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Clifftop Private Boutique Country House Overlooking Ruby Bay Near Nelson

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Kereru House looking over Tasman Bay

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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Motueka house description

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
• Sugar
• Margarine
• Balsamic Vinegar
• Tomato & Worcestershire sauce (homemade)
• Selection of two further homemade condiments

Breakfast provisions (complimentary)
• Home-made muesli
• Selection of commercial cereals
• Yoghurt
• 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

PROVISIONS:

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.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals
          • Breakfast - Included In Price

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            super king converts to singles...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            King bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 1 (downstairs. This room gets the morning sun and looks straight out across Tasman Bay. Fully carpeted, it contains one super king sized bed that converts to two singles. Quality bed linen, television, wardrobe & bedside cabinets, torches in each cabinet. Clothes brush,and sewing repairs kit. Please advise in advance if you wish this bed to be made up as singles or as a super-king. Bedroom 2. (upstairs) A large, fully carpeted room attracting the afternoon sun. One king sized bed and bedside cabinets. Quality bed linen. Built in wardrobe, shelf and cupboard storage. Clothes brush and sewing repairs kit. Torches in each bedside cabinet. Television. Table and two chairs – ideal for writing postcards or checking emails whilst enjoying the stunning views. Private balcony allowing guests to sit in the sun amongst the trees while looking across the bay towards Motueka. Screens for the balcony door allowing the door to remain open during the night in warm weather....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            bath and shower are separate...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Loo with a view...moreless

          • Bathroom 1. (Downstairs) Situated almost opposite the downstairs bedroom, close enough to be completely private. Includes a shower, separate bath & toilet. Heated towel rail, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Bath towels, face flannels. Beach/swimming towels also provided. Bathroom two – upstairs. Situated on the landing adjacent to the upstairs bedroom for the exclusive use of guests using that bedroom. Includes shower and toilet – a “loo with a view”- this bathroom has stunning views over the garden, across the bay to Motueka and D’Urville Island. Heated towel rail, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Bath towels, face flannels. Beach/swimming towels also provided....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Lounge/sitting room. Window seating overlooking the garden and Tasman Bay – yet another of the fabulous sitting areas around Kereru House. A cosy and attractive gas coal fire set in a Victorian fireplace – wonderful ambiance for an intimate night in during cooler evenings. Two lounge chairs. A five seater setee which can be easily moved and reconfigured in several ways. DVD, television and CD player (surround sound speakers). Selection of CDs and DVDs including some iconic NZ movies. An outside balcony offers the perfect afternoon spot for relaxing drinks amongst the tree tops after the day’s activities. Breakfast room – upstairs.spectacular views across Tasman Bay towards Nelson and D’Urville Island. A fabulously warm, sunny spot for a leisurely brunch. Room includes, small table and chairs, two seater settee, built in cupboard/drawer storage. Small fridge, kettle and tea/coffee making facilities including coffee plunger, extra cutlery and crockery....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Music Library

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Eco Tourism
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing

              breakfast meal type

                  • Included In Price

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Safe
                          • Tiled Stove
                          • Parking
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Telephone
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Fireplace

                          Kitchen

                          • Stove
                          • Grill
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Toaster
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave

                          Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Balcony
                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Porch / Veranda

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              All year set rate
                              Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              1 night min stay
                              NZD350
                              NZD1,500 NZD4,900
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Not included

                              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).


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                              Last updated: 07/15/2014
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                              Location

                              26 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Nelson
                              110 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Picton
                              0.5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Ruby Bay
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Mapua
                              100 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ski
                              Rainbow
                              3 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Tasman
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Mapua

                              Car: Necessary

                              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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                              Photos

                              • Kereru House looking over Tasman Bay

                                Kereru House looking over Tasman Bay

                              • Flkexible seating in the lounge

                                Flkexible seating in the lounge

                              • Downstairs beds convert to a super king

                                Downstairs beds convert to a super king

                              • Dining area and adjacent porch

                                Dining area and adjacent porch

                              • Morning coffee outside the breakfast room

                                Morning coffee outside the breakfast room

                              • Relax after a long day sightseeing

                                Relax after a long day sightseeing

                              • Our 'girls' lined up for a feed

                                Our 'girls' lined up for a feed

                              • Sunrise over Tasman Bay

                                Sunrise over Tasman Bay

                              • The well appointed kitchen

                                The well appointed kitchen

                              • View from all lounge windows

                                View from all lounge windows

                              • Upstairs bedroom and balcony

                                Upstairs bedroom and balcony

                              • Tasman Bay from the clifftop

                                Tasman Bay from the clifftop

                              • Kereru looking West

                                Kereru looking West

                              • The view from the loo

                                The view from the loo

                              • Coco contemplating the view

                                Coco contemplating the view

                              NZD350 per night (NZD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 07/15/14
                              Minimum stay: 1 nights
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