Expect a genuinely warm welcome from owners Fiona & Ron. We loved the rural location among fruit farms and vineyards with easy access to Nelson city and airport, the Moutere wineries, Kaiteriteri for access to Abel-Tasman and Mapua Wharf for waterfront restaurants and bike hire. Our favourite trip was to the estuary village of Marahau, strolling along empty beaches, eating at "Hooked", and walking (you could kayak) to split-apple rock beach.
The guest wing of their beautiful modern property has it's own entrance, private decks with furniture, and access to the extensive landscaped grounds. The garden is home to a great variety of birds - bring binoculars. Views extend westwards across a tidal lagoon, as far as snow-capped mountains. We stayed in the Kina suite, including a luxurious shower room, large double bedroom with extremely comfortable bed, leather recliner and excellent views through huge windows. The open plan sitting/dining/kitchen room has leather sofas, microwave, hotplates, fridge etc, and is fully equipped for cooking. A welcome grocery pack included eggs, milk, bread, cereals, fruit, butter, jams etc. Additional supplies are available at nearby country stores and supermarkets.
There is access to the family swimming pool and (at small extra charge) laundry facilities.
I suggest you contact the owners directly, to discuss your accommodation options.
A very scenic 4-hour drive took us across the mountains to the west coast, for the next stage of our trip.More
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