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Kina Retreat

Kina, Tasman

  • 16 Guests
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • SkyTV Sports & Movies
  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • 4 Parking
  • BBQ (gas)

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About Kina Retreat

  • Location 
  • Quality of Holiday Home 
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included

Kina Retreat offers an exceptional holiday experience - Nelson locations do not come better & there are few homes that can match the quality, comfort & amenity provided here.

The grounds are expansive & the feeling atmospheric. Views from this remarkable cliff-top setting sweep across Tasman Bay from Nelson to Durville to the East & the Abel Tasman to the West. 

Comprised of three buildings: The main house, The Pool House & optional Tree House the property offers versatility for a wide range of guest configurations.

Book this property for a wonderful Nelson base or as a wonderful retreat that will relax & invigorate! Warning - leaving here is difficult! 

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Kina Retreat is comprised of the Main House with 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, the Pool House with 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom & the Treehouse providing an extra 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. 

To view floor plans open the slideshow & arrow left.

Main House (Sleeps up to 6)

3 Bedrooms 

1 (Master): King Bed, 

2) Queen Bed, 

3) Queen Bed.


1 (Master ensuite): Shower, Separate Bath and Toilet 

2) Shower & Toilet,

3) Shower, Toilet.

Pool House 

1 Bathroom 

4) Shower, Vanity & Toilet

Tree House (Sleeps up to 8) 

4 Bedrooms 

4) Super-King Bed 

5) King Bed, 

6) King bed, 

7) Single bunks x 4

2 Bathrooms 

5) Shower,

6) Shower over small bath, Toilet.


Kina Retreat will be presented with beds made, ready for your stay.

A personal meet & greet service, on-call property manager, all utilities, linens & towels, use of property amenities including the pool, WiFi, pantry & sanitary basics, weekly &/or departure linen & housekeeping will be included in your booking.


Professional housekeeping & Linen Laundering

At Holiday Nelson we take a thorough 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! 

Availability & Rates


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The Treehouse

The Treehouse will be made available when the home is booked for 9 or more guests. The Treehouse can be booked for smaller guest groups at additional cost - please enquire for more information.

Minimum stays

Minimum stay of 2 nights except for the Christmas~New Year peak period (6 nights ) & Easter (3 nights). Shorter stays may be accepted by request.

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Refundable Bookings - Refund Protect Cover

Upgrade to a Refundable Booking and receive a 100% refund of monies paid if you cannot attend your booking for a broad range of reasons - See the Refund Protect T&C's for full details or to lodge a claim.

Booking Conditions & Notes

No parties, no venue use, no smoking inside, no pets, no guests that do not form part of the booking. A refundable bond is required. Please view our Terms & Conditions.

Private holiday home - This home is a personal holiday home. The home is extremely well equipped & presented as photographed, however, some of the owner's personal belongings will remain at the home in wardrobes, pantries etc. While very little is sacrificed in terms of the 'guest experience', this aspect has been factored into pricing, providing you with incredible value relative to similar properties around the country.

Swimming pool - This pool is solar heated. Solar heating is generally effective in Nelson-Tasman between December & April, when the weather is warmer and the days are longer. Water temperature will of course be subject to actual weather conditions. Outside of the 'swimming months', the solar system is ineffective and will not be operated. Cold water swimming will of course be possible - please let us know if you intend to swim during this time and we'll have the pool serviced prior to your arrival. 

Rural area - Kina Retreat is located in a rural area with mains power, tank water & rural broadband internet. 99% of the time these services will run perfectly, but the rural nature of the property can occasionally mean that some patience & understanding is necessary. 

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in available between 3pm and 7pm (or earlier by agreement).

- One of our team will travel from Nelson (approx. 60min travel time) to provide access and a brief orientation for you.

- Late arrivals after 7pm do not allow check ins to be completed within our standard operating hours and may not be possible. Where we are able to agree to check in after 7pm an additional service charge of NZ$250+GST will apply. 

Check-out should be completed by 10am.
- Late departure is not generally available here due to the servicing timeframes of such a large property.
- You may consider booking an additional night if a late departure is desired.

