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Luxury B&B Accommodation - Nelson, NZ

the Waters is a luxurious boutique bed & breakfast dramatically set above the turquoise Tasman Bay, in the heart of the Nelson Wine region, New Zealand. Three private, appointed accommodation suites offer spectacular unspoilt panoramic views over the bay to the east and snow-capped Mount Arthur to the west. Our guests can enjoy our luxurious retreat while having superb access to some of the most beautiful landscapes in New Zealand.

Our location at the Waters is well suited for you to experience the things to do within the Abel Tasman and Nelson regions. We invite you to browse through the attractions to choose the length of your stay in our unique region

We invite you to learn more about the Waters, our luxury B&B accommodation, B&B rates, and most importantly, what our guests are saying.


We offer relaxation, comfort and all the amenities you could want in a tranquil, contemporary environment. With a flexible range of services on offer to cater for your every need we strive to make your stay with us an unforgettable experience.


If you book 3 nights the two electric bikes are yours for free for a day!
If you stay with us 4 nights, the BEACH BACH is yours to enjoy without charge for 1 day!
Inquire about customized tours, pick-up service and a private boat tour with your host Isaac.
We cook for you delicious local fare – book ahead of time please.

This place is incredible, beautiful rooms, and the hosts nothing less than perfect. Host Claire and Phil are great. Claire is a gem and is full of enthusiasm, pride and knowledge of New Zealand and particularly for this region.

Personal Service

With a manager's residence on-site, you're never far from a friendly helpful face. We are happy to recommend tours, excursions, suggest itineraries, and generally share our local knowledge.

 Meet the team.

A Serene Location

On the edge of an olive grove, above a small tarn, just metres from the beach, and perfectly located to explore Nelson to the east, Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks to the North, and the Vineyards of the Moutere to the West.

Suite Accommodation

Our three suites have been individually decorated and have their own style and charm. We have added lots of luxurious extras to make our guests feel at home and ensure they enjoy their stay.

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Call us on: +64 27 246 0667

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