Sea for Miles - Nelson, New Zealand

New Zealand - Nelson - Nelson

Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,View of Port & Tasman Bay from deck
View of Port & Tasman Bay from deck
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Watch the ships going in and out of Port Nelson
Watch the ships going in and out of Port Nelson
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Kitchen
Kitchen
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Open plan kitchen/dining/family & walk-in pantry
Open plan kitchen/dining/family & walk-in pantry
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Kitchen, Family room & walk-in pantry
Kitchen, Family room & walk-in pantry
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Lounge with gas fire & air con.
Lounge with gas fire & air con.
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Deck with shade cloth overlooking Tasman Bay
Deck with shade cloth overlooking Tasman Bay
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Outdoor dining with BBQ
Outdoor dining with BBQ
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Outdoor Dining
Outdoor Dining
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Front entrance
Front entrance
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Bedrooms are on both levels to right of photo.
Bedrooms are on both levels to right of photo.
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Lower bedroom with deck, sea view, TV & ensuite
Lower bedroom with deck, sea view, TV & ensuite
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Guest bedroom. Queen bed, fitted wardrobe & ensuit
Guest bedroom. Queen bed, fitted wardrobe & ensuit
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Guest ensuite.
Guest ensuite.
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Guest ensuite.
Guest ensuite.
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Master bedroom ensuite
Master bedroom ensuite
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Master bedroom ensuite walk-in shower
Master bedroom ensuite walk-in shower
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Kingfisher in our garden
Kingfisher in our garden
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Tasman Bay, Port Nelson and Western Ranges
Tasman Bay, Port Nelson and Western Ranges
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Nelson Cathedral & Trafalgar Street
Nelson Cathedral & Trafalgar Street
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Horse trekking in Golden Bay
Horse trekking in Golden Bay
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Kayak or walk in Abel Tasman National Park
Kayak or walk in Abel Tasman National Park
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Nelson,Judy & Roger Pittman
Judy & Roger Pittman
  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms3

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is preferred

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Relax on the deck and watch the ships and boats in Tasman Bay or get active with some of the many activities, such as, mountain biking, hiking, golf, kayaking, fishing, wind surfing, etc. etc.
Nelson prides itself on good food, wine, scenery, arts and culture.

Our 270-sq metre (approx. 3000sq feet) home in Atawhai, just 4kms from Nelson CBD, was built in 2001 and has been extensively modernised in the last 2 years. Whilst it is well-appointed and has some of the best sea views in Nelson it is not Homes & Gardens-style flashy.

The kitchen, dining and family room are open plan and all have excellent sea views, as does the main lounge which has a modern gas fire to make it cosy in winter. The rest of the house is heated, or cooled, by air conditioning. Ample decking and outdoor-living with garden furniture, shade cloth and barbecue.

The house has four bedrooms but only two (both with Queen-sized beds) are available. Each bedroom has its own large en-suite and there's a third bathroom with spa bath.

Wi-Fi is available and there is a good cellphone signal for most networks. The car (available with the exchange) is an automatic 2016 4x4 Nissan X-Trail. We would prefer the car not to be used for long touring journeys and kept within the Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough region. This is basically the top quarter of the South Island so gives you plenty of scope for day trips.

The house is set in half an acre of garden and has superb, un-interrupted views across Tasman Bay to the Western Ranges, taking-in Port Nelson, the historic lighthouse (1862) and the Boulder Bank - one of the longest naturally-formed spits in the world, measuring 13kms.

You will be relieved to know you are not expected to maintain the garden, although there may be the need to water some parts occasionally. You are very welcome to help yourself to fruit and veg.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Jacuzzi
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Setting

  • Suburban
  • Mountains
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our house is in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac and built on a hillside overlooking the Tasman Bay and the Nelson Boulder Bank with the Western Ranges in the distance. There is a an excellent cycle and walking track at the bottom of the hill taking you along the waterfront to the centre of Nelson, approx. 4kms. Bicycle hire is available. There is also a bus route within walking distance, but it is a climb back up the hill!
Countless restaurants and cafes within a 10kms radius of the house, including wineries and boutique pubs. Nelson has a reputation for excellent micro breweries that use locally-grown hops, as well as the award-winning wineries in the surrounding vineyards.
Nelson is New Zealand's largest commercial fishing port and consequently we have an abundance of fresh local fish suppliers and restaurants.
Local produce is available at Nelson's fantastic Saturday Market (you must visit this market for arts, crafts, fresh veg, cheese, Manuka honey, olive oil and souvenirs). There is something for everyone and it's full of colourful characters) and also the Wednesday Farmer's Market.
You haven't tasted decent coffee until you've tried coffee at any one of our numerous cafes .

