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Eight Arches

Nelson City Centre

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About Eight Arches

  • Great Location! 
  • Versatile Home! 
  • Walk to Restaurants & Shopping!

Eight Arches puts you right in the heart of central Nelson, within a stone’s throw of the city’s walks, the River & the city centre. 

Set across 2 levels Eight Arches offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & 2 living areas. The property is equipped with large flat-screen television, DVD player, free WiFi access, fully equipped kitchen with microwave & pop-corn maker & there is also a small kitchenette upstairs & large balcony style roof-top outdoor dining area

Eight Arches provides a wonderful, versatile holiday home in a quiet & leafy part of central Nelson! Ideal for families with lots of space & fully-fenced, beautifully landscaped grounds. This home is also available to guests with pets!

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Bedrooms: [Downstairs]: 1) Queen, 2) Single + Single, [Upstairs]: 3) Double, Other (Upstairs 2nd lounge): Sofa-bed. By request: Single fold-out

Bathrooms: [Downstairs]: Main bathroom with Bath & Shower, Toilet & Basin. [Upstairs]: Bathroom with Shower & Toilet

Availability & Rates


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Minimum stay of 2 nights except 23 Dec ~ 10 Jan (7 nights) & Easter (3 nights). Shorter stays may be accepted by request.


Eight Arches will be presented with beds made, ready for your stay. All utilities, linens & towels, use of property amenities WiFi, pantry & sanitary basics, departure linen service & standard housekeeping up to 3.5 hours are included.

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

Booking Conditions

No party. No venue use. No smoking inside. Well trained pets are allowed by written agreement only – please enquire with details of your pet before booking (a $10/night pet charge will apply). General Terms & Conditions apply. 

You are welcome to book the neighbouring Hideaway too if extra space is required. Eight Arches + Hideaway can be viewed & booked together here.

Off-street parking can be provided for 1 car or boat by request (a gate will be unlocked).


  • 2+ Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • All day sun
  • Bath
  • BBQ (Charcoal)
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Blue-Ray player
  • Board games
  • Boat parking
  • Book collection
  • Clothes line
  • Coffee plunger
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Electric heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Free WiFi
  • Freeview TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Garden area
  • Great for Kids
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • High Chair for Hire
  • Housekeeping upon departure
  • iPod connector
  • Kids games
  • Kids playground
  • Kids toys
  • Linens & towels
  • Microwave
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Music Player/Stereo
  • Off-street parking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pantry basics
  • Pet Friendly
  • Portacot for Hire
  • Sanitary basics
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • TV
  • Walk to City Centre
  • Walk to Restaurants
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains

Hardy Street East, Maitai - Just a 5 minute walk from the centre of the city. Absolutely idyllic spot! Once you arrive at Eight Arches there is no need for a car.

Open your door and walk toward the sea and you are now a couple minutes walk from the Queens Gardens Reserve, the Chinese gardens, the Suter Art Gallery and the gourmet-style food of the Suter Gallery Cafe.

Walk two minutes more and you are in the City Centre, with the temptations of the Saturday and Wednesday Farmer’s Markets, or a pizza at Stefano’s and a movie at the State Cinema close to hand.

Walk to the nearby Sprig and Fern or Freehouse and hoist a couple of pints, enjoy some fish and chips or Indian food and don’t worry about calling a taxi as you are only a five minute walk back to your accommodation. Treat yourself to a gourmand’s feast and walk the 5 minutes to the sweet, intimate dining at “Mint.”

There is an great selection of wines with a wine-tasting bar, and freshly-caught Nelson fish at Fresh Choice supermarket, also just a 5 minute walk!


  • Local Wineries
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Nelson Saturday Market (Montgomery Square)
  • Nelson Sunday Flea Market (Montgomery Square)
  • Nelson Wednesday Farmers Market (Morrison Square)
  • Tahunanui Beach & Attractions
  • WoW Museum
  • Mount Arthur / Flora Saddle
  • Maitai Caves Walk
  • McCashins Brewery & Cafe
  • Kahurangi National Park
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Boulder Bank
  • Cable Bay
  • Centre of New Zealand & Botanics
  • Codgers Mountain Bike Park
  • Founders Park
  • Founders Brewery Cafe
  • Golden Bay (day-trip)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Mapua Wharf
  • Hi Folks, We enjoyed our stay at the eight arches and loved the prime location the most. We found that the house was well appointed, liked the possibility of utilising the two separate lounge areas so we did’t feel like we we’re tripping over each but unfortunately due to the wet weather didn’t really get too many opportunities for our daughter to capitalise on the fenced garden area. Next time maybe. The only thing that i could suggest on a personal level would be a knife sharpener and large chopping board. As we cooked pretty much every night we did use the kitchen facilities a lot, this could be my only constructive criticism. Knives beyond the steel provided in the kitchen unfortunately. Thanks for everything, all in all we found the total experience very good. Booking and advice from you was professional and helpful, house was great and the cleaning option at the end of the trip made it for a stressless break. Best Regards

