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“AMAZING”
Bubbles. Bath. Stars above. Serenading frogs from the pond.
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Bubbles. Bath. Stars above. Serenading frogs from the pond.
Pearl - winner retro caravan national competition.  Ruby - luxury boudoir. Arty, wow-factor. 7 acres of organic orchards and fields; close to Mapua seaside village and Abel Tasman National Park
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11 reviews
Bubbles. Bath. Stars above. Serenading frogs from the pond.
Pearl - winner retro caravan national competition.  Ruby - luxury boudoir. Arty, wow-factor.
7 acres of organic orchards and fields; close to Mapua seaside village and Abel Tasman National Park
Glamping at its best! Quirky style, wonderful facilities. Kitchen/dining area.
kitchen, decks, Ruby, outdoor bath, pond with frogs - fields beyond.
Quirky kitchen and dining.
Pearl - 1967 Jackson. Winner at 2013 Beach Hop (retro caravan festival).
Super-comfortable queen in Ruby. Large luxury caravan. Surrounded by fields, frogs and birdsong.
View over pond and bath on deck to fields beyond. Lovingly restored Ruby.
Minutes from Nelson Tasman's Great Taste Trail - NZ's premier cycle route Nelson to Abel Tasman.
Cape Cod chairs overlook pond.
Set on 7 acres of organic citrus and pipfruit orchards and farm with handfeedable sheep.
Romance-themed Kissing Gate. You WILL gasp with delight when you see this site - all guests have!
Adele's brilliant design skills evident throughout Kissing Gate.
Luxury 2-person shower. Heated bathroom for winter.
Bathroom (heated). 2 person shower. Beautiful accoutrements.
Pantry. Free range eggs and organic fruit available from the 7 acres.
We love the nostalgia of 1960s caravanning! Just add luxury and you've got Kissing Gate.
Yesteryear theme.
Pearl with luxury bathroom kitchen building in background. Art abounds.
Kissing Gate entrance. Love at first site?
Looking over fields to Kissing Gate
Dine at Nelson's best cafes on the Mapua wharf, 4 minutes away. Nelson 25 mins; Abel Tasman 35 mins.
Also check out Copper Gate on the 7 acres - 4 bdrm luxury eco-savvy holiday home
The Paris Suite at Copper Gate can be rented separately, but you retain sole occupancy of building.
Check out Corru Gate. 3 bdrm rural chic cottage also on the same 7 acres.
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Overview
Caravan/mobile home -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Ruby Bay, Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

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Excellent - based on 11 reviews
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Harriet S
1 review
“AMAZING”
Reviewed 7 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Wow - what an amazing experience we have had at your property. It will definitely be a memory we will never forget.
The Tasman area has provided us with some fun-filled adventure. Rabbit Island on our bikes - having fish & chips on the beach to ourselves! Yesterday we had a private winery tour- we were very spoilt for choice!
Thank you for having us - it has been a lovely break away and I will certainly be recommending 'The Gates' to my clients and friends/family."
Harriet & Lawrence Babe, ChCh. Feb 4+5

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Feb 2017
Thanks for your glowing comments Harriet. It was lovely to chat with you and hear that you enjoyed relaxing on the deck beside the pond and toasting marshmallows on the outside fire.
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499owenk
1 review
“Retro kiwiana amazingness in an idyllic setting”
Reviewed 8 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We had the most amazing four night stay at Kissing Gate. It is a total gem, and such a quirky find. The bedroom caravan was super comfortable, the cooking facilities were great and the shower/toilet facilities were clean and the shower pressure was incredible!
Roger was a lovely host, very helpful, gave us plenty of advice for things to do locally and set us up with the onsite bikes so we could go for a wee adventure.
I would recommend in a heartbeat if you want a relaxing, quirky, romantic and beautiful setting for your getaway.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jan 2017
Thanks for your fantastic review. It was great to hear you relaxed and enjoyed the quirkiness and luxury of Kissing Gate.
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Bonetaire
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Fantastic stay in a magical place!”
Reviewed 13 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Kissing Gate proved a fantastic choice to spent our 1 night away celebrating our wedding anniversary. Two beautifully restored caravans fitted with great eye for (vintage) detail and all luxuries one could possibly want in a very private, secluded bit of farmland among rolling hills and trees.
Great quality in everything; from the bed to the kitchen and equipment, the fresh eggs waiting for us, warm water in the outside bath on a deck over the pond (frog chorus provided at night)... perfect in every possible way.

Contact with Roger was excellent; starting with a very informative and welcoming email.

Highly recommended for everyone enjoying a private, secluded space in a beautiful natural environment.

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Liked best: All was better than anticipated!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
14 Oct 2016
Wow! We are humbled by your comments. It is great to see the love, artistic design and quirkiness that we have poured in to Kissing Gate is appreciated. And you are such lovely people to meet too!
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Ashley M
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4 reviews
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“One of a kind place!”
Reviewed 29 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Roger and Adele were great hosts. They have created an amazing and special place in Kissing Gate! Such a personal and one-of-a-kind experience, we only wish we could have stayed longer. The place was spotless and was well equipped. The outdoor bath was a hit!

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Management Response
29 Apr 2016
Thanks for your fantastic review Ashley. Who thought glamorous camping could be such fun! You are welcome to come back some other time for the just-as-romantic Paris Suite at Copper Gate or a longer stay at Kissing Gate..
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Andrew642...
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Comfortably alternative, alternatively comfortable!”
Reviewed 27 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Kissing Gate was a lovely little secluded place, and a great place to put our feet up and stay somewhere a bit alternative while still being very comfortable. We loved all the little "rooms" - a perfect spot available for any time of day or weather. We had kingfishers, ducks & frogs in the pond. Our days were spent sleeping in and lazing on the deck chairs, interspersed with trips on the bikes to the wharf and along the trail. Definitely recommend Jesters Cafe, which was fantastic fun - all adults should also explore the playground under the trees. Thankyou for being such excellent, obliging and helpful hosts Roger and Adele!

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Liked best: The bathtub, and the wildlife
Liked least: Nothing specifically
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
28 Apr 2016
Thanks for the lovely review! I am glad that you relaxed in 'quirky and luxury' Kissing Gate. We have now installed a big outdoor fireplace for sitting in front of to watch the stars - or is it better to lie in the outdoor bath for that? Such a dilemma! Call in next time you are tramping over this way - the Sabine/D'Urville/Travers circuit in Nelson Lakes National Park is superb.
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