About This Listing
This three bedroom beach house has the charm of yesteryear while at the same time offering comfort and style. The use of the kayaks adds to the real New Zealand coastal experience. This is not just accommodation, let it be your destination.
I welcome you in my three bedroom waterfront house. The main bedroom has a comfortable queensize bed with luxurious cotton sheets. In addition to that there is also a daybed in the room which can sleep two children. Bedroom two has a single bed. The third bedroom has two single beds. All beds are high quality.
As the name indicates 'te wai tahi' is in unison with the waters of the waimea estuary and Tasman Bay.
It is in the hub of the Mapua seaside village, yet far enough away to have its own tranquility. There is off street parking. WiFi in house, shops, cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance.
Nelson and Abel Tasman Park are 35 minutes away. You are surrounded by wineries and art galleries.
Swimming is directly in front of the house, you just walk off the deck and away you go. Kayaks come with the house and you can enjoy moving in and out with the tides. This is special to the 'Te Wai Tahi' real New Zealand experience.
Bird watching is spectacular with binoculars provided.
The house is on the great taste trail and cyclist friendly.
The whole house is yours to enjoy.
Interaction with Guests
I will be present to welcome you and again to say goodbye when you leave. You can always contact me during your stay if necessary.
During your stay at 'Te Wai Tahi' you will feel like one of the locals.
Off street parking at house. Bus service to Nelson or the Abel Tasman Park is in the village, 5 minute walk. Nelson airport 25 minutes drive away. Bicycles are for hire in the village. Everything in the village is within easy walking distance.
You are able to enjoy your stay at 'te wai tahi' which is a special experience. You rent the house on 'leave it as you find it' basis, although you can choose to pay a $90 cleaning fee if you prefer.
Wanted to let Marianne Know how much we enjoyed staying at her home. The home was it was even more beautiful and excided out expectations. The view is amazing and everything was well maintained. We hope to stay there again next time we come to New
The host was very conscientious in making sure we got in okay and had what we needed. I found things to be as described in the listing. The house is very comfortable and in a beautiful, relaxing spot. The town of Mapua is a great little town to walk around in with plenty of activities nearby. And having use of the kayaks at the house was really nice.
My friend and I had the chance to stay at Te Wai Tahi for an entire month and would be thrilled to come back again.
The house was absolutely wonderful: it was spacious and had a lovely garden with roses, grapefruit and cherry trees, rhubarb and strawberries. From the living room and the patio outside, we watched the tide come and go during the day and stargazed during the night. The house was also well equipped, with all sorts of cooking appliances in the kitchen and plenty of spare towels and linens for the bathroom. There was even a gas BBQ outside, which unfortunately we did not have time to try. Additionally, there were 3 canoes that were great to go into the inlet with the tide.
Although it was late spring, the weather was cooler than usual and it was often necessary to use the electric heater and bed warmers in the evenings, despite the carpets in all rooms. For even colder weather, there was a fire place but we did not have to use it. The Internet connection through Spark was slower than the national average at 5Mbps down/1.5Mbps up, but in line with other Mapua dwellings. Its frequent fluctuations, however, sometimes made even Skype audio calls impossible, so we purchased a mobile data pack from 2degrees, which has an antennae close by.
We loved the Mapua village, its very friendly inhabitants and its surroundings. The desserts at the Apple Shed and Jelly Fish restaurants in the wharf were unforgettable. We also rented bicycles there from Wheelie Fantastic and toured the Moutere vineyards. We visited the animal farm across SH60 and got to bottle-feed cute baby goats and lambs. We bought delicious kiwi fruits from stalls on the road to Motueka and unique olive oil from a family farm in Neudorf. And of course we went hiking in the amazing and nearby Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes National Parks.
Last but not least, our host Marianne was very friendly and kind. She was available by phone to answer all of our questions, provided numerous recommendations of places to visit, let us participate in her Qi Gong classes and even taught us how to take care of the worm farm on the property :)
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Beautiful place, in a great little town. Marianne was warm and helpful and accommodated all our requests. Highly recommend.
Marianne and her place were both wonderful. Mapua is a gem of a town and her place is in a great location on the water and a close walk to the wharf and center of town. Highly recommended!
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About the Host, Marianne
I am a 62 years young woman enjoying life in Nelson. I like to share this special place with my guests and share the enjoyment of living by the sea. I am an ex-physiotherapist and now qigong teacher, running classes from my home. I sing in a world music choir and love live concerts. I have walked many of the NZ tracks and will be able to help you on your way. I prefer to live in countries to experience them rather than just visiting as a tourist. I am looking forward to hearing about your life and travel experiences, but will also respect your privacy.