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“"Love at first sight"”
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Kina Beach, just a minute stroll from the cottage, no sea view but you can hear the waves
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Kina Beach, just a minute stroll from the cottage, no sea view but you can hear the waves
Garden
Fabulous outside living space to enjoy all the sun that Tasman is famous for!
Private, sheltered outdoor dining area with BBQ
The deck is shaded by a stunning old Fig tree
The cottage is set in a gorgeous garden full of ferns,fruit trees and flowers
Private gardens
Natures own artwork looking out to the Tasman Sea
Kina Penninsula, small, idyllic and almost surrounded by water.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

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Journeycr...
Taupo District, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“"Love at first sight"”
Reviewed May 4, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Aroha Cottage - Wow - LOVE at first sight. We immidately felt home. Well build for a Dutch lady this for us was easy. Almost at the end of our 10 weeks traveling in New Zealand we stayed in Aroha for 6 nights and this was the best thing we could have done. The cottage is perfect. Quiet area, warm, cosy with a lot of personal things that gives you the feeling the house loves you too. "You really step into the heart" when you get in. A brand new fully equiped kitchen with fridge and freezer. Bathroom is also new and incl. a washing machine, good size living room with comfortable chairs and a bench with colourfull pillows. Good bed with quality linen. The cottage is very clean and cottage and garden are taken care of with love. But the best thing of Aroha is THE GARDEN! A deck with lazy chairs, sitting chairs and large table under the figtree, heaps of birds, fresh vegetables and fruits in season . The (pebble) beach is so closeby, just a view steps away. Nice for early morning walks to start your day with. The location is perfect for both ways - Nelson - Abel Tasman NP. And Mapua is just around the corner. Jester House Cafe is walking distance for delicious breakfasts and lunches. Lou thank you for your hospitality and sharing your cottage with us. We will see you again in the future. Jolanda and Henk

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 18, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

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Liked best: The welcome from our hosts
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sue F
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Aroha Cottage not close to Nelson”
Reviewed February 29, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Nice cottage but upstairs bedroom very hot. It would have been good to have screens on the windows so that we could leave the windows open. Lovely garden and kitchen well equipped. Upstairs bed had no linen on it. My big negative in booking this cottage is that the address says Nelson and it is actually 40 minutes drive to Nelson.

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Liked best: Garden
Liked least: No cooling, very hot downstairs, too hot to sleep upstairs
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Mar 7, 2016
Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lack of linen for the upstairs bedroom, we thought these guests were a couple and only required the master bedroom, a quick email or text would have had this remedied as we live less than 1 minute away from Aroha. I would like to reassure future guests that the location as set out on the map and also described on the website is a true and accurate description of the cottage in relation to distances to Nelson City and Airport.
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Rachel Q
Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
“Favourite place in the world - this cottage is the best!”
Reviewed April 29, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Just had our fourth stay at Aroha cottage, and it was as magic as ever. The cottage is cosy and has everything you could need for enjoyable holidaying, including lovely crisp linen on the beds. Beautiful garden outside makes it really peaceful. The location is spectacular, a minutes walk to the beach, perfect for fish and chips and a campfire in the evening watching the lights of Nelson come out across the water. Our favourite holiday destination in the world.

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Liked best: Cottage itself and the location
Liked least: Liked it all
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Val S
2 reviews
“a cosy cottage near the sea”
Reviewed March 22, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

we really enjoyed our stay here. the cottage is obviously well loved and cared for and nestles in a lovely little garden. it was perfect fro our needs and we highly recommend it. guy and val sutton

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Liked best: the ambience
Liked least: the steep stiars to the upstairs bedroom
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rolf_Germ...
Feldafing, Germany
1 review
“It was the most beautiful place to stay during our tour to New Zealand.”
Reviewed February 24, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

I agree with the reviews of Dec. 2014 and Jan 2015. I recommend this property also for older travelers, but you must know, that the stairs are very steep to the second bedroom in the first floor..

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Liked best: You could feel that everything was arranged with love for that place.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Amberley, New Zealand
Reviewed February 23, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Traveling group: Young Children
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