Copper Gate beside Mapua seaside village 1,3 or 4 bdrm

197 Seaton Valley Rd, Mapua, Nelson
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Beautiful immaculate new eco-designer home on 7 acres of glorious Nelson lifestyle with stylish, arty features. 4 bdrm option OR 1 bdrm honeymoon Paris Suite option. Farm walks, lake, treehut, playground, tame sheep, chickens, organic orchards. 3min drive Mapua seaside village - or 12 min cycle away. See the all-accommodations listing The Gates (#71533) which profiles all 4 accommodations at The Gates. See Corru Gate, our 3 bdrm cottage (listing #3308) and The Paris Suite (listing #64198) and Kissing Gate, our glamping (contact us directly or via Canopy Camping: rated in the world's top 14 by TripAdvisor, with quirky cottage, luxury bathroom etc). Copper Gate is themed around heritage NZ domestic life and copper yet has state-of-the-art eco-savvy designer features. With 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms it is ideal for a couple, families or a large group - choose your option of 1, 3 or 4 bdrm (e.g., 1 bdrm Paris Suite honeymoon suite/B&B option) yet you retain sole occupancy of the house. Please enquire. Combine with Corru Gate, our other award-winning accommodation 90m away, or Kissing Gate for more possibilities. Commanding a stunning view across beautiful Seaton Valley to the sea and mountains beyond, Copper Gate has an ultra-modern kitchen, an open-plan lounge/dining area, quality furniture (including great beds), local/NZ art and many French doors opening onto decks and SPACE. Totally private too. Copper Gate features preservative-free Douglas Fir, low VOCs, wool insulation (some from our sheep!), passive solar design, smart appliances and it is powered by Nelson's brilliant sun through Nelson's largest residential grid-tied solar panels (photovoltaics). Wander our open spaces, enjoying the birdlife, native trees and hand-feedable sheep. Grab a lemon from the organic orchard for your G&T on the decks, or enjoy a delicious grapefruit for breakfast. Set in cycling heaven amongst quiet country roads winding through olive groves and vineyards and close to the beaches, Copper Gate has ample room for cycles – you could use our electric-assist or standard bikes, including child trailer. The Great Taste Trail is right here. Catch the cycle ferry to Rabbit Island. It’s an easy ride to Mapua seaside village with its cafes, artisans and stunning inlet, and use our tour maps for exploring right from the farm gate. Very close to vineyards, galleries, Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park. Babysitter list available - dine out at the Wharf cafes at Mapua, knowing that the kids are tucked up safely in bed 4 minutes away. Copper Gate celebrates style, sustainability, socialising and seclusion. "I can’t imagine why anyone chooses to stay in pokey soulless little motel / hotel units when there are places like yours available. You guys have created a place with wonderful atmosphere there at The Gates Accommodation. A pity we couldn’t have stayed for longer. “ CS, Hawkes Bay

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen: please enquire
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Food processor
High Chair
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Super King(s), 1 Queen(s), 2 Single(s), 2 Bunk(s), 1 Cot(s)

Special Amenities

Beautiful farmlet with spaces for kids to explore and parents to relax and at the absolute hub for the Nelson experience, with the very popular Mapua seaside village just minutes away. Or, with our romantic honeymoon suite (the 'Paris Suite'), enjoy romance and privacy overlooking Seaton Valley to Ruby Bay."At The Gates Accommodation we discovered everything that we most enjoy about holiday accommodation; peace ... and strolling through the property. We loved all the cool creative arty touches as well as the contemporary design. You are at the perfect location in Nelson - so close to beaches, wineries and EVERYTHING! Thanks." G, M and P Wellington. Cycle fleet available - standard and electric-assist.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Walk/cycle to Mapua seaside village. We are in a special valley above Ruby Bay/Mapua with beaches, countryside and that relaxing ambience typical of Nelson. Nelson's best restaurants 4 min away on Mapua Wharf - complemented by our babysitter list. Nelson/Abel Tasman is an easy drive away. Catch Mapua ferry to Rabbit Island for cycle trails, walks, beaches. Corru Gate Cottage + Copper Gate eco-home + Kissing Gate glamping = sleeps 16. Your hosts, Roger and Adele, are courteous and knowledgeable 4th generation Kiwis.


Average Rating: 5
11 total reviews

Nick Raynor
Private, great outlook, luxuriously appointed. Highly recommended
We laughed, we cried, we danced, we played. we drank tea, shared stories & dabbled in a few better drops. The company was great- full of great memories & wonderful people. Thank you for a lovely house in a beautiful place. Highly recommend. Janelle, Amanda, Jenny, Jules, Jess, Julse, Rosie, Jakey &Ella
Response from Owner
Love your comments! Thanks for staying.
Such a beautiful location, we loved the house and how well thought out and easy (and luxurious) it was. Family heaven with animals, trees, restful outlook, fabulously well stocked magazine rack, art and collectables. Can not recommend highly enough.
Response from Owner
Wow, thank you so much. It's really satisfying for us to know our guests have enjoyed this retreat from the world.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
16 Jan - 18 Feb $455 / Night for 2 guests$452 Nights
19 Feb - 30 Apr $395 / Night for 2 guests$452 Nights
1 May - 15 Oct $355 / Night for 2 guests$452 Nights
16 Oct - 17 Dec $395 / Night for 2 guests$452 Nights
18 Dec - 15 Jan $515 / Night for 2 guests$457 Nights
Rest of year$290 / Night for 2 guests$452 Nights
16 Jan - 18 Feb
$455 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 2 Nights
19 Feb - 30 Apr
$395 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 May - 15 Oct
$355 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 2 Nights
16 Oct - 17 Dec
$395 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 2 Nights
18 Dec - 15 Jan
$515 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 7 Nights
Rest of year
$290 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 2 Nights
'Gap filling' for less than 7 nights in summer - enquire. Minimum stay requirements for long weekends. Babysitter list and free Wi-fi available. End-of-stay cleaner options.




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