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I can't think of a better way to experience Nelson. Abel Tasman has it all, views, accommodations, hosts, all nestled in a quaint neighborhood minutes from downtown. One of the highlights of our New Zealand adventure.



Highly recommendable - we had a fantastic time here over Xmas with our family and enjoyed the stunning view from the terrace. The host was so nice and helpful and made our stay even more enjoyable!

G Feuer

Just breath-taking in terms of location, accessibility to the surrounding Abel Tasman delights and of course the view from every window in the villa. Great place to stay!



Beautiful place, very clean, kitchen very well equipped, Nicola is a fantastic host, the few and location is stunning, beds super comfortable. It felt like home! (We spend Xmas here with the family).



Beautiful accommodation! The Abel Tasman Villa was my home away from home for a few months and I enjoyed every moment. The Villa is beautifully laid out with spacious airy rooms, comfortable furniture, plenty of storage and is very well equipped. There are two bedrooms and guests have their own private bathroom. The views are absolutely stunning, and many hours can be spent simply relaxing on the deck watching the activity in the harbour. The location is perfect for enjoying all that the Nelson area has to offer and there are some very good restaurants within walking distance. However, with such incredible views, the evenings are just perfect dining at home and watching the sun set! Our host made sure we were very comfortable upon arrival and was only a phone call away if we needed anything. It was the perfect place to spend time in Nelson.



This is a place that any experienced traveller would enjoy. Relaxing, quiet, views one will not tire of, very well equipped and furnished. Hosts that are generous with help but not intrusive. We would definitely return here and stay longer.



I loved every moment in your lovely stylish home and long to spend the remainder of our holiday here, lost A insists that we travel south to see lakes and this and that, glaciers, mountains and rivers despite my many pleas! Next year I am coming ALONE! (not really I would hate to be without him!)



Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and we had a great stay in your beautiful villa. The views were just magic.


This is a great apartment with fantastic views across the harbour entrance to the Abel Tasman Park. The property is beautifully presented, extremely comfortable, and has everything you'll need for a great visit to Nelson. Sitting in an elevated position, the property is very relaxing and quiet. There are other apartments in the area but most are closer to the working harbour which can be noisy when a container ship is loading. Abel Tasman Villa suffers none of this and has ample private spaces to sunbathe or enjoy an al fresco meal on the decking that almost surrounds the property. Just one caution for the less able is that there are a lot of stairs but the effort is rewarded by the views. There is a lock up garage for the car or cycles and a lift for your luggage! We look forward to returning again.



I rented this villa long term in 2013 for about 4 months, from mid-winter into the beginning of summer. It is very well appointed with a high standard of chattels and furnishings. There is a longish staircase from the street to the front door but not too taxing and also a motorised bag lift to assist half way if you need it. It was warm and dry in the winter and light and airy in summer. The neighbourhood is pleasant with many gardens and well kept houses. The view is superb! There are many vantage points within the villa to appreciate it and it really does make the villa quite wonderful, certainly to the extent that you think twice before going out if you have to, i.e. it's a very relaxing getaway place, private and attractive. There's no doubt it is an expensive rental, but worth it in my opinion.



The vila was exactly as described and even though the host was not there when we arrived, she made sure we were well looked after. The views are amazing and the stairs up to the Vila are easy to manage unless you are a heavy smoker!!! The location is good as well and we even walked most times into the city (approx. 20 minutes) and took a taxi ride back. Would definitely stay there again. Thanks!

Andrea Dodel


It was our first experience in New Zealand and we spent three nights here. The house is beautiful and the host was so kind and helpful! Both living room and bedroom have great view to the ocean. The host gave us great tips for visiting and restaurant options. We would love to come back and stay here again.



Just a note to say thank you for looking after us so well. Our holiday was wonderful and we look forward to returning to your beautiful town.

