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Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson, Abel Tasman, Mapua seaside village

14 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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Rated by TripAdvisor in the top 14 glamping sites in the world, Kissing Gate is a luxury romantic escape, staying in lovingly restored vintage caravans and with a quirky cottage. Ruby, a 1964 Classic, is the bedroom caravan - glamorous and gorgeous, a romantic boudoir, complete with super-comfortable queen size bed. Award-winning Pearl is the lounging caravan, like a 1960s milk bar, with a booth style table and comfortable seating - a cheerful space to relax after a day exploring the region. A separate luxury shower/toilet/bathroom/kitchen cottage is for your exclusive use. Mains electricity and wifi makes for up-market 'camping.' Kissing Gate, part of the Canopy Camping Escapes portfolio of glamping sites, nestles in a glade beside a pond with boat, deck and gorgeous rural views. Lie b...Rated by TripAdvisor in the top 14 glamping sites in the world, Kissing Gate is a luxury romantic escape, staying in lovingly restored vintage caravans and with a quirky cottage. Ruby, a 1964 Classic, is the bedroom caravan - glamorous and gorgeous, a romantic boudoir, complete with super-comfortable queen size bed. Award-winning Pearl is the lounging caravan, like a 1960s milk bar, with a booth style table and comfortable seating - a cheerful space to relax after a day exploring the region. A separate luxury shower/toilet/bathroom/kitchen cottage is for your exclusive use. Mains electricity and wifi makes for up-market 'camping.' Kissing Gate, part of the Canopy Camping Escapes portfolio of glamping sites, nestles in a glade beside a pond with boat, deck and gorgeous rural views. Lie back in the outside bath admiring the stars, daydream in the Cape Cod chairs, toast marshmallows over the outdoor fire, wander the 7 acres of organic citrus/pipfruit orchards, feed the tame sheep - or cycle 10 minutes to Mapua seaside village with its award-winning restaurants, artisans, beaches. Or explore the wineries just behind Kissing Gate and the art studios, Great Taste Trail and country lanes. Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson are 30 minutes in either direction. The property is peaceful and quiet with an abundance of birdlife; from tui in the kowhai to kereru, quail, and kingfisher. In summer, finches and skylarks abound. A humid night will bring the sound of frogs from the bush and flax-edged pond. Kissing Gate is glamping with a touch of whimsy. A quaint and beautiful setting, intriguing sculptures, creative artifacts and romantic hints will delight guests. The actual 'kissing gate' (the entrance into the glade) sits underneath mistletoe beside heritage hydrangeas and curving paths. The convenient combination of quiet farm life and proximity to Mapua with its beaches, cafes, artisans, wineries and rural cycling makes for the best of all worlds - a highly unique campsite. Check out Copper Gate (ultra modern 4 bdrm eco-savvy heritage art design), The Paris Suite (romantic studio with stunning views) or Corru Gate (3 bdrm rural chic cottage) which are also on the 7 acres.More
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About the Owner
Roger W
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:November 2013
Interaction with guests
Adele and Roger are 150m away, leaving you to enjoy your privacy - or feel free to pop up to chat and seek advice. Cycle fleet available for free to explore the Great Taste Trail.
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

A peaceful, calm and charming spot in a great setting. Really lovely - wish we could have stayed longer.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank pharmacopaeia
CorruGate, VR Owner at Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson, Abel Tasman, Mapua seaside village, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

Thanks for staying at Kissing Gate glamping. We are glad that you relaxed and enjoyed time together.

Reviewed June 7, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay to bring in the start of winter. We loved the fresh eggs, lolly jar and cooking in front of the fire as well as bathing under the stars with a glass of wine. We can't wait to...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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CorruGate, VR Owner at Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson, Abel Tasman, Mapua seaside village, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Thanks for your review for your stay at Kissing Gate glamping Kylie and Tom. We're glad that you enjoyed your getaway.

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

If you are not impressed by bland hotels and boring sterile guesthouses this place is for you. From the moment you open the gate you know you are in for something special. Big natural space, native trees and birdsong, a pond, a nearby paddock with...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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CorruGate, VR Owner at Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson, Abel Tasman, Mapua seaside village, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

A wonderful review - thanks Anastasia.

Reviewed April 14, 2018

We had an awesome couple of days here, was really cold outside but super cosy in Ruby the caravan, and in the hot bath and by the fire! Lots of stuff to do in the surrounding area, and loved borrowing the ebikes. Great rural location...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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CorruGate, VR Owner at Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson, Abel Tasman, Mapua seaside village, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks for your fantastic review Lucy. You seemed so busy exploring the local area plus relaxing at Kissing Gate ('busy relaxing' is an oxymoron!). Thanks for being the first to enjoy our new indoor fire in the settlers cottage/tramping hut as well as the outside...More

Reviewed June 20, 2017

Kissing Gate is a cute collection of well thought-out rooms and spaces nestled between the trees overlooking a frog-filled pond. It was the perfect place for a spot of relaxation while we enjoyed some time in the Nelson region. Close to wineries, the beach, cycle...More

Date of stay: April 2017
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CorruGate, VR Owner at Kissing Gate luxury glamping near Nelson, Abel Tasman, Mapua seaside village, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

We are humbled by your comments. The pleasure was all ours, both in creating this quirky, artsy and one-of-a-kind glamping site as well as the pleasure in hosting you. Thanks.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Fireplace
Deck
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Would you recommend this vacation rental to someone planning a romantic trip?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
Rural - it is just possible to see a house or 2 in the distance. Nearby - olive groves, orchards, vineyards. Private and rural yet close to wonderful Mapua seaside village, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson. The famous Great Taste Trail is on our doorstep.
Getting around
We have a fleet of e-bikes for hire or standard bikes for free - explore the famous Great Taste Trail (ranked in the top 3 in NZ). Public transport is limited but we may be able to pick you up. There is a bus connecting Abel Tasman with Nelson that passes through Mapua, 3 km away.
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