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Ocean Spa Vista

Nelson suburbs

  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bikes OK
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Pool
  • 1 Parking
  • Aircon
  • BBQ (gas)
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About Ocean Spa Vista

  • Location 
  • Quality of Home 
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included

Gorgeous Ocean Views & Deck-top Spa!

Take in the beautiful blues & incredible sunsets over Tasman Bay, the Tasman Sea, coastline of the Abel Tasman & the mountainous skyline of Kahurangi National Park!

This architectural, light-filled holiday home offers a well-equipped escape with lots of special touches including ultra high-speed WiFi!

Fabulous outdoor dining on deck. Across the road is swimming and water pursuits. Easy bike ride or just over 30 minute walk to the city. Vistas from many windows. Great decks. Beautiful hotel-style loft master with balcony!

Great value & a special experience for honeymooners, small families or small groups of travelling friends!

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps up to 5)

Upstairs - 1 (Master): This is a Loft-style bedroom with King bed and Small balcony with Sea views. 

Ground floor - 2: Single + Single (this can be converted to King by early request).

Other - Double Sofa bed in lounge (this will not be made up in advance of arrival, but linen & bedding will be provided).

Please see our note on Bedrooms & Light under 'Booking Conditions & Notes'.


Shower with mains pressure, Toilet & Vanity with Wall-heater & Heated towel rail. 


The Bosch washer and dryer in one are located in the living room cupboard. A drying rack is also provided. 


Ocean Spa Vista 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, 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. Please see our General Terms & Conditions for full details.

Access - Please note that access is via a steep but safe driveway. 

Bedrooms & Light - The bedrooms are fitted with shade blinds/screens. These reduce light but do not block it. The Master loft bedroom is screened from the living area below but is partially open to this space (as shown in photos).

Car parking - There is just one car park available at this holiday home. If you have an additional vehicle this will need to be parked below on Atawhai Drive.

Noise in the area - While this holiday home is elevated & well set-back from the main road & far from the port, Nelson's waterfront areas can be busy & all properties within these areas may be subject to some road & port noise.

Spa pool use - Use of the spa is not permitted after 10 pm due to local regulations & the proximity of neighbouring properties that may be affected by noise.

Stairs - this home has stairs between the car port, loft level and the main level with its living areas, bathroom & second bedroom.

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
  • Sea Views
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Spa Pool
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Coffee espresso machine
  • Carport
  • Freeview TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Heat pump
  • High Chair for Hire
  • Linens & towels
  • Off-street parking
  • Pantry basics
  • Portacot for Hire
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • TV
  • All day sun
  • Housekeeping upon departure
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • Smart TV/Internet TV
  • Ultra Fast Fibre Broadband
  • Unlimited Internet
  • Coffee/Espresso Machine
  • Bikes OK
  • Refrigerator

Atawhai is a beautiful, sunny North facing seaside suburb. 5 minutes drive / 10 minutes bike / 30 minutes walk to Nelson City Centre. Bus stop 50m away on Atawhai Drive. Miyazu Reserve & Garden, Skate Park nearby, Neale Park, McGlashens Brewery Founders Park, Four Square, Fish n' Chips, Sprig & Fern, Queens Gardens Centre of New Zealand close by. Kayak or Paddle Board on the Haven at full tide.


  • Pic's Peanut Butter World
  • Local Wineries
  • Great Taste Cycle Trail
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Nelson Saturday Market (Montgomery Square, Nelson CBD)
  • Tahunanui Beach & Attractions
  • Nelson Classic Car Museum
  • Maitai Caves Walk
  • McCashins Brewery & Cafe
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Boulder Bank
  • Cable Bay
  • Codgers Mountain Bike Park
  • Founders Park
  • Founders Cafe
  • Golden Bay (day-trip)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Mapua Wharf
  • Hey Mara, Thank you for the stay. Your place is great and it's very clear that you and your partners look after it very well. We enjoyed our time here. Best regards, Daniel

    Daniel P. - Jun, 2024

  • One of the most cared for properties I have seen. Was a pleasure to stay.

    Daniel P. - Jun, 2024

  • we had a great time with perfect sunrises/sunsets great views

    Gary T. - Apr, 2024

  • Great sunsets. Really great place to stay

    George L. - Mar, 2024

  • Responsive host! Beautiful sea view.

