Abel Abode @ Te Whare Rangi

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Private room in residential home hosted by David

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
This charming victorian home has had a long storied history since its construction around 1858. It was once the home of the famous Nelson photographer, William Tyree and Nelson Mayor, Edward Everett.

I'm delighted that you are considering a stay at Te Whare Rangi. I will be out of the country until 2022 but my capable co-hosts, Selina and Ines will do everything they can to make your stay a pleasurable one!

Enjoy!

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The space
This is a great place for anyone who would like to unwind, relax and take in the unsurpassed views.

That being said, Abel Abode doesn't have the views that the other rooms do but it's just a short walk up to the second floor where you can sit on the veranda or dine outside in the garden!

The one thing that Abel Abode has over all the other rooms is a bathroom with dual shower heads so you can shower with a friend or loved one without being cold half the time! ;-)

Lastly, although you're welcome to use all of the facilities in the second floor kitchen, you also have a mini-fridge in the room for your convenience.

My home sits facing picture-perfect Haulashore Island which was formed by the creation of the new harbour entrance (aka The Cut) in 1906.

On the other side of The Cut, the naturally created Boulder Bank begins its 11km snake to the north. Tasman Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park fill in the center. The Tasman and Arthur mountain ranges dramatise the west.

What this place offers

Garden view
Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
40" HDTV with Netflix
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In building
Bathtub
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Nelson, New Zealand

My home is located in Britannia Heights which is 2.2 km (1.4 mi) away from the Nelson town center. Beautiful Tahunanui beach is only 1.8 km (1.1 mi) away and a lovely walk along the waterfront. Abel Tasman National Park is very accessible, allowing you to do a day hike and return the same day. The entry point is Kaiteriteri, about 60 km or a 1 hour drive away.

The renowned waterfront dining strip is than a 10 minute walk away and features Harbour Light Bistro, The Styx Kitchen Bar, Nahm Thai, The Boathouse Society (a local secret) and the renowned Boat Shed Café. You’ll also find Haven Fish & Chips and, for an awesome range of fresh raw seafood, Guytons.

Hosted by David

  1. Joined in July 2014
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I'm an inquisitive, philosophical, adventurous, athletic guy. My interests include psychology, philosophy and spirituality, a strong affinity for the outdoors and a passion for books, film, music, art, biking and hiking. I'm fairly new to Nelson and acquired this beautiful home in May 2018. I was attracted to Nelson, and New Zealand, because of its natural beauty, its friendly people and its easy way of life. Before moving here I was a resident of California where I spent over 20 years living in the San Francisco Bay Area. My last home was in Sausalito, California where I first began hosting on Airbnb. That was short-lived for a few reasons which were out of my control, but I enjoyed the experience. I have been a frequent traveler and stayed in Airbnbs all over the world. Given the state of the world, I'm trying to sort out what my future plans are (like so many other people). Initially, I'd planned to "chase summer" for a few years, spending 6 months here in New Zealand and then traveling or visiting the US for the other 6 months. Looks like I'll be here as long as I can stay. I would like to gain my residency one day but I'm still a visitor despite the fact that my one and only home is here in New Zealand! One of my favorite things to do here in Nelson is get outdoors for some fun and adventure so, if you're up for some hiking and/or biking, I'd love to hit the trail with you!
I'm an inquisitive, philosophical, adventurous, athletic guy. My interests include psychology, philosophy and spirituality, a strong affinity for the outdoors and a passion for boo…

Co-hosts

  • Ines

During your stay

We do our very best to greet all of our guests when they arrive but, if that's not possible—due to extenuating circumstances—we'll check-in with you at some point to make sure everything is going well. We're always available by text or phone if you have questions or if something comes up.

We love sharing our knowledge of Nelson and the surrounding area so please let us know if you need some help or assistance planning your stay!
We do our very best to greet all of our guests when they arrive but, if that's not possible—due to extenuating circumstances—we'll check-in with you at some point to make sure ever…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm

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