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The Kite - Abel Tasman


  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Free WiFi
  • 1 Parking
  • Aircon
  • BBQ (gas)

About The Kite

  • Location 
  • Quality of Home 
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included

Welcome to Pemako Farm's "The Kite"... laid-back, modern, boutique accommodation purpose built for those desiring quality, luxury and seclusion only a few minutes from the start of New Zealand's most popular National Park.

Venture up the magical Marahau Valley to your own hidden sanctuary set amongst our 25 acre farm. The babbling waters of the Marahau River flow through the length of our farm and the shimmering hills of the Abel Tasman grace every vista. Wake to the singing of native birds, enjoy all the Abel Tasman National Park has to offer right on your doorstep, and unwind at the end of the day amidst the private, purpose-built surrounds of your own luxury villa.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted with a welcome basket featuring a selection of local nibbles and beverages, including locally made muesli for your morning breakfast.

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to experience The Kite and we strive to do whatever it takes to offer you the best trip possible. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to accommodate special requests or needs you may have.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Master Bedroom - Capacity for 2 guests

Custom made American Maple King size bed. Walk-in robe & Sliding Doors to the Verandah with outdoor bathtub & view over the garden.

The Kite has been designed for use by adults & is best suited for 1 to 2 guests. Additional guests cannot be accommodated although small babies are welcome if you are able to supply your own baby bed & bedding.  

Master Bathroom

Shower, Separate outdoor Bath, Toilet & Vanity. The shower is framed on one side by a large glass sliding door that opens to your private verandah with oversized outdoor bath-tub. The verandah ceiling features a "Moon Pool" view shaft that allows stargazing from the comfort of the bath. 

Availability & Rates


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Minimum stay of 2 nights except for 23 Dec ~ 6 Jan (6 nights) & Easter (3 nights). Shorter stays may be accepted by request.


The property will be presented with beds made, ready for your stay.

All utilities, linens & towels, use of all listed property amenities, pantry & sanitary basics, departure linen service & standard housekeeping up to 3 hours will be included in your booking.

Extra charges will apply where additional cleaning, BBQ or oven cleaning or excessive rubbish disposal is required.

Professional housekeeping & Linen Laundering

At Holiday Nelson we take a thorough, robust and uncompromised approach toward cleanliness and hygiene practices for your and our families peace of mind... because nothing less will do. 

All high contact, food preparation and hard wet surfaces are hygienically cleaned and sanitised and our linens are professionally laundered at 80ºC, with bed linens further ironed at 120ºC by one of New Zealand's leading laundry experts, leaving them crisp, clean & superbly comfortable!   

Booking Conditions & Notes

No party or venue use. No Smoking. No pets. General Terms & Conditions apply.

Our recommendation is to spend a minimum of three to four nights at the Kite, so you can truly take advantage of all the varied activities in the area, and feel refreshed for the rest of your NZ adventure.

One-night stays may be possible for a surcharge. Please make an inquiry and we will send a special offer.

The Kite is part of our STAY FOR GOOD programme. Five percent of all gross proceeds will be donated to charities in New Zealand and across the globe that focus on giving children a better life.

There is a small sealed ford crossing to arrive to the Kite. This access is generally accessible for all cars, as nearly all of our guests have small, 2 -wheel drive rental vehicles. The only exception to this is the very rare day or two per year in time of extreme flood.


Check-in Times

Check-in is possible anytime after 3pm (as specified in listing & arrival details) or from noon where the option of early check-in has been purchased.

Early check-in (12pm/noon and in some cases earlier) can usually be offered for an additional charge. Please request this at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your arrival.


Check-out Times

Check-out is to be completed by 10am on your day of departure unless ‘Late check-out’ has been purchased.

Late check-out (by 12pm/noon or as agreed in writing) can usually be offered for an additional charge. This request should be made at time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your departure.

  • Free WiFi
  • Aircon
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Fully-fenced courtyard
  • Bath
  • Bicycles
  • Blue-Ray player
  • Boat parking
  • Board games
  • Book collection
  • Clothes line
  • Coffee plunger
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Free Local calling
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Garden area
  • Heated towel rails
  • Heat pump
  • Underfloor heating
  • Linens & towels
  • Off-street parking
  • Pantry basics
  • Sky Basic
  • Sky Movies
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • TV
  • All day sun
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • SkyTV SoHo + Kids Channels
  • Smart TV/Internet TV
  • Outdoor bath
  • SkyTV Sports
  • Fruit Trees
  • Double-glazed Windows
  • Tank Water Supply
  • Binoculars
  • Movie Collection
  • Bluetooth Music
  • Refrigerator

Options at and nearby to The Kite and Pemako farm include: taking a dip in the refreshing Marahau River; exploring the Abel Tasman by your choice of adventure: by boat (sail, water taxi, Eco Tour), on foot or kayak (solo or guided), by canyon adventure, or by horseback; washing away the day in your indoor-outdoor shower or soaking in your outdoor over-sized bathtub while gazing up at the Southern Hemisphere night sky; meeting our varied farm animals; lapping in the luxurious outdoor living spaces we have created for your enjoyment; tour the little village we call home by bicycles provided for your convenience; enjoy local cafe offerings from gourmet burgers to a-la-carte dining, and explore the greater Top of the South from your own luxurious piece of paradise.


  • Local Wineries
  • Hoglund Art Glass Gallery
  • Motueka Sunday Market (Decks Reserve)
  • Great Taste Cycle Trail
  • Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park
  • Harwoods Hole, Takaka Hill
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Mount Arthur / Flora Saddle
  • Kahurangi National Park
  • Golden Bay (day-trip)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • 'What a beautiful stay! Absolutely perfect and peaceful. The hosts were very thoughtful with little personal touches such as notes and goodie baskets. Super cute spa to enjoy, the bed is one of the comfiest we have stayed on, really clean with every amenity available and more! Finally just a gorgeous environment to be in - you’re surrounded by wonderful views and beautiful bird songs the whole way through!'