    Leah M. - Mar, 2024

  • Well equipped place with everything we needed. Response rate was quick and attentive. We appreciated the kitchen being well stocked so we could cook at the house. the beds were comfortable. The only downside was the noisy nearby road and the closely spaced neighbors.

    Ken V. - Mar, 2024

    Hi Ken, Thank you again for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback! It's great to hear that you found our place well-equipped and appreciated the prompt response. We apologise for any disturbance caused by the noise from the nearby road. Regrettably, there's little we can do about the closely situated neighbors.
    Holiday Nelson
  • Nice view, nice spacious, everything there that you need

    Verina B. - Feb, 2024

  • Hot tub and BBQ was good.

    Kellie G. - Feb, 2024

  • Throughly enjoyed my full 6 day stay here. Everything that was needed for an easy and comfortable stay was provided. The place was comfy and cosy and had the best views from the sunrise till the sunset. A beautiful set up inside and very clean. The spa pool was put to good use for relaxation. Great location and just a short drive from the city and beaches. The hosts were very responsive and helpful which made it an easy stay. I highly recommend staying here if you want a peaceful and scenic stay in Nelson. Thank you once again for a lovely stay! Have a fantastic new year :)

    Cherie D. - Jan, 2024

  • Thank you for an amazing stay ! Air bnb was perfect ☺️

    Cherie D. - Dec, 2023

  • I absolutely loved this home, was like a dream home for us the only thing is the driveway lol was very steep n bit scary for me BUT incredible home location, absolutely loved it and highly recommend just wasn't keen on the driveway sorry but LOVED IT STILL

    Jasmine T. - Nov, 2023

  • Thank you so much for all your assistance with our booking at the Ocean Spa Vista. It was a gorgeous house that both my friend and I agreed we would happily hire again. I appreciated how flexible you guys were with us possibly having an extra person stay. It was a massive couple of days for our children performing in Te Mana Kuratahi so to be able to go back to such a beautiful house was the icing on top.

    Belinda R. - Nov, 2023

  • Comfortable with a fantastic view! The view was beautiful when the tide was up, close to town, comfortable and a great sized tv! Perfect weekend get away for myself and my fiancé.

    Chelsea G. - Oct, 2023

  • Awesome place, loved the area and nelsons lovely

    Jordan T. - Oct, 2023

  • Very pretty view Great view, owner was very responsive and helpful.

    Shiloh D. - Oct, 2023

  • Our family of 4 stayed 2 nights. Interesting location directly in front of the water. Amazing views, epic sunsets.

    Alex Z. - Oct, 2023

  • Lovely getaway We enjoyed our time staying. The house was well maintained, clean and well set out. The view was stunning and heaps to do as a family nearby. Would love to come back! Thank you for having us.

    Brenda C. - Oct, 2023

  • Very nice tide accommodation with nice views.

    Sanjay V. - Oct, 2023

  • Hey, we are all checked out. Thanks so much for the beautiful stay ☺️

    Shayna M. - Sep, 2023

  • We absolutely love this house! Stunning views and very light and clean energy. We have great time and also able show parents from China stunning nZ views! Also house hold provided very detailed cooking facilities and spiceda. coffee. Tea. Good book to read. My daughter loves the loft. This house have home vibes! thanks so much! Will recommend to other friends.

    Zhang - Sep, 2023

  • Nice place

    Mike - Sep, 2023

  • Beautiful place right on the water! The driveway is steep so if you have a car I’d recommend parking at the bottom of the driveway. But the actual place was STUNNING. The water, the night sky and the peacefulness was just what we needed. The kitchen was fully stocked, and the gardens are beautiful! Would definitely recommend! ☺️

    Shayna - Sep, 2023

  • We have used Mara, Ola, Jarrod & Rob.'s places several times and they are always presented well and communication is easy.

    Kasey - Sep, 2023

  • The house was lovely, clean, well equipped and the view was amazing. The spa pool could have been a bit warmer but other than that it was the perfect way to spend a weekend away with my fiancé. We would book again if we go back to Nelson.

