Secluded Cottage Rental Above Motueka River in Nelson, South Island

Nelson, South Island (New Zealand)

Secluded Cottage Rental Above Motueka River in Nelson, South Island

1 unit
2 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed
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  • Pets allowed
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Barbecue
Glampers will love a weekend getaway to this secluded cottage rental tucked away on a 55-acre farm above the Motueka River in Nelson, South Island. The property boasts sweeping views of the valley and mountains and offers modern amenities to make any discerning glamper feel right at home. The studio accommodation is well lit and beautifully appointed with a queen-size bed, luxury linens, and plush bedding. There is a modern bathroom that comes with a large shower and separate toilet, luxury amenities, thick towels, and fluffy bathrobes.

After an adventurous day exploring the nearby bush tracks, glampers can kick back on the reclining sofa and watch their favorite film on the flat-screen TV. Additionally, they can whip up a quick snack in the kitchenette or enjoy a glass of wine at the dining table. To kick-start the day, a selection of breakfast food is provided for glampers to enjoy inside or out on the furnished deck.

For a soothing evening, the private hot tub is the perfect spot to relax and unwind beneath the velvet sky, or glampers can fire up the barbecue and grill up a delicious meal to enjoy outdoors.


  • Queen-size bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Breakfast bar
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Fireplace
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Parking
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BR/DVD player
  • Television
This holiday rental offers modern amenities and facilities to make glampers feel right at home in the beautiful region of Nelson. Amenities include air conditioning, heating, a washer, and Wi-Fi. For entertainment, there is a flat-screen TV, a Blu-ray player, surround sound, and a reclining sofa. Outside, there is a furnished deck with chairs, a barbecue grill, and a private hot tub.

Luxury linen, towels, bathrobes, and eco-friendly toiletries are provided as well as free range eggs from the farm, homemade preserves, muesli, bread, and fresh milk.

Guest Services

  • Breakfast

Location + Surroundings

  • National Park
    distance: 15 kilometers
  • Forest
    distance: 1 kilometer
  • Mountain
  • River, stream or creek
This secluded holiday rental is ideally located on a 55-acre farm nestled above the banks of the Motueka River in Nelson, South Island, and offers glampers an amazing spot to explore the natural beauty that this area has to offer. The farm is home to resident animals such as a small flock of rare Arapawa and Karakul sheep, free range chickens, and ducks as well as two giant dogs. There is an olive grove, a fruit orchard, and sweeping views of the valley surrounding the rental.

Nearby attractions include Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park, and Tahunanui Beach. Motueka can be reached in just 25 minutes while the Nelson Airport is just 55 minutes from the property, making it the perfect weekend getaway destination.


  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Wine tasting
  • Feeding animals
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Hunting

Glampers staying here will enjoy the best of both worlds—an incredible outdoor adventure and a vibrant art scene—without having to travel too far. Nelson and its surroundings boast rugged yet breathtaking landscape and ample hiking, biking, and walking trails that are ideal for those seeking a thrill or to simply reconnect with nature. Abel Tasman National Park and Abel Tasman Coast Track offer incredible walking and hiking trails along forested hills, rugged cliffs, and sandy shores. Here, glampers can also take to the water by sea kayak to explore the sublime marine life, including fur seals, little blue penguins, and bottlenose dolphins.

Kahurangi National Park is an impressive wilderness park just five minutes from the farm and offers a wealth of outdoor recreation for thrill seekers, including activities such as caving, hiking, biking, fishing, and rafting. For a slower pace, Nelson boasts a vibrant and thriving arts community, where glampers can visit local boutiques, galleries, and workshops. The Saturday outdoor market is a one-stop for local cuisine, art, jewelry, and crafts, and is highly recommended. Additionally, Nelson’s creative community extends into its booming wine industry and boutique breweries, with intense flavors and scents paired with artisanal dishes that leap from the plate.

At the end of the property, the Motueka River winds its way north to the sea and a world-famous brown trout fishery. The fly fishing on this river requires stealth and skill but can reward brave anglers with large trout in crystal clear waters.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Accessibility & Safety

  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Flexible: You will receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Pets are permitted outside only and by prior arrangement.

Check-in between 16:00 and 21:00 or by prior arrangement.

Smoking and parties are not permitted.

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