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“Blissful Bathtimes & Some Restful R&R To Be Had”
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. Super-comfortable queen in Ruby. Large luxury caravan. Surrounded by fields, frogs and birdsong.
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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.
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.
Romance-themed Kissing Gate. You WILL gasp with delight when you see this site - all guests have!
Luxury 2-person shower. Heated bathroom for winter.
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.
Looking over fields to Kissing Gate
Past the kissing gate and entering the magic world.
Pearl - 1967 Jackson. Winner at 2013 Beach Hop (retro caravan festival).
Summer flowers.
Set on 7 acres of organic citrus and pipfruit orchards and farm with handfeedable sheep.
Pearl celebrates Kiwiana.
Cottage views at Kissing Gate.
7 acres of organic orchards and fields; close to Mapua seaside village and Abel Tasman National Park
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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Caravan/mobile home -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Ruby Bay, Mapua, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island

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“Blissful Bathtimes & Some Restful R&R To Be Had”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Quite simply this is a gorgeous little hideaway which has been shaped by owner's Adele and Roger.

Upon arriving we were greeted by a wonderful mixture of rustic "pieced together" charm (pretty wooden shack with kitchen/ bathroom facilities), combined perfectly with vintage holiday outdoor style (2 classic caravans, each with a different function), and all successfully adorned with a layer of plush cosy comfort (cushions, linen, and bath under the stars).

The accommodation itself was wonderful, but made so much more so thanks to genuine friendly hospitality and customer service:
- Despite marketing Kissing Gate to couples (there is a pond on site which isn't suitable for playing children), Adele and Roger were thoughtful and massively understanding when my wife and I asked if we could bring our 6 month old son (not yet crawling).
- Also, they had plenty of recommendations for local restaurants/ shops/ sights to experience, and I advise any future guest at Kissing Gate to take to time to have a chat with your hosts and seek their kind hospitality and advise.

I know we will when we return to this magical little spot :)

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Liked best: Privacy, peace, and great owners.
Liked least: Bugs; alas an unavoidable dislike in NZ.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Apr 2016
We are so glad that the hugely creative effort and love that went in to Kissing Gate has been appreciated so much by our guests since we opened a couple of months ago. Kissing Gate is a truly unique glamping experience and we are humbled by your comments. Last night Adele and I basked in front of the outdoors fireplace before luxuriating in the bath under the stars - magic! Thanks for staying Martin.
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