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Find Places to Stay in Ruby Bay on Airbnb

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Places to stay in Ruby Bay

Places to stay in Ruby Bay
Quiet, modern and charming self-contained one bedroom cottage set at rear of sunny section and only four minutes walk to beach. Note: Separately bookable "Adrianna's bungalow. Combining the two dwellings is an ideal option for larger groups. Ruby Bay is half way between Nelson and the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.
Small cottage, with all the modern amenities, offering all the seclusion you desire. Queen bed, Kitchenette, TV, WiFi and your own private outdoor deck. A single bed is available for one extra guest at an additional cost. Baby's cot available.
A couple of minutes away by car is the Mapua Wharf which has some fabulous restaurants for brunch, lunch or a super evening meal by the water's edge. There are many wineries in the region, and plenty of golden sand beaches to enjoy all year round. The world famous Abel Tasman National Park is on our doorstep - offering extensive tramping, kayaking and cycling.
  • Adriannas place is a little gem that I m so lucky to have stumbled upon. Absolutely perfect location for a little getaway with easy access to Abel Tasman Coastal Track, Nelson, and Mapua.

    Gordon2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Adriannas Guesthouse is very nicely decorated. She has an eye for detail, you can see that from the loving furnishings. The kitchen is very well equipped, you can find everything you need. It's great to have breakfast on the terrace. We would go back anytime.

    Katrin2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great tucked away spot close to beach and Mapua Wharf. Great communication and easy stay. Spacious studio apartment with lovely garden to sit in.

    Crackle2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great accommodation. 20 minutes drive to Nelson, 40 minutes to Abel Tasman NP. The house is big, clean, comfy bed, well equipped kitchen. Nice and sunny garden. 2 minutes drive to Wharf, with a great fish and chips restaurant.

    Jacob2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • A delightful, comfortable studio apartment in a pleasant location. Adrianna is a delightful host who welcomed us and gave useful tips for sightseeing.

    Lawrie2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful place to stay - highly recommended. Very clean and stylishly decorated. The bed is so comfy! We would definitely love to stay again!

    Natalie2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Tucked away, clean, plenty of sleeping space. Very helpful hosts as well!

    Michael2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Wonderful private cottage. Spotless. Comfortable bed which is important to us. Adriana goes above and beyond to accommodate her guests. I’d definitely recommend staying here.

    Kathleen2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand

    Our self-contained accommodation looks out over beautiful Tasman Bay towards Nelson. Close to Mapua village with its range of restaurants, bars and cafés at the popular Wharf. And of course there is Abel Tasman National Park and boutique wineries on the Great Taste Trail for you to enjoy.
    We offer splendid views from a comfortable accommodation in a quiet environment.
    Ruby ReTreat is located in the beautiful Nelson/Tasman area, renowned for its natural beauty, wineries and outdoor activities.
  • Excellent accommodation, nice host and hostess. We cycled wonderfully on the bicycles borrowed from them.

    Hanneke2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Could not fault this place! The accommodation was spacious and beautifully clean. The view across to the water and the mountains was stunning, especially on a sunny evening and the room was surrounded by a very pretty garden. Gert and Joyce were fantastic and kind hosts, providing useful tips for my stay. I would highly recommend!

    Laura2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Of the 30+ airbnb's we've stayed at on 4 continents, plus NZ, this tops them all. A huge apartment, stylish, awesome sunrise across Tasman Bay and super-helpful hosts. It doesn't get any better.

    John2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Immaculate place with personal touches. Thoughtful and helpful hosts. Wanted to stay for a week!! So calm and relaxing environment with stunning views.

    Ann2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great host and fabulous view. Would stay again.

    John2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • One of our best Airbnb experiences! The guest unit is brand new, super clean and equipped with everything you might need (even some fresh herbs which we used in our dinner!). The beautiful view just tops it all off! The hosts were also very lovely and hospitable. Would have loved to stay longer!

    Bruna2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful views across the bay in a lovely peaceful location. There is a great bbq and 2 outside seating areas. Gert and Joyce were very welcoming

    Neil2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • So lovely there amazing view and awesome hosts. Definitely would stay there again.

    Robin2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand

    You want waterfront...here it is metres from high tide. Walk to local cafes, shops you name it. Bikes & double kayak available for FREE use. Swim, fish, relax. Cycle trail at the gate. Ideal base to explore the region, Mapua, Abel Tasman, Golden Bay
    A truly unique, stand alone space right on the waterfront, perfect for a couple or independent traveller. Uninterrupted views of Nelson, D'Urville Island and the coastline up to the Abel Tasman. No crowds on our beach, but a short walk or bike ride to the local seaside village and quaint wharf with cafes, shops, craft brewery and more if you need a gastric experience or shopping fix.
    Our environment is a relaxed, small seaside village. Mapua and Ruby Bay meld into one. We have so much from 5 minutes to 1 hour away such as beaches, historic Mapua Wharf, Waimea Estuary, vineyards, cycleways, walkways, kayaking, fishing, tramping, easy access to the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks and Golden Bay, skiing in Winter and more :-) There is something for everyone here!!!
  • Best of New Zealand! We loved the place, the area, and John and Tina became our favorite hosts of the twenty or so airbnb experiences we have had around the world. Easy access here either to Abel Tasman or Nelson as long as you have a car. Great restaurants close at hand in Mapua. And such hospitality from both John and Tina themselves. A delightful experience in every way!

    Jeff2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • What an incredible location, the sea was right at the doorstep. John and Tina were wonderfully welcoming hosts with plenty of tips for things to see and do.

    Paula2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place right on the ocean. Easy access to everything in the area. Tina and John are great hosts and would highly recommend their place.

    Michelle2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • This place was fantastic. Tina and John were excellent hosts. We arrived late and they still greeted us and carried our bags in for us. The guest house is very close to the water and they provided bikes, helmets, and locks so we could take the bikes into town and explore. The location is close to breweries and national parks! 10/10!

    Cody2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Perched perfectly on the beach front with a view that takes your breath away. Loved the stay with so much help from Tina and John on tourism maps and general information terrific hosts. Everything you need in kitchen and cosy setting. Would be back on a heartbeat. Lovely time at Ruby bay and surrounding district. Thank you 👍🏽

    Julie2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Another wonderful break away to recharge the batteries and soul staying at this beach front hideaway! Thanks Tina and John for another lovely holiday.

    Alison2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome Location so close to the beach. Great Studio. Tina and John are very friendly hosts. Easy comunicatian, loved it!

    Wilma2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Tina and John are super lovely, and the space/location is something special. If you are travelling through this part of NZ, you must stay here. I cannot recommend it more highly!

    Danny2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Chalet


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand

    Absolute beach front in Ruby Bay. This ground floor, self-contained apartment is the ideal location for a relaxing holiday. Self check-in with keysafe by the entrance door. Tea and coffee provided. Fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom and washing machine available. Quiet location and amazing views, Mapua village close by. Bikes available free of charge and the great taste cycle trail is on the doorstep. Close to Nelson, Motueka and the Abel Tasman National Park
    Ruby View is located on Broadsea Avenue, a quiet cul-de-sac and Mapua village is a short drive away. With wharfside dining, local wineries and spectacular views over Tasman Bay this is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Self contained with a fully equipped kitchen, and self check-in to give you more flexibility.
  • Alison’s place exceeded expectations. After two plus weeks of staying in Airbnb’s this one was by far the best! The views, location and ease of getting to Kaiteriteri for Abel Tasman trip was perfect. Could have used one more day so we could explore wineries and Cycle trail. Alison was personable and friendly and full of tips. Would highly recommend her place!

    Dawn2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Alison’s place exceeded expectations. After two plus weeks of staying in Airbnb’s this one was by far the best! The views, location and ease of getting to Kaiteriteri for Abel Tasman trip was perfect. Could have used one more day so we could explore wineries and Cycle trail. Alison was personable and friendly and full of tips. Would highly recommend her place!

    Dawn2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great location at the beach with a nice view. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. Recommended!

    Christoph2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Had an amazing stay at Ruby View. Alison was a great hostess and the view from the apartment was next to unbeatable!

    Anders2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful place this is! The host is great, the location is beautiful and the amenities are super.

    Raymond2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful spot! Extremely tidy and well appointed. Very generous on space so it’s great value. Amazing local tips and Alison is a genuine and lovely host who is happy to share stories. We loved it.

    Megan2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • Alison is a lovely host. Her property has wonderful sea and mountain views from all rooms. There is a lovely sunny conservatory off the lounge area where you can relax and also a spacious outdoor area that leads to the beach and walking track. Excellent kitchen and laundry facilities.

    Chere2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely fantastic place! Alison has the perfect home away from home. This was my second stay here because I loved it so much. Also by far the most comfortable bed I have slept in in the month I've been here. Can't wait to come visit again!

    Mary2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand

    This apartment, with separate entrance and outside area is a wonderful place to park up and enjoy the sound of the sea and birdlife. Positioned up a flight of stairs there is a feeling of being surrounded by nature. The apartment has an open plan living area with kitchenette, dining and lounge area. The separate bedroom is large and has views to the sea. Ruby Bay is a delightful holiday destination close to the sea and the township of Mapua rich with cafes & restaurants. No breakfast supplied.
    Our property consists of a large Historic home on 8 acres. Our daughter and her family live in the historic house. My husband and I live in a cottage at the rear of the property. The Airbnb is an apartment which is attached to the main house and has its own access and outdoor area. There is a friendly cat Muffin who LOVES people. She will welcome you.
    Ruby Bay is a popular holiday destination, there are some great walking tracks close by so do ask if you are keen to stretch your legs. It's a 30 minute drive to Nelson and Tasman Bays
  • Kate's place is clean, comfortable and very well appointed. The location is great with easy walking access to the beach and a nice quiet country setting. The village of Mapua is close by and has a beautiful waterfront area with shops, restaurants and a craft beer brewery. We very much enjoyed our stay and the day trip we did around the area.

