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On The Rocks

Nelson Waterfront

  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • Bikes OK
  • Free WiFi
  • 2 Parking
  • Aircon
  • BBQ (gas)

About On The Rocks

  • Location 
  • Quality of Home 
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included

'On The Rocks' is a modern waterfront villa offering easy single-level living in a location that is close to Tahunanui Beach, a short drive from the city centre & an easy stroll to some of Nelson's best restaurants & cafes!

Outstanding views over Tasman Bay greet you through every window & you'll soon be well acquainted with Nelson's favourite sea-side landmarks: Haulashore Island, Fifeshire Rock & the Boulder Bank. 

This holiday home is contemporary & relaxing & well equipped for practicality & comfort. While proximity to local eateries makes eating out a cinch, with a great kitchen & readily available great local produce, cooking at home is also a great option!   

Head to the beach to enjoy a swim or fishing, walking, cycling, SUP boarding, kite surfing, or relax at home to take in an incredible sunset or two, or pass the day just watching the boats, ships & wildlife -  Nelson's harbour entrance is frequented by dolphins, orcas, schools of fish & many types of seabirds!

'On the Rocks' is an affordable, versatile accommodation that is well suited to a wide range of travellers - From couples or families seeking space & a relaxing break to corporate travellers seeking the perfect place to unwind after a busy day... Click Book Now to secure your Nelson stay at this great holiday home. 

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps up to 6)

1: Master Bedroom with Queen bed, ensuite bathroom & private balcony with close-up views over Fifeshire Rock.

2: Queen bed with intimate views over Haulashore Island.

3: Single bed + Single bed with views toward Tahunanui Beach.

Other: Office nook with a view of the bay.

2+ Bathrooms

1: Master ensuite bathroom with Shower, Toilet & Vanity.

2: Main bathroom with Shower, Bath & Vanity.

Separate Toilet.


On the Rocks 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 3 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 23 Dec ~ 6 Jan (6 nights) & Easter (3 nights). Shorter stays may be accepted by request.

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Covid-19 Travel Restrictions - Credit Offer

Where government restrictions prevent travel to the booked property for your intended stay dates, we will provide a full and flexible credit towards rebooking. See our T&C's for full details.

Refundable Bookings - Refund Protect Cover

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. No pets. General Terms & Conditions apply.

Car parking - Two off-street car parks are provided for guests. The garage area is not accessible to guests.

Security Camera - There is a security camera outside the property. This camera surveils the driveway area.

Noise in the area - The waterfront road is busy & all properties within this area are subject to some road noise. This home is set-back & elevated & has been well insulated to provide comfort & quiet. The road will be busiest during weekday mornings & late-afternoon commute times.

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
  • Aircon
  • Walk to Restaurants
  • Walk to Beach
  • Sea Views
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Dryer
  • Electric Blankets
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Fully-fenced courtyard
  • Bath
  • Boat parking
  • Board games
  • Clothes line
  • Coffee plunger
  • Food processor
  • Freeview TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Garage
  • Heated towel rails
  • Underfloor heating
  • High Chair for Hire
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Off-street parking
  • Pantry basics
  • Portacot for Hire
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • Music Player/Stereo
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • Smart TV/Internet TV
  • Central Heating - Heat pump ducted
  • Waterfront
  • 2+ Bathrooms
  • Movie Collection
  • Unlimited Internet
  • Bluetooth Music
  • Bikes OK
  • Cooling Fan(s)
  • Close to Great Taste Cycle Trail

Rocks Road is possibly the best location from which to see Nelson's spectacular water views. A place of truly remarkable natural beauty yet such a short distance from a city, popular beach & many amazing eateries!

Uber/Taxis are readily available (less than an 8min. ride from here to the city), there is a bus stop nearby, you could take advantage of Nelson's extensive cycleway network or make your way to/from the city or beach by foot :-)

Downtown (major shopping) is 2km away, Tahunanui Beach (including kayak and SUP rental, water park, go karting and mini golf) is 900M away on a scenic walking path, and the first of many high end restaurants is <600M away.


  • Local Wineries
  • Hoglund Art Glass Gallery
  • Jester House cafe & tame eels
  • Kereru Gallery, Mapua
  • Golden Bear Brewing, Mapua Wharf
  • Great Taste Cycle Trail
  • Rabbit Island Ferry
  • Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park
  • Kimi Ora Spa & Massage Treatments
  • Harwoods Hole, Takaka Hill
  • Pic's Peanut Butter World
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Nelson Saturday Market (Kirby Lane)
  • Nelson Sunday Flea Market (Montgomery Square)
  • Nelson Wednesday Farmers Market (Morrison Square)
  • 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
  • Hi We’ve just returned having staying a couple of nights at “on the rocks”. If the opportunity comes around we’d definitely go back. Short or longer stay the site is generous in size and comfortable. A very relaxing stay. Good location close to town and beautiful outlook. Thanks for having us we enjoyed our break. Jo

    Jo G. - Apr, 2022

  • Pretty good place in Nelson Place was clean had a really amazing view. Good location

    Melvin T. - Apr, 2022

  • we'd go back and wished we had longer. kind of place it was easy to relax in. roomy, comfortable, great location. Good for a family.

