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Island Haven

Nelson Waterfront

  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • 2 Parking

Island Haven - Min. 1 Month Stay

  • Location 
  • Quality of Apartment 
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included 

Situated above Nelson's waterfront, 'Island Haven' looks directly over Nelson's iconic harbour entrance & across Tasman Bay to the mountains of Kahurangi & the coastline of the Abel Tasman - Nelson's beautiful National Park areas.  

You'll love the beauty & quiet of this prestigious location with it's sunny position & proximity to Nelson's main swimming beach, it's proximity to great eateries including The Boat Shed, Harbour Light & Nahm Thai, as well as it's proximity to the Nelson city centre!  

A special feature of this fantastic property is that it has its own private walkway down through the garden to directly access the public walkway to Rocks Road & the Nelson waterfront, Tahunanui Beach & the excellent restaurant-cafe & bar options in these areas! 

Offering 2-bedrooms & 2 ensuite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen & fantastic outdoor dining area this apartment will be ideal for couples or small families wishing to enjoy the best of the Nelson lifestyle!


Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Bedroom 1: Queen 
Bedroom 2:  Queen

Bathroom 1: (Ensuite): Shower, Toilet & Vanity
2: (Ensuite) Shower over Bath, Toilet & Vanity

Availability & Rates

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Minimum stay of 1 month required at all times.


The property 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 2.5 hours will be included in your booking.

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

Linens & Towels & Housekeeping

Holiday Nelson uses quality linens & towels. These are 90º washed to ensure hygiene & all non-fitted sheets are pressed for your comfort. 

At the end of your stay, a standard house-keep is included - allowing you to finish your stay with that relaxing holiday-feel intact.  

Booking Conditions & Notes

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

This home is on a 1-month minimum stay policy. We can't accept shorter stays.

Please note smoking is not permitted inside or on the balcony of this apartment. Smoking on the balcony affects the apartment's neighbours, drifting into their home.

The garage area is suitable for the storage of bicycles or motorcycles & other sports equipment. Off-street on the drive parking is provided for one vehicle.

Check-in is possible anytime after 3pm (as specified in listing & arrival details) or from noon where the option of early check-in has been purchased.
Please try to arrive during business hours where possible (our team are available 7 days a week as late as 8pm).
Late arrivals are available on request for an additional charge of NZ$50.00.
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 time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your departure.
Please note that last-minute late check-out requests or overstays may incur an additional hourly charge as housekeepers cannot generally be rescheduled without sufficient notice.

  • Free WiFi
  • On-street Parking
  • Walk to Restaurants
  • Walk to City Centre
  • Walk to Beach
  • Sea Views
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Beach access
  • Carport
  • Clothes line
  • Coffee plunger
  • Fenced (partially)
  • Freeview TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Heated towel rails
  • Heat pump
  • Linens & towels
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Off-street parking
  • Pantry basics
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • TV
  • All day sun
  • Housekeeping upon departure
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • Smart TV/Internet TV
  • Netflix
  • Central Heating - Heat pump ducted
  • Ultra Fast Fibre Broadband
  • Double-glazed Windows
  • Unlimited Internet
  • Garage (Single)

Apartment 2, 4 The Cliffs - Nelson's premium waterfront address & one of the city's most sought after locations for residents & visitors alike. Sensational views, peaceful yet close to waterfront dining, beach & city.


  • Local Wineries
  • Jester House cafe & tame eels
  • Golden Bear Brewing, Mapua Wharf
  • Great Taste Cycle Trail
  • Rabbit Island Ferry
  • Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park
  • Ngarua Caves, Takaka Hill
  • 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
  • Fantastic apartment with beautiful view. Solid 30 minute walk to town. The Boat House Cafe nearby was lovely. All amenities would suit two couple wanting to cook and have a glass of wine while looking out at Tasman Bay.

    Thomas Kelly - Mar, 2020

  • Location, location, location is all and this property has it, the views are stunning, especially when the sunshines. Clean tidy and smart, the appartment is really comfortable. A bbq would be nice. You’ll need a car though, there’s not much close by although you’re still close to the city, less than 10mins drive. Visit Abel Tasman park, about an hour or so way, and take a walk or boat ride, it’s spectacular and so worth it.

    Charlie Waring - Mar, 2020

  • Great location once you get your bearings. Good walking along waters edge via pathway down to the water. Very quiet and private. Very modern and great kitchen and showers. We had a great stay at Nelson. Perfect location with great views over the water. Very private and quiet. Good to have secure parking.