    Scott2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • What a gorgeous cottage. Clean, modern and very comfortable. Lovely linens.A nice view and the sunrise in the bedroom lovely with morning birdsong. You won’t be disappointed. Everything you need.

    Vicki2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great service and the flat was very clean. Will definately book here again.

    Elmarie2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Kate's house is a very nice and tastefully Airbnb. Everything was really clean. We enjoyed our stay.

    Kerstin2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Kates place was clean. We were completely comfortable with 4 adults with enough room for all of us. It had everything we needed. Thank you for preparing the sofa bed before hand. Good views. Would definitely stay again when we are in the area.

    Alen2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed one night at Kate’s apartment and wished we were staying longer. We found it quiet and peaceful. A short drive to Mapua and a few minutes walk to the beach. Everything we needed was there and we enjoyed the extra touches made in decorating the unit. We had a visit from a very friendly and loving cat which made us feel at home. Thanks Kate and Becky for a wonderful stay.

    Judy2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great property, well located, immaculately clean, good new conversion

    Alistair2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous apartment with stunning views of Ruby Bay. Muffin cat was very entertaining! We enjoyed our stay so much, that we want to move back to the area! I would recommend Kate´s place to anyone.

    Lisa2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand

    DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS I AM NOT CURRENTLY OPERATING SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION. TUMBLEWEED DOWNS IS NOW OFFERING LONGER TERM ACCOMMODATION. Unwind amid the stresses of travelling at this peaceful rural retreat overlooking the sparkling waters of Tasman Bay away from the noise and hustle of the city. This four acre farmlet has alpacas, ducks and chickens; beautiful gardens, ponds, native bush and birds. Have a soak in the wood-fired hot tub overlooking the bay, or stargaze at night.
    This comfortable farmhouse style home with views over bush and water has a wrap around verandah and is situated in a tranquil, park like setting with plenty of areas to relax inside and out. The home has two guest rooms (this one sleeps two and other sleeps three), with a shared bathroom between them, and guests have a separate lounge area. Home cooked farm style dinner and/or breakfast available by prior arrangement. Dinner (main and desert) $35 per person, cooked breakfast (bacon, hash browns, tomatoes, fresh free range eggs; or omelette) $20, continental (cereal and toast) $10.
    Mapua is five minutes drive away and has range of shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, cafés and takeaways. The village is situated by the beautiful Waimea Estuary, just a short drive from Nelson, Richmond and Motueka. The local supermarket is open til 7pm each evening.
  • Dawn's place was a dream. The bed was so comfortable! The cats were so nice to have around, all such sweethearts, and they will leave you alone if you don't pay attention to them, which I paid ALL the attention to them haha. The hot tub was such a nice way to wind down after a busy day, plus the full moon views were to die for. Also, alpacas, ducks, and chickens! This place is made for animal and nature lovers. Would highly recommend. Dawn is such a kind host!

    Michelle2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Dawn goes above and beyond as a hostess. From the moment you step into the 6 star room to the minute you drive out you are treated with love and care. Her place is magical - probably the best experience at an Airbnb we have had so far.

    Benjamin2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Dawn knew how to make travellers feel like they are visiting family. Her house and property were lovely and the views are amazing! We have a car so we’re able to visit several wonderful places during the 5 days we were staying there. We would happily book a room in Dawn’s house again, if we ever return to NZ!

    Chris2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • I had such a lovely stay at Dawn's house. The location is beautiful and it has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. My room was impeccably clean and very comfortable. The common spaces are shared with a few animal friends but that is part of it's beautiful charm. I will definitely return if I am in New Zealand again. Thank you dawn xx

    Michelle2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Dawn's place was beautiful. The views off the deck are amazing, and we enjoyed the wood fired hot tub. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to stay in the Nelson area.

    Elana2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Dawn does everything to make you happy. Great hostess. Location is pretty central to explore both Abel Tasman Bay and the Golden Bay. Great stay

    Hielke2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Many animals :)

    Vanessa2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay with wonderful views, it was hard to decide which comfy spot to use to eat your meal or just relax. Everywhere was sparkling clean, huge comfy chairs inside and out all your needs where catered for, great cooking space and utensils. I just chilled out and relaxed. Dawn was great to talk to and I will certainly return again.

    Lynn2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand

    Although the space is small, it's packed with amenities. Queen size bed, small oven, microwave, toilet/shower, fridge/freezer. Perfect if you need a place to base yourself whilst exploring beautiful Tasman Bay. Breakfast supplies are provided for you to cook with (fresh eggs from our girls, bacon, bread, spreads, seasonal fruits, milk and juice). Washer & dryer are available at the main house. Lots of beautiful native birds including tuis, fantails, bellbirds and native wood pigeons.
    We are located 30 minutes drive from Nelson, 15 Minutes from Motueka and Richmond, and less than an hour from the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Beautiful Mapua is only a few minutes drive away, with a fantastic assortment of cafes, restaurants and shops. Please note - WE ARE IN A RURAL LOCATION - please look carefully at the map before booking :)
    Five minutes drive from beautiful Mapua, with a choice of fantastic restaurants and craft shops.
  • Small house very well equipped, full of practical details, a full breakfast available and the calm of the countryside ... Very welcome.

    Stéphanie2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very kind and relaxed people and generous with what they pop in the fridge for your breackfast - also proper coffee, lots of different teas and things like that. You would be very happy staying as their guests.

    Liesbeth2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Such a nice find! Place was cozy and well stocked with all the cooking essentials plus generous portions of food to make your own breakfast. Saw a family of quail lingering around the property, also the pet rabbits and chickens were cute. Thanks Jackie for a memorable stay!

    Ean2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed two nights in Jackie’s place and had a great time! Everything was very clean, the bed comfortable and Jackie provides so much extra things like towels, kitchen stuff, a full breakfast, lotions etc.. Very peaceful surroundings and Jackie was also very helpful with the directions and with our travel planning. Would always come back!

    Hannah2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Was a lovely quiet rural location. Great hosts, they very friendly and accommodating. We loved our stay here. Great breakfast. Great value for money. Enjoyed all the little extras that made it feel like home.

    Patrick2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Jackie’s Studio was so cosy. The bed was sooo comfortable. Jackie was a great Host - spoilt us with lots of goodies. The Studio is rural but it was lovely to wake up to the sounds of the birds and chickens running around. If we ever return to the area we would definitely stay here again.

    Annice2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely time staying at Jackie’s place. We had everything we needed during our stay. Jackie offered us a lot for the breakfast : bacon, eggs, bread, jam, mushrooms and tomatoes, milk and much more! It was really appreciated! Very clean and tidy room as well as bathroom. Would recommend it as it is the best airbnb we’ve done so far !

    Alexia2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Jackie is a great host! It is our first time staying at a farm and it was great! Her place is cosy and comfortable and she provides a great breakfast option! She has also kindly offered us to wash our laundry - really kind of her! Will highly recommend her place to everyone!

    Summer2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Upper Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand

    This wee cottage is nestled on our 2 acre lifestyle block opposite the beach. The private bathroom and kitchenette is 12 meters from the bedroom and living space. We have a wonderful well being studio on the edge of the property which offers all sorts classes such as yoga, qi gong, massage, meditation etc and we have an animal rescue so animal feeding and education is also offered. Hope you can join us one day ;-)
    This cottage is nestled in the bush and organic tea, coffee and fresh eggs and fruit will be available in the morning. Note...Please bare in mind that the trip from the cottage to the amenities could be a bit cold (weather dependent) as it is outside access
    Mapua wharf is a short drive and this hosts amazing restaurants, coffee, ice cream and wharf jumping for those adventurous ones
  • Seija's place was great for our 2 night stay. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet and warm. We appreciated having a private bathroom and a kitchen to cook our dinner. We highly recommend staying here.

    Carolyn2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and super quiet, highly recommend to others

    Gabrielle2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Seija's place is in a beautiful location had everything we needed and the little touches made us feel right at home. Best nights sleep ever. Friendly and helpful hosts made the stay even more enjoyable.

    Colleen2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Seija’s place was very peaceful and clean. We loved feeding the farm animals with her daughter in the morning.

    Karen2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Cute, homely accommodation with all I needed. Seija and her family were warm and friendly. Animals, fruit and good cheer abound. I recommend it all.

    D2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Clean beautiful room at a wonderful location. My partner and I loved being able to walk to coffee, get a brew, and look at the beautiful views. Seija and her family were all very kind. I would definitely stay again!

    Kotomi2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely welcoming hosts, the space had all that we needed, given plenty of privacy.

    Luke2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great relaxing little cottage that's located perfectly in the middle of everything! Seija and her family were very friendly and our stay was memorable!

    Connor2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Ruby Bay, Nelson, New Zealand

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    DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS I AM NOT CURRENTLY OPERATING SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION. TUMBLEWEED DOWNS IS NOW OFFERING LONGER TERM ACCOMMODATION. Experience a rural retreat away from the noise and hustle of the city. This little four acre farmlet has alpacas, ducks and chickens, beautiful gardens, ponds, native bush and birds. Take in the view of the bay from the wood-fired hot tub, or some night time stargazing. Come share this little piece of paradise with me and my ragdoll cats.
    DEFINITION: Bach (pronounced 'batch') is a small, often very modest holiday home or beach house in New Zealand. The bach is situated adjacent to the main house in a tranquil, park like setting with plenty of areas to relax. It’s not the Ritz, but is cozy and comfortable. This sunny and warm little unit is separate from the house and other guest rooms, and has its own kitchen, bathroom, toilet and laundry facilities. One queen size bed in the main room; one queen, and two single beds in a separate room. The hot tub is available for all guests' use, but prior notice (2-6 hours depending on the time of year and whether the tub was heated the night before) is required as it is wood fired and takes time to heat. In the kitchen, there is an induction cook top, an electric frying pan, George Forman grill/sandwich maker and steamer. All utensils are supplied. Please note my policy on infants - a baby over 3 months must be included as a child.
    Tumbleweed Downs is situated about half way between Nelson (30 minutes drive) and the Abel Tasman (40 mins) so is the perfect place to stay for a few days to explore the region. Mapua coastal village and wharf are 5-7 minutes drive away and have a range of shops: supermaket, chemist, bakery, hair salon, fuel stop, galleries, restaurants, bars and cafés. We are between Richmond and Motueka, both about 15 minutes drive.
  • Great little spot for a night or two. Great views, even with the bad weather we had.

