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“Gracious hostess, gorgeous home, perfect stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Foxes
304 Pomona Road, RD1, Upper Moutere, Mapua 7173, New Zealand   |  
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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“Gracious hostess, gorgeous home, perfect stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at the Foxes earlier this year. We had such a wonderful time in Upper Moutere with its excellent wine tasting, and also had the chance to check out the fantastic beaches and sightseeing at Abel Tasman. What made this part of our trip so perfect, though, was our stay at the Foxes. Margaret was a superb hostess! The room was private, beautiful and wonderfully appointed. The breakfast was elegant and delicious. And Horton, Margaret's lovely little dog, was a great companion. Margaret is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and managed to strike the perfect balance of being around whenever we needed her assistance, but giving us lots of privacy when we just wanted to hang out in the room. I would definitely stay at the Foxes again, and would recommend it without hesitation!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Dear Margaret and Horton.
Thank you for a wonderful time in your lovley house and garden. I loved the room with the beautiful view of the garden and the sea.It was fantastic eaven tough it is winter now and I look forward to come back to you in spring and summer when I understand it must be something special wiht all lovley plants in your garden. We had a good time and went for a days walk in the
Abel Tasman national park that is also a very beautiful place to visit and enjoyed the wine tasting tour we did i the Nelson districts.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We arrived to find a Canadian flag flying in our honour. We loved every minute of our stay with Margaret Fox at The Foxes B&B. Margaret has a wonderful talent as hostess and went out of her way to make our stay a truly special part of our trip to New Zealand. The nearby Abel Tasman National Park was spectacular and if it weren't for the fact that we wanted to tour around the area I would have just loved to sit back and admire the gardens and views from The Foxes balcony. The room, linens, food everything was top notch and I would highly recommend staying there. It was a real treat!

Room Tip: Both rooms were exceptional with private entrances.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glenview, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I couldn't agree more with the reviews given for this wonderful B&B. Margaret and Horton (her trusty schnauzer) were wonderful hosts. The surroundings and views are breathtaking and the breakfasts everything you could ask for and more (homemade honey made from the neighbors beehives)! Our rooms were lovely (we were traveling with another couple) including our fresh fruit, sherry and special "treats" left for us each evening. Margaret even surprised me by washing (and doing some extra scrubbing) on a muddied pair of hiking shorts I left out to dry. Thank you again, Margaret! Your place was a one of the highlights of our trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

What a wonderful surprise. When we decided to extend our stay in the Nelson area
'The Foxes' was recommended by local friends. And Margaret was good enough to take us as last minute guests.
The Foxes is a luxury B&B set in beautiful gardens overlooking Ruby Bay. We were only able to stay two nights and, after long busy days sightseeing and catching up with friends, it was bliss to return to our quietly elegant suite. The room had a lovely private deck, luxuriously comfortable beds, very comfortably easy chairs and a spectacular bathroom featuring a one- way glassed window over looking the view and gardens.
As other reviewers have commented, Margaret is a charming hostess, Although we didn't dine in we did enjoy our two breakfasts especially the choice of fresh local fruit salad,delicious local preserves and choice of breads. After days of marvellous Nelson hospitality, we opted out of cooked breakfasts in consideration of our waistlines.
It was interesting to learn that Margaret grew up in the Tasman area and is very well versed in its history and many wonderful attractions attractions. She and her husband have also travelled extensively and have a clear idea of what we were looking for as guests.

We loved Horton too! How could one not? Horton is a very engaging, beautifully trained, Schnauzer who escourted us to our suite the first night and waited patiently outside our room the following morning before accompanying us to breakfast .
Thank you Margaret for having us to stay we would not hesitate to recommend 'The Foxes' to others.

Room Tip: I understand there are only two rooms. Our Suite was of a very high standard and I'm sure the ot...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

You always hope you have made a good choice when you select your holiday accommodation. Well when we chose The Foxes we made a GREAT choice. It is a beautiful place to stay and yes the website description is absolutely true. Relaxing, peaceful, luxurious and well located for whatever activity you wish to do. The room was superb, the gardens beautiful and what a view of the bay as you sip your wine. Margaret you are an incredible host and Horton must be the coolest schnauzer ever!
We will definitely be back.
Miriam & Stephen - U.K. February 2013

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I wanted to treat myself and staying at The Foxes was exactly that. Margaret is such a warm and welcoming hostess. I woke after an extremely comfortable sleep to beautiful views including the extensive private grounds The Foxes is situated upon. A delicious breakfast followed by use of The Foxes beach bag (which was a welcomed suprise and much appreciated as I'd forgotten my sunhat!). Margaret seems to have thought of everything and if you're after something extra special, I cant recommend this B&B enough!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Foxes

Address: 304 Pomona Road, RD1, Upper Moutere, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Mapua > Upper Moutere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Upper Moutere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax, unwind and enjoy the inside and outside living and the panoramic views at this luxury rural retreat in Ruby Bay, Nelson region at the top of the South Island. A contemporary, architecturally designed house, light and spacious, appointed to the highest standard and natural hues reflecting a calming ambiance. The property offers two luxuriously appointed, spacious suites, each with their own entrance, private balcony and en-suite bathroom. There is also a private guest lounge which opens onto a wide balcony offering spectacular views over Tasman Bay and Nelson harbour. Outside enjoy a walk around the extensive,landscaped, two acre gardens and explore the rich diversity of the exotic and native trees, shrubs, flowers and cacti. Follow the garden path down to the three ponds linked by gently cascading waterfalls and surrounded by grassed areas where you can relax, have a picnic, read a book in the shade, enjoy a glass of New Zealand wine or doze off to the gentle sounds of water. Why not treat yourself to a massage by the pond, leaving you totally refreshed and restored? The Foxes Luxury Boutique B&B is also the ideal peaceful base from which to explore the many activities offered in the Nelson Abel Tasman region. ... more   less 

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