Lodge split across Appleby House (five bedrooms) & Rabbit Is Huts (7 Huts)
Hello my name is Jane. John (husband) and I have been enjoying greeting guests to our property since 2010 - late 2016 we added Rabbit Island Huts to the mix. So what was a hobby now has become a medium sized business. We love making special spaces for our guests to enjoy. We love our property it is a very special place and it lovely that we can share this.
ApplebyHouse purchased this Lodge in 2000
Why ApplebyHouse chose Richmond
This area of New Zealand is very special we have 360 views from the Mt Arthur Ranges to the Richmond Hills - it is like living in a postcard. We also have views to the Waimea Estuary a very special bird sanctuary. And just down the road is Rabbit Island - a stunning beach that is quiet all year round. We are also minutes from Rough Island Equestrian park. Lots of walking, biking trails, picnic and BBQ areas. If you want peace and quiet come here. We also have rivers close by for fresh water swimming. It is simply a special place.
What makes this Lodge unique
Suitable for special couple getaways or for family reunions, weddings & special occasions. Perfect if you want to bring a group of people together. Lots of public and private spaces. When you come and stay - our place becomes your place. We do live onsite but remote from both Appleby House & Rabbit Island Huts. There if you need otherwise we leave you to it. We are very environmentally focused, our timber is milled locally, our stains for the Huts are 100% organic. We use 100% organic cleaning products or we make our own. Our waste system is the best environmental system possible. We recycle & have a composting system for all left overs. Our linens as much as possible are 100% cotton or linen. We love beautiful fabrics. We try very hard to have a soft footprint on the land - our focus is to plant as many native plants as possible and allow the bird life to prosper. When we purchased the property it was a bare block - it is so nice to see how this has changed, the bird song now is amazing.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The house was clean and well stocked. Great location.
Fabulous house, delightful huts and the honesty shop is a great idea!! Everything was supplied!
Easy communications, accurate listing, just fabulous! Wish we could have stayed longer. Value for money .
The property was perfect for our booking
The property was perfect for our booking. Great location for access to the best the region has to offer, comfortable, clean and well maintained facilities. Well appointed and stocked with everything you need and fantastic views!
Really good location for the coastal belt of Tasman - we were able to get to all parts of the Great
Really good location for the coastal belt of Tasman - we were able to get to all parts of the Great taste Trail easily.
House is amazing.
House is amazing. Nicely presented and extremly comfortable
From the luxury of space to the 'at home feeling' we could not have wished for more.
From the luxury of space to the 'at home feeling' we could not have wished for more.ages staying were 12 to 52. All left with full hearts.
We are rural - with no public transport to the door BUT only few minutes off the Nelson Tasman Great Taste Trail so perfect stop if you are on your bike.
Situated perfectly between Richmond and Mapua - Mapua Wharf (8 minute drive ) offers restaurants, cafes, bars and galleries.
Richmond has all your amenities banks, supermarkets, general shopping.
We are just off the highway to the Abel Tasman National Park - so great spot to stay if you want to be on the way to the Track.
The Tasman area is known for its arts & crafts and wineries - we are in the middle of it all.