AROHA COTTAGE seconds from the beach

Cottage | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #4914

9.4/10 (137 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, everything is so close.
  • Not beachfront, but you can hear the waves and be at the beach in just a few seconds
  • Taste Tasman cycle trail just minutes away

Aroha Cottage is filled with art, photos and treasures from our travels. With a new kitchen and bathroom, cosy wood burner for winter, fabulous private garden, huge deck, quiet beach and free wifi, it is perfect for couples and overseas tourists.

The cottage is only 50 meters from Kina Beach, start the day down at the beach watching the sunrise over Nelson.

Situated halfway between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park, Kina Beach is a quiet seaside community yet shops and cafes are only minutes away.

Motueka township is 10 minutes drive with 2 large supermarkets and all the other facilities you could possibly need. Mapua is only 10 minutes in the other direction with Boutique Breweries, Art and Craft shops and Restaurants overlooking the harbour. We also have our local Tasman store for local wine, olive oil and basic supplies.

Perfectly positioned for visiting both Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park, famous for its great walks and stunning scenery. Kayaking and walking is the popular way to see the park, but for the slightly less energetic, take a boat trip instead.

The Tasman cycle trail is at the end of the road.

The challenging Tasman Golf Club, 1km past the gate, welcomes visitors. Not a golfer..... its worth the walk or drive, for the stunning views over Tasman bay and the bar might be open!

With safe swimming, boating, and fishing, plus award winning local vineyards and cafes, Kina Beach really is the perfect holiday location.

Kina Beach is only a 25minute drive from Nelson airport.

Special conditions: All 1 night bookings are charged at a minimum fee of $150 for 2 guests, regardless of the season


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Unlimited WiFi

*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 (280)

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  • Great place very close to everything

    Great place very close to everything. Recommend to Rabbit Island for a great beach.

    chloes259 88%|9x Feb 2008

  • Thanks guys! Aroha Cottage was just gorgeous! Off the beaten track, but...

    Thanks guys! Aroha Cottage was just gorgeous! Off the beaten track, but not too far off. Nice reserve, nice beach and nice walks. Spectacular sights on the way to golf club! Well equipped cottage and very homely - with a super comfortable bed as well! Thank you and I will definitely recommend Aroha and Kina Beach to friends and family. cheers Claire

    claibe624 100%|1x Feb 2008

  • A lovely cottage in a great location

    A lovely cottage in a great location. Our daughter loved the large garden and the bach was comfy and cosy.. We'll stay longer next time.

    darrle59 100%|1x Feb 2008

  • Great little place - the perfect wind-down from our busy life

    Great little place - the perfect wind-down from our busy life. The road is very quiet (it ends a few km later at the golf course overloooking Tasman Bay. The 50m from the beach was great just for a wander at any time. We cycled to Motueka (20 - 30 mins) and locally around the Kena Peninsula We would definitely go again - to chill in a nice environment.

    bryols802 100%|3x Feb 2008

  • Cute cottage with great location, so close to beach which we usually...

    Cute cottage with great location, so close to beach which we usually had to ourselves. Kids loved the rockpools and the waves were tiny so they swam every day.

    joon329 100%|2x Feb 2008

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