Karaka at The Apple Pickers' Cottages

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Entire cottage hosted by Elspeth

  1. 2 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Sunny cottage situated on the shore of the beautiful tidal Waimea Inlet. Fabulous mountain and inlet views. 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.

The space
Karaka is a 2 bedroom self-contained cottage situated on the shore of the beautiful tidal Waimea Inlet.
The stylishly renovated 1950’s apple picker's cottage sleeps 4 people. It has an open-plan living space with large windows, wonderful views, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second bedroom has two single beds. The bathroom has a large tiled shower, and opens to a deck with an outdoor bath. The bath is beautiful in the morning with the sun streaming through the trees, amazing on a clear night looking at the stars.

There are places to sit outside and catch the sunshine whatever time of day. A large covered verandah and a private garden lead to the estuary shore.
The cottage is perfectly equipped for the simple pleasures of a bach holiday with good books, board games, barbecue, hammock, and endless views to gaze at. On a full tide you can explore the quiet inlet by kayak or paddle board. The tide comes in and out twice a day so the water and views are constantly changing. The size of the tides also vary according to the moon and there are timetables in the cottages for the best times to kayak and paddle board.

The cottage has a woodburner and is very cosy in winter. There is good cellphone coverage and fast fibre internet .

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Bay view
Garden view
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Mapua, Nelson, New Zealand

Located in the heart of the Nelson/Tasman region, surrounded by the vineyards of Nelson’s wine country, this is an ideal base for day trips around the Nelson region and to the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, and Nelson Lakes National Parks.

Whilst secluded and private, the cottage is also easily accessible to Nelson; just 20 minutes (24 km) from Nelson airport and less than 5 minutes drive to the coastal village of Mapua. Mapua’s thriving wharf area has cafés and restaurants as well as galleries representing local artists.

Hosted by Elspeth

  1. Joined in September 2012
  • 188 Reviews
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  • Superhost
We are a family of 3 living on a small organic waterfront property (2 Ha) on the Waimea Inlet near Mapua. Our place is a mixture of fruit trees, vegetable garden, chickens and a small vineyard. We love to travel, and have spent many years living overseas. We have a constant flow of people from all over the world staying here which we love.... as well as guests in the cottages we have wwoofers here most of the year (willing workers on organic farms) .
We are a family of 3 living on a small organic waterfront property (2 Ha) on the Waimea Inlet near Mapua. Our place is a mixture of fruit trees, vegetable garden, chickens and a sm…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy