Nelson's Luxury Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
Wakefield Quay House is a heritage 1905 villa offering relaxed luxurious guest house accommodation. We are a few metres from the sea overlooking Tasman Bay and the harbour entrance on New Zealand’s beautiful Nelson waterfront. This is the spot to kick off your shoes, socialise with interesting locals and guests and take a break from your travels.
Bed And Breakfast Harbour Views on the Nelson Waterfront
The Nelson Harbour is a hive of activity with big ships, tugs and fishing boats constantly on the move, it is a busy and bustling place and our incredible views change by the minute.
Around sunset each evening join your laid back host Woodi and friends out on the deck and sample some of the finest local wines or beers, we can chat about your trip plans and tell you all you need to know to make your stay in Nelson fun. For dinner, it is a very short stroll along the waterfront to the Boat Shed Café, Harbour Light Bistro, Styx and Nahm restaurants – so you can leave the car at home and forget the driving - woohoo!
From our prime spot you can watch the ships and yachts come and go, enjoy the panoramic sea to mountain views that take in Haulashore Island, the naturally formed Boulder Bank with its historic lighthouse and all the way across Tasman Bay to the Abel Tasman National Park. Luckily for us, the sun conveniently sets over the water bang in the middle of our view.
Stay with us & help protect New Zealand's Heritage
Our 1905 colonial villa has all the goodies including the most amazing 180 degree seaviews from our two luxurious ensuite rooms. The house features New Zealand and English antiques and many original artworks and sculptures from the Nelson region. An original rimu staircase, high ceilings, cozy woodburner, air conditioning, polished native timber floors and loads of Persian carpets. The house may be old but this is no museum – over winter 2017 our guestrooms were totally renovated. All rooms are now air conditioned and even fitted with USB charging sockets. We don’t offer uncomfortable bumpy old chairs, musty rooms or flowery wallpaper!
Enjoy your stay
We have a two night minimum stay year round in our bed and breakfast to ensure the best service and hospitality. Our rates include pre-dinner drinks and nibbles, daily cooked breakfast using the best Nelson produce and complimentary fast fibre internet / WiFi. We like to spoil our guests to bits, think gleaming Waterford crystal, old English silverware, Aromatherapy toiletries, good music and beautifully made comfy beds.
Borrow the backgammon set, dive into our nautical library or just curl up in a bean bag in the sun. There is a guest fridge to chill those bottles of fine New Zealand wine you've got rolling around the car!
Thank you for taking the term 'hospitality' to a whole new level - we so enjoyed everything.
Bud & Margi, Boston, USA
Incredible views and outrageous people – thanks so very much.
Margo & Jerry, Arizona, USA