Wakefield Quay House is a heritage 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.
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 hosts Woodi and Johnny out on the deck and sample some of the best 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 and Harbour Light Bistro – so you can leave the car at home and forget the driving!
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. Over summer on Wednesday nights there is a yacht racing and on Thursday nights we watch over 100 keen swimmers. Luckily for us, the sun conveniently sets over the water bang in the middle of our view.
Our 1905 colonial villa has all the goodies including the most amazing 180 degree seaviews from our two luxurious queen rooms with ensuites. 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, polished native timber floors and loads of Persian carpets. The house may be old but this is no museum, we don’t offer uncomfortable bumpy old chairs, musty rooms or flowery wallpaper!
Our rates include pre-dinner drinks and nibbles, daily cooked breakfast using the best Nelson produce and complimentary internet. We like to spoil our guests to bits, think gleaming Waterford crystal, old English silverware, L’Occitaine and Linden Leaves 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 also 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