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Camelot Castle

Best Island, Tasman

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About Camelot Castle

  • Absolute Beachfront
  • Incredible Views
  • Spa, Sauna, Kayaks, Golf-clubs!

‘Camelot Castle’ is part of the wonderful ‘Camelot Island Retreat’, an absolute waterfront paradise & quite possibly one of Nelson’s best kept local secrets! Both a holiday destination & seaside retreat, the island is away from the hustle & bustle, yet convenient to the Nelson & Richmond centres. It’s an easy drive to the Abel Tasman & Kahurangi National Parks & the wineries & fantastic eateries of the Tasman area. At Camelot, you will find a fantastic holiday-living experience as well as a central base from which to enjoy the beautiful Nelson-Tasman region!

A typical day at Camelot…. Walk the beaches encircling the island, kayak the estuary, head to the fabulous Green Acres golf course for your daily round of golf, rejuvenate in the heated spa pool, unwind in your own private sauna, snuggle up on the couch in the afternoon sun with a good book, catch your own dinner right from the sea & enjoy with a delicious local wine before settling in for the evening, perhaps with a fire to warm you – pure invigoration for the soul!

Located at the waterfront side of the property with sweeping views over the water, across the islands & peninsulas of the Waimea Estuary to the Richmond Ranges, the sea sparkles by day & the city-lights on the opposite shoreline twinkle by night, offering enchanting vistas at any time of the day.

From the private water-feature courtyard, this art-deco adobe styled home welcomes you with a comfortable, sunlit & view filled open-plan living, dining & kitchen area. The kitchen is well-equipped & offers gas cooking. The furnishings & decoration are eclectic & borne of travel & the desire to create a relaxed retreat with a touch of Worldly charm. A Split-King double bedroom & large bathroom & laundry complete the first level. Upstairs you’ll find Bedroom 2 overlooking the bay, the Treatment room with massage table (please enquire for these services) & the 3rd bedroom with a double bed.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Bedrooms: 1) King or Twin Single x 2, 2) Queen, 3) Double, 4) Single

Bathrooms: 1) Twin Shower, Toilet, Basin, 2) Shower, Toilet, Basin


Availability & Rates


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Minimum stay of 5 nights except 23 Dec ~ 10 Jan (7 nights). 


Camelot Castle will be presented with beds made, ready for your stay.

All utilities, linens & towels, use of all listed property amenities including spa pool and sauna use, pantry & sanitary basics, departure linen service & standard housekeeping up to 3.5 hours.

Extra charges will apply where excess cleaning, BBQ or oven cleaning or excessive rubbish disposal is required.

Booking Conditions

No party or venue use. No smoking inside. No pets. General Terms & Conditions apply.

WiFi is not available at this property.

Spa pool, shallow pond area & proximity to the sea present hazards for small children. Please enquire with children's ages if children are under 14. 

Please note that neighbouring cottage may be separately tenanted.

  • 2+ Bathrooms
  • Absolute waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • All day sun
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Beach access
  • Boat parking
  • Coffee plunger
  • Disabled Access
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Food processor
  • Freeview TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Garden area
  • Golf Clubs
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heated towel rails
  • Housekeeping upon departure
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Kayaks
  • Linens & towels
  • Microwave
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Music Player/Stereo
  • Off-street parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pantry basics
  • Sanitary basics
  • Sauna
  • Sea Views
  • Spa Pool
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • TV
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Golf
  • Washing machine
  • Wood-burner with wood supply

‘Camelot Castle’ is located in a private community on beautiful Best Island close to Green Acres Golf Course, the regions wineries, Richmond town centre, Mapua & the Great Taste Cycle Trails.


  • Local Wineries
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Nelson Saturday Market (Montgomery Square)
  • WoW Museum
  • Mount Arthur / Flora Saddle
  • McCashins Brewery & Cafe
  • Kahurangi National Park
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Codgers Mountain Bike Park
  • Golden Bay (day-trip)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Mapua Wharf
  • Hi, Thanks for the email. We had a fantastic time in Nelson and really enjoyed the house. The property was excellent and worked really well for us. The spa was a great extra feature. My only feedback was that we had a bit of trouble digging through the woodpile to find dry firewood. Apart from that, it was great. Thanks for your help. Cheers, Raj

    Rajesh N - May, 2016

  • Thank you Jarrod and Peta-Jane for the opportunity to have a brilliant weekend “away” with a group of dear friends. AS busy working women it was a real treat to leave home for a couple of nights and stay in such a clean and attractive house(s) in such a perfect location. Walking on the beach, shopping in Richmond, dinner in at the house and a sauna before bed and sleeping well. Therapeutic as well as clean, nice and everything we needed. Many many thanks. Great location and great service. This is the second time this group of women have rented a house through Jarrod and Peta-Jane and both times the service and interaction has been straightforward and effective. We will certainly use this service again. Thank you.

    Alli Gardener and 6 others. - Oct, 2015

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