Karaka Cottage, Waterfront Retreat. Mapua - Nelson

From $217 / night

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Cottage

Matahua Cottages, Miro and Karaka, are two self-contained waterfront cottages situated on the shore of the beautiful Waimea Inlet, near Mapua village.

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

Karaka (2 bedrooms) is a self-contained renovated 1950s cottage and sleeps 4 people. The cottage has an open plan living/kitchen area with a fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second bed...Read more


Karaka Cottage, Waterfront Retreat. Mapua - Nelson
Nelson, South Island, New Zealand

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Situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Nelson City has an airport with frequent flights to and from the major cities around the country and connecting flights to smaller centres. It is a 35 minute flight to Wellington or 30 minutes to Christchurch for connecting international flights. It takes approximately 20 minutes (24 km) to drive to the cottages from Nelson airport.

If you are travelling by car from the North Island, there is a car and passenger ferry between Wellington and Picton which is in the Marlborough Sounds. The drive from Picton to Mapua takes appoximately 2.5 hours (140 km).

Traveling West from Nelson, Matahua is the last peninsula on the Waimea Inlet before you reach the village of Mapua. The cottages are half a Kilometre from the main coastal road which connects Nelson City with Golden Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park (State Highway 60). We are located at the very end of Apple Valley Road (East).

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Last updated on March 27, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner

Fees are for up to 4 guests in the main cottage.
Extra guests need to book the studio which is an additional $50 per night.

*Summer school holiday period December 20th - January 31st Karaka and the studio are $315 per night (flat rate regardless of guest numbers)

*The studio will be closed Easter to 1 September


  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
Property Features
  • Mountain Views
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Stove or Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Books
  • Deck
  • Balcony or terrace
Onsite Equipment
  • Boat available
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - ask
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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