Nelson Luxury B&B - Sea view Panorama - Wakefield Quay House, New Zealand

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Wakefield Quay House - Luxury Waterfront B&B, Nelson NZ

Wakefield Quay House is a heritage villa offering relaxed luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation. We are a few metres from the sea overlooking Tasman Bay and the harbour entrance on New Zealand’s beautiful 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.

This is the place to kick off your shoes, socialise with the locals and the other guests, and take a break from your travels. Around sunset each evening join your laid back hosts Woodi and Johnny on the deck for a fine Nelson wine or beer or two, we can tell you all you need to know to make your stay in Nelson fun!

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.

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View from Manaia yacht towards Wakefield Quay House

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 antiques and many original artworks and sculptures from the Nelson region, original rimu staircase, high ceilings, cozy woodburner, polished native timber floors and loads of Persian carpets. We are mere minutes stroll to the Boat Shed Café and Harbour Light Bistro restaurants along the waterfront.

Hallway - Nelson Luxury B&B

Our nightly tariff includes complimentary Wi-Fi, pre-dinner drinks and nibbles and daily breakfast using the best Nelson regional produce.

We like to spoil our guests with very personal service, gleaming Waterford crystal glasses, old English silver, L’Occitaine and Linden Leaves toiletries, sumptuous bedding, loaded iPods and guest laptop.

Borrow the backgammon set, dive into our nautical library or just curl up in a bean bag in the sun. There is even a guest fridge to chill those bottles of fine New Zealand wine you've got rolling around the car!

We love the sea and if you do too you can go for a sail with Johnny. Take a look at our information page, or go to

Entrance Hall - Wakefield Quay House B&B Fireplace - Wakefield Quay House Accommodation Dining Area
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"The best B&B in the world!" - Matthew Jukes, wine writer, UK
"Wakefield Quay House, a B&B fronting Tasman Bay serves the best scrambled eggs on this planet or any other" - Marin Magazine, San Francisco, USA
"The kind of place I actually enjoy writing about, many thanks!"
Ed Grenby, Sunday Times, UK
"Thank you for organising the dolphins on arrival" Dennis & - Janet, Liverpool UK
"Thank you for taking the term 'hospitality' to a whole new level - we so enjoyed everything." - Bud & Margi, Boston, USA
"I would like to say 'just like home' but home was never this much fun, great breakfasts too." - David, Cape Cod, USA
"Please adopt me." - Nick, Brisbane, AU
"Quite possibly the coolest B&B in the world." - Bob Morris, travel blogger, Florida, USA

Wakefield Quay House 385 Wakefield Quay Port Hills Nelson New Zealand
Phone +64 3 546 7275 Mobile 027 265 7547 Email
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