    Chelsea - Sep, 2023

  • The views were stunning, loved that we were able to have a spa and watch the sunset. The house was clean and well equipped. Gas BBQ was a handy addition. The drive is super steep but we were fair warned and there was plenty parking at the bottom of the drive. We visited in August so the house was cold when we arrived but there is an excellent heat pump and wall heaters to make it cosy. The shower was fantastic, I need shower pressure like that at home!! Host's were very accommodating! Friendly neighbours also. We can't wait to visit again.

    Anna M. - Aug, 2023

  • Great location, stunning views, so relaxing! Really comfy beds and great water pressure in the shower. The spa pool was awesome.

    Lynn H. - Jul, 2023

  • Lovely place to stay just a couple mins drive out of central Nelson. Place was spotless clean, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, lovely hot spa pool to enjoy with a fantastic view. The driveway is very steep as they say but we didn't have any issues navigating, even with a large rental car! Would recommend having a car though as there is not much in easy walking distance. Also recommend earplugs at night - the house is not on the road but unfortunately a bit of traffic noise does travel up from the highway. And an eye mask as the blinds are not black-out : ) However these are things we would normally have on a trip anyway so we didn't have any inconvenience. We would definitely stay here again!!

    Barbara P. - Apr, 2023

  • Thank you very much our stay was catered to perfectly will definitely be coming back. The hosts made this stay very helpful an enjoyable perfect in every way will definitely be coming back

    Anita T. - Apr, 2023

  • We had a fantastic. Communication exceptional, both leading up to on the day of arrival. Photos correctly reflect the apartment, everything was very clean, we had all the equipment we needed, and very handy to Nelson. A+++

    Becky S. - Mar, 2023

  • Schöner Aufenthalt, die Unterkunft traf unsere Erwartungen und entsprach dem gemachten Angebot. Infos vor dem Einzug waren sehr gut.

    Markus W. - Mar, 2023

  • Lovely spot… great views.

    Colart M. - Mar, 2023

  • Hi your service was excellent thanku very easy to keep in communication & the house was beautiful & clean we really enjoyed our stay in nelson

    Pat F. - Feb, 2023

  • Review

    Susan J. - Feb, 2023

    Comfortable accommodation convenient to Abel Tasman NP. Parking was very convenient; we had everything we needed. Nice view but there is some road noise. My husband enjoyed the hot tub.
    Holiday Nelson
  • Review

    Anastasios T. - Feb, 2023

    Amazing location and accommodation. Spa bath was amazing.
    Holiday Nelson
  • Hello, The guest house was impeccably clean and the view was stunning. I thoroughly enjoy my stay. It was also conveniently located to town. I would definitely recommend staying at this location. It was delightful. Thank you,

    Bruce S. - Jan, 2023

  • Review

    Matt B. - Jan, 2023

    Beautiful views with all amenities required for an easy stay.
    Holiday Nelson
  • Review

    Victor L. - Jan, 2023

    beautiful place. love it! everything as described. wished I had stay a day more . only set back was the challenging sloping driving up to the unit.
    Holiday Nelson
  • We enjoyed staying at Atawhai. It was a great location for our ticky touring around Nelson lakes, Moutere and the Able Tasman. The property was reasonably noisy with the main road into Nelson going right past the property. We did not enjoy the continual traffic noise.

    Rachel S. - Jan, 2023

    Glad you enjoyed the location and sorry that road noise was an issue during your stay.
    Holiday Nelson
  • We loved this house, the view was stunning and the house was charming. An easy drive into town and situated in a very lovely part of the city. We would highly recommend it, We absolutely loved our stay and the house, it was just perfect.

    Penny H. - Oct, 2022

  • Great Views Lovely home with great views over the water to the mountains. The spa was a bonus.

    Anne M. - Oct, 2022

  • Great location and lovely views It was a nice property for the 4 of us. Steep driveway but great views!!! The spa was lovely

    Rachelle F. - Oct, 2022

  • Amazing views, comfortable and nice and clean

    Lisa I. - Sep, 2022

  • absolutely beautiful loved the spa! beautiful decorations

    Ariaan G. - Jul, 2022

  • Great space and service was fantastic. Had a small issue with the Spa, but the team helped out and it was resolved.. We will be back

    Jayde M. - Jul, 2022

  • Wonderful views! Such a beautiful spot, house was clean.. driveway was a little steeper than originally thought with a bigger vehicle it can be a struggle but over all a gorgeous place to stay.. nice and close to the city! Thank you! Lovely place to stay we all enjoyed our time there although the weather wasn’t fantastic we managed to squeeze in a hour in the spa and lots of time to relax.

