Ruby Bay, Mapua & the lights of Nelson provide the stunning backdrop for Kereru House at “The Bluffs” - located conveniently between Nelson, & Abel Tasman National Park and only an hour from Golden Bay. This superb self catering clifftop house features fabulous views, with Mount Arthur and NW Nelson ranges on one side and an uninterrupted view of D’Urville Island and Tasman Bay on the other. The large bright, airy lounge includes generous seating, cosy gas fire and a home theatre system. Along with the a self contained upstairs breakfast room, both rooms offer fabulour views along the coast and over the garden. With three balconies, Kereru House oozes space to relax over a wine or coffee with a different view from every angle. Ideally situated between the Richmond and Motueka townships, Kereru House is only seven minutes drive from Mapua with its restaurants and shops and 40 minutes drive from Nelson city with its museums, art, wineries, shopping and superb dining.
FACILITIES DETAIL: see our website http://www.kereruhouse.co.nz
• Quality bed linen including changes of linen from the linen cupboard (help yourself)
• Bath towels, beach towels, face flannels and basic toiletries - with spare towels available if needed
• Washing machine and clothes dryer
• Some basic cooking & laundry essentials see below
• Complimentary milk, tea, coffee, sugar. Coffee plunger
• Drinkable tap water. Water source is our own underground bore.
• Complimentary seasonal vegetables and fruit available from the adjacent garden and orchard
• Satellite TV, DVD, CD player via a “surround sound”, home theatre system. Music CDs and DVD movies
• Gas coal fire ( cosy open fire in a Victorian tiled fireplace) in the lounge/sitting room
• Heat pump downstairs
• Separate office with internet connection and telephone land line.
• Outside secluded BBQ area overlooking the bay
• Hair dryers
• Two upstairs balconies (off a bedroom and breakfast room)
• One downstairs balcony (off the lounge) and a glassed in porch (off the dining room)
Complimentary stocks of basic condiments:
• Salt & pepper
• Olive oil
• Soya sauce
• Balsamic Vinegar
• Tomato & Worcestershire sauce (homemade)
• Selection of two further homemade condiments
Breakfast provisions (complimentary)
• Home-made muesli
• Selection of commercial cereals
• Fresh milk
• Eggs and bacon for the first day.
Rooms are serviced after each three night stay. Limitations: No children sorry, because of the proximity of the cliff. No animals. We operate a smoke-free policy although guests are welcome to smoke outdoors.
LOCAL INFORMATION, TRAVELLING DISTANCES AND INFORMATION.
Walk to the beach or stroll round our property, admire the views and hand feed our cute Highland cattle.Close to beaches, Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Parks. Golf clubs, restaurants, shopping, museums and world class dining all within easy short driving distances.
Nearest city & town: Nelson ( pop. 42,000) – around 40 minutes drive from Kereru House. Motueka (pop. 6,000 ) is 15 minutes drive in the opposite direction.
Airport. NZ’s fourth busiest airport is only 30 minutes drive away. Most major rental car companies are represented.
Air travel to Nelson: Ex Auckland, approx 1-1/2 hours
Ex Wellington, approx 25 minutes
Ex Christchurch approx 40 minutes
Road travel to Nelson Ex Picton (from the Interisland ferry terminal), approx 2 hours drive
Ex Christchurch, approx six hours either coastal via Kaikoura or inland via
Lewis Pass & Murchison
Tasman & Ruby Bay stores (5 minutes drive in either direction) sell basic food and grocery items. Mapua Store (7 minutes drive) is a mini supermarket selling a wide range of food and grocery items including liquor.
We had the joy of staying at Kereru House for two weeks in March. If we could choose the perfect house for us this would be it. It was a wonderful holiday stay. Mary communicated with us frequently during the booking process, giving us information we needed to make our decisions.
Kereru House is perched spectacularly on a cliff overlooking the Tasman Sea, with views of Nelson across the water. It is surrounded by apple orchards and beautiful flower gardens.