    Sami2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • A fun place to stay.

    Peter2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • The best wee Airbnb I cannot fathom why it’s so cheap?? Hot tub is unreal. There are towns and beaches a short drive away but Dawn’s place is like a wee slice of paradise. And Dawn is the loveliest lady, wish all Airbnb’s were this good, can’t recommend highly enough ❤️

    Abi2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Dawn has a fantastic farm, full of wildlife with beautiful views. Communication and accommodation were brilliant, Dawn was extremely welcoming and made us feel right at home. Would highly recommend staying here!

    Adam2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for those wanting a quite stay between Abel Tasman and Nelson. The animals around give the feeling of a farm stay which kidds love.

    Arnon2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great value, clean and comfortable

    Cathy2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Easy to find, nice beds, very good shower, hot tub is very nice and Dawn is very friendly and a great host.

    David2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This home is set in a beautiful location with stunning scenery. It is a very nice big space great for medium sized groups. The area has a very quiet and secluded feeling to it that we enjoyed.

    Ayden2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand

    The Ruby Bay Beach House is ideal for couples or solo adventurers and is situated at the rear of our beach front property. Our little bit of paradise in Ruby Bay is close to the seaside village - Mapua and is a perfect stopover for those cycling the Tasman Taste trail. Day trips to Nelson City and the Abel Tasman National Park are only a 30 minute drive away. The use of the beach front and spa pool is yours.
    The Ruby Bay Beach House is a studio guesthouse with a super king bed which can be separated into two singles. Tea and coffee facilities are provided and there is a small fridge to keep your wine cool. In the bathroom there is underfloor heating. All bed linen, bath towels and beach/spa towels are supplied. Transport to Mapua Village to explore restaurants and use of the paddle board and kayak is available on request.
    Mapua is described as "the perfect mix of classic kiwiana, charming boutique shops and quality restaurants". One of our favourite things to do is to have breakfast at the Mapua wharf and then take the ferry to Rabbit Island for a picnic lunch and a swim. In the late afternoon, return to Mapua on the ferry for a craft beer at the Golden Beer and fish n chips from the Smokehouse on the beach.
  • If you appreciate tasteful style and luxury, Leigh's cottage is for you. Leigh hasn't spared a penny making her place a smart and tasteful place. Top of the range bed linen, towels, crockery and glasses. The place was easy to find, and we loved our morning jog to Mapua Wharf for a coffee. Also had an amazing meal at the waterfront restaurant in Mapua the night before. We highly recommend Leigh's cottage.

    Anna2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Sparkling clean, fresh and stylish, great location right on the Great Taste cycle trail. Very close to the beach with easy access, but the owner’s house blocks any view of the beach or sea from the actual accommodation. The spa pool we were able to use is facing the sea, however. Overall a great place to stay.

    Dean2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay. Leigh is fantastic to deal with. Apartment was clean and tidy. Super comfy bed.

    Te Paea2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely recommend staying at Leighs Air bnb. Great location. Easy communication. Very comfortable bed with lovely linen, glassware and coffee cups etc.

    Viv2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing. Spotlessly clean, very thoughtful little touches. Can’t recommend highly enough.

    Hilary2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable, stylish unit. Extremely clean and modern. The large bed was extremely comfortable. Would definately stay again!

    Sharon2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • This is a comfortable and clean space to rest if travelling or visiting the area.

    Jenny2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a lovely time at Leigh’s place in Ruby Bay. The room was perfect, with everything you need for your stay. The location was also great for our travels around Mapua and Nelson.

    Cassidy2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand

    Ruby Bay is a jewel of the Tasman region. A well kept secret known only to a few. The beach is most often deserted and the lack of crowds and traffic make it a fabulous location to base your adventures from. Situated on The Great Taste Trail only 300m from the beach. Mapua is only 3km away with cafes and fine dining. Our tucked away private home and large garden with a large vegetable plot and fruit trees is set on 5 acres. We have two dogs, sheep, ducks, chickens, horses and two cows.
    Our farm house is one of the original homes in the area. Its homley and comfortable. The farm has very tame and friendly animals that enjoy human interactions. The room has it's own entrance and parking space. The kitchen and lounge and large deck have beautiful views over the farm and Tasman Bay.
  • Such a fantastic place to get away. Great hosts, including the dogs :).

    Carrie2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful location, the farm is nicely laid out with all manner of animals. The dogs are friendly and inviting. Irene is an exemplary host... the whole place is tidy and efficiently run. I recommend a stay...

    D2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable bed. Great welcome. Easy going host. Able to cook our own evening meal. Great granola and homemade yoghurt for breakfast

    Paul2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Irene’s place is stunning. A lovely welcoming home in a fabulous location for exploring The Golden Bay, Abel Tasman and Nelson area. Staying here will make you want to pack up and move from the city.

    Kerry2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend a stay here! Lovely, friendly people and a beautiful location.

    Jeremy2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful rural location near the beach resort of Ruby Bay Very comfortable bed, homemade granola and “real milk” for breakfast Most friendly hosts - would highly recommend .

    Sue2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely farm to stay with a stunning view in the morning and evening, and beautiful skies during the night! Hosts are lovely and helpful - and the dogs living in the house are super friendly.

    Markus2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • The room is nice and clean with a comfy bed and a sitting area. The house is lovely with an amazing view! Irene and Nelson are great hosts. I loved chatting with them and liked their recommendations. I loved the musli and the coffee for breakfasr. They made me feel very welcome. The dogs and all animals are very friendly. I really enjoyed my time here and highly recommend staying here.

    Daniela2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand

    Situated on the Ruby Coast at the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park, this waterfront property is perfect for your next break. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, hot tub, outdoor fire and cosy lounge with log burner. Help yourself to the kayaks, wash down in the outdoor shower before having beers on the deck as the sun sets. Large lawn, wrap around deck, drive on access and beautiful landscaping.
    Talk a walk down to the Mapua wharf, sample the local brewery, browse the local galleries or dine al fresco overlooking the water. Bring your bikes to jump on the Great Taste Trail. Kaiteriteri is a 30 minute drive away. The world famous Abel Tasman National Park is on our doorstep - offering extensive tramping, kayaking and cycling.
  • Sue is such a wonderful host! So responsive and helpful. Ruby Bay is quaint and peaceful and lovely and Sue’s place is sweet.

    Heather2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • This place is exactly as it looks in the pictures. The house itself is very clean and well set up, the beds are very comfortable and there is everything that you need. The house is right on the beach so you walk out the back garden onto the beach which is nice. The spa is nice and clean and exactly as pictured. We stayed here as 2 families with young children and the house was very child friendly. The downstairs bedrooms are new and lovely but are only accessible via an external staircase so baby monitors are helpful! In terms of an air bnb this would be the best place I have stayed at to date. It has everything you need and it’s clean, tidy and comfortable. The owners seemed nice with quick communication. Would definitely stay here again!

    Jaclyn2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • 4 nights. Early March 2020. 4 adults, 3 young children. Beautiful views from the balcony. Easy access to the beach (not as "sandy" as Kaiteriteri or Rabbit Island) from the backyard. 3 kayaks to use. 2 full bathrooms. Cute 70's vibe to the interior upstairs. Downstairs is newly renovated. Slight smell of paint lingers. Sound still travels down so light sleepers should use the bedrooms upstairs. Outdoor fireplace a very nice touch. very well kept garden with artificial grass and swing in the front; 2 more slides out back under the patio for the little ones. hot pool very comfortable during the chilly nights (smell of chlorine was pretty strong tho, so those allergic might want to be careful). Otherwise an amazing home in an amazing location (very nice playground in Mapua next to bakery)! Very highly recommended!

    Ping2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Super wonderful location, fun comfortable house with everything you’d need! Loved this gem of a property.

    Amy2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • A very comfortable place to stay with awesome retro feel. The house has an extensive outdoor patio with lots of good quality furniture for enjoying the outdoors- a really great spot.

    Christine2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • This is the most amazingly equipped house in a great location. Sue is a great host and has great communication. The house was spotless and beds really comfortable. I would recommend this Airbnb ....was one of the nicest I have stayed in. Very relaxed vibe. 10/10😎😊

    Mandy (Amanda)2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful landscape. Great for 2 families.

    Giovana2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing space! Everything here is fantastic! My family and I loved it from start to finish. Overlooks ruby bay which was really quiet and peaceful area. Close to both nelson and the abel Tasman. Thanks Sue we'll be back

    Daniel2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand

    Just over the road from Ruby Bay beach and a short bike ride along the great taste trail to the cafes and restaurants at Mapua Wharf. Our sleep out is self contained with a sheltered and private outdoor area.
  • You need to stay here! Spacious well equipt and perfectly located by the beach. Great decor & an awesome private outdoor area including a Bbq. Amazing value for money.

    Dan & Megan2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Small, but perfectly adequate for two, and very clean. Really private with a nice garden space and BBQ, great location and Kristie was a very responsive host. We had a lovely time and would stay there again!!

    Juliana2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place! Enjoyed the location a lot and great outdoor area with barbecue. Really enjoyed - thanks!

    Kimberley2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • This is the perfect place if your just looking for a small, chilled out place to be after long days of hiking in the Abel Tasman or even to visit Nelson. Perfect summer BBQ hang out!

    Justice2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Modern and cozy place close to wild beach. Loved the fire place and BBQ and our breakfast outside on the deck. Great place to enter Abel Tasman and check out Port Mapau for food and live music. Great host and great place.

