Appleby House & Rabbit Island Huts

Lodge | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #9905

10/10 (8 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning setting, short distance to beaches, Rabbit Island. bars & cafes Mapua and shopping,Richmond
  • House features lovely outdoor dining area with inbuilt bbq area and open fireplace.
  • Suitable extended families, families looking for a temporary home to come together



June to October

Six people $390.00 per night or $65.00 per person

Eight people $520.00 per night or $65.00 per person

Minimum of two night stay

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 Village. Situated on 25 acres of the beautiful Waimea Plains.

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

Lots of features:

- outdoor BBQ area with fire.

- free unlimited wifi

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

Minutes from Rough Island (Equestrian Park) & Rabbit Island (beach), kilometers of biking, walking, running and riding tracks found in gorgeous isolation.

Available for holiday rental year round, either to rent the whole house or rent by the Room.

We also offer Rabbit Island Huts as optional holiday accommodation small spaces of luxury from $140.00 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

In summer our daughter also runs Rabbit Island Coffee Co from the front paddock - very private from the house (400 mtrs) but great for a early morning stroll for your coffee. View on Facebook.

Appleby House sleeps 6 - 10 people

SUMMER RATES 1 Oct to March 31

$480.00 for 6 people per night

$580.00 for 8 people per night

Summer $50.00 per additional person

Appleby House by the room - if you require just one room, please ring to make an inquiry, rooms from $180.00 per night OR

Rabbit Island Huts from $180.00 for ensuite or $140.00 for shared bathroom facilities.

Property is 25 acres includes Appleby House, owners house and Rabbit Island Huts.

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.


  • 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 ®
  • 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

    2 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Appleby House Turquoise Room

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

    1 x Queen bed

  • Rabbit Island Huts ensuite

    Combined living/sleeping area

  • Rabbit Island Huts shared bathroom

    Combined living/sleeping area

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Winter 6 people
24-May-17 to 31-Oct-17
$420+/night $420+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night;
2 night minimum stay
Summer 8 people 2017/2018
01-Nov-17 to 31-Mar-18
$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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