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Rolls Royce of situations onEstuary

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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We are half way between Nelson and Motueka, 20 minutes drive from Nelson Airport, Mapua 10 minutes, several cycle trails nearby, Rabbit Island 5 minutes drive or 15 minute cycle, Hoddy Estuary Park adjoins our property, Marahau (start of Abel Tasman National Park) is 45 minutes drive .

The space

Park-like setting at the end of a private lane. Roger collects old cars and writes and performs children's music and bush poetry. All diets catered for (Roger is coeliac). Well behaved pets welcome (property is not fenced so need to be tied up) but dogs can be walked around the estuary from the house. Cleaning surcharge of NZ$30 if pets are inside.

Guest access

Superking sized bed, which can be made into two singles if preferred. Ensuite has shower over bath, toilet and handbasin. (Second room available by arrangement has queen sized bed with separate bathroom with shower and handbasin and separate toilet.) Guests have use of own kitchenette (fridge, toaster, microwave, electric frypan and dish drawer). Private outside deck with barbecue. Clothes racks and outside washing line. Washing machine available by arrangement. Picnic table and chairs beside estuary. Locked safe available for valuables. Formal sitting room with antique furniture may be respectfully used on request. Chauffeur driven Rolls Royce rides by arrangement.

Interaction with guests

We are retired (sometimes described as 'just tired') and we take on voluntary community activities. Roger still operates 'Grandpa's Garage'. Therefore we are usually around, or can arrange to be, during guests' stay, to advise on local activities and opportunities.
During the summer, we take little persuasion to join guests in a glass of wine or a barbecue.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $25 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

- Property is not fenced with adjacent estuary and ponds. Swimming pool is fenced.
- Breakfast provided for own preparation if desired


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Diane User Profile
January 2017
We loved staying at Deirdre's place and found it excellent for our elderly parents who were travelling with us. We enjoyed sitting on the verandah at the end of the day, taking in the view over the estuary. It was very relaxing and just what I was looking for. The room with attached ensuite felt very luxurious and everything needed for a comfortable stay was provided. Thank you Deirdre!

Amanda User Profile
December 2016
Deirdre's place is wonderful! We stayed with my partner and his parents who were visiting from France. It was the perfect place to start our trip. The bedrooms big and the beds were really comfortable. We had two private bathrooms available to us and a kitchen as well. We highly recommend staying at Deirdre's place!

Redwood Valley, New ZealandJoined in May 2014
Deirdre User Profile

Married to Roger, mother of four, dog and cat owner, retired

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