the pig were enchanting.

    JaniceNi1 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • Our barnstay was our favourite NZ accommodation

    Our barnstay was our favourite NZ accommodation. David greeted us upon arrival, showed us around the barn, introduced us to the animals and left us with farm fresh eggs and lemons. The barn was well equipped with everything we needed. The little details really do make a positive impression such as lots of clean dish cloths and tea towels, quality pots and sharp knives. Everything was clean and tidy. The views were amazing and peaceful. The kids loved Dudley the pig. David and Gill left us with some Christmas decorations so we could still have a special Christmas morning. We departed Christmas morning and they sent us on our way with mince pies, a Christmas cracker and blooms from NZ’s Christmas tree. So thoughtful!

    Jennifer Y. Jan 2019

  • 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

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