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Black House Cottage

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3 Bedrooms – Sleeps 5 – From $180

1930’s cottage full of character and charm with lovely cottage gardens and established trees which attract native birds.

The cottage is tidy and nicely furnished, it gets all day sun and is positioned in a very handy location, everything is not far away! There is real coffee just a short walk down the road at the country store which has a good selection of local produce. If you are into tramping there is the Kahurangi National Park, there are the golden beaches and kayaking in the Abel Tasman, Kaiteriteri is only a 30 minute drive from here.

The national cycle way is at your doorstep. You can cycle down to Mapua wharf in 10 mins (or 25 mins walk) to catch the ferry across to Rabbit Island. Bike hire is available in Mapua.

Wineries are dotted around the area and there are golf courses not too far away.

Motueka is only a 15 minute drive along with Richmond and Upper Moutere both only 15 minutes drive in other directions. Nelson city is about a 30 minute drive and the airport about 20 minutes. Takaka/Golden Bay is an hour’s drive.

Art galleries are abundant, Motueka has a market every Sunday morning and Nelson has a market every Saturday morning.

Mapua village has all amenities available from petrol/diesel, 4 Square supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, gift shop, hairdresser, masseuse, medical centre to name a few. Sprig and Fern pub. Several restaurants are down by the wharf and more shops to peruse, here you can hire bikes which you can take over on the ferry to Rabbit Island. There is also a fish and chip shop so that you can enjoy a meal on Ruby Bay beach or down at the wharf (or in the little wine bar which allows you to eat The Smokehouse fish and chips in the Rimu Wine Bar, so long as you have a wine), the Rimu Wine bar also have woodfired pizzas.

We have lockable storage for bikes and there is room to park your boat.

The possibilities are endless there is just so much to do here in this amazing part of the world.


Master bedroom – King bed
Bedroom 2 – King Twin
Bedroom 3 – Single bed
All linen and towels are supplied.

– Well equipped kitchen
– Wifi
– TV with FreeView
– Washing Machine
– Outdoor furniture

Extra charges will apply if the property is not left as found, or there is excessive rubbish left at the property.

Property Rules and Booking Conditions

No smoking inside, no venue or party use.

A $200 bond and $80 clean fee are added to every booking.

Terms and conditions apply

Lovely comfy cottage set in a cool garden, ideal for summer afternoon reading. Well set up for children too.

Jan 22

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Mapua. Would recommend to friends and family. Clean, easy house to live in. Great communication with host. Perfect home and location for our family holiday week.

Feb 2020

Fantastic cottage to venture up to Abel Tasman. Great location conveniently located between Nelson and the national park. Great hosts and even better space. Would highly recommend!

Feb 2020

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