Kissing Gate near Mapua seaside village

197 Seaton Valley Road, Mapua, Nelson
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

"Rated in top 14 most awesome sites in the world" (TripAdvisor). Gorgeous glamorous 'camping' with luxury settlers cottage (lounge, kitchen, bathroom, toilet) and Pearl and Ruby, our lovingly restored award-winning 1960s retro caravans - nestled in a glade beside a pond on a 7 acre farmlet. Pearl is an extra lounge; Ruby is the sumptuous boudoir. Themed around indulgence, quirkiness and romance, this is a holiday with a difference! Soak in the outdoor bath with the Milky Way above and the frogs serenading nearby, explore the organic orchards and fields on the 7 acres; admire the artwork; recline in the Cape Cod chairs; toast marshmallows on the outdoor fire; head out to cycle the Great Taste Trail to local wineries, artisans, beaches with our cycle fleet; pop down to Nelson's best cafes/restaurants at Mapua seaside village. Wander our open spaces, enjoying the birdlife, native trees and hand-feedable sheep. Bring ear-plugs for the night-time frog orchestra! Grab a lemon from the organic orchard for your G&T on your decks, or enjoy a delicious grapefruit for breakfast. Kissing Gate truly is glamorous 'camping' - with luxury glass shower (double), a full kitchen (fridge, microwave, cooktop), 2 lounges ....and of course beautifully appointed Pearl and Ruby. Set in cycling heaven amongst quiet country roads winding through olive groves and vineyards, Kissing Gate has ample room for cycles – you could use our electric-assist or standard bikes to visit the wineries like nearby Neudorf or Mahana. Catch the cycle ferry to Rabbit Island. It’s an easy 15min ride to Mapua seaside village with its cafes, artisans, craft brewery, live music, and stunning inlet, and use our tour maps for exploring right from the farm gate. Check out Corru Gate (3 bdrm rural chic cottage listing #3308) or Copper Gate ( 4 bdrm 2 year old eco-savvy designer home listing #48312) or romantic sumptuous Paris Suite apartment #64198. We have been so excited to create Kissing Gate and we would love to share its quirkiness and luxury with you. "OMG Love Love Love Love this place. It's amazing. We WILL be back. Thank you SOOOO much. It is perfect. You have created something truly special in this place. We are inspired and awestruck by your creativity and care. Many thanks for a wonderful stay." T&O, Kaikoura 2018

Details and amenities

No kids
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Gas heating
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Single(s)


Average Rating: 5
4 total reviews

This was the highlight of our stay in Nelson and we’d definitely come back again. It was divine sitting in front of the roaring fire listening to the animals and sounds of the night. We slept so well in our bedroom caravan and loved sitting at the ‘breakfast bar’ in the garden in the morning sunshine. We felt like we’d stepped back into a quieter age whilst still having all the comforts of home. I’d thoroughly recommend Kissing Gate. Thank you again
Response from Owner
Thanks for your lovely review. After you left we had a movie director stay who wants to use Kissing Gate in her upcoming film :-)
"Wow!! Simply amazing place to stay! From the frog who joined us overnight to the birds who sung us awake. Enjoyed every minute that we had here. Thanks guys so much. A simple way to create a memory of a lifetime!"
Response from Owner
Lovely comments thanks. The frogs have that knack of making you feel as though you're in an exotic location.
Roger or Adele
Roger and Adele, you have created something truly AMAZING!!! It was our first time in Nelson and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Such luxury, warmth, originality and artsiness! Breakfast as the sun rises & bathing by the moonlight in this enchanting slice of paradise are memories we will definitely treasure. Thank you for creating something so special, we will definitely be back and recommending this to our friends & family. Gordon & Tenisha :-) XXX Auckland. May 7th 2017
Response from Owner
Lovely comments thanks Gordon and Tenisha. We are humbled by the incredible feedback we have been getting through our main booking site, Canopy Camping.
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 May - 15 Sep $215 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
16 Sep - 16 Dec $245 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
17 Dec - 30 Apr $295 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$205 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
1 May - 15 Sep
$215 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
16 Sep - 16 Dec
$245 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
17 Dec - 30 Apr
$295 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$205 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
3 night minimum for Easter. 2 night minimum for weekends. Also check our Paris Suite listing (#64198 - a 1 bdrm eco-savvy artsy ultra modern romantic apartment with stunning farm/mountain/sea views) and Copper Gate (4 bdrm eco-designer home #48312) and Corru Gate listing (#3308 - a 3bdrm rural chic cottage).




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