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Rata Cottage at The Apple Pickers' Cottages

4.71(75)SuperhostMapua, Nelson, New Zealand
Entire bungalow hosted by Elspeth
2 guests1 bedroom0 beds1 bath
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Rata is a beautiful renovated 1950's apple pickers' cottage, nestled in native bush on the end of a peninsula on the Waimea inlet. The cottage is part of our five acre organic property.
Weekly and monthly rates are available on request.

The space
The renovated 1950’s cottage has a kitchen/dining area which opens onto a sunny private deck with barbecue and outdoor furniture.
Lovely views.


The cottage is well equipped for staying in and relaxing with good books, board games, flat screen TV, DVD. On a full tide you can explore the quiet estuary 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.

There is good cellphone coverage and free Wifi for those who want to stay in touch with the outside world.

Guest access
Guests have access to our 5 acre property. There are kayaks and paddle boards to use on the inlet at high tide.
Rata is a beautiful renovated 1950's apple pickers' cottage, nestled in native bush on the end of a peninsula on the Waimea inlet. The cottage is part of our five acre organic property.
Weekly and monthly rates are available on request.

The space
The renovated 1950’s cottage has a kitchen/dining area which opens onto a sunny private deck with barbecue and outdoor furniture.
Lovely…
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Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Air conditioning
Washer
Hair dryer
TV
Essentials
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
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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.
The Nelson/Tasman region has endless choices for day trips to wineries, markets, galleries, and artists’ studios. We are just 2 km from the Great Taste Tasman Cycle Trail. There is a wide range of outdoor pursuits to choose from, including hiking, cycling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, and fishing. There are also many beautiful rivers and beaches for swimming and picnicking. Canyoning, caving, kite boarding, and sky diving are options for the adventurous.

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 to the coastal village of Mapua. Mapua’s thriving wharf area has cafés and restaurants as well as galleries representing local artists.
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…

Hosted by Elspeth

Joined in September 2012
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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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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy