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Matahua Cottages

  • Apple Valley Rd. E Map It
  • Mapua


  • Intimate waterfront setting and views
  • Fresh farm eggs and fruit when available


  • Minimum two-night stay

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Two self-contained cottages on the shoreline of the Waimea Estuary began life as apple pickers' cottages and have been refurbished in a pleasing rustic style. Separated by high plantings for privacy, each has a full kitchen, ample decks, and a wood fire, and a breakfast hamper is provided. Karaka has an outdoor bath on a private deck overlooking the estuary. The property represents excellent value for its stunning location, where you can wander the foreshore and do some bird-watching, if you wish. (Your hosts, Elspeth and Kim, help with habitat restoration on the foreshore.) Or take a walk over the 5-acre organic farm and vineyard. A studio or third bedroom is available with the Karaka cottage.

Hotel Information


Apple Valley Rd. E, Mapua, Tasman, 7173, New Zealand

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Hotel Details:

  • 1 1-bedroom cottage, 1 2- or 3-bedroom cottage

Published 08/30/2016

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