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for Kids
  • Sea Views
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Apple TV
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • DVD player
  • Dryer
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Fully-fenced courtyard
  • Coffee espresso machine
  • Blue-Ray player
  • Boat parking
  • Board games
  • Book collection
  • Clothes line
  • Coffee plunger
  • Coffee stove-top
  • Free Local calling
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Garage
  • Garden area
  • Heated towel rails
  • Underfloor heating
  • Kids games
  • Linens & towels
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Off-street parking
  • Pantry basics
  • Pool table
  • Sanitary basics
  • Sky Movies
  • SkyTV Sports & Movies
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • TV
  • Music Player/Stereo
  • All day sun
  • Housekeeping upon departure
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • SkyTV SoHo + Kids Channels
  • Central Heating - Heat pump underfloor
  • Pizza oven
  • 2+ Bathrooms

Please enquire for the exact address. Located on spectacular Kina Peninsula in the heart of Tasman, between Nelson & the Abel Tasman. Exceptional Views, Wonderful Peace & Privacy, Proximity to Tasman Golf Course, Wineries, Local Artisans & the Great Cycle Trail.


  • Local Wineries
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Nelson Saturday Market (Montgomery Square, Nelson CBD)
  • Nelson Sunday Flea Market (Montgomery Square, Nelson CBD)
  • Nelson Wednesday Farmers Market (23 Halifax St, Nelson CBD)
  • Tahunanui Beach & Attractions
  • Nelson Classic Car Museum
  • Mount Arthur / Flora Saddle
  • Maitai Caves Walk
  • McCashins Brewery & Cafe
  • Kahurangi National Park
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Boulder Bank
  • Cable Bay
  • Centre of New Zealand & Botanics
  • Codgers Mountain Bike Park
  • Founders Park
  • Founders Cafe
  • Golden Bay (day-trip)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Mapua Wharf
  • Staying at Kina Retreat offered an unforgettable experience for my father, brother, and me. This remarkable property is located in what could arguably be described as the most scenic area within the Nelson Tasman region. Ideally situated halfway between Nelson and Kaiteriteri, it affords effortless access to both locales, enabling us to discover the breathtaking landscapes with ease. The retreat itself acts as a sanctuary of tranquillity, thoughtfully designed to ensure comfort and convenience throughout our stay. Our experience was further enhanced by the highly efficient team managing the property. Their impeccable attention to detail and readiness to provide assistance meant that all our needs were comprehensively addressed, leaving us in want of nothing. As someone who now resides abroad but grew up in the region, I can confidently say that whether you're in search of a serene escape or an adventure amidst New Zealand's natural splendour, Kina Retreat is the ideal choice. The memories we created here are priceless, and we eagerly look forward to our return. I wholeheartedly recommend Kina Retreat to anyone wishing to spend quality time with family in an exceptionally remarkable setting.

    Tom T. - May, 2024

  • Our stay at Kina Retreat was unforgettable. Located in a breathtaking part of the Nelson Tasman region, it’s perfectly positioned between Nelson and Kaiteriteri, making it easy to explore the area's natural beauty. The property itself is a peaceful sanctuary, equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The team managing the retreat is incredibly efficient, ensuring all our needs were met. Ideal for anyone seeking a serene escape or an outdoor adventure. We made priceless memories and highly recommend Kina Retreat for memorable family time in a stunning setting. Can't wait to return!

    Linda M. - Mar, 2024

  • A beautiful, expansive, comfortable and well appointed and designed home in a stunning setting. Panoramic sea views with easy walk to beach. Our extended family group of 11 had plenty of space to enjoy all this property has to offer, including extensive private grounds. Communication with the team was first class, emails and messages were promptly replied to. Rob was most attentive, especially during an area wide power outage on Christmas Day. Would definitely love to return again.

    Priscilla B. - Jan, 2024

  • House was beautiful. Check in greeting and instructions from Holiday Nelson staff member was very thorough. A lovely property.

    Moira S. - Dec, 2023

  • great place for a larger groupe with some kids. rob was very smooth at checking us in and we loved the place

    Jos W. - Oct, 2023

  • Really this is a first class place for a small group to stay. It was a pleasure being there. A treat.

    Scott B. - May, 2023

  • Loved this place. We went for our post wedding retreat with 10 friends. The separation of buildings and rooms was very nice. Comfy beds and great kitchen for cooking. Plenty of parking. Would love to come back Thanks for everything!!

    Christopher and Tee S. - Dec, 2022

  • Stunning property which suited our group of six couples perfectly! Beautiful location with views to die for. Such a cool house with interesting detail. The sliding door to the pool was a highlight…. Highly recommended. Thanks for being so accommodating with all our COVID related changes. We loved it!

