Orchard View Cottage

Cottage | Motueka | #1221

9.1/10 (73 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Peaceful, quiet location. Away from the crowds yet close to all amenities.
  • 15 minutes to Abel Tasman Park, Marahau, Kaiteriteri and Motueka. Forty minutes to 'Hobbit Country'.
  • Farm and domestic animals on site include dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, horses and llamas.

Orchard View is situated on 20 acres of private land which includes pasture, native bush, garden & riverside. The cottage overlooks the property with pine forest to the rear.

Well away from the road the cottage is ideally situated for families with children, trout fishermen (as the Riwaka River borders the property), & those people who just want to sit back and relax.

It is also a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park or laze on the beaches of Kaiteriteri & Marahau which are all only 15 minutes away by car.

A day trip 'over the hill' to Golden Bay, Harewoods Hole and Hobbit country is a must.

Orchard View can sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms and freshly laundered bed linen & towels are provided. A fifth guest can be accommodated on the sofa bed & a cot is available on request.

The kitchen is equipped with electric stove, large fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster etc & in the living/dining area there is Sky TV, radio/CD player and telephone for local calls.

The large deck which catches the sun all day is furnished with gas BBQ, tables & chairs for outdoor living. Here you can relax, enjoy the stunning views across the valley, listen to the abundance of native birdsong and watch the antics of the chickens & peacocks.

A three minute stroll will bring you to the riverside or feel free to explore the property and make friends with the animals which include dogs, cats, horses, llamas, free range hens, turkeys, peacocks, ducks and other small farm animals.....plus plenty of native bird life such as the friendly wekas and fantails. Great for the children!

The Riwaka Resurgence is where the northern branch of the Riwaka River emerges from the depths of the Takaka Hill and is a 10 minute drive or an easy 40 minute walk away from the cottage.

Complimentary free range eggs, tea, coffee and sugar are provided on arrival as are basic cleaning materials. Other provisions can be found in Motueka a 15 minute drive away.

Special conditions: A port-a-cot and high chair are available on request. Prices are for up to 4 people. An additional charge of $15 per night will be made for each extra person. All school and public holidays charged at the high season rate of $140 per night. Two night minimum stay. Smoking outside only thank you. Well behaved pets allowed with prior notice when accompanied by responsible owners. Mobile coverage is not guaranteed. Guests are welcome to use the phone in the cottage for local and urgent calls.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Living Area

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second Bedroom

    2 x Bunk bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Stays over 7 nights receive an 8% discount.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Complimentary free range eggs, tea and coffee on arrival.

*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 (135)

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  • We loved our stay - so idyllic and peaceful! We loved the...

    We loved our stay - so idyllic and peaceful! We loved the little verandah that caught the sun from morning coffee time to evening wine o'clock :) The bach was very well equipped and the kids loved looking at all the animals. We'd definitely return!

    lindon824 100%|4x Mar 2018

  • The cottage is in a lovely location, well fitted out with everything...

    The cottage is in a lovely location, well fitted out with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. Friendly hosts and plenty of interesting animals on the property. Hope to return one day.

    ROGER_SH1 100%|7x Feb 2018

  • Excellent location, great to stay on the property but also easy to...

    Excellent location, great to stay on the property but also easy to wander off in any direction for a tiki-tour.

    YohannaH new member Jan 2018

  • Perfect country cottage

    Perfect country cottage. Loved having all the animals around. Kids really enjoyed collecting freshly laid eggs! Kate and Len were fantastic hosts.

    SueP6731 100%|3x Dec 2017

  • A wonderfully comfortable cottage in a peaceful location

    A wonderfully comfortable cottage in a peaceful location. A great base to explore this beautiful area.

    TinaF161 100%|1x Dec 2017

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