Unique Retro Themed Rental with Stunning Sea Views on Tasman Bay, New Zealand

Mapua, South Island (New Zealand)

Unique Retro Themed Rental with Stunning Sea Views on Tasman Bay, New Zealand

1 unit
8 guest capacity
Private Bathroom

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Private Barbecue
This gorgeous holiday rental on Tasman Bay is themed around the heritage of New Zealand's domestic life, yet has state-of-the-art designer features. With two bathrooms and four bedrooms, this brand-new wow-factor holiday home is ideal for two families. Commanding a stunning view across beautiful Seaton Valley to the sea and mountains beyond, this rental features local/New Zealand art and French doors opening onto decks and space. Both Nelson and Abel Tasman are just 25 minutes away. This property is at the very hub of Nelson's art, wine, boutique beer, and beach lifestyle beside Mapua seaside village with its wharf, cafes (Nelson's best), art studios, and wineries. This property celebrates style, sustainability, socializing, and seclusion.

This property features state-of-the-art sustainable features, great insulation, and is powered by Nelson's sun through grid-tied photovoltaics.

Glampers can wander the seven acres of open spaces, enjoying the birdlife and native trees and sheep-grazed fields (tame, handfeedable sheep!). They can also grab a lemon from the organic orchards for a gin and tonic on the deck. Set in cycling heaven of the Great Taste Trail along quiet country roads winding through olive groves and vineyards, there is ample room for bicycles. Guests can use the electric or standard bikes and trailer. Tour maps available for exploring from the farm gate.

Rates are based on double occupancy and there is a $40 fee per extra adult and $20 per child. Babies are free. There is a two-night minimum stay off-peak and a five-night minimum stay during peak times.


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

Guest Services

  • Bicycle rental
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.


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

Ruby Bay and Rabbit Island beaches are very close to this site and offer pristine, sandy beaches. There are three national parks close to here; Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes; and world famous Pupu Springs, which all offer an abundance of activities. These 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. Guests 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 site. Guests 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: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • 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

Minimum stay requirements: five nights peak summer; two nights at other times.

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. iHowever, 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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