There is also a vegetable garden where we could pick our own produce and we especially enjoyed the delicious strawberries.
The house is wonderfully decorated and has a warm, homey feeling when you walk in. We were greeted with delicious fresh muffins and a supply of various delicacies to start our holiday. There are large windows that bring the outdoors in, a comfy window seat in the lounge, porches with various views and a sunny breakfast room with gorgeous views upstairs. The kitchen is well equipped and it has a washer in the utility room. There are two bathrooms, one the famous "loo with a view".
The upstairs bedroom that we used had sliding doors with screens that led out to one of the balconies. The comfortable bed and peace and quiet at night was conducive to a great night's sleep.
Mary has extensive information available at the house about tourist attractions, as well as the history of the house and a book about the various artworks found in the house.
We quickly became friends with the Highland cattle in the next field and enjoyed the birdlife, especially the family of quail which we saw everyday.
We also enjoyed spending time with Mary and Murray and getting to know them. We even got to ride in Murray's model a to a school fiesta-a unique Kiwi experience.
There are many day trips available from kayaking to golf and visiting wineries.
We enjoyed one of our most wonderful holidays at Kereru House and can only hope to return one day. We can highly recommend staying here.
Clifftop self contained, secluded boutique country house overlooking Ruby and Tasman Bay near Nelson:
Ruby Bay, Mapua & the lights of Nelson provide the stunning backdrop for Kereru House at “The Bluffs” - located conveniently between Nelson, & Abel Tasman National Park and only an hour from Golden Bay. This superb self catering clifftop house features fabulous views, with Mount Arthur and NW Nelson ranges on one side and an uninterrupted view of D’Urville Island and Tasman Bay on the other. The large bright, airy lounge includes generous seating, cosy gas fire and a home theatre system. Along with the a self contained upstairs breakfast room, both rooms offer fabulour views along the coast and over the garden. With three balconies, Kereru House oozes space to relax over a wine or coffee with a different view from every angle. Ideally situated between the Richmond and Motueka townships, Kereru House is only seven minutes drive from Mapua with its restaurants and shops and 40 minutes drive from Nelson city. Visit the WOW museum, enjoy water sports, sailing, swimming or kayaking, go skiiing in the winter or taste Nelson by visiting the many local wineries.
Totally private and self contained, Kereru House includes a fully and thoughtfully equipped kitchen, featuring all modern appliances and gas hob cooking. Enjoy generous breakfast provisions provided, including home-made condiments, baking, meusli and even bacon and eggs for the first night. Two bedrooms - one upstairs,and one down, each with their own adjacent bathroom. The spacious upstairs bedroom features a king size bed, stunning views and private balcony amongst the trees. The adjacent private bathroom includes a shower & the amazing 'loo with a view'. Look out over Tasman Bay from the downstairs bedroom with its super king bed (converts to two singles) and private adjacent bathroom (which includes a bath and shower). Quality linen is supplied and guests may help themselves to extra linen from the well stocked cupboard. The house includes a laundry (washing machine and dryer), and secluded office overlooking the garden tree tops and with free wireless internet and telephone land line with free local calls.
The fabulous garden setting at Kereru House (established over 30 years), is home to NZ Kereru (native wood pigeon), Tui and other native birds which are encouraged to visit with bird feeders and selective garden plantings. The views over the sea from the secluded outdoor barbeque are absolutely stunning. Add the various balconies around Kereru House and you have the ultimate in relaxation and comfort. No matter what the weather, there is always somewhere to sit and look at the view.
Kereru House is situated on a working apple orchard which was established in 1910. The friendly owners live nearby on the property and are happy to assist with local information, advice and general support if required. Guests are invited to help themselves from the large vegetable garden at Kereru House and pick fruit from the trees in season.
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All year set rate
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
|Notes||Rates quoted are for two guests. Nightly rate for extra guests: $50 each guest up to a week or $25 each guest for a week or more. Kereru House is open from September 1st – May 30th although we are open to negotiation for long stay bookings during winter months (depending upon dates).|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (NZD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.