Air conditioned apartments and villas to rent in Nelson-Tasman Region
“Beautiful cottage, magic location” We had a fabulous stay at Karaka Cottage. The cottage is lovely - it has everything you could need and is beautifully furnished - a very stylish 'kiwi bach'. The location on the estuary at Mapua is stunning too - totally tranquil, but still close enough to everything (a couple of minutes to the wharf at Mapua, which has some good places to eat) and about a 20 minute drive back to Nelson. It's also on the way to abel Tasman of course - but we were just in the mood to relax, so were quite happy just to enjoy the cottage surrounds.
The outside bath was amazing, with just the sound of the many estuary birds for company in the evening. Just perfect! And in the morning, the sun streamed in from across the water - which was gorgeous on a late winter morning. (the cottage is very warm in the winter too - has a great wood burner).
Thanks so much - we'll definitely be back!
“Fabulous accommodation” We have stayed at many places around the world and the Arrow Rock Waterfront apartment was one of the best. It was great value for such luxury. Mary was so friendly and we wished we had have stayed longer. The view from every room is outstanding and enjoyed watching the sailing boats and sunset while we cooked seafood on the barbeque and drank a lovely bottle of wine. Definately add this apartment to your list.
“wonderful” we spent 9 days there and we loved every day - even the 2 it was pouring. (so we could light the fireplace!)
it is a very cozy little cottage, totally private, very clean, perfectly equipped (esp. the kitchen), great beds to sleep well, we loved the retro interior and the views from all windows - even the toilet one ;)
we stayed there with a 1 year old and she liked it just like us.
the location is excellent because it's right by the water, which is coming and going twice a day ;-), very close to nice little mapua, also close to motueka (e.g. big supermarkets) and also abel tasman ntl. park, beaches etc. nelson is also not too far.
the owner was very helpful and friendly and we'd definitely come more often ... if we didn't live on the other side of the globe.