    Greg Rooney - Apr, 2017

  • Lovely house, lovely location and lovely hosts. Great stay thank you. We will be back.

    S Henery - Mar, 2017

  • Great property, great location!

    N Diack - Feb, 2017

  • Estimados Jarrod, Peta-Jane & Sara Hemos pasado unos dias maravillosos en Nelson, la casa de 8 arcos nos fue muy còmoda y agradable, agradecemos mucho todas sus atenciones para con nosotros. Todo estuvo perfecto, saludos cordiales, Lucila We have spent a wonderful few days in Nelson, the house of 8 arches was very comfortable and pleasant, thank you very much all your attentions to us. Everything was perfect, best regards, Lucila

    L Intelisano - Jan, 2017

  • Hi there. Thanks for the great stay and hospitality. We loved the house, and it was ideal for our 2 small families. Super close to everything and fantastic having the park across the road. Hopefully we will be back! Thanks again.

    L Walshe - Oct, 2016

  • Hi Jarrod and Peta-Jane, House was great, thank you. Comfortable and very quiet. It had everything we needed. Kind reagrds,

    R Espley - Sep, 2016

  • Thanks for your email. We had a lovely weekend at 8 Arches. It was clean, tidy and warm. We all really appreciated the bowl of fresh fruit, tissues in every bedroom room and the nice bar of chocolate! The house would be ideal for an extended family. Your service has been very good and I will contact you again when I am needing accommodation in Nelson next year. Many thanks & regards Judith

    J Schwarz - Aug, 2016

  • Hi. Had a great time at this lovely property.

    J Wheeler - Jul, 2016

  • Very handy location! We were all very comfortable there and felt right at home. Even had toys for the children!

    A van Rooyen - Jun, 2016

  • We had a really lovely time staying at Eight Arches again – indeed it felt like coming home! – and we all wish to thank you for the welcoming bottle of wine and the fruit. The new renovations were met with keen approval. It really is an ideal place to stay being close to the city centre yet so very quiet and free of traffic noise. We are very keen to come again but I daresay we will have to see how health and mobility stand up to another year! Very many thanks, Peggy (Margaret)

    M Nelson - Mar, 2016

  • Property clean and well equipped. Was perfect for our group and nice quiet location.

    A Graham - Mar, 2016

  • Thanks Lori, Jarrod and PJ. We really enjoyed our stay. Will be back again. Mark, Vanessa, Sky and Willow.

    M & V Chadwick - Jun, 2015

  • As described & portrayed in the photographs. The holiday home met & even exceeded our expectations. The convenience to city & eateries made for lots of walking & exploring - a welcome change from our other stops.

    B Ryall - Apr, 2015

  • Great house, great location - highly recommended!

    P Newton - Mar, 2015

  • Always tricky to find good holiday homes in good locations that are pet friendly! Thank you so much for making this great place available for our Nelson stay!

    L & M Hatten - Mar, 2015

  • We booked Eight Arches for an extended family stay. We found the property well equipped, comfortable and more than spacious enough for our family of 5. Little touches like the pop corn maker and extra lounge and tv for the kids were most welcome! We and the children enjoyed the beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens and the fully fenced nature of the property gave us piece of mind when we needed a break from playing and supervising! Across the road we found the park area fantastic for afternoons kicking the ball and throwing the frisbee. The nearby Sprig & Fern and neighbouring take away recommended by Jarrod was soon a favourite combo for the family! Convenience to the river and city centre meant daily walks to the local pool, cafes and great Nelson eateries making for a great Nelson experience! We will be recommending Eight Arches to friends and family!

    J Robinson - Dec, 2014

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