    Wiebke2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect cute cabin for a romantic getaway. Host very responsive. Cute design, near the beach, location is lovely near tasman np. We would have certainly stayed longer!

    Isabelle2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Pretty clean studio, good host.

    Mina2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and cosy. A little house with everything you desire! Nice design!

    Michael2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Ruby Bay, New Zealand

    Highly commended – 2017 TIDA New Zealand Designer New Home A unique tiny house perfect for two. A private setting and just a two minute stroll along the road to the beach. It's fun, super cosy, and comes complete with a roof terrace, the perfect spot to watch the sun rise. The ground floor comprises of a lounge, a well equipped kitchen and shower room. The second floor is a good sized double bedroom with a balcony enjoying sea views and access to the roof terrace. Long term lets available
    Highly commended – 2017 TIDA New Zealand Designer New Home https://trendsideas.com/article/tiny-box-house-on-the-bay Ruby Tower is on a shared site with Ruby Bay House Truck. This is a 1000m2 section you have plenty of space and privacy You are welcome to book both spaces for larger groups, we can accommodate 2 in the tower and 2 in the house truck. Please contact us for details.
    We are a short drive or cycle to the Mapua Wharf which has a good selection of restaurants and cafes, Rimu Wine Bar and The Bear Brewery. Ruby Bay Takeaways are across the road with the best fish and chips. The Great Taste Cycle Trail passes the door and goes as far as Kaiteriteri one way or Nelson the other way via the Mapua Ferry which connects Mapua To Rabbit Island. Bikes can be hired in the village. We have a wonderful yoga studio just two doors down https://weewellbeingstudio.wixsite.com/home There are artist galleries, potteries and wineries galore. The Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park are all close by and driveable in a day. Beaches Ruby Bay across the road, Rabbit Island 10km Kaiteriteri 25km Nelson Market is on a Saturday with lots of arts, crafts and food Motueka Market is on a Sunday
  • A very stylish home - perfect for anyone interested in design. Stylish and very comfortable

    Richard2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful little home in a beautiful area, perfect wee escape!

    Sienna2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great little property in a perfect location for Abel Tasman, Split Apple Rock and other local sights. Close to local amenities including a small brewery, groceries and fuel. No need to go into the more hectic Nelson. It's right opposite a (stoney) beach and the area seems to have its own microclimate as our Christmas stay was glorious sunshine. We were sad to say goodbye to the tower!

    Andrew2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and beautiful little space with great views. Enjoyed our stay :)

    Allan And Maddie2019-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • Tiny house has some really nice detailing and is a real case study in small space and economic design. We really enjoyed using the space and experienceing small living. Very well equipped kitchen and showroom were all that we needed after a hard day on the trail.

    Sean2019-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Fascinating design - everything you need in this “tiny house”. Great location for Abel Tasman & lovely Mapua

    Jane2019-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot, stylish place with nice finishing touches. Great communication.

    Trudi2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The tower is such an impressive house. You will find there everything you need. Enjoying brunch on the roof terrace is just one of the highlights.

    Tobias2019-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ruby Bay, New Zealand

    Fern Tree Cottage's location is a winning one in the heart of Mapua village, within easy walking distance of the beach, wharf ,restaurants and all the amenities the village has to offer. PLEASE NOTE NO CLEANING FEE!!
    Our 100+ year old cottage retains its original charm, with most of the interior recently repainted and recarpeted. It is cosy,comfortable and clean and well equipped with everything you will need for an easy stay. I take pride in ensuring the cottage is always beautifully clean with fresh linen and towels supplied. Great for families as the property is fully fenced for children and also has a bath for little ones. Off street parking available. The Great Taste Bike Trail runs right through Mapua making it an ideal spot for some rest and relaxation. It is only 15 minutes to either Motueka or Richmond and 25 minutes to Nelson by car. The Tasman region offers a wonderful array of wineries, restaurants, arts and crafts as well as the wonderful Abel Tasman where kayaking, tramping, swimming are all on offer. WINTER LONG TERM BOOKING COULD BE POSSIBLE, PLEASE ENQUIRE.
  • Great stay at a tastefully decorated cottage. Sparkling clean and easy walking from wharf shops and restaurants. Would highly recommend!

    Leigh2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous little cottage

    Mariah2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and comfortable house. The location is good, with Mapua wharf just around the corner. Very pleasant host. Would like to come back.

    Mujde2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay in Mapua at Debbie’s place. Lovely spacious home a few minutes walk from the Mapua wharf. Very well equipped, great for cooking, lots of space and cute cottage and garden. Lots of lovely bars, restaurants and coffee shops at the waterside and great location re access to nelson and Abel Tasman. Debbie popped in to say hello and see if we needed anything, she was great with quick communication and lots of local tips. Thanks again for a great stay Debbie and 100%recommend staying here.

    Dayna2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • What a perfect house! Location is outstanding with an amazing bakery just around the corner, not to mention the Wharf which is full of restaurants and cafes. The cottage itself is very well equipped and had everything you need for a short or long stay. Debbie is absolutely lovely and we had a great chat! Responded very quickly to a couple of queries and gave us great recommendations where to eat locally. All in all one of the highlights of our 4 weeks in NZ.

    Jen2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • As soon as we stepped foot over the threshold of Debbie’s charming cottage it felt like home. The location, amenities, comfort and convenience of the cottage are all top notch. Travelling with small children I can’t express how wonderful (and rare) it was to have a bath! Much needed after over a week of mistrusted showers and children subsequently washed largely with wet wipes. Debbie was a wonderful host and popped over to say hello on our first evening which was much appreciated. She advised us to visit the Mapua Wharf area and jettison, which we did. A blissful evening spent eating the freshest fish and chips and swimming in the sheltered bay while the sun lit up the distant mountains. I honestly couldn’t fault it. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Anna2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Loved it! A great place to stay in the centre of Mapua. Charming cottage which is much bigger than you think it will be. Well equipped and cosy. Will definitely be back. We didn't want to leave.

    Julia2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Nice cottage close to the wharf and shops/cafes. Plenty of space outdoors for the kids as well

    Joe2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

    Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand

    A 'Bush Garden' studio right in the heart of Mapua Village! Awesomely located, peaceful and private.
    About the studio: Welcome to our spacious Bush Garden studio right in the heart of Mapua Village! Tucked away under our home is a private studio. Surrounded by the greenery of our veggie garden and ‘home bush’, you’re invited to stroll or sit under the lush canopy. The studio offers you clean and basic amenities, including a comfortable bed, a kitchenette with microwave, toaster and kettle; en-suite toilet and shower, and an eco-heater should there be any cold nights. For a peaceful, quiet stay close to all the attractions of Mapua, this relaxing studio cannot be beat for value. Ideal for single travellers who seek peace in a very convenient location :0)
    Location: Centrally located on a leafy and peaceful cul-de-sac only 2-minutes’ walk from the village amenities (pub, petrol station, supermarket, cafes and bakery). Five minutes walk from the shops, galleries, restaurants, bars and cafés of Mapua Wharf. Tasman Great Taste Trail and Rabbit Island both within easy reach :0)
  • Andy and Claudia’s place is a quiet little spot. Beautifully clean and well maintained and very accommodating hosts. Would absolutely recommend to any solo traveller.

    Verity2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • What a great place to stay! They’re an incredibly nice, well-traveled couple who are incredibly knowledgeable about New Zealand and the region. The town is small and a perfect place for a quaint overnight, or it could be used as a good base to explore the region in depth. As a solo traveler you couldn’t ask for a better situation, I’d highly recommend it!

    Patrick2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant location, wonderful hosts, and all the little things you'd want ie cooking/tea coffee/snacks - they're so thoughtful. Excellent value as well.

    Maria2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • This is what you call the kiwi hospitality. Claudia and Andy were outstanding hosts, and the place is just simply perfect and convenient for a solo traveller. Asking for some tomato of Andy's is a must. 🙂 Highly recommended!

    Attila2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • This wee studio is perfect for solo travelers to the Abel Tasman area.

    Karen2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • I had a wonderful time in Claudia's & Andy's home. The welcoming was warm and friendly. I had my own little paradise for a week. It was perfekt 👍 Andy gave me lots of tipps where to go... and the one's I've been seeing were super 😀 thanks Andy. It was lovely meeting you all 🤗

    Heidemarie2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Just great. Thank you.

    Jasmin2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • So so so excellent!!!

    Michael2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    0

    Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand

    Sit back and treat yourself with stunning views in this tranquil setting only 5 minutes to iconic Mapua wharf with a selection of cafes and bars. Close to Kiateriteri and the Able Tasman. This retreat is ideal to relax or enjoy our local area.
    Wander down to the water's edge, feed the sheep or laze in the heated pool. The apartment is separate from house so guests can have a private stay. Well behaved dogs are welcome to stay and play with our Spoodle Charlie.
    Away from the city but still only 15 minutes from two shopping areas, beaches, hikes, wineries (one across the road ,Rimu Winery), craft breweries, artisan foods all only a short distance. The location is private with a well appointed modern apartment.
  • Absolutely faultless accomodation with unprecedented views. Fantastic hosts who provided hospitality that was second to none. Perfection is a rare commodity but this was extremely close.

    Stuart2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Everything about our stay was perfect. Stylish and spacious accommodation, magnificent views, wonderful hosts. Perfect if you just want to relax and soak in the peaceful surroundings. Also a great location if you want to adventure out to see what the region has to offer. Would love to come back and stay again in the future.

    Dean2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely wonderful place to stay ! Jenny and Hamish are extraordinary hosts.- friendly, quick to respond and helpful. Their place is beautiful: peaceful, stunning view, stylish , and comfortable. You feel at home. The pool was a lovely feature as well. If you want a restful and beautiful place to stay with extraordinary hosts, this is the place.

