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'te wai tahi' maori for waters edge

New ZealandTasmanMapua
Entire home/apt
7 Guests
3 Bedrooms
5 Beds
Per Night
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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.

after the swim

after the swim

The Space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $36 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $65
Weekly discount: 13%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

During your stay at 'Te Wai Tahi' you will feel like one of the locals.

Getting Around

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.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM

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 $120 cleaning fee if you prefer.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay


Your Host



Nelson, New Zealand · Member since December 2011

I am a 64 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.

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Response rate: 100%(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour

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