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The Lookout

Nelson City Centre

  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bikes OK
  • Free WiFi
  • Aircon
  • Pets OK
  • BBQ (gas)
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About The Lookout

  • Location 
  • Quality of Home 
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included

A charming one-bedroom holiday home featuring stunning timber floors & locally-crafted furniture & artwork. The well-equipped kitchen & Weber gas BBQ make mealtimes a breeze & high-speed WiFi & TV are there for your entertainment! 

You'll love the private deck & the unique & stunning views overlooking the bay, port Nelson & the city itself! Being close to the city's greenbelt, you'll enjoy the sound of bird song in the mornings as well as easy access to great local walking trails!

The Lookout offers a convenient yet private retreat that is ideal for travelling professionals or couples & the location is perfect with its views, easy walk to Nelson's CBD & handy proximity to some great local bars & cafe-restaurants! 

Bedroom & Bathroom

The bedroom offers Queen bed & views over the city & Tasman Bay. The spacious bathroom offers Shower, Toilet & Vanity


The Lookout 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 1.5 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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Booking Conditions & Notes

No party or venue use. No Smoking. 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.

This home is not suitable for young children. Please be aware that the home is located on the second level of the property & is accessed via stairs.

The owner's boat (not available to guests) occupies the carport area & the garage is reserved for owner storage. The laundry is located in the carport. 

A single off-street carpark is available for guests. The carpark is parallel to the house & directly in front of the car-port & garage door.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in is possible anytime after 2pm 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
  • On-street Parking
  • Aircon
  • Pets OK
  • Sea Views
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Apple TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fully-fenced courtyard
  • Book collection
  • Coffee plunger
  • Food processor
  • Freeview TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Heated towel rails
  • Heat pump
  • Electric heating
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • Housekeeping upon departure
  • Netflix & Other App accessible TV
  • Double-glazed Windows
  • Bikes OK

The Sprig & Fern bar & Milton Street takeaway & dairy are just a 5 min walk away. There is also a small Dairy on Milton Street.

Just 5 mins walk to Founders Heritage Park & McCashin's Hop Garden Cafe.

Just 15-20 mins walk to the City Centre.

Walking along the Centre of New Zealand trail - which starts at the bottom of the street on the right, which is signposted, will also get you to the swimming holes on the Maitai River!

A nice summertime day in the "hood" round trip would be hiking to the swimming holes via the Center of New Zealand trig-marker with a beer at the Sprig & Fern on the way back!


  • Local Wineries
  • Great Taste Cycle Trail
  • Rabbit Island Ferry
  • 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
  • Nelson Classic Car 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 Cafe
  • Golden Bay (day-trip)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Mapua Wharf
  • Lovely outlook and had everything you would need!

    Kate A. - Apr, 2024

  • Hi, We enjoyed our stay at the Lookout very much, it's a wonderful place. Please tell the owners that we thank them very much for letting us stay and for the bottle of wine. Kind regards, Jonas and Barbara

    Jonas and Barbara P. - Mar, 2024

  • Beautiful hilltop location with amazing view in a lovely area - The Wood. Brilliant kitchen, with everything you need. A couple of good cafes nearby. Easy walk to The Centre of NZ. Thanks, we loved the house, has a great beach house vibe.

    Catherine P. - Feb, 2024

  • Sehr schöne Wohnung Wir haben hier die Tage über Weihnachten verbracht und haben die sehr gut ausgestattete Küche sehr genossen. Die Wohnung ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, das Bett sehr bequem und die Aussicht grandios. Bei unserem Aufenthalt blies der Wind stark vom Meer hinauf, so dass es nicht so gemütlich war, auf der Terrasse zu sitzen, dann ist das Sofa im Zimmer zu klein für zwei Personen. Vielleicht sollte über die Anbringung eines Windschutzes nachgedacht werden? Dann wäre auch ein Liegestuhl schön. Für das Wetter kann niemand etwas, daher trotzdem 5Sterne, da die Wohnung wirklich schön und sehr gut gelegen ist, man kann zu Fuß in die Stadt laufen, Wanderwege beginnen quasi am Haus und Nelson und Umgebung hat viel zu bieten. (Very nice apartment We spent the days here over Christmas and really enjoyed the very well-equipped kitchen. The apartment is very tastefully decorated, the bed is very comfortable and the view is magnificent. During our stay the wind was blowing strongly from the sea, so it wasn't that comfortable to sit on the terrace, then the sofa in the room is too small for two people. Maybe you should think about installing a windbreak? Then a deck chair would also be nice. Nobody can do anything about the weather, so it's still 5 stars because the apartment is really nice and very well located, you can walk into town, hiking trails basically start at the house and Nelson and the surrounding area has a lot to offer.)