    Patty2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Wonderful to view the tide changes in the estuary right from the patio. Warm interaction with Jenny and Hamish

    Euclid2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This home is for people who want to stay in the countryside. Beautiful home, great location, stunning views, great hosts with a very homely feel. Convemiemt base for Abel Tasman, and the Marborough Sound and wine areas. The nearby village Mapua has a great location with a good selection of smart bars and restaurants. Would come back and recommend to friends. Thank you for a wonderful week.

    Graham2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect in every way!

    Adele2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Jenny and Hamish are great hosts. It was a pleasure, the apartment is stunning, a perfect dream. The heated pool is a highlight like the panoramic view. And they are very child-friendly. They have a high chair, porta cot, toys and even a baby swim ring.

    Jasmin2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place is amazing, would give it 6 stars if possible. From the time I made the booking, Jenny was very quick with her communication. Every morning was a delight waking up to water views across the coast line. The place was very tidy with nice indoor outdoor flow. The location was also very handy for us as it only a short commute either side to Nelson or Kaiteriteri

    Suney2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Bronte, Tasman, New Zealand

    A relaxing space to retreat to after a day of exploring, Applegirth (formerly "The Gatehouse") offers an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area; a separate bedroom with Single bed; a mezzanine level with Queen sized bed and a bathroom with shower over bath, and washer. A Sofa Bed in the lounge can also be utilised upon request. In the lounge is a music station , and selection of games. Outside on the verandah is a covered BBQ and seating area where you can relax and listen to the birdsong.
    Applegirth, (formerly "The Gatehouse"), is nestled in a private and peaceful setting at the end of a Country Lane. Easily accessable being just 1.1km off the Main Coastal Highway. There is easy, flat parking directly outside the accomodation.
    Applegirth is just 4kms from the beautiful coastal village of Mapua, where you will find Restaurants, Bars, Art Galleries and basic conveniences including Grocery Stores and Fuel Station. A perfect location to explore the stunning Tasman District, with its golden sand beaches and fabulous walking and mountain biking tracks. 34kms to Nelson City 17kms to Motueka 34kms to Marahau, the Southern Entrance to the famous Abel Tasman National Park.
  • Lynn was such a great host meeting me at my arrival and giving me the tour. I really appreciated her timely responses. The place itself had a number of great touches including the super comfortable front porch and lovely breakfast. Would definitely go back.

    Nicole2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing place to stay! Beautifully done and location is fantastic. We will definitely stay at this relaxing place again!

    Shelley2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and stylish place with a great outdoor grill! So peaceful and quiet at night. Lynn was lovely to meet and provided us a bit of information about where to go and brought some things down for breakfast which was very kind. Would recommend!

    Richard2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, quaint little place in the countryside! Well appointed with stylish decor and all of the amenities you could need. We took full advantage of the outdoor grill and kitchen amenities and enjoyed a nice home cooked meal out on the patio. This is a great retreat, perfect for a few days of unwinding and slowing down. Conveniently located near Abel Tasman, town and a great variety of wineries.

    Stephanie2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful, stylish haven

    Catherine2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much for opening up your lovely cottage up for us to enjoy a little quality time away from the hustle and bustle.

    Iasoni2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to relax only a few minutes out of Nelson. Mapua is even closer and a great place to get local food and wine in a township with some atmosphere. Stylish place and we’re bummed we could only stay for one night.

    Nicholas2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and spacious accommodation near Mapua. BBQ facilities and breakfast included, everything you need is available. Lynn is a very friendly host and had lots of tips. We would recommend the vehicle.

    Marc2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

    Upper Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand

    A lovely cosy cottage, perfect for two, up a peaceful woody lane in the heart of Mapua.
    Estuary Escape is a newly built cottage set at the top of a woody lane in the heart of Mapua. The cottage is an ideal space for two and includes an open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge; a master bedroom with a Queen sized bed and a bathroom with shower and washer. In the lounge is a CD/DVD player and a mixture of games. With heating for winter to warm the cockles and a covered outdoor BBQ and seating area, Estuary Escape is a cosy yet roomy space for indoor/outdoor all-season living offering comfort, warmth and a relaxed atmosphere.
    Come and enjoy Mapua and the surrounding area. Within a 2 minute stroll is: • The Mapua Wharf with lovely shops and galleries, delicious restaurants and fish and chips, an awesome craft brewery and waterfront views. • The Mapua Ferry to catch a ride over to Rabbit Island, either walking or biking. • Grossi Point Reserve - a wonderful spot for a picnic or swimming. Within a bike ride or a drive: • The Great Taste Cycling Trails of Tasman with cycle hire shops situated down at the Wharf. • Local wineries and craft breweries in and around the Tasman area • Abel Tasman National Park for kayaking and/or tramping • Kayaking, tramping or skiing (in winter) in the alpine region of St Arnaud • Nelson or Motueka markets for local crafts and foods • Great tramping and birdlife in Kahurangi National Park • A walk along the Ruby Bay coastline • Kayaking and rafting down the Buller River
  • Great place to stay very clean and well fitted out ,comfy beds,easy walking to the local restaurants ,park outside

    Andrew2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great location & fabulous presentation.

    Robyn2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We loved the space! The loft is a sweet touch. Window seats in the dining space were a great spot to plan our day ahead and enjoy a but of morning sun. The amenities were fantastic! We loved the plunger coffee from Rabbit Island! Thanks again for such a sweet wee place to relax in.

    Gareth2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Unbeatable location, sparkling clean and charming cottage with a very comfortable bed and everything you’d need for a short or long stay. We stayed 5 nights and really appreciated being able to BBQ outside or have wine or dinner at one of the restaurants on the wharf, which is literally a mere stone’s throw away from the cottage. Great value, too! We certainly hope to return soon. Thank you!

    Bj2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Absolute Gem! Lucy & Rod have crafted the cottage garden and location for maximum privacy. The interior is tastefully decorated, fully equipped and all appliances are new. The interior is very comfortable. Being able to walk to the wharf and local restaurants was an added bonus. Lucy suggested local sights we may like to see and our days just flew by. We were sad to leave and hope to return someday.

    Sheila2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great for a stay right in the heart of mapua.

    Nina2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely “escape”. Clean, spacious, very well equipped! Cosy to settle into. Very quick walk to wharf area.

    Midge2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is a really comfortable and well position Cottage. The facilities in Mapua are really good, bakery, food store and restaurants. Good base to explore Abel Tasman

    James2019-11-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand

    Mapua is an ideal location to chill out, whether relaxing on the beach, jumping off the wharf , biking, or sailing is your thing you will find it here. Just one minutes walk from this bright well appointed modern studio, to the Wharf with its fantastic brew pub, cafe, live music, exquisite wine bar, restaurants , fish n’chips, quirky gift stores and galleries, local grown produce stalls. Walk to the beach in minutes, enjoy a drive to the stunning golden coastline of Abel Tasman National Park.
    Modern, well appointed, bright and airy studio with own entrance and fantastic outdoor garden to relax uninterrupted , under the shade of the trees or basking in the sunshine. Organic cotton sheets , on the therapeutic superior quality queen bed, will make for a great nights rest. Superbly newly finished fully tiled en-suite bathroom. Basic Tea and coffee provisions provided.
  • Clean and tasteful studio room with outside sitting space.

    Gabrielle2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and stylish Airbnb. Super comfortable bed!!! Great location to the funky wharf area. Would have been nice to spend more time there!

    Janet2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • 5 stars all round. Such a restful night after a big day in the road. Very comfortable bed and clean environment. Great value accommodation. Must stay!

    Doreen2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Carolyns suite was comfortable and spotless, very quiet and private and a very short walk to the Mapua wharf restaurants. It’s unusual to find a rental without WiFi these days, and that would be the only amenity missing.

    Helen2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfy, stylish little place, with a lot of privacy. Excellent location to the wharf, and sparkling clean.

    Maria2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Can't beat this location. Great place.

    Richard2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and very clean accommodation with the possibility of using the garden, comfortable and large bed

    Anke2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great one night stay in this charming little studio. It has a great location right my the wharf, in a beautiful garden and the room was equipped with all you need. Carolyn was very friendly and welcoming to us. Highly recommend this place

    Annesofie2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand

    This is a double room with attached bathroom for your own use. We have a lounge room with fridge tea coffee and comfy chairs for you to relax in. The house is very light bright and warm . Lovely outdoor area to relax at the end of the day. Four minutes to Mapua Warf cafes restaurants and beach flat easy walk to mapua village.
    We have a lovely bright queen room with a private bathroom for your use, a lovely relaxing conservatory room for you to relax in- free wifi a lovely quiet home right in the heart of Mapua
    we are very central to a lovely craft Brewery Tavern great for a cold brew and meal, and a short walk to Mapua Warf where there are many bars/ restaurant's to choose from.
  • We stayed in Jenny and Brian’s place while we checked out some of the Great Taste Trail. The location is excellent, just a short walk to all the wonderful bars and restaurants at the wharf, as well as a great bike rental company. The place itself is super clean and lovely, looks like a display home! We didn’t meet Jenny and Brian but had a lovely time and thought it was good value for money.

    Anya2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • A brilliant location and lovely clean room. Nice to have the guest lounge as well. Thank you!

    Andi2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • It is as nice as the photos show and I was very grateful for the help with going to the Abel Tasman park to spend a great day there.

    Annette2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend, lovely people with a beautiful home.

    Lucy2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable bed. Walking distance to Mapua wharf. Very clean

    Heather2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Jenny and Brian are a lovely down to earth couple. They offer a great space which is a short walk to town. We would stay again. 👍

    Georgia2019-04-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot, nice and central to Mapua. Helpful hosts. Classy home.

    David2019-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful room in an immaculate house. Lovely hosts and a short walk to great restaurants on the wharf.