    Amanda Jajjo - Sep, 2020

  • The Kite is magnificent. Such a beautiful house in the BEST location (right at the heart of Able Tasman National Park). Spotless, lovely and outstanding hospitality. Check in was simple and easy and I can't recommend this enough. Well worth your money, the bath is beautiful as is the entire place!!!

    Jess Old - Jun, 2020

  • The Kite is a very stylish place to stay. The owners have done a great job on it. It is very peaceful and we very much enjoyed our stay. We will most likely look to come again another day. The Kite is a beautifully styled property in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand. "Hi Brittany and Tim, we thoroughly enjoyed staying at The Kite. You have done an amazing job of styling it both inside and out, and the private, remote location was beautiful."

    John Bridgman - May, 2020

  • Very private, very quiet. Great place to de-stress! Everything was great thanks!

    Ashley Prail - Mar, 2020

  • OH. MY. GOODNESS. What a beautiful place. The house itself is lovely and thoughtful, the bathtub is the greatest thing ever invented, we cooked every night in a comfortable kitchen, and best of all, we listened to nothing but nature the whole time. Birdsongs, cicadas, the breeze that runs between the two spacious doorways in the house...the abundant window space to look at the view from every room...a little slice of paradise. The landscaping is lovely, and you see some little mountains peeking out over the hammock. There is an unpaved but relatively well maintained road leading to the house from Marahau, but for the most part you are really secluded and feel as if you’re right in the park. If you love nature and want to get away from it all, this is the place for you. For us, it was pure magic.

    Sarah Skeist - Feb, 2020

  • The Kite was hands down the best Airbnb we’ve ever stayed in! It was an absolute delight and such a great location for a few days in Abel Tasman. It was super clean and peaceful. Brittany and Tim were wonderful hosts- I’d highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway! Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home! It was so beautiful and we very much enjoyed our time!!!

    Jeffrey Moore - Feb, 2020

  • A complete gem of a place, the Kite is located on the pastoral wonderland of a little farm, tucked away in a valley bordering Abel Tasman park. It is beautifully and thoughtfully constructed, very private, and simply gorgeous. It also makes the perfect base from which to explore Abel Tasman. My husband and I ended our two-week NZ honeymoon here and couldn't have asked for a more lovely spot - we only wished we could have stayed longer. What a completely gorgeous place! We loved the Kite - it was the perfect finale for our honeymoon adventure across the South Island. The only disappointment was that we had to leave after three days :) Thanks for all the thoughtful touches and excellent hospitality!

    Elly Page - Feb, 2020

  • The Kite is really nicely designed and decorated, and super private which we loved. The location is also great and very close to the start of the Abel Tasman track. The host leaves a list of suggestions around the area that are very helpful as well. I would definitely recommend staying here. Marahau is a cute town with some good food as well.

    Mira Scarvalone - Feb, 2020

  • The Kite is a beautifully styled self contained unit, perfect for exploring Abel Tasman. Holiday Nelson (the management team) provided clear, thorough details for check in and the local recommendations provided were incredibly helpful. The welcome treats were also lovely. Would highly recommend for a slice of luxury in Abel Tasman! Many thanks for a lovely stay!

    Shasicca Nava - Feb, 2020

  • An incredible home, the pictures really do not do it justice. Had a great time relaxing there and is close to kayaking and walking in Abel Tasman. Will be sure to return. Thank you for the stay. It’s an incredible design and a great place to spend NYE relaxing. We will be sure to return in the future.

    Chris Steel - Jan, 2020

  • Awesome spot to stay. The kite is a very stylish yet simple place with fantastic landscape and property around it. We really enjoyed our stay! Thanks for the stay guys! Loved the kite and the surrounding areas. You’ve done a great job on the place, looks great. Phil and Sara.

    Sara and Phil Robertson - Jan, 2020

  • The most amazing place just outside Abel Tasman National Park. Perfect location and spotlessly clean! We loved everything about this place inside and out. Stylish yet functional indoor space and a true oasis outdoors. Best parts were the outdoor bath tub and the swing. The place is situated on the hosts’ huge property and you are able to explore everything from the horses to the bamboo forest. The hosts also shared many local tips that went beyond the standard Lonely Planet itinerary. Thank you again for your hospitality! This has been one of our favorite places to stay at in NZ. The indoor and outdoor places are amazing and we loved waking up to the sound of the forest. Only recommendation we have is to place outdoor cushions in a box to protect them from the weather and birds.

    Arne and Anna Junker - Jan, 2020

  • Seriously one of the most beautiful experiences we’ve had! The maple trees were just in full bloom, the garden was such a delight, especially sitting in that bath and relaxing to the sound of the creek. Thank you

    Alice O'Neill - Dec, 2019

  • Beautiful house and garden in an amazing location, right on the doorstep of Abel Tasman park. Very luxurious and well kitted out house, we enjoyed the bbq, fire pit, outside bathtub and v comfy outdoor beanbags! There are so many birds that came to the garden which we really enjoyed, especially an inquisitive weka. We drove quickly to get to Split Apple rock, did a kayak tour and mountain biked in Kaiteriteri. Brittany and Tim's tips for Abel Tasman, Nelson and Golden Bay were all great, and helped us plan out our whole trip to NZ.

    Duncan Griffiths - Dec, 2019

  • Beautiful little home. Great for a getaway.

    Pranati Khanna - Jan, 2019

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