D'Urville House

Seaside Escape



D'Urville House is located in the seaside settlement of Kina Beach, between the popular Mapua Village and Motueka township.  Here, you will find yourself surrounded by the sea, farming, native bush and bird life, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind.  

Within a 2km radius you will find the Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail, the Tasman Golf Course, Ki  and both Kina Beach and Kina Cliffs vineyard cellar doors.  These are just a few of the reasons to pick D'Urville House for your escape.   Also onsite is Kina Beach Beauty where you can book a relaxing treatment after a day of exploring.

​Guests will enjoy the privacy of our ground floor apartment, situated to catch the morning sun.  The large unit comprises a double bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchenette.   Views of the sea are enjoyed from the bedroom, kitchen and outdoor seating area. 


Your hosts, Yvonne and Suzie, live onsite so are there if you need them, but we respect your peace and privacy. 

It is our goal to give to bring you a lasting memory to treasure.

Fully Equipped Kitchen
Fully Equipped Kitchen

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Comfortable Living Area
Comfortable Living Area

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Night Sky
Night Sky

Enjoy the stunning night sky with very little light polution.

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Fully Equipped Kitchen
Fully Equipped Kitchen

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Services & Amenities

Tariff Includes


Queen Bed

Linen and Towels

Beach Towels



Hair Dryer

Heated Towel Rail

Heat Pump


DVD Player with DVD Selection

Radio with Aux

Free WiFi

Fridge with Freeze Box



Well Equipped Kitchenette

Off Street Parking


Relaxation Beauty Treatments also available by appointment.  Click on Kina Beach Beauty for more information.

Rates, Terms and Conditions


  • Maximum occupancy is 2 adults

  • Check-in time is from 2pm

  • Check-out by 10.30am

  • 2 nights minimum stay (please enquire if you only require a single night as we may be able to accommodate this subject to availability)

  • Rate $145 per night for 1-2 people

  • 7% discount applied for stays of 7 or more consecutive days.

  • Payment in full required 14 days prior to arrival.  Payment methods available are:  Mastercard,  Visa or Internet Banking.

  • You may cancel free of charge until 14 days before arrival.  After this time cancellation will result in the forfeiting of the full booking fee.

Things to Do and See

Abel Tasman National Park (20 mins by car)
Mapua village with restaurants, bars and craft shops (8 mins by car)
Beautiful Kaiterikeri Beach (20 mins by car)

Riwaka Resurgence  (20 mins by car)
Moutere Hills with its vineyard, historic pub, art and culture (10 mins by car)
Motueka Market (every Sunday, 10 mins by car)
Golden Bay with its stunning beaches, walks and special attractions 
Nelson City - Visit it's fabulous Saturday Market (40mins by car)
Tasman Golf Course with its stunning Tasman Bay views (10 mins walk)
Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail (5 mins by bicycle)
Kina Cliffs and Kina Beach Vineyards (2 mins walk)
Kina Beach for a wonderful relaxing walk (20 metres from your door)

October 2020
"You can tell when a host really cares.  Everything has been thought about from practical to emotional.  From the croissants, decor, bathroom amenities, to the compendium.  Finally as you fall asleep to the sound of the sea you see toi toi (wall art) sparkle across the wall.  We could not have asked for a better stay.  We will be back :-)  Shilinka & Becky, Wellington NZ
March 2020
"In March 2020 my partner and I stayed 4 nights at this most delightful bed and breakfast in the Tasman district. What we had really been looking for was a marriage celebrant in the area and we saw this place advertised on the same website. For us, this was a perfect solution as we don’t live in the area. A celebrant AND accommodation all in the one place. PLUS we learnt we could have our small wedding in their garden. A perfect package.
Suzie and Yvonne run this lovely establishment. Suzie is the celebrant and Yvonne, who has skills a  professional chef would envy, does the most delicious hors d’oeuvres.
The B&B is quite self-contained with a bedroom, living area and bathroom. Suzie and Yvonne live upstairs and are very respectful of their guests’ privacy. They provide all the ingredients for a substantial and delicious breakfast which you prepare yourself at your leisure. The place is well equipped and you could cook full meals if you really wanted! The bed is very comfortable. Hot water is good, and it is very clean and fresh. Wifi is also no problem. Nothing is too much trouble for these two lovely ladies.
We held our wedding in their delightful garden, which was so colourful at the end of summer. Suzie has just the right personality for a celebrant – caring, genuine, respectful and bubbly. The ceremony was perfect – we wrote our own vows, Suzie had the right words to say and guided us through the protocols that were required. Yvonne had suggested we might like nibbles after the ceremony and we thought this an excellent idea and were absolutely delighted with what she produced, which included delicacies for a dairy free guest and a vegetarian. We invited them both to join us in the gathering post ceremony and we all enjoyed their company.
We can’t recommend their B&B and celebrant services highly enough. And the 2 together make a fantastic package. You won’t regret it."  Linnea and Tony, Auckland NZ
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Seaside Escape



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