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We've called the house after Great Aunt Nell who ran a boardinghouse in early Nelson.The Pink Room  (This Listing)
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Nell's of Nelson - The Pink Room

Mary Ellen

Nell's of Nelson - The Pink Room

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

The space


Our house is a wooden Victorian 2-storey villa on a on crooked, leafy little street in a quiet and very central location. It’s comfortable and unpretentious … just like us! Car parking is available on the street immediately outside the house.

A 7-minute walk takes you into the heart of Nelson with its cafes, bars, shops, movies, art gallery, museum and live theatre. It's only a few more minutes to river and hillside walks, 25 minutes on foot to the sea.

If you spot the police car in the street view on G Maps do not be alarmed: our friendly local community policemen lives just across the road. Need we say that the neighbourhood is very safe? And that safe on-street parking is available for your car?

Our family arrived in Nelson in the late 1800's (from Ireland) so our connections to the place and the people are wide and deep. We'd enjoy sharing our networks and local knowledge with you.

On the other hand, we are happy for you to be totally independent and simply use the place as a springboard for your own explorations.

Children are welcome - our place is ideal for family or small groups . Check to see if we can reconfigure our two guest rooms to suit families or small groups. TARIFF FOR EACH CHILD IS $17.50 PER CHILD PER NIGHT.

Basically, we live upstairs. The guest bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom, and toilet are downstairs.

Two rooms are available - the Pink and the Green Room.


Info on both rooms is included here in case you would like to book both rooms.

See our listing # 776930 for the Green Room.

THE PINK ROOM (This Listing)

1 x Queen Bed
Bay window and window-seat look onto front garden. Has wardrobe, dresser, electric blankets, and heating. Fresh bedding and towels of course.

THE GREEN ROOM (See Listing # (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) x Single Bed
1x Queen Bed
French doors open onto front veranda. Contains wardrobe, dresser, electric blankets, and heating. Fresh bedding and towels of course.

GUEST SITTING ROOM (Available to all guests)

French doors open onto the large, sunny, elevated deck at the back of the house.

The guest sitting room is comfortably furnished with couches, TV, DVD player, piano, and a variety of interesting books. WiFi is accessible anywhere in the house.

Help yourself to continental breakfast of fruit juice, fruit, muesli, yoghurt, toast, tea, or coffee (included in nightly rate) in the kitchenette. Electric fry-pan, microwave, sandwich maker and rice cooker available if you want to make a snack for yourself during the day. Eat at the breakfast bar, in the dining room, or on the verandas or deck in the sun.


Indoor fireplace

House Rules

We are pretty relaxed and want you to feel at home here and relaxed too.

There are a few notes about use of the house that we place in the bedrooms. Really, all we ask is that you treat the house and other people here with respect and courtesy.

We'll let you know about accessing wi-fi and introduce you to the house when you arrive.


24 Reviews

Allan User Profile
September 2015
Mary Ellen and Dave made me feel that their home was also mine for the two nights I stayed in Nelson. I joined their gathering of family and friends for a birthday dinner at a Thai restaurant, and heard lots of yarns, spinning a few myself. The house is full of books, ranging…
Katie User Profile
February 2015
This is a great room with a comfortable bed. The O'Connors are excellent hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. A quick walk into downtown and close to bus routes into Abel Tasman.
Mark User Profile
January 2015
Mary Ellen made us feel very welcome. Really enjoyed playing her piano, and the view from the patio in the back.
Joseph User Profile
November 2014
We had a wonderful stay at Nell's of Nelson. Mary Ellen and her husband Dave were friendly, gracious, and kind. No surprise that we very quickly felt at home. We enjoyed chatting with Mary Ellen and Dave about a variety of subjects. They are a very interesting couple. The hou…
Daniel User Profile
May 2014
Unfortunately, we only stayed in Nelson for 1 night after a weekend in Mapua. Mary Ellen was very kind and made sure we had everything we needed. She even offered us a small breakfast free of charge and drove us to the bus station the next morning! The house was lovely and spacio…
Lois User Profile
February 2014
Excellent stay! Very convenient location and nice accommodation. Thank you!
Brooklyn B&B User Profile
Brooklyn B&B
November 2012
Mary Ellen made us feel at home from the minute we arrived. Her house is beautifully put together and centrally located - the city center is a short stroll from her doorstep. We can't thank her enough for her hospitality and and kindness, and for pointing us towards the Free Ho…

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I'm a writer and social historian with a keen interest in politics and history. My husband Dave and I enjoy good company and enjoy sharing our house and Nelson with visitors from all over the world. I love all sorts of music. Dave loves sport . We are both happy to talk politi…
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