Appleby House & Rabbit Island Huts

Lodge | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #9905

10/10 (10 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 12 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Stunning setting, short distance to beaches, Rabbit Island. bars & cafes Mapua and shopping,Richmond
  • We know it can be cold in Winter both Huts and House offer nice warm accommodation, incl open fires
  • Suitable extended families, families looking for a temporary home to come together

Appleby House is suitable for up to 12 guests

There are 5 x bedrooms each with Queen bed, + 2 x single mattresses - total guests 12.

If you have a larger group then you can overflow to:

Rabbit Island Huts has 6 separate Huts each with a Queen bed, Rabbit Island Glamping has 1 Queen bed.

Total guest across the full property is approx 24 - or 12 couples.

Appleby House

- centrally heated for Winter months

- open fire in downstairs lounge area

- outdoor BBQ area with fire.

- outdoor bath - Downstairs Apartment

- free unlimited wifi

- full commercial kitchen

- all laundry facilities

Rabbit Island Huts

Little spaces of luxury, a special unique Kiwi experience, a little bit glamping, little bit hotel and little bit traditional kiwi camping, all designed for guest comfort.

- all Huts feature one Queen bed, fridge, ceiling fan, heater, small fridge and tea & coffee making facilities

- three Huts have ensuites

- three Huts share two very nice bathrooms

- fully equipped shared kitchen area

- outdoor fire and BBQ area

Rabbit Island Glamping

- sleep under canvas

- own BBQ

- heated

- fridge/lounge area/tea & coffee

- Luxury Bed

Stunning outlook, 360 degree views, of mountains, Waimea Estuary and Richmond Hills.

You will find us on the road to Rabbit Island, 1 km off the Coastal Hwy (State Hwy 60) road to Abel Tasman National Park, five mins from Richmond, 20 mins drive from Motueka, 8 mins from Mapua Wharf - cafes, galleries and bars.

We are 200 mtrs from Nelson Tasman Great Taste Trail (bike trail)

All basic's provided e.g. linen, tea/coffee/laundry requirements

PLEASE NOTE - BookaBach will estimate price only - this pricing is based on couples - 2 people per room.

If you go over 12 people (5 x couples) then estimate $150 to $180 per couple per night additional. Or if single occupation per room please inquire so I can give a correct costing.



Special conditions: We do allow pets, but please do email and ask first, we do have sheep, lambs and horses on the property. We are a non smoking property. You can rent just Appleby House (from 6 to 12 guests) or the full property (24 guests/ 12 x couples) Costings are based on 2 x people per room (1 x couple) if you want single occupancy or larger groups please contact me for a accurate costings. Contact me also re weddings or special occassions


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Special events venue
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Appleby House / Family Apartment

    2 x large queen rooms, separate lounge and bathroom with shower and bath, two outdoor decks. Very private space.

    2 x Queen bed

  • Appleby House Downstairs Apartment

    Very large studio type space, separate change room, bathroom and outdoor bath area.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Appleby House Spare room

    Other sleeping area,Spare room with one queen bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Appleby House Turquoise Room

    Smallest and cosiest of our rooms - large separate, bathroom, own entrance.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Rabbit Island Glamping

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Rabbit Island Huts x 6

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

  • Spare mattresses/couches

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed
    3 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*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 (10)

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  • Really good location for the coastal belt of Tasman - we were...

    Really good location for the coastal belt of Tasman - we were able to get to all parts of the Great taste Trail easily.

    davidr49 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • House is amazing

    House is amazing. Nicely presented and extremly comfortable

    Maxwelrich 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • From the luxury of space to the 'at home feeling' we could...

    From the luxury of space to the 'at home feeling' we could not have wished for more.ages staying were 12 to 52. All left with full hearts.

    KarenAn2 100%|7x Jan 2017

  • Appleby House is a big roomy house with a very workable kitchen...

    Appleby House is a big roomy house with a very workable kitchen and dining area. Perfect for housing the family and groomsmen and their wives pre and post wedding which was held nearby.

    MichaelR16 100%|6x Mar 2016

  • The house was comfortable and well equipped and presented

    The house was comfortable and well equipped and presented. It was a great location for our large group with plenty of space and great facilities for all.

    JonathanMo7 100%|1x Mar 2016

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