About the Waters

Rest, relax, explore, indulge. At the Waters we have created a serene environment for our guests looking for a luxurious retreat or a lovely home to come home to after an exciting day of experiences.

Enjoy the famous Nelson Sunshine and explore all that our wonderful region has to offer.


With an enviable reputation as the sunniest part of New Zealand, the Nelson/Tasman region is a perfect destination for both the overseas and out-of-town visitor.
If you're looking for rest, and relaxation or something more energetic, you are literally spoilt for choice


Our three purpose built luxury suites have been designed to offer a unique accommodation experience. Just metres from the shores of Kina Beach, in the centre of spectacular Tasman bay, with cantilevered decks that extend over the pond, our estate is a stunning location.


THE WATERS is set on the edge of Windhover Estate, a 10 hectare property on the seaward side of Kina Peninsula.

Windhover Estate is a olive grove, orchard and vineyard and guests of THE WATERS are free to stroll(*) among the vines and olives, and enjoy the majestic setting, surrounded by mountains and sea. Windhover Villa is available for rent.


Because of the beautiful beach front location of THE WATERS at the Windhover Estate there are many different ways to make any celebration unique and special. Depending on your personal needs and wishes, we can make your event an unforgettable experience. NEW and available from October 2016 our 'Beach Bach' can be booked by guests staying at THE WATERS or at the Windhover Suites only, thus ensuring your privacy.


Your hosts are Phil and Claire Gladstone along with their children Shona and Arthur. Phil works within the New Zealand wine industry and has over 20 years experience in all aspects of viticulture and wine making. They both look forward to sharing this wonderful location with you and ensuring that your stay is relaxed and memorable.


Call us on: +64 3 52 66 714

© 2014 The Waters All Rights Reserved