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Our home in sunny Nelson. Entrance to the left, dining room in the middle above the garage, living room behind and to the right. Spare bedrooms on the top and the main bedroom hidden to the right.Outside: Looking back down on our home showing some of our gardens and terraces
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Architect's house with sea views

John & Karen User Profile
John & Karen

Architect's house with sea views

7 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
7 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.

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.


Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

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

House Rules

Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox


8 Reviews

Kevin User Profile
February 2015
John and Karen are completely organized and the home is very accurately advertised. The view is spectacular and the home is clean and comfortable. They communicated well and provided us with an instruction e-mail that was very thorough. We had one small issue that was resolved qu…
Joan User Profile
December 2014
The architect's house was fabulous. We were in Nelson for a week, 2 couples and a 3 year old. The house is a beautiful open space with gorgeous views, lots of cozy sitting areas, both indoor and out, close to downtown and restaurants. The place was so wonderful, we chose to eat s…
John & Karen User Profile
Response from John & Karen:
Thanks Joan
December 2014
Scott User Profile
April 2013
We really enjoyed the spectacular panoramic water views from the house and watching those beautiful sunsets from the decks in the evenings. The design of the house was very spacious with views from every room and very private. The kitchen is fully equipped. We loved all the exo…
Chris User Profile
February 2013
The pictures don't even do it justice. The house and views are *amazing.* You can walk down the hill to the Spring and Fern (New Zealand's Best Bar).
Ralph User Profile
February 2018
We stayed four weeks in he beautiful well equipped home and very much enjoyed our stay. The house has every amenity and is constructed to very high standard and is furnished with taste. It is set in a garden property high up on a hill overlooking the sea and has wonderful views …
Andrew User Profile
January 2015
We had a fantastic time and loved staying at John & Karen's place! Everything was very well explained in their little info book and the house was perfect. Heaps of info about local walks and the surrounding areas. The house is a close walk to a great pub & fish & chips just d…
Christina & John User Profile
Christina & John
April 2013
We were met by John & Karen at their home. They are lovely welcoming people & their gorgeous home is even more so. As 3 couples travelling together, we loved all being able to have a queen bed. Plus the space to get away from each other. That said, even more appreciated was the …

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Nelson, New ZealandJoined in July 2012
John & Karen User Profile
41 Reviews
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 doi…
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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