Skylight Villa - Central City

Villa - Private room · A Examiner Street, Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

Centrally located-a 5 min WALK to the City centre - Skylite Villa offers relaxation in a freshly eco-renovated 1875 Villa. Solar Hot Tub on the outdoor upper deck with views of town, Cathedral Hill and a glimpse of the sea. 1 nite surchg available.

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One nite $19 surcharge applies - please inquire for details

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $425 /week
Monthly Price: $965 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • such a nice place to say, perfect location, quiet, and a few steps from town. Our room very comfortable and spacious, and it's an easy place to feel at home quickly. Paul, our host here, was knowledgeable about the local area, helpful, and good company. skylight villa ~ highly recommended

    March 2014
  • Very nice property. Short but sweet stay. Very close to the town centre . Paul was very helpful and ensured we knew where to go and what to do. I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

    March 2014
  • Paul's home was very interesting, a historic house renovated with eco friendly features. Very nice guest information book. Paul generously loaned us two bikes for the day. Nice views of the city from the porch.

    March 2014
  • Very good to meet Paul who is a good host and conversationalist.

    The house is in a prime position in Nelson which itself is compact and wonderfully chilled!

    We were able to cook and come and go as we needed - thanks Paul - it made for a very pleasant 2 days. We regret not being able to stay longer. Our room was spacious with lots of storage and a great shower. Would recommend staying here.

    March 2014
  • Paul is a perfect host and very helpful. The room and bathroom are set up with great attention to the details that make a stay comfortable. The location is also exceptional. Highly recommended.

    March 2014
  • There is no place that compares to Paul's . He has every amenity there is snd more. Best, he is a great man on all levels! Go there and experience!

    February 2014
  • Paul’s Skylight Villa is one of the best places we’ve stayed – and for the cost, a very good deal. It’s minimally decorated so the reason is not evident in the photos. It was all in the details. The bedroom had 2 walk-in closets and a small chest of drawers allowing us to unpack, a rarity in places we’ve stayed. A rheostat, allowed us to brighten or dim as needed, controlled the lighting. The bathroom had a powerful heater and decent lighting. The room had a desk and chair - as well as an easy chair for reading.

    Paul was generous in allowing us to use the kitchen. Cupboard and refrigerator space were provided. We cooked at the house most days and dined on the back porch. We did our laundry at the house, a big convenience.

    The wifi was strong though it did need to be reset many days, but that was just a quick flip of a switch, and it was working.

    Would we stay there again? We definitely would, but we’d talk to Paul first and be sure our need for quiet worked with his schedule. During our stay there was an unexpected family visit and party that kept us up late one night, but that was not repeated.

    February 2014
  • A great place with a great host! We particularly enjoyed the generous gift of bicycles to explore the area during our stay. The living space is spacious and comfortable (awesome walk in his and hers wardrobes with luggage racks - what luxury) and full of lovely features and details. Paul's a great host and Nelson is a lovely town.

    February 2014
  • We had 3 great nights in the skylight villa. The room is spacious, airy, very clean and has a comfortable bed. There are a microwave and kettle and you have direct access to your own bathroom. A five min walk brings you to the center of Nelson. The villa itself is beautiful, Paul is a very nice and a friendly host.

    January 2014
  • We are 60-something Americans and relied primarily on walking to get around on our five-day stay in Nelson. The room in Paul's villa met our needs perfectly. It is just off the end of historic South Street and very accessible to downtown, restaurants, and other attractions. Paul offered bikes for our use, but we didn't need them. The room is spacious and we had access to the kitchen and dining area and decks with views. The house itself is an attraction, as Paul has renovated a historic home with several energy-conserving features. Paul put out cereal and fruit for breakfast each morning. Beyond the call of duty he even picked us up at the airport on our arrival. He has prepared a useful notebook with maps and other information on things to do and see in the Nelson area. Paul was an excellent host, going out of his way to accommodate our needs.

    January 2014
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I'm a 50 something ex-pat (USA) living here in New Zealand for the last 20 years. The geology here in NZ shares many similarities with California so I feel right at home with the rocks, dirt and earthquakes. Nelson has some of the best weather in the country (also an appeal) and great clouds. As a "world citizen" I find travel (and travelers) that something special about sharing this planet. I speak some Spanish and a little French. Also Australian... Photo note: Taken outside the derelict "Prospector's Slab Hut", near Courthouse Flat, start of the Wangapeka Track (east end), Kahurangi NP, SI Jan 2007
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