Stay on a Yacht with and owner/cook/ skipper with breakfast and full dinner served with your choice of wine, if preferred..
Master cabin is used by guests with own bathroom on board. Also a full bathroom/shower facilities are close ashore , which include modern laundry washers and drys. Nelson Marina is 2 km from center of the City with cafes, art galleries, and all shopping. Good transport options available too.
Accommodation is in the forward cabin with comfortable yacht features.
This berth is a good sized double with some wardrobe space. Luggage can be stored around other cabins on the vessel .
In winter weather in NZ it is appropriate to advise that the vessel is equipment with automatic central heating.
" Wind Dancer II " is 37 feet long, 12 feet wide with generous main salon cabin for meals and relaxing.. The cockpit, on the stern, is very roomy and can seat up to eight people for light meals and 'sun downers ' in the early evening prior to (website hidden) is quite an enjoyable place to sit and take in the local environment while sitting in the sunshine
All linen, towels and bedding are provided. As well as meals and hospitality are also provided. I will consider any special meal or drink requests that may be made. We enjoy a wide range of cuisine and wines/ beers. Nelson is well known for both food wine and now also for its excellent craft beers.
Guest can come and go as they please without any restrictions.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction is a feature of staying on this vessel, sharing stories, travel fun and tips of our favourite places in the world.
In the middle of modern marina that contains many varied and interesting boats.
It is an easy 10 minute walk into the center of Nelson. If staying over a weekend , visit/ look around the Saturday Nelson market is highly recommended.
Other Things to Note
It time permits, take day or two to explore the Abel Tasman National Park, a true gem in this region.
We do not allow smoking on the vessel as a rule, safety does not allow for smoking either inside or outside the vessel.
The vessel has plenty of audio features with a huge variety of music options so guests will have plenty of choice for background fun !
Lindsay we can describe as the perfect host in an exceptional location and in a perfect and very special environment; a truly unique experience which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had two very pleasant evenings with Lindsay helped by his great wealth of experiences and knowledge both of wines and the local area - and an excellent cook! The facilities on-shore by way of showers and loos were perfect and parking nearby very easy. This is a very different and thoroughly recommended stay - many thanks.
Really enjoyed our time with Lindsay
The yacht is as described and Lindsay is a very welcoming host.
He is a good cook and has exceptional knowledge of wine. We were lucky enough to go out with him on his weekly yacht club race
Lindsey made us most welcome. The boat was comfortable and he cooked beautifully for us on both nights of our stay. He was full of good stories and dropped us into town so that we could catch the bus to the Ireland vs West Indies cricket match.
He played a big part in making our visit to Nelson so enjoyable.
Staying on Lindsays Yacht was a unique and wonderful experience. He is a great cook and served first class wines with the food. With loads of interesting informations about the local winerys and about sailing in general. I had a outstanding time on the WD2. The marina is modern with a clean and comfortable bathroom. I'd love to come back to this place one of these days!
Fabulous and unique stay in Nelson! My husband and I have been travelling through NZ on our honeymoon and booked 2 nights with Lindsay on his yacht. We had such an amazing stay and would highly recommend this for anyone looking for somewhere unique and a true local experience. To us this is what Air BnB is all about!
Lindsay and a wonderful host, very warm and friendly and we enjoyed chatting with him about everything from wine (which he is an expert in!) to his days in Hong Kong to his favourite places in NZ and around the world. He has some amazing stories and will keep you thoroughly entertained while feeding you delicious food and wine.
The yacht itself is very cosy and has everything you would need really - the showers are a short walk up the pier and very clean and comfortable.
Highly recommended and we hope to be back one day!
He cooks, he cleans, he knows good wine! Staying with Lindsay on his boat was a unique experience and his stories and knowledge will keep you entertained. He greeted me with a bottle of wine at the ready and watching the sun set past the harbour with a glass of wine was a great way to end the day in Nelson. I stayed two nights and they passed by all too quickly. Highly recommend this fantastic host and one of a kind accommodations.
Lindsay is a gracious host on his beautiful yacht. I would highly recommend this experience to have unique, intimate stay in the Nelson Bay. Lindsay is an excellent cook with a fantastic palette for wine. It's a great way to have local food and wine without leaving your room. I stayed two nights with very comfortable bed and spacious dining area. The marina is well equipped with nice amenities and hot showers. The location is excellent to walk 15 minutes into town to explore the Nelson Saturday Market. Ask Lindsay for suggestions (he can give your some unique suggestions for the area) Highly recommend for those who want a stay off the beaten path.