    Alexandra O. - Jan, 2024

  • Hello. We had a lovely time staying at the Lookout. The location was great for us. Your instructions for upon arrival were very helpful. Thank you very much Matthew and Sharon

    Matthew and Sharon H. - Dec, 2023

  • Kia ora koutou A quick email to let you know that we had a great few days at The Lookout. Lovely location (good three-point turn practice :-), and excellent accommodation. We really did enjoy it. Regards Steve

    Steve K. - Nov, 2023

  • Everything was as expected, hosts easy to communicate with . Thanks

    Kasey - Aug, 2023

  • Lovely quiet house on a quiet street with super views out to the water. House has a very nice homely feel to it, very comfortable. A pleasant walk to CBD. Would love to visit again.

    Nicola T. - Jul, 2023

  • Great place, beautiful views and everything you need. Would stay again.

    Nicola S. - Jul, 2023

  • Everything was as expected, good communication with host, great accommodation for my team

    Kasey C. - Jun, 2023

  • Great spot with lovely views, great that we could bring our dog. Will return

    Andrew C. - Jun, 2023

  • Great place to stay. Highly recommend

    Dan M. - May, 2023

  • The spot was great and funky: had all we needed. We stayed for 4 night and had a great time

    Nigel B. - Apr, 2023

  • Great place for a visit to Nelson and surroundings. Clean, all you need included. The view is perfect. Would certainly recommend.

    Marcel S. G. - Apr, 2023

  • A great location with a scenic view of Nelson and the ocean. Recommended!

    John C. - Feb, 2023

  • We very much enjoyed our stay at your property. You have a beautiful home in a central location with a great view. So much more comfortable and spacious than a hotel room! We are from Canada so it is unlikely we will be coming back to Nelson, but we will recommend to any friends planning to be travelling your way. Best regards

    John and Sue C. - Jan, 2023

  • We spent five nights here but felt at home on night one. the living space is fully equipped for a long-term stay. It is extremely clean with a beautiful view from the deck in a quiet neighborhood that is also walkable to downtown. Communication couldn't have been better. This is where we will stay the next time we are in Nelson. Again, thank you so much for such a great trip!

    Jeffrey D. - Dec, 2022

  • Wonderful spot! Beautiful views from above of the city. Beautiful birds at eye’s view in the trees. Perfect place to stay in Nelson. Lots of space- very nice wood dining table and comfortable furniture. Everything you could need in a kitchen for cooking. Nothing bad to say. It was a perfect place for us.

    Julia R. - Dec, 2022

  • We had a great stay at The Lookout. The apartment is a perfect size for a couple. It had everything we needed for a comfortable and easy stay. The views are great. It's quiet and an easy walk into town. Communication with Holiday Nelson is easy and responses prompt. Overall a fabulous stay.

    Katrina E. - Nov, 2022

  • What a beautiful place with fantastic views of Golden Bay! It had everything you would ever need for a vacation, or in my case, vacation with work. Everything is supplied to be self sufficient. The Kitchen is a chef's paradise! The bathroom is also great, shower is awesome, and love the heated towel rail. Bedroom is great with a marvelous view of downtown Nelson. Its literally 5 mins from downtown but seems a mile away from everything else. Quiet and luxurious! I would buy it!

    Pete M. - Oct, 2022

  • Hi, We had a great stay in the lively loft. Thanks so much Sherilyn

    Sherilyn W. - Oct, 2022

  • Great accommodation. From spring it’s like being in a leafy treehouse. Great views across to boulder bank and back towards the cathedral. Very clean and comfortable. A lovely spot, felt like a tree house! Very comfortable, clean and convenient.

    Sherilyn W. - Oct, 2022

  • Great cottage and will definitely stay there again next time we visit Nelson. thank you lovely and cozy. very clean and had everything we needed.

    Melanie B. - Oct, 2022

  • Beautiful spot. Immaculate, tastefully decorated. Accommodating in terms of flexibility with times etc. Many thanks for the use of the Lookout. It’s a beautiful spot, lovely and clean. You’ve been very accommodating. All the best.

    Vanessa A. - Apr, 2022

  • Cute place, close to nice walks and the centre of NZ. Would happily stay again. Thanks for having us, we really enjoyed our stay!

    Terri T. - Apr, 2022

  • Lovely accommodation, very tidy, clean, and handy to the city.

    Mark S. - Mar, 2022

  • Hi Holiday Nelson team, I just wanted to say that we were very happy with our stay at The Lookout. It was super clean, comfortable and well equipped with great views and a good location. We really enjoyed our stay there and also thanks for the great communication. Kind Regards Tracey

    Tracey S. - Mar, 2022

  • Thanks for having us to stay. I’ve left a review on Air BnB. It was a lovely wee home with a gorgeous view. Close to Nelson city and surrounded by lovely walks. We hope we left it up to standard. Thanks again

    Jane McG - Jan, 2022

  • Local to Nelson city surrounded by lots of lovely walks including Centre of New Zealand and Japanese Gardens. A gorgeous little apartment with lovely views. Thanks for a great stay in your cool wee home.

    Jane M. - Jan, 2022

  • Great private one bedroom unit with lovely sun, well equipped and very comfortable. Would stay again.

    Annie - Jan, 2022

  • Lovely holiday home

    Claudia G. - Jan, 2022

  • We loved our stay in the Lookout and quite happily could have stayed longer. It was clean, well equipped, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The balcony was especially nice with great views while you drink your morning coffee, would highly recommend staying here.

