'Captain's Cottage' - Waterfront with Character!

Bach or holiday home | Nelson City | #19069

9.2/10 (18 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Front Row Waterfront Position - Watch the Ships Sail By
  • Easy Walk to Nelson's Best Waterfront Restaurants & Attractions
  • Warmth & Charm that Only an Historic Character Home can Offer

Captain's Cottage (also known as Nelson's Colaba Cottage) is a character cottage situated right on the beautiful Nelson waterfront. Built more than a century ago, this wonderful property exudes charm, warmth and comfort in a location that can only be described as incredible.

You'll love the outlook - a direct view across the harbour entrance, Haulashore Island, Tasman Bay across to the mountains of the Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks.

With some of the regions best eateries, cafe and event venues, Abel Tasman ferry terminal, Tahunanui Beach and the City Centre all within walking distance the property enjoys the seaside ambience of the waterfront and the convenience of this great location.

Captain's Cottage offers three bedrooms, two upstairs and one down configured as Queen, Queen and Single x2. The bathroom is well appointed with a toilet and a new tile and frameless glass shower. There is also a separate toilet. The living and dining areas are spacious, the kitchen beautiful and fully equipped and a deck encircles the house, providing a lovely place to enjoy the views and sun at the front and a private yard at the rear.

There are games, books, magazines, a DVD player and broadband WiFi internet, and even a pod stocked espresso machine!

While the old fireplace has made way for the more environmentally and efficient heat pump, a flame-effect electric heater retains some of that original charm.

The photos say it well, but Captain's Cottage really is a perfect romantic retreat or family haven for your Nelson experience.

Special conditions: No party or venue use. No Smoking. No pets. General Terms & Conditions apply. A bond/card-authority will be required.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master room

    Downstairs with Ensuite Toilet & Sea views

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom

    Upstairs with Sea views

    1 x Queen bed

  • Third bedroom

    Upstairs with Sea views

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $75.00 per stay (required); Service fee $25.00 per stay (required)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays. This deal does not apply during the 23 Dec ~ 10 Jan period.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 2 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (29)

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  • Beautiful property, stunning view from the balcony

    Beautiful property, stunning view from the balcony. We really enjoyed our stay here.

    Sarah_jolly 100%|6x Mar 2018

  • Beautiful view of water but located on noisy street

    Beautiful view of water but located on noisy street. Very well equipped kitchen, nice porches, ample space in clean, homey cottage

    rosemaryke6 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • The Captain’s Cottage is a wonderfully restored historic cottage

    The Captain’s Cottage is a wonderfully restored historic cottage. It is in a great location, with great views and an easy walk along the waterfront to cafes and restaurants. The cottage itself is very spacious and well equipped. We would definitely want to stay there again and will recommend it to our friends.

    DavidKe24 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • Wonderful location with gorgeous views

    Wonderful location with gorgeous views.

    BridieB 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • Lovely unique cottage

    Lovely unique cottage. Nice to stay somewhere with heritage.

    kellll118 100%|1x Feb 2018

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