Amazingly large, sunny open plan room with king size bed (linen provided), electric blankets, ceiling fan, electric heaters, log burner, polished wooden floors, lounge area with TV, DVD player with a small selection of movies, sound system with aux cable for any MP3 player so you can play your favourite music, kitchenette (no stove/oven) and French doors opening out on to a private deck and garden area with gas BBQ. Free wi-fi internet access.
Beautiful ensuite bathroom with sunken bath and overhead shower.
Situated on a quiet street in a semi rural area in enclosed grounds, the guest room has its own entrance with off-street parking.
The Blue Moon also operates as a B&B but this listing is for self contained accommodation only. If you want the B&B option please contact us for more information or visit our website.
Smoking is not allowed indoors of course but you are welcome to smoke in the garden.
We are 5 mins from Motueka where there are restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets.
15-20 mins to Kaiteriteri beach and water taxis into the Abel Tasman park
30 mins to Marahau and the start of the Abel Tasman Park
45 mins to Nelson/airport
3 - 3.5hrs to Picton and ferries to the North Island
4 - 5 hrs to the West Coast
5 - 6 hrs to Christchurch
Public transport in NZ is not the greatest and there are no local buses in Motueka except for ones going to the park. I would highly recommend hiring a car for New Zealand or you'll miss some of the more interesting and beautiful off the beaten track places.
Huge room, beautifully and artistically put together. And the hot tub was a big treat. Highly recommended.
Super pretty and large space with lots of light. Great tub and body care products for weary travelers. Good kitchen space. Uber private and relaxing accommodations. Pleasant and communicative host. Quiet, peaceful and excellent location.
Jane was an excellent host, very friendly, and made our trip to the Tasman Bay region. Her place, The Blue Moon B&B, in Riwaka is very close to Motueka and Tasman Bay. It was a quiet retreat and an awesome place to relax after a long day. Waking up with the birds chirping in the comforts of her large, spacious and private B&B was so peaceful and pleasant. The place was equipped with everything we needed and even heated towel racks which came in handy after taking a soak in the huge tub. It was beyond delightful. Furthermore, despite having a rental car issue and cancelled arrival flight, we were able to make the most of our time thanks entirely to Jane's warm hospitality. She even drove us out of her way to kayak due to our car troubles. I would highly recommend The Blue Moon to anyone traveling near Tasman Bay, Motueka, or even Nelson! It was a slice of heaven and we are so grateful to have found it for the short time we stayed. Thank you again Jane for being a turning point in our trip! We would welcome you to SF or Phoenix anytime! Sara and Ray
This is a beautiful space with a great location. The garden is lovely too, and we even saw fantails and other cool native birds flitting around the trees outside. Jane is an excellent host and was very approachable and conscientious, and we had a great time chatting with her. I'd highly recommend the Blue Moon to anyone staying in the Abel Tasman area!
That is a great day and great place after all day walking. The house is very beautiful and the garden too. Jane's cat is a lovely pet! We both like it.
Jane has a beautiful house in a lovely part of New Zealand. We were made most welcome and greatly enjoyed the stay.
OMG, this is the most wonderful BnB as Jane has thought of absolutely everything to make a stay enjoyable and her eye for colour and décor is exquisite!! The spaciousness, the garden, the pot-bellied stove, the sunken bath and beautiful shower as well as the DVD's provided made our 2 nights a real treat. Jane too is delightful - so warm and personable. Thankyou so much!!
Thanks Meg, for such a lovely review, I'm so glad you enjoyed all the little extras I try to add to the 'experience'. I try to think of what I'd like in a place and then put them in! Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye in person but work called, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. All the best to you both, it was a pleasure meeting you.
This felt like a 5 star resort! Very beautiful design and all sorts of comforts. It's a great location for hitting up Abel Tasman and Golden Bay, but the place is so cozy you might just want to lounge around the garden or stay in your robe after a soak in the tub. We caught a Sunday market in Motueka which was fantastic, and we made sure to hit up the local breweries. We were hoping to hang out at the beach since the ocean was so close, but the tide was suuuper low, but still it was a beautiful walk.
Jane was very friendly and has a super cool cat (that stays at her place adjacent to the rental property). Highly recommend!
Our time at Blue Moon was wonderful. The place is so well designed that you feel every need has been anticipated. Jane was welcoming and helpful at all times. Thank you. Gael and Lionel.