    Aoife G. - Nov, 2021

  • A great place to stay, fabulous view over Nelson and a luxurious feel. Thanks for a lovely stay. Really luxurious feel.

    Jo B. - Nov, 2021

  • Hello Sara, Mara, Jarrod & Rob, We had just the best stay at The Lookout. The view was beautiful and the apartment extremely comfortable with so many luxurious touches. We also very much appreciated you allowing us to bring our dog Mo. We'll definitely stay again. Many thanks, Jo & Andrew

    Jo and Andrew B. - Nov, 2021

  • A real home from home place to stay. The loft was exactly as described, very clean and had everything you might need. We enjoyed the location which was walking distance in to and around the city, with great cafe’s and eatery’s. Really appreciate being able to holiday with our dogs in Nelson, thank you we really enjoyed our break. We hope you will continue to except dogs again in the future so we can return.

    Julie C. - Nov, 2021

  • Great view, cool furniture and a comfortable stay for two

    Melinda and Alan O. - Nov, 2021

  • Lovely place. Quiet and private. Overall a very easy time.

    Sam R. - Oct, 2021

  • This is a great little place in a great location with a great view! Walking distance to many things like the Miyazu Gardens, Founders Heritage Park and the local Sprig & Fern Tavern. It is also really close to the Atawhai Shared Pathway for bike riding. We also walked into the centre of town which was about 30 minutes. It has a good kitchen and bathroom with a place for everything and has a decent wardrobe and drawers in the bedroom. The description of 'The Nelson's Lookout' is very accurate. We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend.

    Jan B. - Oct, 2021

  • The property was very central and had a nice modern kitchen living area. A pleasant deck with lovely views.

    Helen R. - Oct, 2021

  • Hi, We loved your place! My timber loving husband was in raptures over your furniture. We had a very rainy day there & were very grateful to be holed up in a lovely environment, with everything we could want. Many thanks! Jan & Con.

    Jan and Con M. - May, 2021

  • Great pad! Great accommodation. Had a very wet day in Nelson & was a great place to cosy up. Everything you could need. Fabulously furnished.

    Jan M. - May, 2021

  • A little sanctuary in the city The cutest wee house with everything you could possibly need at your fingertips. A 10 minute walk to the city centre. I loved the sunny deck with the sea view. Literally felt like I was in a tree house. Thank you.

    Judi M. - Apr, 2021

  • Cute, homely and comfortable stay The property is cute and comfy with all the amenities of home. It’s about 30min walk into the centre of town or a $8 Uber. The apartment is roomier than it looks in photos and it was a relaxing spot to stay in.

    Morgan B - Apr, 2021

  • Great location and views, clean tidy place. Great for a couple.

    Wayne P - Mar, 2021

  • A Peaceful Haven A lovely place to stay. Great view of harbour. Very quiet street. If ordering a taxi be aware that there is an Iwa Road (this property) and an Iwa Street. About $12 into Nelson central. Highly recommend a stay here.

    Mathew C - Mar, 2021

  • Hi Just a quick note to say our stay in The Lookout during our holiday in Nelson was fabulous. A great spot for a couple, super private, and so well-appointed. The highlights - wonderful comfy bed, lovely sunny deck, great little kitchen, walking distance to Sprig and Fern, a dairy and really good takeaways. We also found the keypad super convenient and saved us carrying around (and potentially losing) an extra set of keys Thanks for a very enjoyable stay. Kind regards Sue

    Sue Gemmell - Dec, 2020

  • Thank you for your email and the opportunity to give feed back. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would recommend The Lookout to others. It suited me very well while my home was being renovated. It is a perfect size for one or two and has everything you need. Having full kitchen facilities and a washing machine ad drier was a selling point for me, especially staying for a month. I left some oranges and limes- I hope you found and used them!! Kind regards and thank you again. Sandra Heney

    Sandra Heney - Aug, 2020

  • Location was okay House was clean and facilities good The security access system was excellent

    Bob Knight - Mar, 2020

  • Great place This place was great. The owners have thought of everything; even a luggage scale. The location was perfect and the town of Nelson is my newest passion. Thanks!

    Julia Timson - Mar, 2020

  • A Home Away From Home The location was great. Lovely view. The whole place was a nice "home away from home". Everything was there that we needed. Love the info that was left for us.

    Maybelline Koh - Jan, 2020

  • Outstanding,meticulously clean and well equipped facility. Peaceful surroundings and great views from the balcony and bedroom.

    Ros Redpath - Dec, 2019

  • Wonderful experience, a snap shot of living in a unique and beautiful home. We loved everything about this stay, it was a great experience, felt like we were living in a grown up tree house. Nestled in between the hills, with a lovely decking area for coffee or a glass of wine, whilst breathing in the panoramic views and fresh air.

    Tina Spekes - Nov, 2019

  • Beautifully built & decorated, the Lookout offers all the comfort & convenience you will need to make the most of your Nelson stay! We look forward to welcoming our first guests & sharing their reviews here soon!

    Holiday Nelson - Oct, 2019

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