    Tessa S. - Jul, 2022

  • Great spot to stay with stunning views and close to the city. I would stay he again for sure!

    Phil H. - Jul, 2022

  • Perfect location. Lovely home. The spa was lovely too. There were some warm blankets missing from the kids room but I contacted the company who were in touch very quickly. We ended up leaving the heat pump on which worked out good. This was a much needed break for our family and I really enjoyed my stay.

    Suzanne W. - Jun, 2022

  • Beautiful view and lovely quirky chalet. Lovely to sit and watch the sun set in the spa and the heat pump kept the house cosy. Very handy to town (easy walk or bike along path) and attractions like cable bay.

    Kirin H. - Jun, 2022

  • Great location, great hosts and a really lovely place to stay definitely recommend We loved our stay, thanks so much!

    Arihia C. - Jun, 2022

  • Hi there! Thank you so much for the accomodation, we really enjoyed it and it was a beautiful place to stay, and was exactly what we needed- some peace and quiet! We will definitely be recommending to friends and will look out for this place when we’re back in Nelson. Thank you!

    Bodhi and Arihia C. - Jun, 2022

  • Lovely view, great hot tub.

    Gabriela G. - Jun, 2022

  • Nice property, sub service and location The property itself is nicely furnished, well appointed with great views out across the estuary.

    Karen W. - Jun, 2022

  • Nice tidy house which worked well for a short stay for our family, including 2 children. Town end of Atawhai. Limited privacy in double room upstairs as no wall or door, just small privacy screen. Coffee machine was good and we enjoyed an evening spa. House has everything you need but nothing extra to make it homely like blankets, books or toys for kids.

    Diana G. - May, 2022

  • Thanks so much for allowing us to postpone our Nelson holiday from August last year and for being so accommodating thorough the seemingly endless lockdowns. It has been such a treat to get away and enjoy this beautiful part of the country. Ocean Spa Vista was perfect for us - just the right space/size etc and a very comfortable bed!! Close enough to town but far enough away from to be caught up in the hustle and bustle.

    Gill & Kevin A. - May, 2022

  • Hi :-) Absolutely loved this place. Exactly how it was described, easy to access and very clean. The room downstairs requires more blankets as it gets very cold. Have recommended to others and would stay again. Thanks again. Kind Regards, Teresa

    Teresa F. - May, 2022

    Hi Teresa, Thank you for your feedback. I will share this with the whole team in order to improve our offering to guests and make sure we'll have extra blankets added. It's been our pleasure to host you and we'd love to host you again, next time you come to visit our beautiful region! :-) Our regards, Mara and the Team at Holiday Nelson
    Holiday Nelson
  • Great views, comfortable house to stay in.

    Sarah R. - Apr, 2022

  • Stunning sunsets Beautiful place,, tidy and clean,, enjoyed getting a good workout going up and down the stairs;-)

    Kirsty R. - Mar, 2022

  • Cool spot with great views from the balcony. House was presented nicely on arrival. Would definitely stay here again.

    James M. - Mar, 2022

  • It's amazing place to enjoy the holiday, recommended to everyone looking for sea view and ambiance also it's well furnished and you don't need to think about anything as it's fully equipped. it's amazing place to enjoy the sea view and ambiance was unbelievable , everything was perfect.

    Mohamed A. - Jan, 2022

  • Such a stunning spot on the water!

    Chivonne K. - Jan, 2022

  • Great place with wonderful view over the bay. Neat and tidy with all the mod cons and a lovely spa pool. Great location just out of town. Great for a mini get away.

    Eugene G. - Jan, 2022

  • Review

    Fabio F. - Jan, 2022

    We had an amazing stay, such a beautiful place and extremely cosy. Very close to the city and at the same time very private. It is very well equipped and the jacuzzi was lovely. Definitely one of the best places we ever stayed. Highly recommended. Thanks Mara for being a great host. ????
    Holiday Nelson
  • Ocean Spa Vista is a gorgeous new holiday home with availability commencing December 2021! We very much look forward to welcoming our first guests & sharing their reviews here soon!

    Holiday Nelson - Dec, 2021

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