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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / Cottage
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 4  Type: Cottage

1 Full bath

Mapua Heights Cottage - "A gem among gems", Nelson
TripAdvisor property ID 3789630

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Book this 2 bedroom cottage in Mapua today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 21 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $840 to as high as $1050, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 15, 2018, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Vivien E.
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Calendar last updated:
15 Jan 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French



Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Mapua Attractions




  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player


  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (21)

Excellent – based on 21 reviews Excellent
21 reviews

Very Good

“Mapua Heights Cottage is a Slice of NZ Paradise!”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2013

Great hosts, great location and absolutely amazing views. We only stayed 3 nights but didn't want to leave and would have loved to stay for another week at least to fully explore the natural beauty of the area. Comfortable accommodation with all the amenities you could need to have an enjoyable stay. Our 9 year old daughter loved the animals including Nina, Gypsy and Snuggles (the lambs were very cute too). Surrounded by natural bush, Ken and Viv have done an amazing job of providing quality accommodation in an outstanding location. Thank you for your hospitality. We look forward to visiting this Slice of Paradise again soon.

“Waking and looking down through the sun-tipped flax”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2013

We were lucky to find the Mapua cottage, perched on top of the Mahana ridge, successfully hidden by maturing native bush. Kenneth and Vivy welcomed us, though we arrived late, with a fire in the pot belly, bread and coffee set for breakfast. We were woken by Ken calling a young doe up to the fence to get her breakfast, and the glorious Nelson sunshine forced us out of bed. I thoroughly recommend the Mapua Cottage as a haven for travellers and only wish we could have prolonged our stay.

“A Home away From Home!”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2012

For our vacation in NZ, we were searching for places to stay that would provide us a good home base where we could be largely self-supported, by cooking our own meals and having more privacy than a hotel. What we got at Mapua Heights was that and much more! The cottage itself was spectacular, with a gorgeous view looking over the Nelson area (amazing sunrises and sunsets!). In fact, it was such a nice, homey place to stay that we occasionally had trouble justifying going out and seeing the sights. Luckily, our wonderful hosts who lived nearby, Ken and Vivien, provided all the information and suggestions for the entire area, and helped us plan our great trip out and about. With Ken and Vivien's hospitality, we felt very much at home, as we would with a pair of good neighbors not too far away! The part that stood out the most was that our hosts allowed us to see what their lives were like as much as we wanted. Ken and Vivien were gracious enough to show us what animals they have on their property and use their kayaks in the nearby inlet. We got to help them sheer their sheep, feed their deer, tour their awesome glowworm colony, and learn about the honey harvested from their bee colonies. I highly recommend Mapua Heights Cottage for those looking to get a more intimate experience with the Nelson area than most hotels and lodges can provide. There were no downsides, and we won't do it any differently when we (hopefully) return one day. Thanks Ken and Vivien!

“Beautiful place, fresh and light with amazing views”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2012

We were really impressed with our stay. We were immediately made to feel very welcome and that nothing was too much trouble. Ken showed us around their land, livestock and glow worms! The home was airy, spacious, light and clean. There were all the amenities you might need and a very effective wood burner which made the place beautifully warm in the evenings. Being high up, the views were stunning across towards Rabbit island, the estuary, Nelson and mountains beyond. Mapua village was only a short drive away with many art/craft stores and some great eateries. Its also a great spot for access to the abel Tasman.

“Wow! The accomodations, views and hosts were outstanding!”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2012

The on-line descriptions were spot on. My wife, daughter and I spent 4 wonderful nights in the cottage; the pictures can't do it justice. What a beautiful place. Airy, bright, clean and the views are outstanding! Complete with full kitchen, dishwasher, BBQ and washing machine. My daughter loved the 'pets'; Shawn and Nina, and the glow worms. Ken introduced us all to his bees and sheep and offered some wonderful herbs from his garden for our BBQ cooking. Being close to Nelson and able Tasman National Park, we never had far to travel for a day's adventure. Arriving back at the cottage each night to enjoy the wonderful view of the hills and ocean was a real treat. If you are looking for first class accomodations, friendly and knowledgable hosts and a real authentic taste of the region, then this is the place for you. Our family would highly recommend 'the cottage'. Our only regret was that we had to leave after 4 days!

“Fantastic !!!”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2011

Thankyou for such a warm and friendly and tranquil retreat, with spectacular views of the mountains and ocean. The girls loved feeding your pet fawn 'Nina'. We are sorry we had to go, but will definitely plan and look forward to staying again. A rare find and would definitely recommend to others !!!

“Stunning location”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2011

An idyllic hideaway, with stunning views to Nelson. Well appointed and very cosy in winter thanks to the pot bellied stove. A good base to explore the region, and a lovely, helpful and knowledgeable host family, complete with sheep and deer.

“Staying near Nelson ? - Don't miss this!.”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2011

Modern, well appointed and extremely well maintained, 2 bed cottage in superb location with stunning views. When you stay here you will have very friendly and helpful hosts (Ken & Viv) who certainly made us very welcome.

“Mapua Heights - Fabulous (as ever)”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2011

Mapua Heights is a really comfortable clean house in a fantastic location with lovely hosts. The accommodation has nice furnishings and everything needed for an easy stay. The cottage is completely private - except for visits from the quail and the watchful eye of the deer - but Vivien & Ken are on hand for help & information when needed. We are return visitors here and almost loathe to leave a review in case we have trouble getting a booking next time we want to visit!!

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