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Cifftop Orchard Boutique Self Contained Country House & Garden

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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. Close to the region's popular Great Taste/Cycle trail with cycle hire 7 minutes drive away. 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 weekly (stays over a week).




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.
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Our property is not suitable for children because of the proximity of the cliff - which is unfenced....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Single beds convert to a super king....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Upstairs, large B/R - glorious views of garden and sea...moreless

  • King size bed upstairs (1). A table and comfortable chairs for that early morning coffee whilst contemplating the fabulous views....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • The upstairs bathroom has the amazing"loo with a view" overlooking the private garden and along the seashore in the distance. The down stairs bathroom is larger and includes a full sized bath as well as a shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Help yourselves to fruit and produce (in season) from the vegetable garden and orchard, hand feed the adorable Highland cattle, enjoy the native birdlife in the beautiful garden, friendly hosts live nearby and happy to help with information and trip planning in NZ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An eclectic collection in the Kereru House library....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Surround sound in the lounge....moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    A range of music for most tastes....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Televisions in the lounge and both bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Stunning views along the coastline from the clifftop. Watch people walking below around the 'Herring Pond' which forms when the tide is out....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Turn your back to the sea view and admire the stunning Mount Arthur mountain range to the west. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Glorious uninterrupted views straight across Tasman Bay. D'Urville Island to the North East and the lights of Nelson to the East....moreless

  • Rural:

    Definitely, rural on a still working apple orchard. A distinctive country setting, despite the proximity to restaurants and shops only 5 kms down the road....moreless

  • Water View:

    Totally absorbing panorama of Ocean from the cliff top from 'Diamonds on the water' on a sunny calm day all the way through to 'white caps' on a brooding sea on a stormy day. Always something to see....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    A delightful Victorian gas log burner for chilly evenings....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump downstairs and individual panel wall heaters upstairs and in the bottom bedroom....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All quality bedding....moreless

  • Parking:

    Excellent parking in the large yard....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    A good stock of quality towels and beach towels for the day at the beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Plunger for coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    An excellent range of lovely serving platters and large salad bowls....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    A wall electric oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    All provided: Home made tomato, plum and worcestershire sauces. The basics of olive oil, soya sauce, balsamic vinegar, S& P. Breakfast provisions....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The rose arbour - a peaceful place to sit with stunning sea views....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    An extensive, well established garden, including a large, fenced vegetable garden. Pick your own flowers and help yourself from the vegetable garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$251
$1,074 $3,508
* 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:

Quoted rates 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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

26 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nelson
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Mapua
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Interisland Ferry, Picton - Wellington
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Tasman
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Several restaurants in Mapua
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Rainbow
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Ruby Bay

Close to the Abel Tasman National Park, close to Great Taste/Cycle trails and cycle hire. Just 26km from the busy Nelson airport, 7 minutes drive from local shops and restaurants in Mapua village. Easy drives to popular Nelson or Motueka markets. Challenging Tasman golf course nearby. Centrally placed to explore Nelson's wineries.

 

Owner info

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 Mount Richmond Forest Park, New Zealand:
This orchard property has been in Mary's family since 1910.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • Airy and light lounge with the deck bathed in sun from late morning onwards.

    Airy and light lounge with the deck bathed in sun from late morning onwards.

  • Each new guest receives flowers from our garden.

    Each new guest receives flowers from our garden.

  • Dining by the conservatory

    Dining by the conservatory

  • Two separate views from the upstairs King bedroom.

    Two separate views from the upstairs King bedroom.

  • Bottom beds convert to a super king bed if needed

    Bottom beds convert to a super king bed if needed

  • A Kereru in the Lucerne tree looking west.

    A Kereru in the Lucerne tree looking west.

  • Dinner time for the girls

    Dinner time for the girls

  • Sit in the rose arbour and look at the sea

    Sit in the rose arbour and look at the sea

  • The Clivia Walk

    The Clivia Walk

  • Kitchen gable from the garden

    Kitchen gable from the garden

  • Conservatory - a restful place to sit and read

    Conservatory - a restful place to sit and read

  • Morning coffee on the sunny deck off the upstairs breakfast room.

    Morning coffee on the sunny deck off the upstairs breakfast room.

  • Glimpses of the sea from the lounge

    Glimpses of the sea from the lounge

  • Fully equipped kitchen for those who like to cook - herbs & veges in the garden!

    Fully equipped kitchen for those who like to cook - herbs & veges in the garden!

  • Upstairs King bed.  Enjoy the view from the balcony.

    Upstairs King bed. Enjoy the view from the balcony.

  • "Loo with a view".  The outlook from the top bathroom.

    "Loo with a view". The outlook from the top bathroom.

  • View from the bottom bedroom

    View from the bottom bedroom

  • View over the 'Herring Pond'

    View over the 'Herring Pond'

  • An afternoon wine with yet another view

    An afternoon wine with yet another view

  • Kereru (NZ native Wood Pigeon) feeding on Kowhai flowers

    Kereru (NZ native Wood Pigeon) feeding on Kowhai flowers

  • Garden ornament - a piece of orchard history

    Garden ornament - a piece of orchard history

  • The secret potting shed

    The secret potting shed

  • Barbecue among the flowers

    Barbecue among the flowers

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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