    Catherine R. - Nov, 2022

  • Beautiful and very comfortable house with a picturesque unforgettable view. Friendly welcome with a very helpful team. I would recommend for any travelers who love comfort. Thank you very much for your hospitality and care, I will definitely choose this house next time.

    Natalija S. - Jun, 2022

  • Amazing stay in the weekend! Incredible weather. We had such a great time.

    Holly B. - Apr, 2022

  • Family 80th birthday celebration weekend. 16 people and all had a great time - room for all without feeling crowded, envious views and great facilities. Would happily use again.

    Murray H. - Mar, 2022

  • Hi There We had a really good time over there, We also loved the place!!! nothing to complain about!!! everything was stupendous!!! Cant wait to go back!!! Thank you

    Andres A. - Jan, 2022

  • Beautiful house in a fabulous setting - lots of space and privacy and lovely grounds. Fabulous for a multi gen weekend away. Lovely weekend in such a divine setting! We loved our visit and the pool and garden were great. Bedrooms really good for an extended family. A very special spot.

    Frances C. - Dec, 2021

  • Good morning Our stay at Kina Retreat went well and the family had a wonderful time. Thanks especially to Sara for taking my calls in the lead up to our stay, and for making the whole process pretty seamless. Regards Mike

    Mike O'D. - Sep, 2021

  • Hi Team Kina Retreat was a wonderful experience for all of us. The property is absolutely amazing and all the facilities were exceptional. My friends from the North Island were overwhelmed by the magnificence of the property on arrival and we all felt like millionaires for the duration of our stay! The weather was brilliant and although swimming was not an option the pool table was worthy of a competitive tournament for us! Thank you for the thorough communication regarding our stay and Rob for showing us the ropes on arrival on Friday. Jarrod thank you for communicating with Ian over the power surge and the unfortunate breakage – I understand you are dealing with Ian directly on this as he has taken full responsibility for this. I do hope I have a chance to have another stay at Kina Retreat in the future. All the best team, you are doing a great job. Cheers Michelle

    Michelle M. - Jul, 2021

  • Fantastic location and plenty of room for our family holiday. We had a few issues when arriving from things displayed on the air BnB site but everything was sorted for when we were there.

    Jennie B. - Jul, 2021

  • Absolutely fantastic holiday, accommodation, views, facilities, location and service. Would love to be able to come back !

    Sandy D. - Apr, 2021

  • Amazing place that catered for our group of 10. 6 adults and children 15-3. Truely stunning home that feels comfortable and has the most amazing aspect with both sun rise and sun set on full display. The pool area and kitchen/living were the hubs of our stay. Can’t wait to return and if you can stay, you won’t regret it.

    Awen G. - Feb, 2021

  • Hi All Thank you very much for having us we had an amazing time. Everything went seamless. Kind Regards John

    John C. - Feb, 2021

  • An absolutely lovely property. Very well appointed. So nice that we booked for longer next summer. Thanks for having us

    David McKee - Jan, 2021

  • Amazing holiday location. Had a great time. Very well appointed.

    David M - Jan, 2021

  • This is a thoughtfully designed executive quality home. Amazing for the large family group we had stay to celebrate a significant birthday. Great for kids with a pool and play spaces. Great for anyone with a birds eye view of Tasman bay. The home was missing one or two service touches that would transform this stay into a leading experience anyway in the world!

    Anne Pattillo - Oct, 2020

  • Beautiful spot for a family getaway

    Shamina Bhikha - Mar, 2020

  • Hi Rob and company, We enjoyed our stay at Kina Retreat very much and appreciated the responsiveness of Mara and you regarding the booking, meeting us at the house, and the arrangements concerning our departure. Thank you and best regards, Kevin

    Kevin Light - Feb, 2020

  • Kia ora, we would like to say thank you for a wonderful weekend at Kina retreat. We enjoyed our weekend very much. Everything was perfect. Kind regards, Stefan

    Stefan Hasche - Feb, 2020

  • Amazing home, beautiful home! Will definitely be coming back.

    Tomo Hiratsuka - Jan, 2020

  • Hi Guys, We had a great time thanks. Nice house and great location. Thanks Kind regards,

    Matt McDowell - Oct, 2019

  • Hello We had the most amazing time and wish we had booked to stay an extra night, maybe next year! Just the hot water not being switched on was the only issue, but apart from that 100% perfecto! See you next year, Kim and the crew

    Kim Muollo - Oct, 2019

  • Beautiful home!

