Cifftop Orchard Boutique Self Contained Country House & Garden
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Motueka house description
A boutique private, beautifully furnished, self contained cliff top country house on a working apple orchard. Stunning uninterrupted views across Tasman Bay. Relax in peaceful surroundings. Only 40 minutes drive from Nelson city and 30 minutes from the Abel Tasman National Park. Guests invited to help themselves to fresh produce from the well maintained vegetable garden and orchard. Animal lovers will enjoy hand feeding the Highland cattle close to the house. The fabulous secluded garden includes abundant birdlife. Friendly owners live a short walk away and are happy to help with information and local knowledge.
Generous breakfast provisions provided, including home-made condiments & baking. Two bedrooms: one king bed and one super king (converts to two singles) – each bedroom with its own adjacent bathroom. Downstairs bathroom includes a bath as well as separate shower. Comprehensively and thoughtfully equipped kitchen and adjacent dining area. Bright, airy lounge with home theatre sound system. Selection of CDs, DVDs and books. The house includes three balconies, each with stunning views. The upstairs “breakfast room” is well stocked with tea/coffee making facilities, cutlery, crockery, fridge, toaster etc for the independence of upstairs guests. Extra linen available for guests to help themselves. Rooms serviced after each three days stay.
Keywords: Near Nelson & Abel Tasman National Park, beautifully furnished, comprehensively equipped, free fruit & produce from the garden, stunning views, friendly hosts nearby, cute Highland cattle.
- Vacation Rental
- Not Suitable For Children
- Non Smoking Only
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Gas Fireplace
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- Mountain View
- Beach View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
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Perfect home away from home. Five stars awardedGuest comment entered by owner
Perfect home away from home. Five stars awarded
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.
- Guest Greg and Kathleen USA
- Date of stay 03/07/13
- Review Submitted 04/12/13
Fantastic accommodation set in an idyllic locationGuest comment entered by owner
Fantastic accommodation set in an idyllic location
Five stars awarded by these guests. Kereru House is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in.The house is beautifully decorated throughout having well equipped kitchen,spacious lounge with comfortable sofas & chairs & surround sound TV.Large windows allowed the outside to come inside.The walls are decorated with local artists and Mary has put together a profile of their work which is very interesting. The garden is lovely with a vegetable patch which provided us with more than enough fresh fruit and veg for the whole 12 weeks we stayed. It is within half an hours drive of the abel Tasman Park,which is excellent for walking,kayaking and taking boat trips,and Nelson which has lots of lovely shops and restaurants. Mary & Murray are excellent hosts nothing was too much trouble for them.
- Guest John and Wendy, UK
- Date of stay 02/20/13
- Review Submitted 03/15/13
Kereru House – Clifftop AccommodationGuest comment entered by owner
Kereru House – Clifftop Accommodation
We really enjoyed our stay in Kereru house. The location is spectacular and the house is really well equipped. We enjoyed the kitchen so much we stayed in and cooked local products, drank local wine and it was a perfect place for us to reconnect with friends we hadn't seen in years. The beds are so comfortable we all slept in! We enjoyed eating apples from the trees and picking salad from the garden.
- Guest John & Elizabeth, New Zealand
- Date of stay 03/23/12
- Review Submitted 01/01/13
Five stars awarded by this guestGuest comment entered by owner
Five stars awarded by this guest
We just completed a 1 wk stay. It is near perfect and Mary and Murray are great and thoughtful hosts. Their cottage is a recent, impressive remodel w/a fine, water panorama and nearly flawless with so many personal and helpful touches. It is semi-secluded, about 25 KM's from Nelson, and not suitable for young children because of a high,vertical cliff to the water. But don't count on finding it on a GPS. Ours from Avis didn't know Aporo Rd. existed. An absolutely wonderful vacation home. November 2012
- Guest Ed & Sandy, USA
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 01/01/13
Per night: 2 guests - $350 4 guests - $550 Per week (25% discount for 1-3 weeks) : 2 guests - $1837.50 ($262.50 per night) 4 guests - $2887.50 (412.50 per night) Long stays (one month or more - 40% discount) 2 guests $58 ($210 per night) 4 guests $9240 ($330 per night)
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About the owner: Hosts Mary and Murray Garner. Murray manages the apple orchard, our apple variety Aztec and our small Highland cattle herd. Aztec is a highly coloured sub variety of Fuji which Murray discovered on the orchard. The variety has proved very popular in America and Europe with trees sold in several different countries. Murray has a boat and enjoys fishing and the occasional tandem sky dive. Mary works as a volunteer manager in Nelson and enjoys cooking, home preserving and gardening..
Why the Owner Chose Motueka:
This orchard property has been in Mary's family since 1910.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quiet and peaceful, stunning views across Tasman Bay, the orchard dam (similar to a small lake) is home to native ducks and other bird life. Kereru House is surrounded by a beautiful garden with native birds including the Kereru (NZ native wood pigeon). Cute Highland cattle love eating apples and oranges from the orchard.
- Primary: +64 3 5402853
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Date last modified - Monday, December 02, 2013
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