Nelson Coastal Barnstay - the Barn

Bach or holiday home | Mapua (Ruby Bay) | #534

9.4/10 (5 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The Barn is our rustic country cottage with wonderful mountain views across an expansive valley and a small sea view. It is designed to give that "home away from home" feeling. Let yourself be cosseted in comfort and enjoy this character cottage, with all of those special extras to ensure your stay is especially comfortable.

The Barn has two bedrooms and caters for up to 6-7 people

Our cottage is also close to safe sandy beaches at Rabbit Island and Kaiteriteri.

Children are welcome and will enjoy the country experience of our farmyard animals, including our kune kune pig, Dudley and our two charming alpacas, Raymond and Stanley.

Rates below apply for a couple, $30/per extra adult, $15/per child and infant.

Special conditions:

Week min. in high season, special rates-long stays, winter/spring specials.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave.

We would like to point out that there is a subdivision under construction on the neighbouring property which may cause some noise disturbance from time to time.

Please contact us for further information.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

*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 (12)

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  • A perfect family place

    A perfect family place. The kids adored the animals and loved feeding Dudley, the kuna pig, who vacuumed up all our food scraps. He probably put on weight while we were there. Highly atmospheric beach and cliff top close by for evening walks. About 20 minutes drive from Abel Tasman NP and about an hour's drive from Flora Hut walks in Kahurangi NP. Lovely sense of bucolic isolation, though supermarkets are only a few minutes away. Relaxing, comfortable place for a holiday.

    ThurzaG1 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • We had a lovely stay in the cottage, very peaceful

    We had a lovely stay in the cottage, very peaceful.

    Felix35 100%|1x Jan 2014

  • This is a wonderful place to stay

    This is a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed the beautiful garden, organic eggs, stunning views to the Mt Arthur range and swimming every day at Ruby Bay. Our hosts were very welcoming - we were even provided with a Christmas tree. We found the Barn very comfortable, light and warm with everything we needed and the BBQ and outdoor seating were ideal for the warm Tasman Bay weather.

    lindes590 100%|3x Jan 2013

  • A lovely place to stay

    A lovely place to stay. Very well set up and in a great spot. Thanks very much, we enjoyed our time here very much.

    julirk265 100%|1x Jan 2012

  • Great quiet location,to base oneselves,We would love to come back one day,Cheers...

    Great quiet location,to base oneselves,We would love to come back one day,Cheers Paul & Nancy

    paulon416 100%|1x Jan 2011

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