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We welcome you to stay in our cute little farm cottage. It is privately situated on the property and overlooks the farm and the Kahurangi mountains. The cottage is newly renovated and sleeps up to 5 people with 3 people in the main cottage and 2 people in the little sleep-out. The cottage has a modern, cozy and intimate feel.

your stay

The main cottage has a fully self-contained kitchen, bathroom, shower and washing machine. The bedroom has a queen and a single bed, linen, bedding and towels supplied. In addition, you will find a lounge with a TV and a dining area for everyone to enjoy.

On top of that there is a decked BBQ area with seating, an outdoor kitchen and a herb garden. The deck extends around the corner of the house tying the main cottage to the charming sleep-out. The sleep-out has a setup with two single beds. The beds have castors giving the possibility to place them together. The main cottage and the sleep-out are heated to make it warm and cozy for any chilly nights. Wifi is also included for your convenience, terms and conditions apply.

your choice

The main cottage alone can be booked for a minimum rate, including 3 people. For your choice, the sleep-out can be added for a nightly rate if you prefer not to share the bedroom and want more room. If you are 3 people or fewer then you have to add the sleep-out manually when making your online booking. We have seasonal pricing and also offer a discount if you stay 7 nights or more. Below you can book online and get access to all details, pictures, pricing, etc. If you would like to know more or have any queries please get in contact and we will happily assist.

We hope you will enjoy your stay with us – welcome!


what do our guests say

“Thank you for a wonderful stay at Cherry Homestead! The location is idyllic, the accommodation is charming – newly and stylishly decorated, sparkling clean and with lovely little design touches, and the home made farm breakfast feast was delicious! We loved staying, and the recommended family bike ride, along the river and taking in the local vineyard/cafe was just perfect for the kids. What a beautiful place!”

Jessie Lea  – review airbnb October 2020

“A beautiful,new cottage surrounded by trees and nature. Johan was friendly and helpful. We had terrible weather and didn’t get the chance to explore the area properly- but I’m sure it was lovely!”

review from Samantha airbnb Feb 2021

“Fantastic place,  very clean and tidy. Beautiful peaceful setting, Johan very welcoming and helpful, borrowed us a bike and let us help ourselves to a great organic garden and plums – great eggs as well. Little room worked well as gave our daughter her own space. Everything we needed was there – great washing machine!! Highly recommended Cherry Homestead ?”

review from Chiquita Hansen Google Jan 2021



“An awesome stay, friendly host peaceful location. The Kereru, Weka & Tui put on a lovely show in the garden. Highly recommended out of town location.”

review from Sue airbnb Jan 2021

“The cottage worked well for our family stay and the kids had a great exploring the garden and playing with the chickens”

review from Andrew airbnb Jan 2021


“A awesome spotlessly clean cottage. Beautiful setting and super comfortable beds!”

review from Rosita airbnb Jan 2021

“The place was wonderful and the hosts were fab. A great stay for a couple or group ☺️”

review from Ashleigh Harvey airbnb  Jan 2021

“A fantastic spot. Clean. A very welcoming host. Great place to use as a base to surrounding areas. I highly recommend this place.”

review from Js airbnb Jan 2021

“Nice house with new amenities. Sparkling clean. Friendly host. Will be back in the future”

Review from Natalie Lee airbnb October 2020



Cherry Homestead is located in the Motueka Valley, making it the perfect starting point for all your Abel Tasman adventures and trips. With Kahurangi national park and Abel Tasman national park on our doorstep, it’s easy to spend several days exploring the magnificent scenery of this stunning part of New Zealand.

If you are into biking, Cherry Homestead is the perfect stop for a night’s rest. With the Great Taste Trail going past our front gate our little farm cottage becomes a welcome stop for those tired bikers to rest their legs.
If you prefer tramping to biking then you won’t be disappointed as Flora car park is just a short drive away. Flora is the starting point for accessing Mount Arthur, Mount Lodestone, Tablelands, Cobb Valley etc…

stay and explore some more

Being close to one of New Zealand’s best trout rivers, the Motueka River, it’s only natural that the area attracts many keen fishermen. Cherry Homestead is located close to many of the official fishing access points along the river. After a day out, why not come back to the cottage and prepare your catch on the BBQ and enjoy a glass of wine.

The Tasman area is known to be one of the sunniest spots in New Zealand. So on a hot summer’s day you may want to go for a swim to cool off. The Motueka River has plenty of swimming holes, or you can drive to the world famous Kaiteriteri beach and its golden beaches.


Right on our doorstep!

abel tasman

The Abel Tasman Coast Track is the key feature of New Zealand’s smallest and most popular national park. It’s suitable for a wide range of people and fitness levels. So you can spend a few hours, a few days, or longer enjoying everything the park has to offer, including walking, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, canyoning, eco-tours and even skydiving, the choices are many.

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Upstream or downstream?

motueka river

Motueka River is renowned for its good brown trout population. Fly, spin and bait fishing are all common fishing methods depending on the area you are fishing. There are several Fish & Game access points along the river providing you with good opportunities to reel in the big one.
A fishing license is required to fish in the river and can be easily purchased online from the NZ Fish & Game website. There you will also find all the regulations surrounding the fishing as well as maps and additional info.

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Are you all geared up?

the great taste trail

The Great Taste trail is popular among bikers and goes in a loop. The trail is laid out in a way that provides bikers with good opportunities of stopping at breweries, vineyards, cafés, B&B’s etc. If you are more into hard-core mountain biking then the Kaiteriteri mountain bike park is well worth a visit. Located close to the famous golden beach of Kaiteriteri it rewards bikers some amazing scenery.

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Ready your backpack!

abel tasman and kahurangi national park

The Tasman area and Kahurangi National Park offers trampers amazing opportunities to explore the bush and coastline. In addition to the stunning Abel Tasman Coastal track, there are many other exciting tracks to discover in the area. Cherry Homestead is located close to the Flora car park, which is an access point for the Kahurangi National Park. From here you can make day trips or even venture out on a longer overnight stay. Some of the most popular tracks include Mount Arthur summit track and Lodestone track.

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Good as gold


When you think of Abel Tasman it’s hard for your mind not to wander off to Golden beaches and tucked away paradise rock pools and rightly so. There are some truly magical spots to visit in Tasman and the Golden Bay area. Kaiteriteri beach is one of the most popular ones as well as the close by Marahau, which is the starting point for the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.

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Art, food and market

motueka township

Motueka township has plenty to offer regardless of what you like to do. Maybe you would like to go shopping, visit the weekly Sunday market or get a photo with the Janie Seddon shipwreck. You can also take a swim at the close by saltwater baths, take a scenic skydive or try some of the town’s eateries. Last but not least why not watch a movie at the unique Gecko theatre.

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