    Cheryl Thompson - Dec, 2018

  • House was amazing and we had the best time. Thanks to Jarrod for his assistance throughout as well!

    Kyla Hamilton - Dec, 2018

  • Utterly fabulous place to stay and enjoy the amazing facilities and surroundings. The hosts were very generous with their space and provisions. All clean and beautifully laid out- this place is truly a wonderful retreat for a special holiday or occasion. 10/10 indeed!

    Maree VandeWater - Oct, 2018

  • Hi team We have nothing but positive feedback on our stay at Kina Retreat - what a fabulous home. It was great to have the three separate accommodation options as these worked really well for our family given their different needs. The location was amazing, and the pool was well used given the glorious weather we had. We also spent a day on the inlet with the boat/biscuit and kayaks - fabulous fun. Thank you for your assistance in bringing together what was for us a very special occasion in our lives. All the best

    Liz and Lindsay McKenzie - Mar, 2018

  • This place will help you make memories with people you love. All amidst a backdrop of private grounds and personal, sweeping views across the ever changing, magnificent Tasman Bay and beyond. You can group together in the welcome, open spaces and then seamlessly transition to one of many thoughtfully designed areas when you feel like something quieter and cosier. You can always get away for some private time with the main house bedrooms, (all with views across the bay, balconies and two of them accessing outdoors) and two separate buildings on the same property with bedrooms, bathrooms and areas to relax. In the hub of this house, you can cook to your hearts content in the most wonderfully equipped kitchen, then dine effortlessly inside, or under the pavilion by the outdoor fire or at the large outdoor table between the salt water pool and the outdoor pizza oven. There's a magical area in the corner of the garden for children to unleash their imaginations - separate and away from the house but easily and unobtrusively observed. This is a place where you can truly slow down, recharge and reconnect. Holiday Nelson are consummately professional and personable I will certainly be using their services again.

    Ana Puke - Mar, 2018

  • Holiday Nelson was fantastic to deal with. Thank you very much for all your help – you were great. The regular communications were reassuring and the billing arrangements were easy. We were very grateful to you for delivering our provisions to the house and setting up the portacot for our arrival. We had a fantastic weekend – it couldn’t have been better. It is a truly beautiful place with lots of activities, coupled with perfect weather, we could have stayed for a week or more. A weekend was too short! We loved the swimming and beautiful walks and views. We had a very special and memorable weekend for the celebration. Thanks again to all the team at Holiday Nelson and the owners of Kina Retreat for making the property available.

    Jeannie Warnock - Dec, 2017

  • Kina Retreat is an absolutely beautiful property, great for large family groups with kids. We had a total of 3 families, with 6 adults and 7 kids, and we had a blast, running around the large gardens, lazing in the hammocks or swimming on the sunny days. The view across the Tasman Bay is absolutely stunning. The property is a short drive from supermarkets at Motueka, as well as multiple wineries, fruit farms and other attractions. arrod and Peta-Jane have been absolutely helpful with this booking, whether it was answering questions about the property or nearby amenities and attractions. Peta-Jane met us upon check-in to show us around the house and answer all our questions.

    Raymond Quah - Dec, 2017

  • Firstly I must say we had an incredible stay and a fantastic time at the house. The weather was kind to us and the pool was starting to get warmer as every day went by with the solar heading doing its thing. The house, Pool house and Tree house worked perfectly for the 5 couples as we all had a room with our own bathrooms. I think we made good use of ALL the facilities with the Sono’s hifi getting a fair ol workout….. (we have one at home and know how good they are). The house is fantastic, well equipped, clean and user friendly.

    Geoff Andrew - Oct, 2017

  • Good Morning, We had such a wonderful stay at Kina Retreat. It was even better than we imagined and everybody was very happy with the choice. The views are amazing, we all took advantage of the beautiful Nelson weather and sat out on the big chair to eat breakfast in the morning, it is a great spot. It really couldn’t have gone better, we had everything we needed, from the sound system all over the house to the comfy TV lounge. We were meant to be going out for dinner on the Saturday night but we loved the house so much we cancelled our reservations and had a BBQ dinner instead, soaking up as much sun as we could around the pool and dancing the night away. Definitely a trip we will all remember, there is even talk of booking Kina again in the future!

    R Wicks - Jan, 2017

  • An incredible home and location. While it rained uncharacteristically for Nelson the home made our stay a wonderful experience!

    J Rodgers - Dec, 2016

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