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Maitai Magic

Nelson City Centre

  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • Bikes OK
  • Free WiFi
  • 3 Parking
  • Aircon
  • Pets OK
  • BBQ (gas)

About Maitai Magic

  • Location 
  • Quality of Home 
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included

Mere minutes from the restaurants & cafes of Nelson's delightful city-centre this holiday home is situated amidst the magical surrounds of a 4-acre rural oasis in Nelson's spectacular Maitai River valley!

This warm & cosy Lockwood home boasts generous volumes with four bedrooms, two lounges, tasteful modern decor with the warmth of timber throughout, stunning art, seamless indoor-outdoor flow & stunning, private views from almost every window!  

The covered veranda & BBQ area blend effortlessly with the grassy lawns & orchard trees & a short walk will take you to an enchanted woodland, Nelson's best Summer river-swimming spots, or to a hillside lookout where you can enjoy incredible views over the city, surrounding hills & mountains beyond!

It's an easy ride from Magical Maitai to Sharlands and Codgers MTB areas, Fringed Hill and from there the famous Coppermine Trail! And it's an easy walk to the Centre of NZ, Nelson's 'sea-view' walking tracks & back to the city centre!  

Maitai Magic is ideal for groups, couples or families. Those that are keen on taking advantage of the hiking, running & mountain biking tracks will be right in the heart of it all in this location!

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

4 Bedrooms (Sleeps up to 10)

1) Master suite with Super King sized bed, lounging space with a 3-seater sofa with ottoman, separate his & hers wardrobes, direct access to main bathroom. Master suite opens to the verandah, spectacular views across Nelson city hills & the Centre of New Zealand with Mt. Owen visible on a clear day.

2) Queen Bed, built-in wardrobe, amazing rural views of the country hills beyond, native trees out every window, comfy occasional chair & lamp.

3) Queen + Single Bunk beds with double built-in wardrobe, comfy occasional chair, beautiful tree views.

4) King single bed + King single bunk beds with slanted stairs access to the upper bunk. Single built-in wardrobe with views out to the garden.

2+ Bathrooms

1) Main bathroom contains freestanding bathtub, separate shower, heated towel rail & toilet.

2) Shower room with Shower & vanity.

3) Separate Toilet and handwashing basin room in the wing of the house where bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 located.

4) Separate toilet in laundry room.


Maitai Magic will be presented with beds made, ready for your stay.

All utilities, linens & towels, use of all listed property amenities, pantry & sanitary basics, departure linen service & standard housekeeping up to 4 hours will be included in your booking.

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

Professional Housekeeping & Linen Laundering

At Holiday Nelson we take a thorough approach toward cleanliness and hygiene practices for your and our families peace of mind... because nothing less will do. 

All high contact, food preparation and hard wet surfaces are hygienically cleaned and sanitised and our linens are professionally laundered at 80ºC, with bed linens further ironed at 120ºC by one of New Zealand's leading laundry experts, leaving them crisp, clean & superbly comfortable! 

Availability & Rates


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Minimum stay of 2 nights except for the Christmas~New Year peak period (6 nights ) & Easter (3 nights). Shorter stays may be accepted by request.

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Upgrade to a Refundable Booking and receive a 100% refund of monies paid if you cannot attend your booking for a broad range of reasons - See the Refund Protect T&C's for full details or to lodge your claim.

Booking Conditions & Notes

No party or venue use. No Smoking inside. By special written permission pets may be allowed - please contact us with details of your pet. Special terms and a $50 pet fee will apply. Please see our General Terms & Conditions for full details.

Neighbouring Tiny Home - Please note that there is a tiny home on the property, located about 20m down the hill from the main house. The tiny home is separately long term tenanted.

TV - This property offers SmartTV with Netflix, Neon, OnDemand regularTV apps & other apps. Freeview terrestrial TV is not available here.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in is possible anytime after 3pm or from noon where the option of early check-in has been purchased. 

Early check-in (12pm/noon and in some cases earlier) can usually be offered for an additional charge. Please request this at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your arrival.

Check-out is to be completed by 10am on your day of departure unless ‘Late check-out’ has been purchased.

Late check-out (by 12pm/noon or as agreed in writing) can usually be offered for an additional charge. This request should be made at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your departure.

  • Free WiFi
  • Aircon
  • Pets OK
  • Great for Kids
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Bath
  • Blue-Ray player
  • Board games
  • Book collection
  • Clothes line
  • Coffee plunger
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Garden area
  • Heated towel rails
  • Heat pump
  • Wood-burner with wood supply
  • High Chair for Hire
  • Kids toys
  • Linens & towels
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Off-street parking
  • Portacot for Hire
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Trampoline
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • TV
  • All day sun
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • Netflix & Other App accessible TV
  • Central Heating - Gas Radiators
  • 2+ Bathrooms
  • Fruit Trees
  • Double-glazed Windows
  • Tank Water Supply
  • Unlimited Internet
  • Bikes OK

Maitai Magic is only 2kms to the city centre yet right in the heart of the Maitai recreation area. Direct access to the huge network of the Maitai River tracks, Sharland’s Mountain bike area, Centre of New Zealand / Botanical Hill, Coppermine Saddle and Fringed Hill tracks, etc….the mountain biking and hiking list is endless! Nelson’s CBD and its renowned bars, cafes, restaurants, galleries, and Saturday market are only about 2.5 km away, and easy commute by car, bike or on foot.


