A comfortable and colourful double room with queen sized bed over looking the garden. The price includes continental breakfast.
The house is a 1948 traditional weatherboard bungalow, fully insulated, plus HRV system on 1/4 acre section. Two bedrooms listed on AirBnB; 1 double (this one), 1 single (The Srinagar Room) shared bathroom. Off street parking, plus bus stop 100 yds from the house. Good corner shop open 7.30am to 7.30pm across the street. The house is available for rental at times as well as flatting depending on my travel circumstances. (3 beds, one bath)
Almost flat cycleway into town (15 mins) along the waterfront. Freeview and broadband in the house. I also have an infra-red sauna and a lovely vegie patch at the back. :-)
Nelson is famous for its arts and crafts, award winning wineries and micro-breweries and only 1 hour from the entrance to Able Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and 1 1/2 hrs from Rainbow Valley ski area. 1 1/2 hrs from Marlborough winery area and similar to Picton ferry to North Island. Regular long distance buses from north and south and fantastic service with Air NZ from Auckland and Wellington - at least 7 flights a day from each, plus Christchurch to Nelson airport - 15 minutes away.
Great Sailing in the bay, fishing, winery tours, gourmet walking tours, pottery tours, micro-breweries, extensive mountain and off road bike tracks for the cyclist, fabulous food, 6 yoga centres, 4 Buddhist centres, friendly people.
Loads of festivals happening through the summer, and the well known Nelson Saturday Market which runs all year a great place for food, veggies, arts and crafts, plus the Wednesday Farmer's Market.
ANNUAL EVENTS IN THE AREA
Woolaston Jazz & Blues Festival January, many free concerts.
Brightwater Food Festival - January
Nelson Harness Racing - January
Film Festival - Suter Art Gallery - Dec - Feb
WOW Awards Show Exhibition Dec - May
Fine Woodworking Exhibition - Dec - Jan
Tasman Skate Park Tour - January
Busking/comedy week - January
Nelson Summer Festival - January
Evolve Spirit Festival - February
March Fest; craft beer and music festival - March
Adam Music Festival - one of the best classical music festivals in Australasia! Held every two years.
World Cup Cricket - 3 matches in Nelson
West Indies v Ireland on Monday 16 February 2015
Zimbabwe v Qualifier 4 on Thursday 19 February 2015
Bangladesh v Qualifier 3 on Thursday 5 March 2015
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
Guests have access to the main area of the house and garden.
I'm always here to meet and greet guests - unforeseen situations excepted. I enjoy interacting with all guests, but respect their privacy if they wish to keep to themselves.
WIFI is freely available, but I would appreciate it if you respect average usage of checking emails and booking future accommodation rather than downloading movies. Excessive usage will incur an extra charge... quite a large one! :-)
I had a lovely time with Cally and Alex. Their home is very comfortable and welcoming and it is easy to relax and enjoy their company. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Nelson.
Cally and Alex are absolutely wonderful and were spectacular hosts! I had such a hoot talking with them that I truly wish I could have stayed with them much longer. She has a spacious and clean domicile with lovely quilts indeed! A great place to stay!
Cally's place is around a maximum 10 minute drive from the centre of Nelson and has a great cycle/walking path just at the bottom of her street that also takes you directly to the centre of Nelson. The room was as described and comfy. Cally has good local knowledge and has travelled extensively before, so it was great to chat about other countries and get some advice on my future travels. Thanks Cally (& Alex)!
Oh and the breakfast was a feast - very much appreciated!
The room Cally offers in her house is very cosy, lovely decorated and offers lots of storage space for your belongings. We spent two nights with Cally, her son Alex, a visiting friend and felt very comfortable in this easy going and relaxed household. We cooked in the kitchen, got fruits and veggies from Callies wonderful garden and shared the living room, the sunny terrace and wifi access. A little supermarket is just across the street. If you’ve got your own car the city centre is only a short drive away. We are looking forward to come back to Callies place soon and spend more time with her and Alex and highly recommend staying with them and their friendly cat!
Cally and her son Alex were wonderful! We had an excellent stay in Nelson. Cally's home is in a great place if you want to get to Nelson city center quickly. They allowed us use of their kitchen, which we used. They made us breakfast every morning, where we enjoyed conversation and got to know them better. They have lots of brochures about the Nelson area, which helped us plan out our day trips. Alex even took us flying in a 4-seat Cessna around the Tasman Bay Area! We really felt at home, and it was hard to say goodbye.
This was a quick overnight stop. The room was comfortable and Cally was welcoming and interesting to talk to.
Lovely room with some thoughtful touches. Cally was a friendly and attentive host offering us a cup of tea with a teapot and teacosy when we arrived. Both Cally and her son provided us a wad of brochures and tips which guided our visit to Nelson. Easy going and relaxed household!
Cally was an absolutely wonderful host!!! She made us feel at home right away. We had a beautiful breakfast each morning and even shared her dinner one night! She is a fascinating , energetic woman with a purpose. Her work with Nepal and Tibet is inspiring. Needless to say, we had a wonderful visit and would highly recommend staying with her.
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