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Architect's house with sea views

Entire house hosted by John & Karen
7 guests4 bedrooms4 beds2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
94% of recent guests who stayed nearby gave the location a 5-star rating.
Our large home is modern and architect-designed to make best use of the sun. We are up on a hillside, with superb views and sunsets, looking across Nelson Haven and Port Nelson to the western ranges, and out to Tasman Bay. We have 3 king/queen bedrooms and one single bedroom, a big and sunny living room with good AV equipment, satellite, 55" TV and great view. Outside there are decks, terraces and BBQ for outdoor living, a spa and sauna. There is car parking on site.

The space
The house is well furnished with plenty of local art, and is full of items we have collected in our travels around the world. We have a good library of books on travel and other subjects. We have fast fibre wireless internet.
Nelson is a great base for many activities. Temperature is warm in summer and mild in winter, with more sunshine than anywhere else in New Zealand. It is a safe and small city (50,000 population) with a lively outdoor café culture and lots of places to walk or hike. Nelson region is known for its art, wine, food and outdoor activities.

In June 2009, Nelson was voted one of the top three "most charming small towns in the world" by TripAdvisor - a website with 15 million viewers per week.

Many of our exchangers and AirBnBers have told us that our home is the best they have exchanged to, both for the house and the location of Nelson.

Nelson has three major festivals each year. The Summer Festival (jazz, performances, sculpture) starts on New Year's Day. The School of Music Winter Festival runs in July, and the Nelson Arts Festival (art/performance/theatre/music) takes place in October.

If you like outdoor activities, the Nelson region offers just about everything - walks, hiking, 4 golf courses close by, kayaking, sailing, swimming, sports, moutainbiking, skiing and more. You can even walk or mountainbike in the countryside just 100 metres from our house! The region is full of cycle trails.

We will leave you a full house manual to make it easy to stay here. It includes suggestions for things to do and the best places to eat and drink.

Guest access
Our entire house is available to you, including the gym in the garage and all the outdoor spaces.
Our large home is modern and architect-designed to make best use of the sun. We are up on a hillside, with superb views and sunsets, looking across Nelson Haven and Port Nelson to the western ranges, and out to Tasman Bay. We have 3 king/queen bedrooms and one single bedroom, a big and sunny living room with good AV equipment, satellite, 55" TV and great view. Outside there are decks, terraces and BBQ for outdoor liv…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Cable TV
Dryer
Washer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
TV
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Nelson, New Zealand

Hosted by John & Karen

Joined in July 2012
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We are a New Zealand professional couple who live in Nelson, New Zealand and Céret, France. We have travelled a lot, especially in Asia and the Pacific. We do home exchanges and enjoy meeting other people. We love travelling, history, culture, sports (watching anything and doing walking, running, cycling, swimming and fitness).
We are a New Zealand professional couple who live in Nelson, New Zealand and Céret, France. We have travelled a lot, especially in Asia and the Pacific. We do home exchanges and en…
During your stay
If we are in the area, we are very happy to help in any way we can, if not we are still available by phone or email. We also have a neighbour who is very happy to help.
  • Languages: English, Français
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $331