the Waters is an oasis of luxury that has few peers in the Nelson Region. Our boutique suites are nestled in the heart of the region, just steps from the aqua blue Tasman bay on the edge of the Windhover estate. Purpose built with attention to detail, comfort and practicality, our three elegantly appointed suites are complemented by the personal service of your hosts Isaac and Andrea.

the Waters is simply ideal for the world traveler that expects the highest standards in comfort, but prefers the intimacy of a boutique setting.

The Three Suites ARIA, ORIWA and MOANA

Relaxing area

View west terrace


View east terrace

View west terrace

Sleeping area

View east terrace

Handicapped accessible bathroom


View west terrace

Toilet (seperate)

The three suites ARIA*, ORIWA and MOANA

Each of our three 40m² suites feature the same level of comfort and furnishings. Entertainment is top notch too, with the latest flat-screen TV and blu-ray DVD, as well as an MP3 player system. Super Kingsize double beds ensure your nights sleep is deep and restful. Double glazing and sound-insulated walls ensure your privacy and warmth. An uncommonly comfortable sofa-bed extends to provide accommodation for 1 additional adults or two children if required.
2 terraces, one ocean front and one facing Mount Arthur Mountain Range, cantilevered over a pond, are appointed with a table and 2 chairs each.

*Handicapped accessible


This modern air-conditioned seafront suite features an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower. Enjoy the  stunning views of the Tasman Sea and Abel Tasman National Park shoreline from your private terrace.

The lounge area of the 42 m2 suite can be closed off the bedroom with a large sliding door.

A Nespresso machine (capsules supplied) and fridge are in the lounge area as well as a table for 2 to enjoy breakfast.

The superking bed with an especially comfortable luxury mattress and velvet headboard is perfect for a good night’s sleep. Fall asleep to the gentle murmur of the waves rolling onto the beach. The newly installed air condition ensures a constant temperature during hot summer or cold winter days almost instantly – for your comfort.
High quality French furniture compliment the amazing view.


Providing our guests with all they would expect of a luxury stay is what we have set out to accomplish:

  • Nespresso Machine (capsules complimentary)
  • Electric Egg Cooker
  • Toaster
  • Tableware, cuttlery, salt and pepper
  • Fridge with ice cube trays (stocked with wine and mineral water to buy)
  • Hairdryer
  • Full-size mirror
  • Fluffy bathrobes
  • A choice of single or double duvets/comforters
  • Additional blankets and pillows, heating blankets available
  • Fast reacting heating elements
  • Upper windows which can be opened for natural seabreeze
  • Books and binoculars to watch wildlife


Here at The Waters, breakfast time is a little more relaxed than your formal sit down in a dining room standard type. Generous breakfast provisions are placed in your room the night before. This can include the following, cereal, poached fruit, yoghurt, juice, bread and condiments, as well as a great platter with a selection of ham, salami, smoked salmon, tomatoes, cheeses, and fresh fruit. Also the freshest of eggs are included and within your room you will find an egg cooker for poaching or boiling eggs laid by our very own hens. Those with additional dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice. Each evening the breakfast provisions are replaced as needed. You can therefore see that the breakfast time and attire is entirely up to you. The way it should be on Holiday! 

The Windhover Estate Villa

The Windhover Estate is dominated by the main villa, at the top of the estate, some 400 metres from the beach front. It has sweeping views across the Tasman Bay and up onto the Mount Arthur ranges. The entire house is available for the most discerning of guests.

The Windhover Suite and Windhover Courtyard Studio

The Windhover Lodging includes a Guest Suite within the main house at the Windhover Estate and the Windhover Courtyard Studio. This is ideal for two couples travelling together. Whilst each suite has a seperate entrance, allowing privacy they are close to one another. Both suites enjoy the exclusive use of the facilities at the Main Windhover Villa, these include a 22m seasonally heated infinity pool, sauna and spa.

It is also possible to rent just the Windhover Courtyard Studio on its own.

Call us on: +64 27 246 0667

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