    Mike and Jo G. - Apr, 2022

  • Hi Sara We stayed at The Rocks on 24th February to 28th it was only three of us not the four that were booked. Our stay was just lovely and we were all very happy with the accommodation and everything that was included. Some people before us had not put the correct rubbish/ recycling etc in the correct bins but we emptied and re-arranged the bins. If ever we are your way again we would love to stay. Many thanks Pauline, Janice and Catherine

    Pauline, Janice and Catherine - Mar, 2022

  • Very comfortable modern house. A great place to relax. Location was really good. Good views of haul ashore island and tasman bay.

    Jeremy K. - Feb, 2022

  • awesome location awesome spot- totally recommend

    Matt L. - Feb, 2022

  • Amazing location for the view and the distance to popular spots. Hosts are very well organised, and great communication through out. House is fully equipped with everything you might ever need. Thanks!

    Jason H. - Feb, 2022

  • Lovely comfortable stay with everything we needed. Very spacious house and great communication. Beautiful outlook over the sea and walking distance to beach. On bus route to town which was handy. Host kindly let us leave bags for the day after checkout.

    Rachel M. - Jan, 2022

  • Great Location Very handy to everything.

    Sheree N. - Dec, 2021

  • Hi Holiday Nelson Team, We really enjoyed our stay in your accommodation, we wish we stayed longer. The house is clean and tidy, and perfectly located close to the beach. We loved our view from the bedroom! It’s also not that noisy as located behind another property, making it helpful for our little one to have a good sleep at night. We’d love to stay here again, hopefully on our next visit. Many Thanks, Charmine and Jamie

    Charmine and Jamie M - Nov, 2021

  • Lovely accommodation with great views. Very clean and tidy. Would stay here again

    Debbie W. - Nov, 2021

  • Lovely place the cabinet under the sink was broken. I let the host know and they were onto it within hours! Great host and place to stay thank you so much

    Nicholas H. - Oct, 2021

  • Awesome house in great location Would highly recommend this house

    Gerald T. - Jul, 2021

  • Just words really. Accomodating Warm Great views Comfortable Easy Central Spotless We loved our time, we would recommend you And if we go back / wed stay there again .

    Kerri H. - Jul, 2021

  • We were pleasantly surprised at how great the location was, easy to get around. everything was awesome

    Glenn H. - Jul, 2021

  • Clean, tidy, nice view Two friends and two children - master is far from the children’s room, but there is a double room next door which worked for us.

    Carla W. - Jul, 2021

  • I loved the house! Great place to stay, relaxing & cozy atmosphere . Great location 5 mins from everything. The house has everything you need to enjoy a home away from home. A++ Lovely Accommodation, we would defiantly stay here again.

    Martina N. - Jun, 2021

  • Great holiday Nice property. Awesome location. Really comfortable.

    Stacey F. - Jun, 2021

  • Great little find if you are after something cozy and spacious in the winter or want a relaxing getaway with incredible views. Perfectly located being only a 5 minute drive from Nelson town centre. Would thoroughly recommend and will definitely look to come back in the future.

    Deborah W. - Jun, 2021

  • Most beautiful house. Amazing views and close to everything. Everything you would want. Perfect. Hosts were wonderful - great communication. Five stars! Thank you so much. Your house is amazing. Such an beautiful view.

    Geraldine O'B. - Jun, 2021

  • Hi Sara, Mara, Jarrod and Rob - all, We absolutely loved your house and we were sorry that we could not stay longer to enjoy the house, wonderful deck and view. We appreciated the finishing touches to make our stay very comfortable. I must say it was also a very warm house with great beds. We were all appreciative of these assets especially when we arrived much later than intended. Too much to stop and experience on the way! This was our only wish list point - an outside sensory light to access the gate and see the steps to the door. We will certainly book again! Kind regards Dorothy

    Dorothy C. - May, 2021

  • Hi Team We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. Great location and well equipped House. We would certainly like to come back here sometime in the future. Regards Peter

    Peter O'S. - May, 2021

  • Great outlook with amazing views and a great position. Thank you for having us regards Luke

    Luke P. - May, 2021

  • Spacious house with beautiful views out to the water! Great spot :) Thanks for an enjoyable stay!

    Georgina G. - Apr, 2021

  • Yes, we had a great time at this property.

    Sean M. - Apr, 2021

  • Hi Myles and Mara Thanks very much for a fabulous stay - we loved your house , and the gorgeous view.

    Julia W. - Apr, 2021

  • Everything as advertised, warm, dry, comfortable in a great location with exceptional views Thanks for a great stay in an awesome location

    Glenn F - Apr, 2021

  • Lovely house with great sea views from every room, comfortable beds and everything you could wish for. Lovely and warm, clean and tidy. Highly recommend the boat shed cafe just down the road for a beautiful meal. Thanks Myles we really enjoyed staying at your house. Loved having a sea view from every room and lying in bed looking at the ocean .

    Julia W. - Apr, 2021

  • This newly listed property offers spectacular sea views & a modern villa feel in Nelson's most sought after area - the waterfront! This home is bookable now & already booking fast for stays commencing 12 March 2021. We look forward to sharing our first guest reviews here soon!

    Holiday Nelson - Mar, 2021

  • Fantastic house on a great location. Ocean view is amazing. Well equipped kitchen, spacious room and comfy living room. Walking distance to restaurants. Highly recommended

    Justine M. - Mar, 2021

  • Your rocks accommodation was perfect for our time in Nelson hope to be back in august many thanks

    Sue A. - Mar, 2021

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