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Mapua Heights Cottage
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Mapua Heights Cottage
Dining area with view
Living area
Stylish bathroom
Full-equipped kitchen area
Queen bedroom
Second bedroom, single or twin
Cottage interior
Private deck
View of cottage from Old Coach Road
Nina, our hand-reared fawn
Extensive native plantings attract  birdlife
Relax and enjoy the sunsets!
Woollaston winery- a short walk away
Mapua wharf
Delicious local fare
Kayaks, Abel Tasman
Sea, sand, sun and FUN!!!
A day walk in the Richmond Ranges
Paragliding from the Richmond Hills
Nelson Lakes National Park
Sunrise from Mapua Heights
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

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Excellent - based on 22 reviews
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“Hidden gem in the hills of Mapua with amazing views of Nelson!”
Reviewed January 7, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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This cottage is just gorgeous! What a great location and amazing views! We felt like we were right in the middle of everything; halfway to Nelson and halfway to the beautiful Kaiteriteri. We found some local gems while exploring and enjoyed what was a wonderful holiday! Thank you Vivien and Ken. You were the most delightful people! Welcomed us with open arms from the second we arrived. Extremely friendly and made us felt at home straight away. We will be back!

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Liked best: The location and setting.
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sheila K
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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“Staying at Mapua Heights Cottage was one of the highlights of our NZ holiday.”
Reviewed April 18, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Vivien and Ken were great hosts with suggestions on local amenities and things to do. Ken showed us his bee colonies and even offered to collect our suitcases from Nelson airport, which unfortunately got parted from us on our flight from the UK! The cottage is very well equipped and immaculate, with a resident doe, Nina and a glowworm gully nearby. Very convenient for Abel Tasman National Park, Motueka, Nelson Lakes, Golden Bay and fish and chips and micro beer on the Mapua Wharf. Too much to see and do in too little time. Would love to return one day.

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Marilyn W
Wellington, New Zealand
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“A lovely, spacious cottage in a private setting surrounded by gardens, with beautiful vistas of hills and sea.”
Reviewed October 27, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Ken and Vivien made us feel very welcome, they have created a haven for others to enjoy. We appreciated the comfortable bed, quality linen and the cosiness of the pot-belly fireplace. The location of the cottage suited us perfectly - just a few minutes' drive to the cafes at Mapua Wharf and we enjoyed a coastal and inlet walk at nearby Motueka.
M Wilson, Wellington, NZ

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“Mapua Heights Cottage was the best way to experience Mapua.”
Reviewed October 27, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

Vivien and Ken were amazing hosts for our stay in Mapua. The cottage is not only beautiful, but the setting could not be more scenic. In addition, Vivien and Ken were so generous with their time. They gave us lots of recommendations for things to do and they told us all about New Zealand. Ken even gave us a tour of their property, which required us to don bee keeping suits! I would highly recommend the cottage.

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“Simply fabulous”
Reviewed December 17, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

We loved our stay here. The hosts were so welcoming and accommodating. The house is extremely well set up, well equiped kitchen, lots of space for sitting both in doors and out doors and complete privacy. Views from the kitchen and bedroom are superb.
There are a number of vineyards in cycling range and we had a great day out going round some of them. It's also well situated for heading into Abel Tasman.
At the last minute we had to juggle our itinerary and added an extra night to our stay here - we were so glad it worked out that way as this stay was one of the highlights of our trip.
We would recommend the cottage to anyone.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Wellington
Reviewed September 7, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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