Philippa, Zack and Anna

Situated on the hill directly behind the famous Nelson 'Cut' - the channel that divides the inner harbour from the sunny Tasman Sea - Abel Tasman Villa is a well-appointed, sun-drenched retreat with indoor/outdoor flow and fabulous views of the ever changing Nelson seascape. It is up several flights of stairs, so you get a good workout coming and going, but your luggage is transported by a baggage gondola, so don't sweat! Our 10 day stay was like living at home, away. I love cooking and the kitchen has all the necessary equipment and more. We were celebrating, so the champagne flutes were spot on! There was plenty of linen and bathroom goodies. A garage for the car and broadband and music are available if you get sick of the al fresco lifestyle and views. All in all, a wonderful experience.



This wonderful apartment is the perfect place to stay. The location is stunning. I have used Abel Tasman Villa as short term accommodation for business colleagues. On both occasions they wanted to have something more than just another hotel room! The ease of booking, all the added extras that are provided really make a difference. Thank you for going out of your way to find the juicer . Ill be booking again next year. 



We had a wonderful week at Abel Tasman Villa. The view over Tasman Bay was unbelievably good (we could have spent the week on the deck just looking at it), the host was incredibly welcoming, the villa was perfect and very conveniently situated for Nelson centre. Nice touches included a welcome supply of bread milk fruit tea & coffee and items like washing up liquid and shower gel being available. Even some olive oil! It makes such a difference not to have to shop for basics at every stop when you are touring round. The villa is top class and comfortable, very well equipped with everything you could need. The host was very helpful on arrival but we were then left to our own devices, the right balance for us. The only thing to think about is 50+ steps from the street to the villa, not a problem for us but could be for others. And a slightly eccentric wifi signal. But did I mention the view?



We would highly recommend ABEL TASMAN VILLA! The view from every room-even the master bath was amazing! We could lay in bed and look out at the view of the bay. We are from America and it was our first time to New Zealand. Nelson is a perfect home base and the Villa is in a great location. We will have great memories of New Zealand, Nelson and especially ABEL TASMAN VILLA!

Vicki Krueger & Richard Hoffman

The host was extremely hospitable upon our arrival and was available if we needed her throughout our visit. The place was immaculate, the view fabulous. This was our first experience with airbnb and we couldn't have been more pleased.



This is an excellent place with attention to a lot of detail. Very clean and enjoyable.



We are seasoned New Zealand travellers and so look forward to our Nelson stay at the Abel Tasman Villa to relax, rejuvenate in comfort and style in our home away from home; with stunning views and convenient location.

Randall & Carol von Tempsky


We arrived home safely on Saturday. We can't thank you enough for opening up your home to us and for your great hospitality. Our time at Abel Tasman Villa, and especially the magical view, will remain one of our lasting memories of our vacation in New Zealand. We will most certainly return when we next get the chance.

Alice and Joe


Thank you so much for helping us out with a place to stay, after double booking this week. Your Vacation home is lovely and perfect for our needs. We felt very much at home here. Thank you again.

Connie and Ed.


We have traveled to New Zealand many times and have come back to Abel Tasman Villa as our favourite accommodation in the Nelson /Golden Bay area. The home is so comfortable and well appointed that you never want to leave but is centrally located for great day trips in the area. The views and sunsets from out Villa are amazing! Your hosts, "the Nicks of Nelson" as we love to call them offer true KIWI hospitality.



The Abel Tasman Villa was a great base for our visit to Nelson and the surrounding region. The house is modern, immaculate and has a wonderful view of the bay and harbor. The host was friendly and helped us plan our visit to the local wine region and the Abel Tasman National Park. We thoroughly enjoyed the house and our visit to Nelson. There are 42 stairs that lead from the street to the deck of the house so this could be an issue for some people although it wasn't for us. However, there is a small lift that can haul luggage up the stairs. We highly recommend the Abel Tasman Villa. We would visit there again in a heartbeat.



Thank you for a lovely stay in your fabulous house. If you are ever in England call in.

Jane and Alan