    James2019-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand

    Charming cottage in landscaped garden. Diverse bird life, wonderful dark skies at night. An excellent place to relax away from the hustle and bustle or use as a base from which to explore Able Tasman. Perfectly located for the Great Taste Trail.
    Studio style cottage complete with Queensize bed, table and chairs, kitchenette, fridge, ensuite, laundry and storage area. Two decks offer options for morning and afternoon sun. Complete kitchen facilities, bathroom with shower over shub and toilet in bathroom. Stereo with CD player and radio. Wifi access. Tidy, comfortable and warm. Great outdoor views.
    Quiet, secluded, peaceful and restful, no close neighbours unless you count tuis, pukeko, fantails, chickens, goats, geese and cats.
  • A beautiful garden At the height of the rest I strongly advise

    Christian2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • If you want to stay at a place for relaxation and tranquil setting then this is the place. The lovely outlook and bird life is so refreshing, no TV so you can be completely off the grid to relax, read book, listen to music. Mapua is 5min down the road if you want a nice meal or afternoon drink, highly recommend.

    George2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Ali & Pete’s cottage is gorgeous, very cosy and comfortable. It’s set in the grounds of their home, but is completely separate. The garden is beautiful and the waterwheel after which the cottage is named is just one of the many features to admire. The location is incredibly peaceful, yet only a few minutes drive from the village of Mapua which has some lovely bars and restaurants. I would definitely recommend.

    Kate2018-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful garden setting!

    Jill2018-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet retreat

    Dianne2018-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Ali & Pete have created a little lifestyle wonderland in the beautiful countryside, just a short drive from Mapua. The lookout from the cottage deck is enchanting and a joy if you love bird life. Super friendly hosts, themselves world travellers with fascinating stories. We loved our one week stay here and left with many things still to discover.

    Geoff2018-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a lovely time! Ali & Pete had thought of everything & the place was spotless. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind. The wisteria was stunning and waking up to the sound of the birds was lovely.

    Jade2017-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • It is a real treat to stay at this beautiful place with Ali and Pete. It is quiet and tranquil and the surroundings are worth spending time in, so stay for more than one night if possible. The accommodation is clean and welcoming with lovely touches added such as fresh eggs and baking. I would definitely stay again.

    Rachael2017-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand

    Welcome to Oaks Cottage, a delightful self contained unit set in 3.5 acres of beautiful gardens and paddocks, in the heart of the thriving rural idyll of the Moutere valley. The cottage is a perfect couples retreat, offering affordable luxury, expansive mountain views and a quiet garden setting. It is not only ideally located to explore all the 'Top of the South' has to offer including its wonderful golden beaches, but offers the opportunity to relax and unwind within a beautiful rural setting.
    Oaks Cottage is a 50m2 self contained unit decorated to a very high standard. The open plan living area is bright and cosy with quality furnishings, french doors lead out onto a private gravelled courtyard with table and chairs, loungers and a gas bbq. Surrounded by mature trees and well stocked borders it is perfect for dining and relaxing. The Kitchen area has everything you need with staples such as quality olive oil, herbs, spices, tea, coffee, rice, pasta, fresh eggs and milk is provided on arrival for that much needed cuppa! The seperate bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed made up with luxury linens and the shower room is crisp and clean with a heated towel rail, shampoo and shower gel are provided. During those cooler months the cottage is cosy and warm with a wood burner in the open plan living area, firewood is provided. In addition we have radiators in both the living area and bedroom. The cottage has SKY TV, a DVD with an assortment of dvds provided, wifi and for those looking for device free time an array of games and books, as well as a selection of tourist information for you to plan your stay.
    The beautiful Moutere Valley is a thriving rural area and is home to the Moutere Artisans with their boutique wine, craft beer, olive oil, cider, cheese, arts and crafts. It is also home of the wonderful Sarau festival, which celebrates and showcases the area. We are ideally placed for exploring the Top of the South Island, with access to the much acclaimed 'Great Taste Trail' bike route only minutes away. We have 3 National Parks on our doorstep, Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and the Nelson Lakes and Rainbow Ski field. The vibrant cosmoploian city of Nelson is only 30 minutes away by car and within 60 minutes you can be exploring Golden Bay. The thriving centres of Mapua, Upper Moutere and Motueka are within 5 to 10 minutes drive, boasting cafes and restaurants, wine bars, micro breweries, boutique shops and numerous arts and crafts. Our closest beach is at Kina, this stunning quiet and expansive beach is only minutes away by car, just beyond the lovely little village of Tasman, where you can grap a great coffee or better still a real fruit ice cream to enjoy whilst strollong along the often deserted Kina beach. Furthermore only 25 minutes drive brings you to the stunning golden beaches at Kaiteriteri and Marahau, gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.
  • The best Airbnb we've ever stayed! The space is so cute and they've really put a lot of special touches into it. We came home to fresh eggs and honey, milk, special beverages in the fridge, chocolates with our towels. It was so cozy! We loved walking around the little farm exploring. Fell in love with the massive pigs and loved watching the turkeys boss around the sheep. If we lived in NZ this would DEFINITELY be a frequent long weekend getaway for us. Jac and Sim are so cool and resourceful! So much respect for you both! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

    Samantha2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place and very comfortable.

    Joanne2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • A gorgeous cottage set in a lovely rural setting with trees and nice garden. The animals were delightful and so nice to come home to after touring around. A fabulous comfy bed and a kitchen to prepare meals. Very peaceful and quiet. The cottage had everything we needed for a great holiday. Thank you Jac and Sim for your kind hospitality, the wine and honey and jam. We have found our bolt-hole! We will be back.

    Lesney2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • The best place we had in NZ. In a quiet location, 10 minutes outside of Motueka. We recommend.

    Rainer2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This was one of the best Airbnb’s we have stayed in. Such a nice, well equipped cottage in a very interesting location with a lovely host.

    Jo2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Peaceful, comfortable accommodation, great hosts who make make you feel very welcome. Ideal for a relaxing break.

    Stuart2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cottage located well between Nelson and Abel Tasman. Great proximity to local wineries. We loved Neudorf and Muetere Hills vineyards. Fat Tui’s was a delicious burger spot in Marahau - also tried the ice-cream sambo which was very yummy. Loved meeting the farm animals and feeding the pigs. Beautiful spot away from the hustle and bustle. Jac and Mark were great hosts leaving lovely little touches such as farm eggs, milk, lemons and flowers on arrival. Thanks for having us guys!

    Hannah2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Jac is a wonderful host. We were warmly welcomed and received many tips. Your property is wonderfully and quietly situated in nature. To Abel Tasman Park you drive about 30 minutes. The cottage is very comfortably furnished. The living area offers 2 comfortable sofas, a TV and a very well equipped kitchen. The bedroom has a wardrobe and a large chest of drawers and an incredibly cozy bed. I haven't slept as well in a long time as I did here. There is also a spacious bathroom with a shower. On the private terrace fenced with roses you can sit very well and look over the farmland. We have felt very comfortable here.

    Sven2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Upper Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand

    DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS I AM NOT CURRENTLY OPERATING SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION. TUMBLEWEED DOWNS IS NOW OFFERING LONGER TERM ACCOMMODATION. Unwind from the stresses of travelling at this peaceful rural retreat overlooking the sparkling waters of Tasman Bay away from the noise and hustle of the city. This four acre farmlet has alpacas, ducks and chickens; beautiful gardens, ponds, native bush and birds. Have a soak in the wood-fired hot tub overlooking the bay, or stargaze at night.
    This comfortable farmhouse style home with views over bush and water has a wrap around verandah and is situated in a tranquil, park like setting with plenty of areas to relax inside and out. The home has two guest rooms (this one sleeps three and other sleeps two) with a shared bathroom between them, and guests have a separate lounge area. The hot tub is an amazing treat after a day exploring the Abel Tasman National Park. Home cooked farm style dinner and/or breakfast available by prior arrangement. Dinner (main and desert) $35 per person; cooked breakfast (bacon, hash browns, tomatoes, fresh free range eggs, or omelette) $20; continental (cereal and toast) $10.
    Mapua coastal village is five minutes drive away and has range of shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, cafés and takeaways. The village is situated by the beautiful Waimea Estuary, just a short drive from Nelson, Richmond and Motueka.
  • Dawn's place is truly fantastic! Dawn herself is wonderfully accommodating. The house is beautiful, both inside and out. She has an immaculate garden, and the inside is both stylish and cozy. The views are really as great as the pictures. We opted for her cooked breakfast. I eat a lot, but she made more than I could finish, and it was all delicious. You won't find a better value for money either. I will definitely stay here again if I'm ever in the area!

    Victoria2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • The stay with Dawn will never be forgotten. She was a great host. I recommend anyone staying has the breakfast and evening meal, both we’re delicious. The view over looking the valley to the coast is iddilic and a great spot to enjoy some bubbly.

    Jonathan2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Our favorite airbnb in NZ so far! Definitely for the animal lovers out there as Dawn’s cats are the absolute friendliest - plus chickens, ducks, alpacas, etc.

    Jessie2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • If you are driving and visiting SAU staying at Dawn’s is a most. A beautiful welcoming home, with an amazing view. And a super nice host:) Dawn is awesome and lovely. The home is supper clean. Highly recommend it.

    Moisen2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Cute lil farm house

    Clayton2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Dawns place was incredible! Perfect location and view. Dawn cooked us a lovely dinner, which we ate outside. Then used the hot tub after. Everything was clean and tidy. Great to see all the animals, if you love rural retreats, this is your place. Would definitely recommend staying!

    Georgia2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • No words can describe the place and hospitality, best to check it out yourself! 😊 You wont regret it

    Jacinta2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Dawn is charming and her hospitality and special touches made us feel welcomed and comfortable.

