About this listing
Come a relax in our large room with private entrance and patio. Enjoy sea views on the Port Hills in Nelson in a vibrant local family home. Walk from this beauitful property to the city centre or the sea front. With plenty of local restaurants.
Welcome to our 'Travellers Rest'
We welcome you to come and stay in the queen size comfortable room in our renovated 1920's villa close to Nelson city with sea views. If you are looking for a homely, comfortable and relaxing stay with a local family you have found it :)
(we also have a single guest room if you are travelling with a child, parent or friend - please see our other listing)
This queen room has its own entrance should you wish to come and go as you please as well as a fully made up bed with towels and toiletries. All guests are welcomed to use the family lounge and kitchen areas to self cater, cook and relax.
The bathroom is a shared family bathroom with separate toilet on the first floor. It has a corner bath and seperate shower - both with sea views.
You can walk to the waterfront or into the city from this location - 20mins to either. Please note we do live on a hill to get a good sea view! (Taxis are approx $6 from town or beach back home).
You can also access Golden Bay, Rabbit Island, Mapua, and the Abel Tasman by car and explore all the area has to offer from this central Nelson home.
We are happy to help with travel plans and have good knowledge of the area. There are local maps, travel options and local information in the room to browse through at your leisure.
Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you :)
Guests have access to our whole home including kitchen and dining areas to self cater (space in the fridge can also be made accessible for your groceries). We are very happy to share a glass of wine and our home with guests.
Interaction with Guests
If we are around we love chatting with guests and hearing of your adventures. We both work full time so the best times to catch us are the mornings and evenings / weekends. We are also happy to help with onward travel plans should you need some tips or suggestions.
Spectacular port and sea views from this property.
The airport is a 15min drive from our home. The central city bus stop is 5 min drive / 25 min walk from our home. Local Nbus departs from the bottom of our road. The pick up for water taxis into the Abel Tasman is a 10min walk from our house.
If you require a private airport transfer ($20NZ) or bus station pick up ($5pp NZ) on arrival please let us know.
Other Things to Note
Please note our daughter (14) also lives here.
We are happy to welcome children. Please advise us in advance so we can work out the best sleeping situation for you and tariff :)
The household is non- smoking. We also have no pets.
We are a non smoking household.
We are happy to welcome children.
We also have no pets.
About the Host, Sally And Grant
We are a couple living in Nelson in our 30's. Sally is originally from the UK and Grant is from Christchurch, NZ. We love having people come and stay in our family home in Port Nelson. We are both avid travellers and have been many places in the world - we love sharing stories and experiences of travel.
When people come to stay with us we are happy for them to use our house as a base to explore. If you would like some hints and tips just ask :)
We are a musical family so there are always guitars etc around and being played over coffee in the morning.
We have two children 13 yrs and 17yrs who sometimes stay at the house - please ask us if you wish to know whether they are here during your stay (they wont be offended!)
We both work in Nelson and are usually around in the evenings. We offer a self catering home stay and guests are welcome to cook in and use our kitchen.
Our motto is : Decide what you want to do - and then just go and do it!