  • Local Wineries
  • Jester House cafe & tame eels
  • Motueka Sunday Market (Decks Reserve)
  • Golden Bear Brewing, Mapua Wharf
  • Great Taste Cycle Trail
  • Rabbit Island Ferry
  • Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park
  • Kimi Ora Spa & Massage Treatments
  • Ngarua Caves, Takaka Hill
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Nelson Saturday Market (Montgomery Square, Nelson CBD)
  • Nelson Sunday Flea Market (Montgomery Square, Nelson CBD)
  • Nelson Wednesday Farmers Market (23 Halifax St, Nelson CBD)
  • Tahunanui Beach & Attractions
  • 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 Cafe
  • Golden Bay (day-trip)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Mapua Wharf
  • Our group thoroughly enjoyed staying at the holiday home in Nelson. We found that the house was very spacious, the beds were comfy. The house was warm and was in a lovely location. Thank you so much for having us. If we are visiting Nelson again, we will definitely consider this place.

    Joanne R. - Jun, 2023

  • Lovely stay.

    Andrew S. - Jun, 2023

  • It’s a very nice and peaceful place, we enjoyed a lot.

    Ara H. - May, 2023

  • A great house, with plenty of space for 2 families. The outdoor play equipment was a big hit with the kids too.

    Tom S. - Apr, 2023

  • We loved our stay at this house. It was situated in a beautiful secluded spot but only a 7 minute drive from Nelson. We could walk to parks nearby. The house is huge and has great common spaces. The outdoor area was perfect for our young kids. The hosts were extremely friendly and responsive. We would highly recommend this spot!

    Casey R.S. - Apr, 2023

  • Great location in the valley, and a quick 5 minute drive to the city centre. House was nice, tidy, clean and comfortable, everything we wanted for a week in Nelson for work. Hope to stay again some day

    Ariel M. - Apr, 2023

  • Awesome spot for friends to catch up. Beautiful property!

    Asia R. - Apr, 2023

  • Great house for the week while in Nelson for work. The house is in a great location in the valley, with only a 5-minute drive to the centre of town.

    Ariel M. - Mar, 2023

  • The perfect place for a family get together, very roomy, large living spaces and outdoors area with well equipped kitchen. Even with 10 adults staying it didn't feel at all crowded. A pleasant easy 30 mins walk into central Nelson or quick bike ride and lovely walking along the Matai River and surrounds.

    Susan C. - Mar, 2023

  • Review

    Andrew R. - Jan, 2023

    Very spacious with clean and comfortable beds. Lots of toys and outdoor areas for the kids. Really fun bunk bed. We enjoyed our stay very much.
    Holiday Nelson
  • Hello Sara, Mara, Jarrod and Rob We really loved our weekend staying at Maitai Magic. We loved that we could bring our two dogs, they are so easy to take anywhere and never wander away. The dog cage was an asset too. The house layout was perfect for us with the family down one end and us at the other, plus the two lounge areas proved to be great as well. We were out and about too much, I could have just relaxed and chilled in the house way more. It is a good family home and comfortable to stay in. The only issue we had was that our grandson, who is extremely tall, could not fit in the shower cubicle with the dome overhead. Haha, there are many disadvantages to being tall. The furniture appeared strong and of good quality, I think that is important, for the diverse range of guests who come to stay. Many thanks for having us stay. I could live there to be honest! Kind Regards and a very Happy Christmas to you all Carolyn

    Carolyn B. - Dec, 2022

  • Three families stayed in this property over Christmas including children and a toddler. We all loved the house and especially the location of the property with a short walk to the Maitai river and very close to town. Property had everything we needed, comfortable beds and pillows, so much outside room for the children to play. Clean and tidy with great amenities. Would definitely recommend.

    Callie F. - Jan, 2022

  • Kia Ora We loved our stay, thank you for hosting us. I’ll be back in touch next time we’re in nelson! Caroline

    Caroline A. - Jan, 2022

  • Great holiday house would love to share with family, wonderful to have our dogs with us!

    Gillian and Geoff R. - Jan, 2022

  • Lovely big house with a garden perfect for the kids to play and explore. Location makes for a great walk along the river into nelson Thank you for having us to stay, we had a brilliant time. Kids loved the garden so much! Would love to come back again

    Caroline A. - Jan, 2022

  • Dear team, That was the best quality stay and service we had with you. Maitai magic was a real magical place for us with everything we needed, beautiful and tidy. Everybody loved the amazing place. We will definitely ask for your service during the next visit since we could not cover many interesting attractions there. Many thanks again for your excellent service.

    Anton F - Jan, 2021

  • Good afternoon Sara, I would like to express my appreciation to you and your team! Thank you for taking on our last minute request and finding us this awesome property to stay in Nelson. We all absolutely loved it and throughly enjoyed our holiday time. We will definitely come to you again for our next stay in Nelson. All the best for 2021 and talk soon~ Regards

    Frank C. - Jan, 2021

  • Wonderful location and fabulous family home Our family loved staying at Maitai Magic - comfortable beds, cosy spaces to rest, good set of toys and places to explore. Our daily walk to one of many swimming holes was a delight and we were sad to have to leave ! Thank you for sharing your special place.

    Richard K. - Jan, 2021

  • Amazing house in a great location. Very peaceful and beautiful house as well as the yard. It was like an oasis :-) Loved our stay with the family. Very peaceful location and lovely home. We hope to visit again with a group in the future.

    Anjna L - Jan, 2021

  • Maitai Magic Holiday Home will first be available from 24 Nov 2020! This wonderful home is just minutes away from the city centre, yet right in the heart of the Maitai Valley natural paradise. The best walking and biking tracks, and swimming holes, that Nelson has to offer are right on this property’s doorstep, along with large reserves and parks. We look forward to welcoming our first guests and sharing their reviews here soon!

    Holiday Nelson Team - Oct, 2020

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