    Carla2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand

    Gooseberry Cottage; a bright, spacious getaway, set in over 5 acres of mature garden, modern, self contained, private, located between Mapua and Motueka. 3 National parks are within easy reach. Surrounded by natural beauty, with wineries, restaurants, adventure tourism, fishing, and walking trails nearby, and beaches just minutes away. Shops and galleries showcase the varied work of over 300 local artists. The Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail runs past the entrance.
    Modern, purpose built in a traditional colonial style, with quality fittings throughout. Includes a large walk in shower, bath, and unlimited hot water. Eco-friendly toiletries and fresh towels daily. Luxury queen sized bed and pure cotton bedlinen, plus extra pillows and blankets. Dressing gowns for your comfort, and fresh towels daily. Kitchenette equipped with quality china and kitchenware for preparing light meals. Bar fridge (perfect for snacks, and bottle of wine or two). Easy to use gas BBQ. Games and books, and magazines for rainy days. Breakfast is included. We offer a variety of seasonal and local treats, including homemade muesli, fruit, yogurt, toast, and spreads. ** If you have any food allergies, please provide two days notice and we will endeavour to accommodate these. Views of the Kahurangi National Park mountain range from the deck. The garden is home to many native birds, including tuis, bellbirds, fantails, silvereyes and hawks. The garden is planted for seasonal colour, with open areas of lawn, shrub and flowerbeds, and large established trees, which provide plentiful for for the birds. Enjoy walking through the spray free fruit orchard, or just sitting and enjoying the views. Take a break from the camper van, there is plenty of space to park.
    Rural area with friendly locals. Village store and artists studios within easy walk. Mapua village is 5 minutes drive, has boutique shopping and many eateries. Many wineries where tastings are welcome.
  • Nice private cottage, in a beautiful country setting. Was a peaceful place from which to explore golden bay and kaiteriteri.

    Joe2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful place to stay. Marie & Bryan are wonderful hosts. The cottage is beautifully decorated with thoughtful touches. Would highly recommend family and friends.

    Christine2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing.

    Patrick2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Marie and Bryan, are great hosts. The cottage is very stylish and sparklingly clean, our stay was made so easy due to care and attention to detail.

    Christina2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Marie’s cottage was so charming. We only wish we had booked more than two nights! The Tasman area has a lot to offer.

    Brenna2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place lovely people

    Russell2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Had a wonderful stay at gooseberry, would highly recommend Marie's place!

    Michelle2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • WOW!!! What a stunning cottage!. Such a beautiful setting and very stylish and thought out cottage. Marie and her husband are fantastic hosts. They let you have the freedom to explore their beautiful garden and pick any fruit you want. The location is fantastic and lots of tips of where to go were provided. Just disappointed we were only there for one night. Thank you so much for a fantastic stay!

    Lee2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    NZ, New Zealand

    We call these the big tiny homes, small and perfectly formed with just the right amount of space, it even has a walk in wardrobe. Escape from everyday life and enjoy a, private, sunny setting surrounded by paddocks and next to a Lazy Lake, or a big pond!
    Located just 10 minutes from Motueka, 10 minutes from Mapua and 30 minutes from Nelson. Lazy Lake 1 is a European Chalet that is well appointed and very comfortable. It consists of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Enjoy the large sunny deck that over looks the local Olive Grove. Take a short walk and watch the bird life on the pond. This is the perfect place to relax and escape but also to use as a base to explore the magic of the Tasman region.
    The Great Taste Cycle Trail is at the end of the driveway and goes as far as Kaiteriteri one way or Nelson the other way via the Mapua Ferry which connects Mapua To Rabbit Island. Bikes can be hired in the village There are artist galleries, potteries and wineries galore. The Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park are all close by and driveable in a day. Beaches Ruby Bay 6km Rabbit Island 17km Kaiteriteri 24km Nelson Market is on a Saturday with lots of arts, crafts and food Motueka Market is on a Sunday
  • Great location, extremely quiet, accommodation well thought out and absolutely new!

    Michaela2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay was absolutely amazing! Sian could not have been more attentive and answered all of my questions extremely quickly, and provided everything we needed! The place is amazing and even more spacious than I was expecting!

    Ellen2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • What a gem! Place has everything one could need.. Loved everything about it.. Place perfect.. beautiful 'tiny' house! ( My partner is 6 ft 4 and he ' fitted' ).. Location wonderful... Well priced too... Do yourself a favour...book it!

    Juliet2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great little house that is really efficient and nice design making a larger feeling. We had a great time

    Geoffrey2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • We could not fault this holiday home you cannot get better than this beautiful well equipped English static caravan. If it is peace and quiet you are after this as it all. Located in the right place for touring around the Tasman. Sian was on hand for any problems if we needed her. We shall be back at some point highly recomend a stay here.

    Christine2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Really great host and lovely place definitely worth a stay if you're in the area

    Luke2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderfully peaceful and relaxing. Very private - a perfect getaway yet close enough to all the sights.

    Robert2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Tasman, Tasman, New Zealand

    Soak up 360° panoramic views over rolling valleys, stunning hills and vineyards out to the beautiful Tasman Bay. With an emphasis on comfort and quality your stay will be a memorable one. Our guest wing comprises a queen bed with quality linen within a spacious bdrm, serviced by a full size bthrm, complete with separate shower and a deep bath with amazing views. A separate lounge room spills out to a pretty patio garden, perfect to enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening.
    Guest accommodation is a private wing within our home, adjacent to our living quarters. Guests have their own entry and parking is allocated. The outdoor patio garden wraps around the house and is shared in part by us. 2 e-bikes are available upon request, at an additional charge of $35 each per day for you to explore this beautiful piece of paradise. A portacot is also available. A toaster, kettle, coffee perk and mini fridge are provided for your convenience, along with crockery and cutlery.
    The very popular Mapua village is an easy bike ride away, or a 4min drive, offering an array of interesting shops, galleries ,cafes, live music, bars and restaurants. Fish n chips on the beach, from the Smoke house are highly recommended. Cyclists can explore numerous cycle trails in and aound the area and catch the Ferry across to Rabbit Island for further adventures and a stunning child friendly sandy beach. Fishing off the local wharf and swimming at slack tide is a favourite pastime of local children.
  • This AirBnB was an amazing treat. The guest wing with two rooms and a bathroom are beautifully designed, the view of the bay we woke up to is stunning. Everything was clean and perfectly organized. Everything one wants for a breakfast was there, from coffee, tea to toast and cereal. Kath and Jamie are absolute sweethearts and made us feel welcome at an any time and had amazing tipps for activities. We couldn’t have wished for a better AirBnB experience. 10 out of 5 stars.

    Christian2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We couldn't help but needed to go back to this lovely place once again. Our second stay was even better than the first one; Jamie took my husband to a fishing trip he will for sure never forget and Kath was so kind and caring for myself and our little 8 months old daughter. We felt like part of the family in their beautiful home and if we are ever close to this region again we will for sure take another detour just to meet them again. A stay at Bella Vista Tasman Bay is a little holiday within your holiday.

    Natalie2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, tranquil place. Stunning location, fantastic views. This is so much more than just a bed for the night, there are wonderful little touches, like fresh flowers, everything you need for breakfast, lovely towels and linens. Your hosts Kath and Jamie are so friendly, kind and happy to help with anything you might need. I highly recommend this place. Also it’s amazingly good value for what you get.

    Eadaoin2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful little spot looking out over the bay. The space was well furnished with lovely details to make our stay very special. Can’t beat a bath with a view either! Welcoming hosts with a smoochy dog. Very helpful with local dining options and activities. Will definitely stay again next time we are back in Nelson. Really appreciated the chocolate and fresh cherries!

    Cameron2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • 7 OUT OF 5 STARS! Kath's and Jamie's place is just gorgeous and the two of them are the most welcoming and friendly hosts one can imagine. We loved staying at their house and enjoyed their company a lot. The place is perfectly clean, spacious and equipped with a lot of thought through details. We highly recommend staying there!

    Natalie2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Upper Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand

    Available for lockdown accommodation from Friday. Our newly renovated cottage is right in the centre of beautiful Mapua. 3 minutes walk from the wharf, 2 minutes from the village green and shops. Our guests enjoy having a little more space compared to studio accommodation & the private courtyard is particularly useful if you are seeing the region on two wheels as the covered area is great for bike storage.
    For those looking for a place for lockdown - this may be available from Friday 27 thru until you need it . Just waiting to hear from someone who needed it previously. send an enquiry and I can get back to you as soon as I know. Ideal for young families or couples who want a little more space, our newly renovated cottage has a separate double bedroom, bathroom and an open plan kitchen/living area. A private courtyard with covered area completes your little private hideaway (guests with bikes find this especially useful). The cottage has a Weber BBQ, all towels and linens and a kitchen equipped with what you need for a short getaway; Double elements, kettle, toaster, Nespresso and toasted sandwich maker. There is no Iron in the cottage but one is available on request.
    Mapua is an awesome spot for just relaxing with multiple cafes, shops, a micro brewery and a pub. Everything is in walking distance. For kids, its a really safe place that has a wonderful playground, a skatepark and a huge green space to play games. For the active, it really is the gateway to anything and everything (mountain biking, hiking, cycling, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, running, tennis and wharf jumping).
  • Amazing home and lovely place! We’ve enjoyed 3 nights here and wish we could stay longer. Very clean and tidy. Location is brilliant. Mapua is definitely a place to relax.

    Ksenia2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • The Tui Retreat was easy to find and a quiet place - within walking distance of the Mapua Wharf .

    Nola2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Very smart little hideaway.

    Margaret2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place close to some brilliant areas to explore. Fab restaurants and coffee houses near by - 5 min walk. I would highly recommend Sally and Justin’s home.

    Lynn2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cottage in an awesome location handy to all that Mapua has to offer. Clean and cosy with a very comfortable bed. All you need to check out one of our favourite places!

    Guy2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location with clean well appointed place, super comfy bed plus everything you need to have a perfect holiday, great little courtyard and aircon as a bonus it's easy walking distance to Wharf shops/eateries close to some incredible sights we will definitely call again!!!

    Nicki2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cottage in a gorgeous part of NZ. Secluded, quiet and set back from the street but just down the road from delicious foodie venues, shops and a beautiful spot to swim, bike and walk. The cottage has everything you need, is perfect for a family and Sally was so easy going, great to deal with. Will definitely get back there one day!

