Located in Marahau, Buena Vista Apartment provides accommodations with sea or garden views. It is located a 15-minute walk from the beach and is 1.1 mi Abel Tasman National Park. The property is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk from cafes and restaurants. All units at the property come with a flat-screen TV and DVD player, as well as a private bathroom with a shower. Each unit has a kitchen or kitchenette. Quality linen is provided and free WiFi is available. Other amenities available at Buena Vista Apartment include a library, games and beach chairs to borrow. Laundry service is available for an additional cost. Nelson is 39 mi from Buena Vista Apartment. The nearest airport is Nelson Airport, 38 mi from the accommodations.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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  • Sophie
    Canada Canada
    Christa was the best hot we could have asked for, very helpful, friendly and knowledgable. The "studio" apartment was much more than we expected and it was a wonderful stop over, right next door to the gorgeous Abel Tasman park.
  • Greg
    Australia Australia
    Rustic but in a good way. Very quiet location nestled in the trees with birds all around. Great facilities and well equipped kitchen. Loved the verandah.
  • R
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Truly beautiful, quiet, comfy place. Feels like a resort in the middle of nowhere but convenient to Abel Tasman. Helpful hosts, would absolutely go back

Hosted by Christa & Hermann Mueller

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Christa & Hermann Mueller
The Buena Vista apartments are situated in a breathtakingly exotic landscape surrounded by a unique bird life overlooking the Bay. Marahau is a lovely seaside village with restaurants, walkways and a small shop, edging the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Our guests at Buena Vista enjoy sea views from most of our apartments. Our beds are made up with quality European bedding. All apartments are unique with a special flair. Quite different to your every day Motel unit. The SALSA 2 bedroom sea view apartment is fully self catering, spacious with open plan living, a 50 " flat screen TV, 2 bedrooms (king size bed in one, 1 queen and 1 single bed in the other), 2 bathrooms and a great outside sitting area, also with a view to the ocean and the National Park. The TANGO 1 bedroom sea view apartment is fully self catering, built in a Swiss Chalet style, cosy and comfortable, with great out side sitting. The SAMBA studio unit has a kitchenette, the living area has a full size sofa bed which allows for a third guest, a modern bathroom and garden views . The Abel Tasman National Park is world renowned for its golden beaches and blue-green waters
The Mueller family immigrated from Germany in 1989 making NZ their new home. Since 1990 located in Marahau and very happy on a great life style property, with views to the ever changing ocean. It was easy to create the Buena Vista Apartments, which hosted many guests since 1997. We aim to make our guests feel at home away from home. As the apartments invite to settle down and stay a while. Marahau, the Abel National Park and the surrounding area is interesting enough to plan more than a 1 night stay. With a short drive to Golden Bay, a day trip to Farewell Spit and returning to Buena Vista for another lovely evening looking at the ocean and later on at the stars. There are music nights at the Park Cafe every Thursday, and some weekends, which can make your trip entertaining on another level. We can book your excursions, give you advise on which companies to choose and are happy to help where we can.
The Abel Tasman Coastal Track is classified as one of New Zealand's Great Walks - it is lovely as it drops down into inviting golden bays, ideal for a swim after a few hours walking. You can hire a water taxi or take a cruise to see more of the Abel Tasman's coastline (look out for New Zealand fur seals, penguins, bird life and if you're lucky dolphins & orca along the way) or visit the marine reserve. Or hire a kayak (either guided or free touring), go paddle boarding, try kite surfing, or enjoy a horse ride along the beach. There are local cafés in Marahau so stop for a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or something to eat.
Languages spoken: German,English

Area info

Amenities of Buena Vista Apartment
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Basic free Wifi 14 Mbps. Suitable for streaming content and making video calls. Speed test carried out by the host.
    • Dining table
    • Toaster
    • Stovetop
    • Dryer
    • Kitchenware
    • Electric kettle
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Linens
    • Wardrobe or closet
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Private Bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower
    Living Area
    • Dining area
    • Sofa
    • Sitting area
    Media & Technology
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Satellite channels
    • DVD player
    • TV
    Room Amenities
    • Socket near the bed
    • Drying rack for clothing
    • Clothes rack
    • Private entrance
    • Fan
    • Ironing facilities
    • Iron
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Sun deck
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    Food & Drink
    • Room service
    • Tea/Coffee maker
    • Beach
    • Water sports facilities on site
      Additional charge
    • Horseback riding
      Additional chargeOff-site
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
      Additional chargeOff-site
    • Windsurfing
    • Fishing
      Additional chargeOff-site
    Outdoor & View
    • Landmark view
    • Mountain view
    • Garden view
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Books, DVDs or music for children
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • Hair/Beauty salon
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Safety & security
    • Safe
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English

    House rules

    Buena Vista Apartment takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


    From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children over 12 are welcome.

    Children 14 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    12 - 13 years
    Extra bed upon request
    NZD 32 per child, per night

    Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no cribs available at this property.

    All extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Mastercard Visa Cash Buena Vista Apartment accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    You must show a valid credit card upon check in. This credit card given at the time of reservation must be in the same name as the guest's name on the booking confirmation.

    Please note that there is a surcharge of 3 % when you pay with a credit card.

    Please inform Buena Vista Apartment of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.