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Marvel at the stars from your outdoors bathWhimsical and quirky "Like our own private Garden of Eden" Will & Suzanne Dec 2016
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Kissing Gate luxury glamping Mapua, Nelson


Kissing Gate luxury glamping Mapua, Nelson

2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
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.

"Rated in top 14 in world" (TripAdvisor). Gorgeous glamping with Pearl & Ruby - lovingly restored 60s retro caravans + quirky settlers cottage with kitchen/bthrm/shower/lounge nestled in a glade by a pond on a 7 acre farm. Pearl is an extra lounge; Ruby the boudoir. Total luxury, indulgence, romance, art, wow design. Luxuriate in the bath overlooking the pond & marvel at the stars. Toast marshmallows on the open fire. Insulated/warm with every facility you'll need. 1 night surcharge peak season.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM


7 Reviews

Carly User Profile
November 2016
My new husband and I stayed at Kissing Gate for 2 nights while we were on our honeymoon. The entire setup was absolutely wonderful and very unique. Roger & Adele were wonderful hosts and made our stay very personal as we arrived to a bottle of champagne & chocolates! We borrowed …
Sarah User Profile
December 2017
We loved our time at Kissing Gate! Roger was lovely and showed us around his hobby farm- we got to feed the sheep and meet the chickens. We had 4 fresh eggs waiting for us when we arrived, and we took a stroll through the orchard for some fresh oranges and lemons! The property is…
Roger User Profile
Response from Roger:
Thanks Sarah. It was lovely chatting to you as we wandered over the farm. Thanks too for your fantastic review. Enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand.
December 2017
Rowan User Profile
September 2017
Booked for a weekend getaway and couldn't be more happy with what we got! Kissing Gate was so incredible - every little detail was thought out so creatively and it was so easy to settle into this amazing little world! Thanks to Adele and Roger, excellent guests, will be recommend…
Beverley User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful stay at kissing gate we have a lovely stay and the outside bath was so lovely with the stars all around.. will definitely be back the privacy was just what we needed roger and Adele are lovely hosts .
Chiara User Profile
June 2017
A truly unique location! Every little detail in this place is so well thought out, it creates a feeling of being in the past away from all problems. We enjoyed the bath as sunset covered the tree branches and we were serenaded by the birds. ps on a logistic side the host (roger) …
Katherine User Profile
January 2017
Kissing Gate has been an absolutely amazing stay for the two nights we were in the Tasman region. It was a beautiful homecoming for me as someone who grew up in the area, and to be able to use this as a base to explore Rabbit Island, get fish and chips down at the Wharf and walk …
Roger User Profile
Response from Roger:
Thanks for your wonderful review Katherine. It was a pleasure to know that you relaxed and relished your time at Kissing Gate.
January 2017
Daan User Profile
October 2016
The whole experience of staying at Kissing Gate was fantastic, starting with very welcoming and pleasant communications from Roger. The place is magical; superb comfort that one wouldn't associate with camping really. Great eye for detail and finishing touches, clearly Adele and…

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Hosted by Roger

Nelson, New ZealandJoined in July 2013
Roger User Profile
17 Reviews
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Adele and I live on 7 acres of Nelson paradise beside Mapua seaside village. We LOVE living here - the artists, beaches, national parks, and Nelson city nearby. Forget about Queenstown being the adventure capital - Nelson is!! Roger is an ex-outdoor instructor and sustainability …
Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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