    Anna2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great spot and location to easily walk down to the local hot spots of Mapua or take some day trips out to what the Tasman region has to offer! Great little studio and wee outdoor area to relax in aswell! Great place!

    Tim2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand

    Harakeke Hill is newly built off-grid accommodation. We get our power from panels powered by the sun. We have a back-up generator which runs if the sun is not strong or the batteries have had their power used. Wi-fi + the internet are easily accessible. We have solar heated hot water and we run all the usual household appliances. There are two bedrooms one with a double bed and the other with a King sized bed which can be separated to make two single beds. Breakfast is not included.
    There are two bedrooms,one with a double bed and one King size bed which can be separated to make two single beds if required. We have a porta-cot and highchair available. We are close to the Abel Tasman National Park, Rabbit Island and Kaiteriteri beaches and family friendly activities. We are 10-15 mins from shops, restaurants and bars. Networks of trails are close by, as are many Wineries and local Artisans. You will love our place because of the beautiful views of the Mt.Arthur Range and peaceful surroundings. We are approximately 2 hours from the Rainbow Skifield.
  • The house of Bridget, is a really nice and quiet place to stay.It was one of the Best places we had. I was absolute clean and with a loot of space. The view is amazing and it is a good place to relax. Bridget is a nice and kind host with a lovely family .We would come back everything time.

    Petra Andrea2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot to spend a night (or more if we had time). Beautiful views. The house is quite remote, but not too far from Motueka or Nelson. Great for kids too!

    Jason & Garyn2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • This place was all we expected very beautiful . Nice and welcoming hosts.

    Geoff2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • A very nice house. and very good attention. Highly recommended

    Valentin2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • It is a very beautiful house with everything you might need. The kitchen is huge and fully equipped, the shower is amazing and the bed very comfy. It is outside of town, but if you like quiet places, this is just perfect. Bridget is super friendly and will help you if needed, I loved my time there!

    Tina2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • It is amazing and I loved my time there!

    Tina2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to chill out at the end of a busy tourist day out.

    Rod2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very good address in a quiet countryside 30 km from abel.tasman park. New house well equipped.

    Catherine2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Upper Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand

    Within 7 minutes walking distance of the Mapua wharf, the Bach is a great place to relax and unwind. There is one bedroom with a fabulous king-sized bed, a new bathroom, and an outdoor kitchen for al fresco cooking and dining on the verandah. You can do as much or as little as you like in this beautiful part of NZ. We are happy to help with recommendations, or leave you to it...We're sure you'll enjoy your stay on Iwa St.
    The Bach is a place to simply relax and unwind; newly renovated in a Scandi minimalist style, you can relax with a book, take a nap, or walk down to the beach or shops and bars of Mapua. Washing machine and dryer are available on request.
    Mapua is a delightful seaside village with lots going on. The wharf precinct is bustling with bars, cafes, galleries and shops. There's nothing better than catching up with friends, listening to live music, and watching the sunset down at the wharf.
  • Great stay, very comfortable and clean accommodation, beautiful village.

    Eunice2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing little place outside Nelson. I stayed one night and had a great time using the outside kitchen, great shower and enjoying the super quiet neighborhood. Definitely give this place a shot.

    Jackson2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful spot! A close walk to coffee and great restaurants/breweries. The bed was very comfortable and we had a spectacular stay. Highly recommend!

    Linnea2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Just perfect, thank you

    Craig2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, quiet and modern place to stay. The bed was huge and very comfortable. In a location conveniently close to lots of places to visit! Highly recommended.

    Lucy2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Was a great spot to stay on our way to Abel Tasman, thanks very much

    James2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Communication with Zoe was fantastic and we really liked the accommodation. Unfortunately we overlooked the lack of WiFi.

    Tim2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great little stay. Perfect for a night before we did Abel Tasman walk. Cooking outdoors was fun. The bed was comfortable and it was ideal for a short stay

    Pamela2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
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    Guesthouse


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    Mapua, Tasman, New Zealand

    A sunny country cottage and former art studio, is set in our organic garden with abundant bird live and view of the mountains. Lovingly renovated it's now fully self contained with a beautiful deck where you can enjoy colourful sunsets and a wonderful country night sky. We are 5 minutes drive away from Motueka and one of the regions most popular cafes and 1 km down the road you can join up with the Great Taste Bike Trail. We are central to the national parks, beaches and many more adventures
    Massage, Reflexology and Reiki Treatments are available on request at additional cost
    We are centrally located to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches, two national parks, mountain bike park and the Motueka River. Within a short drive you'll also find the historic village of Upper Moutere with wineries, New Zealands oldest pub with a large selection of craft beer, a traditional menu or the regions best fish & chip shop.
  • Really good accommodation. We stayed one night a'd we really enjoyed it. Cosy, clean and peacefull all what you need to relax!

    Anahé2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Tanja's tiny house was just what we needed for a night's stay. Very comfortable and clean, and tucked away next to a pretty garden. Tanja greeted us when we arrived and we had a nice chat. Would definitely recommend!

    Kelsey2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great country property with privacy and everything you need for a good night’s rest - it was peaceful and relaxing Craig

    Craig2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • We were warmly welcomed and the accommodation is simply super nicely decorated. Well done and we will be back one day. ;-)

    Tina2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay and would book us there again at any time.

    Katrin2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Came here for our honeymoon, a wonderful home with a great garden and view~ Would love to stay here again!

    Cindy2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Tanja and her family welcomed us as warmly as you rarely experience. The house is sparkling clean and offers all the comfort you need. In the morning a fantail greeted and the little daughter brought milk from the organic farm.

    Ulrike2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Tanja is very nice and gave us some plums to enjoy with our stay! We had a lovely time chatting with her and she gave us a great dinner recommendation. The place was very clean and secluded. It was perfect.

    Glenn2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Lower Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand

    You will find the true serenity and relaxation in Serenity Inn Ruby Bay, a boutique luxury self-contained cottage with heated salt pool (seasonal use only) and spectacular panoramic views across Tasman Bay to D’Urville Island and Nelson on the horizon, all on an acre of rolling land with many fruit and olive trees and wide variety of vegetation. Great for day trips to Abel Tasman Park or Nelson City. Private and peaceful, yet only 5 minutes drive to shops and cafes in Mapua village.
    Cottage has an open space design with large living room, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, private bedroom with a new high quality queen size bed, en suite bathroom with shower, heated towel rack and a patio for your enjoyment. Beautifully furnished cosy interior with modern style kitchen and bathroom. Each room has a view of the bay, even the en suite bathroom. The living room has 40” HD TV. There is free WiFi on the premises. This is a self-catering accommodation. The kitchen is stocked with everything for an enjoyable breakfast: fresh bread, free range eggs, milk directly from a local dairy, fresh fruit, bacon from the butcher, cereal, butter and jams. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know ahead of your arrival. The queen-size bed has 100% cotton bedding and in the en suite bathroom is eco-friendly Villa Earth collection of skin care products. For your convenience there are two terry cloth robes and pool towels. Laundry service can be arranged for $15.00 fee per load. The cottage and surrounding property is none smoking space. Free parking.
    This is a "rural lifestyle" neighborhood, where privacy is ensured by large lots. You won't know the neighbors are here. The beach is a five minute walk down the hill.
  • We had a great stay at Serenity Inn Ruby Bay. The location was really fantastic. Set upon a tranquil hillside with amazing views. We had breakfast overlooking the ocean every day. The deck and pool area were very relaxing. It made for a very romantic and relaxing location. The Air BnB was spotless—very clean. The location had very good proximity to the Mapua Warf where you have a nice offering of restaurants and bars. Vita (the host) was very helpful and informative. She had menus provided and recommendations of all the local restaurants. This was a nice attention to detail. She provided a wonderful breakfast. This general location is really ideal if you want to enjoy the regional wine culture and see a location in New Zealand that is very untouched by humans. I would recommend this Air BnB. Great stay!

    Gavin2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful little gem overlooking Ruby Bay! The rental is adjacent to the owners’ villa, and Vita and Bruce personally welcomed us, provided lots of information on what to see, and wished us well as we left. We are outdoors people and particularly loved the beauty of Abel Tasman National Park (45-minutes away) and Nelson Lakes (90 minutes). The rental is very clean, comfortable and perfectly maintained. As disclosed there is no dishwasher but Vita provides a nice variety of restaurant recommendations if you wish to minimize cooking and cleanup time. Five minute hike down to the rocky beach. Highly recommend.

    Ben2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • All reviews are so true! Place is absolutely outstanding. Peace of paradise. All touches of the hosts made our stay very special. Would recommend this place to anyone who loves nature and tranquility.

    Natalia2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Outstanding stay at a wonderful place. Super clean, amazing views, all round excellent.

    Gavin2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Vita’s guest cottage is incredibly beautiful both inside and out! We were warmly greeted by her and given a helpful orientation, and immediately we felt at home. Both nights we slept soundly in the very comfy bed. We started our mornings off with a swim in the refreshing pool, before enjoying the generous breakfast items she had provided for us. The views from the pool area and guest area are gorgeous, as they look out over the garden towards the bay further below. We were so sorry we hadn’t booked a longer stay. We have stayed in many wonderful Airbnbs, but this one was truly unbeatable...

    Rosemary2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • We spent 3 days with Vita at her marvellous property at Ruby Bay. The view from the property is fabulous and the cottage is fully equipped and very comfortable. Vita and Bruce were very hospitable. Highly recommended.

    David2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect getaway away from the city to relax and exceptional hospitality. We hope to stay again!

    Sarah2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • This place is beyond all your expectations! Outstanding views fantastic amenities beautifully clean and presented and with a great swimming pool thrown in. And a wonderful host. What more could you asked for? Answer, nothing!

    Taryn2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ruby Bay, Tasman, New Zealand

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