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Corner Shop
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Nelson is served by a busy regional airport just 20 mins drive away. Flights from Nelson to Wellington take approx. 20mins. Flights to Christchurch approx. 45mins, Auckland approx. 1 hour 20mins. Queenstown involves a change of plane at Christchurch.

There is a lengthy cycle network (Great Taste Cycle Trail) across the Nelson/Tasman region, world-class mountain bike trails, a large, safe and sandy beach, golf courses, tennis courts, croquet, bowls, swimming pool, kayaking, wind-surfing, sail-boarding, paddle-boarding, sailing, fishing, etc, all within ten minutes of the house and hang-gliding, sky-diving, micro-light flying, private piloting (both helicopter and light aircraft), horse riding, quad bike riding, Flying Fox etc. - all within half an hour of the house.

There is a winter ski-field (Rainbow Ski Field) two hours away. A shuttle bus service is provided from Nelson.

You can choose a different golf course for every day of the week and follow-up your game with lunch at a different café or restaurant for every day of the month. Not to mention the wineries. The Nelson region produces some of the finest, award-winning wines, as does neighbouring Marlborough.

Three of New Zealand's most beautiful National Parks are easily accessed from Nelson. The Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs and world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track. The Kahurangi NP is more rugged but has a network of tracks allowing you to explore wild rivers, high plateaux, alpine herbfields and coastal forests. Nelson Lakes NP offers tranquil beech forest, craggy mountains, clear streams and lakes both big and small.

Events and festivals include:
NZ Antique & Classic Boat Show – February/March.
Nelson Arts Festival - October
Harness Racing - January & June
International Film Festival - August - September
Opera in the Park - February
Founders Book Fair – Queen’s Birthday Weekend (first week of June)
Adams Chamber Music Festival – biennial (31 Jan-9 Feb 2019)
Rugby matches at Trafalgar Park. International cricket at Saxton Fields.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars

  • DeVilles, New Street, Nelson
  • River Kitchen, next to iSite, Miller's Acre car park off Halifax Street. Great for al fresco casual dining beside the Maitai River.
  • The Baker's Cafe, Collingwood Street, Nelson. A small patisserie-style cafe. Excellent croissants.

Special places to shop

  • Nelson Saturday Market, Montgomery Square, City Centre. Colourful arts, crafts, produce. Good for locally-made souvenirs. A must.
  • Eclectic, Hardy Street, Nelson
  • Vintage Antiques, Vanguard Street, Nelson

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Founders Heritage Park, Atawhai Drive, Nelson
  • Nelson Arts Festival - October
  • World of Wearable Arts & Classic Car Collection, Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson

Walks or jogging paths

  • Great Taste Cycle Trail
  • Centre of New Zealand walking track
  • Tahunanui Beach, Tahunanui, Nelson

Health or fitness clubs

  • Mi-Gym, Bridge Street. Nelson.

Interesting day trips

  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Marlborough Sounds or vineyards
  • Golden Bay - Takaka & Collingwood

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

*Sorry, but we have no availability in December 2018 or February 2019.

We have a 2016 Nissan X-Trail 4x4 (automatic) available for your use within the Nelson/Tasman/Marlbourough region. We would rather it is not taken out of these regions and not used off-road. Gravel roads are OK.
There are several bike hire companies in and around Nelson for you to take advantage of the cycle tracks, however we would prefer that bikes are not carried in our car.
We have a vegetable garden from which you are welcome to take produce. There is an automatic irrigation system but it would be appreciated if you could water a few small areas where the irrigation does not reach and our few indoor plants.
While we do not have any pets, we are cat lovers and would be more than happy to provide food and love to your cat.
No wild parties - at least, not unless we are invited!

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant care is needed inside
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is preferred

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange

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