    Kerry Staniford - Mar, 2020

  • 'Very nice location'

    Kim Mørk - Feb, 2020

  • Too short of a stay in Nelson late Feb 2020. Great location assuming you have a car ... convenient parking. Amazing deck for evening dinners and drinking wine. Small but perfectly adequate kitchen. Small but adequate bedrooms. Great location for Abel Tasman day trips. We’d stay here again.

    Bob Clough - Feb, 2020

  • An unreal place with epic views and beautiful decor. Walk down to the beach or eat dinner overlooking the sunset. Perfect place to stay in Nelson! Thanks so much for being a great host and easy to work with. The place was marvelous!

    Emma Wakely - Feb, 2020

  • tolle lage, grosse und sehr schöne wohnung (great location, large and very nice apartment)

    Melanie Alig-Casanova - Jan, 2020

  • Fantastic place in a great location. The place was very clean and tidy, the rooms comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The view is wonderful from the living area and balcony. The area is wonderful and it is easy to explore from the property, we would highly recommend 'Thanks for a lovely stay, the property is great and the area is beautiful. It was very nice to be greeted at check in, the place was very clean and tidy and perfect for us as a family. The location is very convenient and we enjoyed our stay'

    Nicholas Reed - Jan, 2020

  • Perfect location, amazing view! Would stay again in a heartbeat

    Lily Carty - Jan, 2020

  • Lovely place, brand new furniture. good view, quite and clean. Jarrod is very nice, he showed me how to use this house when I checked in. Worthy to be here again.

    Hao Xue - Jan, 2020

  • Very enjoyable stay in an ultra modern apartment with incredible views Views to die for. Great balcony overlooking the sea and island

    Barry Martin - Jan, 2020

  • Everything was perfect!

    Georgia H. - Jan, 2020

  • It’s a great apartment. The landlord welcomed us warmly. The room is very tidy and has a best view. The location is superior and the travel is convenient.Thank you so much

    瑜 范 / Frank - Jan, 2020

  • Smuk hjem og beligggenhed (Beautiful home and location)

    Monna Hansen - Jan, 2020

  • A great place to stay with amazing views and good amenities

    Andrew Fox - Jan, 2020

  • Wow!! Beautiful place, incredible location, couldn’t imagine anything better. Super clean and updated; garage space; views of the sea; comfortable beds - even better than the pictures ! Amazing place ! Thank you so much for letting us stay. Amazing stay! We would absolutely stay again thank you so much.

    Laura Stern - Dec, 2019

  • Stylish, modern place with an incredible view of the ocean and great amenities: big terrace, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, nice furniture and big showers. It really is as nice as it looks in the photos! There even is a little pathway that takes you directly to the beach. Highly recommended! Thanks for the brochure with your sightseeing and restaurant recommendations, very helpful!

    Diana and Heiko Mangold - Dec, 2019

  • Fantastic spot for relaxing. The place was clean and the host was communicative and quick to give tips and insight. The views from the living room are breathtaking. The spot isn’t super close to downtown so plan on driving or taking a cab wherever when you want to leave.

    Philippe Gauthier - Dec, 2019

  • Beautiful apartment with absolutely stunning views. Great location, just a short drive in to town. Communication from the hosts was great, we couldn't fault our stay. Loved it!

    Ian Hawkins - Dec, 2019

  • We had a wonderful stay in Nelson. The place is well-appointed, classy and comfortable with amazing views. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks so I have for letting us stay at your place. It was well-appointed, classy and comfortable.

    Susan Oemcke - Dec, 2019

  • The accommodation is lovely, extremely comfortable and the views outstanding. Garaging the car can be a bit tricky, but don’t let that put you off enjoying this beautifully prepared apartment. The hosts respond very quickly to any queries and are helpful. Thank you for responding to our emails and for the clear instructions regarding entry etc. The accommodation is lovely and we enjoyed our stay. The provision of flour and oil etc was really welcomed. The views are outstanding.

    Heather Maxwell - Nov, 2019

  • Lovely home with stunning views

    Chris Matsopoulos - Nov, 2019

  • “We had a great stay here. Great communication and beautiful view! Thank you.”

    Hannah Cunynghame - Nov, 2019

  • Perfect location, immaculate presentation The property at Britannia Heights was perfect for our needs. It's light and airy, impeccably clean, and the view is stunning. Generous linen, thoughtfully-equipped pantry and kitchen, easy entry instructions and access. Rob and the team went out of their way to ensure we had a comfortable stay. Would recommend unreservedly.

