Family-Friendly Rental with Rural-Chic Interior near Rabbit Island, New Zealand

Mapua, South Island (New Zealand)

Family-Friendly Rental with Rural-Chic Interior near Rabbit Island, New Zealand

1 unit
6 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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Hosted by Roger
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Private Barbecue
This cottage rental is situated near Mapua seaside village and has quite a quirky feel to it as it oozes rural-chic charm. This makes it perfect for a family-friendly holiday near Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park. It boasts super king-size and twin single-size bedrooms as well as a third sleeping area in a mezzanine queen-size loft. Teenagers often squabble over who is going to sleep up there. The rental perfectly accommodates up to six guests.

Semi-detached, yet very private, this cottage celebrates art, style, and kiwi flavors with themes of iconic kiwi corrugated iron and koru art. The cottage has a secluded, super sunny designer garden, with flax, ferns, barn-red detailing, and garden art. It is nestled on seven acres and is on a cycleway, as well as close to The Great Taste Trail. It is just a few minutes by bike or car to wineries, artisans, beaches, cafes and is nestled in gorgeous country scenery.

There is a two-night minimum stay off-peak and a five-night minimum stay during peak times.


  • King-size bed
  • Queen-size bed
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Child's bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Cell service
  • Heating
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Tea kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Electric blankets
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Fireplace
  • Fan
  • Dining table
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Parking
  • Private Barbecue
  • Games
  • Sound system
  • BR/DVD player
  • Television
The coastal village of Mapua is just three kilometres away with some of Nelson's best restaurants on the Mapua Wharf.

Guest Services

There are babysitting services available.

Location + Surroundings

This Eco-savvy, architecturally-designed property is centrally located near Mapua and Ruby Bay in the Nelson/Tasman playground. Just 25 minutes from Nelson City, the artsy property is two kilometers off Coastal Highway 60, up Seaton Valley Road near the Great Taste Trail. The site is en route to the fabulous Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, Kaiteriteri and the many wineries, artisans, cafes, beaches, fruit stalls, and rural delights surrounding the area. For those who desire to see more of a vibrant city life during their escape, they can venture into nearby Nelson City.


  • Swimming
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Feeding animals
  • Biking
  • Whitewater rafting

Ruby Bay and Rabbit Island beaches are very close to this glamping site and offer pristine, sandy beaches. There are three national parks close to this glamping site; Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes; and world famous Pupu Springs, which all offer an abundance of activities for glampers. Such activities include; climbing, rafting, and kayaking, sea kayaking, tramping, mountain biking, guided walks and tours, golf, fishing, and skiing.

Guests will be able to wake up to tui singing throughout the valley, then savor the grapefruit cut earlier from the orchard for breakfast on a private deck. Glampers can simply relax a while in the sunny privacy of each other's company. Then head off to explore the great attractions and adventures that the Mapua, Ruby Bay, Ruby Coast, Tasman and Nelson region offer. Return later to sip excellent wines and to indulge in fabulous food at the local Mapua cafés.

Farm based activities from frog spotting, orchard wandering, sheep shearing and feeding, bird watching (quail, tui, bellbirds, pheasants, pukeko, ducks, hawks), and paddock exploring, can all be enjoyed at this glamping site. Glampers can also relax with a crisp glass of wine and take in the views from the deck and garden.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

There is an end-of-stay cleaner option of $95.

If guests have reason to cancel, the hosts will always try to re-book the rental, in which case there will be no cancellation fee, however, If rebooking does not occur then the following applies:

Cancellation within seven days of stay: a 25% cancellation fee applies (for every night booked)
Cancellation within 48 hours: a 100% cancellation fee applies (for every night booked).

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