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Karaka Cottage at The Apple Pickers'


Karaka Cottage at The Apple Pickers'

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Sunny cottage situated on the shore of the beautiful tidal Waimea Inlet. Fabulous mountain and inlet views. Great for day trips to Abel Tasman Park or Nelson City. Private and peaceful, yet only 5 minutes drive to shops and cafes in Mapua village.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM


15 Reviews

Eric User Profile
February 2017
Elspeth's cabin (one of three) is very secluded in a small vineyard perhaps 15 min from the small village of Mapua. The place is a really pleasant place to stay - comfortable and very pleasantly designed. We enjoyed having a fire in the wood stove. Close to fine wineries and n…
Elspeth User Profile
Response from Elspeth:
Hi Eric Thank you for your helpful feedback. We have updated our description to make it more clear that the cottages are situated on the shore of a tidal inlet and not the open sea, and have also added more photos of the views from the peninsula at low tide. The tide comes in and out twice a day so the water and views are constantly changing. The size of the tides also vary according to the phase of the moon and there are timetables and other information for the best times to kayak and paddle board in the cottage information folders. Sorry we didn’t get to meet you while you were here, we were on holiday last week. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in NZ, best regards, Elspeth (to clarify the location for future guests, Karaka is 3.7km to Mapua village, 5 minutes by car and 10 to 15 minutes if cycling.)
February 2017
Trinette User Profile
August 2015
We were greeted by a friendly hand-written/drawn map to a gorgeous little cottage at the lake side. It was tastefully and wonderfully decorated and the views from every room were stunning! The cottage was quiet and peaceful and we were delighted to wake to the various songs of th…
Eliza User Profile
June 2015
Really beautiful view and wonderfully comfortable beds! Elspeth met us late in the evening, and had a fire all started to warm the house. After a long trip from the North Island, the outdoor bath under the stars with the birds singing was perfect! We loved staying here!
Jon User Profile
April 2018
Cute little cottage with amazing outdoor bath and views!
Wendy User Profile
January 2018
Karaka Cottage was the most perfect getaway and end to our South Island trip. Elspeth welcomed us on arrival and took us down to the cottage which was a great little intro to the area and space. We felt so at peace over the time we stayed and enjoyed both nights sitting outside w…
Barb User Profile
July 2017
We had two nights in this beautiful cottage. Loved the setting and views from the windows and deck. Very peaceful and restful. Even though it was mid winter and the rest of the country was hit by bad weather the cottage was lovely and warm and the weather perfect!
Caitlin User Profile
February 2016
The house was exactly as pictured on the website and it was absolutely beautiful! We had all that we needed for a relaxing stay including the use of some kayaks. It was also a great place for bird watching.

Hosted by Elspeth

Nelson, New ZealandJoined in September 2012
Elspeth User Profile
89 Reviews
We are a family of 3 living on a small organic waterfront property (2 Ha) on the Waimea Inlet near Mapua. Our place is a mixture of fruit trees, vegetable garden, chickens and a small vineyard. We love to travel, and have spent many years living overseas. We have a constant flow…
Response rate: 100%
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