    Alex Calder/Sarah Shieff - Nov, 2019

  • Great place, very cozy, clean, and stylish. Good bathroom and room sizes and comfortable beds. The rooms were very bright though for sleeping into the morning. Would recommend though!

    Emily Sprague - Nov, 2019

  • Rooms with a view We've stayed in some stunning places but this one has the most beautiful view of any. It's a perfectly set up apartment with everything you would hope to find, impecably clean and convenient for Nelson CBD and Tahunanui beach.

    Jean Cockram - Oct, 2019

  • Hi Robert, Sara and Jarrod, We had a wonderful stay at your house - what a perfect location you have there! I realised on the plane home that I may have forgotten to empty the fridge completely but I hope that didn't cause any problems. We all needed a rest (from work and school) and we certainly had one last week. I really appreciated how well set up the apartment was and how you had thought about everything guests would need. My only suggestion would be to have some slimmer pillows in the main bedroom - the plump ones look great but are hard to sleep on. Apart from that, the apartment was a beautiful place to stay. Thanks very much. Jean

    Jean C. - Oct, 2019

  • A sparkling clean and stylish space. We enjoyed our time at Island Haven especially sitting in the living area watching the boats sail by. A gorgeous view while cooking in a well equipped modern kitchen. The bathrooms were spotless and brand new. The ability to wash and dry clothes is so very helpful especially for a travelling family of four. Thank you Island Haven! One of the best Airbnb’s we’ve stayed in.

    Soleil Senescall - Oct, 2019

  • Great place to stay. Great view. Will come back again

    Bill Vesley - Oct, 2019

  • Great, stunning views. Stylish and beautiful. A home away from home with everything you needed.

    Brooke Davey - Sep, 2019

  • Great place to stay. Clean and well equipped.

    Sally Stillwell - Sep, 2019

  • Our stay here was an absolute treat! Would highly recommned! Your home was an absolute treat on our 2 week exploration of New Zealand. Thank you for hosting us!

    MaryAnn Casas - Sep, 2019

  • Stylish two bedroom with nice design touches. Lovely views. Great value for money. Another gem from Holiday Nelson’s portfolio.

    Fiona Audrey - Jul, 2019

  • Accomodation was absolutely perfect for our weekend getaway to Nelson. The view is amazing! Place was tidy and clean and had everything that we needed! Highly recommend We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks again Kind Regards

    Jess Cottrell - Jul, 2019

  • We cannot thank you enough for such an exceptional experience. We were in Nelson for work for 2 months and moving to your beautiful home was the highlight. Every small detail was thought of & delivered exquisitely with breathtaking views of sunshine and sunsets from the balcony. The artwork & style of the apartment are beautiful & local which we love! Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with us! xx

    Danielle & Chris Rose - Jun, 2019

  • This experience was beyond luxurious. From the easy self-check-in, we were absolutely shocked by how incredible the house was. Not only is it MUCH larger than we imagined from the photos, but the beds were also absolutely lush with waffled premium bed linens, soft cashmere type blankets, stylish accent pillows. The bathrooms are both ensuites, with a third in addition and everything is completely brand new, with amazing showerheads and a little tub in the ensuite. The most incredible space, where we spent most of our time, was the kitchen, living area and balcony, where the unbelievable windows give you a full preview to the beauty awaiting outside. The balcony is spacious, with tables to sit out and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets which were indescribably beautiful. The large marble kitchen countertops allow you to cook in style with the brand new appliances and plenty of light. The local artwork shows off the best areas of the city and the couches are plush and cozy, making this space feel just like a more glamorous home away from home. Above all, it is so quiet here, 10 minute stunning walks to the beach or local restaurant spaces and a slice of heaven. We couldn't possibly recommend this space more as it absolutely made our trip to New Zealand. You HAVE to stay here.

    Danielle Rose - Jun, 2019

  • wonderful home. have a lovely stay.

    Jerry Wang - Jun, 2019

  • Stunning views. Lovely and clean. Easy check in and check out.

    Monique Tinnelly - Jun, 2019

  • Island Haven is a beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom apartment situated in Nelson's beautiful waterfront area! The apartment is first available for Easter weekend 2019! We look forward to sharing our first guest feedback here soon!

    Holiday Nelson - Apr, 2019

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