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The Arthouse

Nelson Waterfront

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

About The Arthouse

  • Location 
  • Quality of Holiday Home 
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included

Nestled in the hills facing Nelson's iconic Lighthouse, with a view over Nelson harbour, to the boulder bank and Tasman Bay, this 2018 NZ Architect Award-winning home is quiet, relaxed and easy to live in. 

The double living area opens on to a large wraparound sunny deck facing the sea, with the windows opening right back to let the tree canopy
come into space. You will adore the apartment like feel, the eclectic style, and a home that feels warm, welcoming and intimate.

5 minutes walk down the hill for a swim or to the waterfront restaurants, 20 minutes to central city or Tahunanui Beach, the house can accommodate up to five guests and will be ideal for a professional couple, couples or a
family, looking to experience Nelson over the holiday season. 

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps up to 5)

The Master bedroom offers a Super King bed, walk-in wardrobe & fully-tiled ensuite Bathroom with walk-in Shower, Toilet & Vanity. 

Bedroom 2 offers 2 x comfortable King Single beds (can be configured as King Double on request).

The second living room has the option of a David Shaw sofa
which is able to be used as a comfortable queen-sized bed (on request).

The main Bathroom is beautifully appointed with a tiled walk-in Shower, Toilet & Vanity. 


The Arthouse 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 3.5 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. 

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. No pets. General Terms & Conditions apply.

This is a personal home, made available to guests on an occasional basis. This allows you access to a superb & well-equipped home with the trade-off that storage may be required for owner belongings.

Beehive - There is a small beehive in the garden in a location that is away from the recreational outdoor areas of the house. The bees are not aggressive, but please keep a distance from their hive.

There is also a worm farm which will appreciate any non-meat/non-dairy food scraps. 

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 City Centre
  • Walk to Beach
  • Sea Views
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Dryer
  • Electric Blankets
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Coffee espresso machine
  • Blue-Ray player
  • Book collection
  • Clothes line
  • Coffee plunger
  • Food processor
  • Free Local calling
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Garden area
  • Heated towel rails
  • Linens & towels
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Off-street parking
  • Pantry basics
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • TV
  • All day sun
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • Solar Power
  • Smart TV/Internet TV
  • Netflix & Other App accessible TV
  • Central Heating - Heat pump ducted
  • Ultra Fast Fibre Broadband
  • Waterfront
  • 2+ Bathrooms
  • Double-glazed Windows
  • Binoculars
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Unlimited Internet
  • Coffee/Espresso Machine
  • Bikes OK
  • Refrigerator

40 Poynters Crescent, Stepneyville - The Arthouse is located just above Nelson's beautiful waterfront. This secluded yet convenient position also provides excellent views, easy walking access to the City Centre, the beach & immediate access to Nelson Waterfront's award-winning restaurants and cafes!


  • Local Wineries
  • 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
  • Amazing place that is incredibly well stocked with what you need to feel out home. Decorated beautifully, everything comfortable. Simply fantastic view from the deck. Plan to return to Nelson and wouldn't even think about finding a different place! Thank you so much for your responsiveness and a place that was absolutely fantastic to stay in.

    Steven L. - Feb, 2024

  • We have stayed before- a lovely haven with a stunning view!

    Adrienne S. - Jan, 2024

  • A house with a very homely atmosphere Recommended

    Gang W. - Jan, 2023

  • We are a family of 5 - 2 adults and 3 kids 14, 9 & 7. The house was incredible. Better than the photos! It was so nice...we didnt actually want to leave and do activities! We just wanted to sit on that balcony and gaze at the view. The house was perfectly set out and very well equipped. Everything that we needed was there. The 14yo had the sofa bed, which he said was very comfortable. The sheets were easy to find. Beach towels were provided. It was a very enjoyable stay and wish we had stayed longer. We will definitely return to this house when we come back to Nelson and recommend it to our friends.

    Kirstin N. - Jan, 2023

  • We have had a wonderful. Many thanks. Best wishes Richard.

    Richard V. - Jan, 2022

  • We absolutely loved our stay, it’s a gorgeous property. Will definitely book again (:

    Guy L. - Oct, 2021

  • Fantastic home away from home Quite simply one of the best places we’ve stayed. Exceptionally well appointed, fantastic location, lovely feel, great art - a real home away from home. We really enjoyed our stay a would not hesitate to stay again when we next visit Nelson.

    Bryce D. - Jan, 2021

  • Both the service and property was excellent and we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you, David Marsland

    David Marsland - Jan, 2020

  • The Arthouse is a beautiful architectural home with intimate interconnecting rooms, decorated with a subtle ethnic touch. Fantastic open living area with a great indoor/outdoor flow, and lovely views of the palm and the sea. The Arthouse is first available Summer 2018~19. We very much look forward to welcoming our first guests at this wonderful home and sharing what we are sure will be fantastic reviews, right here!

    Holiday Nelson - Nov, 2018

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