Appleby House & Rabbit Island Huts

Lodge | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #9905

10/10 (8 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 9 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

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

You will find us on the road to Rabbit Island(10 km beach front), 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.

Go cruising on your bike or in your car and discover all of the wineries and galleries close by.

If biking we are 200 mtrs from the Tasman Great Taste Trail.

Lots of features:

Appleby House

- centrally heated for Winter months

- also 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

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

Suitable for groups to rent whole property or just rent Appleby House.

We also offer Rabbit Island Huts as optional holiday accommodation from $150.00 per night for 2 people, please note booking calendar refers to Appleby House only please go to our website to view availability for Rabbit Island Huts.

Appleby House sleeps 6 - 12 people

Appleby House by the room - refer to our website

Rabbit Island Huts - six Huts sleep one couple each

The property comprises of 25 acres - Jane and John also live on the property separate from Appleby House and Rabbit Island Huts.

Rent the full property sleeps approx 24 people

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. Contact us re large groups or wedding inquires.


  • 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

  • Spare mattresses/couches

    Combined living/sleeping area

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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer 8 people
18-Nov-17 to 31-Mar-18
$580+/night $580+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
Winter 8 people
01-Apr-18 to 31-Oct-18
$520+/night $520+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Nov-18 to 18-Feb-19
$580+/night $580+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night;

*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 (8)

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  • 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%|6x 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%|5x 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

  • Appleby house was stunning, everything was set out for us on arrival

    Appleby house was stunning, everything was set out for us on arrival. The beds were VERY comfortable. We had a great time staying here and would definitely come back.

    Cassie90 100%|1x Mar 2016

  • Very peaceful!

    Very peaceful!

    MarkM223 100%|1x Jan 2016

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