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