Eight Arches Nelson City Centre Holiday Home

Bach or holiday home | Nelson City | #21019

8.9/10 (12 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Fantastic Central City Location
  • Can be booked as a Whole house or 2 apartments (2 bed and 3 bed)
  • Fully Fenced & Landscaped Section opposite the Botaniques & Centre of New Zealand Park Area

When you stay at 8 Arches you have three accommodation options:

1) Book the entire 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home;

2) Book the main house with 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms (rates shown are for the main house only);

3) Book the private alcove suite with 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom.

The entire house can sleep 10-12 people: the main house sleeps 6-8; the private alcove sleeps 4. Rates shown are for the main house only.

Lush bird song serenades you as you arise in this sylvan retreat in the heart of the city. Staying at 8 Arches puts you right across the street from the historic Botanical Reserve and the Centre of New Zealand.

This relaxed, private and completely renovated old Mediterranean style home is perfectly situated: Ridgeline tramping tracks on the adjoining hills flow to the nearby sea and down into nearby bush valleys with riverside swimming holes -- the trail head to these is only a one minute walk from 8 Arches. If you turn the other direction and walk two blocks you are now walking along the beautifully landscaped Maitai River. Bring your bikes and it is a short and easy ride along the river to the harbour and beyond that to Nelson's best beach -- Tahunanui.

Once you arrive at 8 Arches there is no need for a car. Only a couple minutes walk from the Queens Gardens Reserve, the Chinese gardens, and the Suter Art Gallery. Walk two minutes more and you are in the City Centre. Walk to the nearby award-winning Sprig and Fern or Freehouse and hoist a couple of pints. Treat yourself to a gourmand's feast and walk the 5 minutes to the sweet, intimate dining at "Mint." There is a great selection of wines with a wine-tasting bar, and freshly-caught Nelson fish at Fresh Choice supermarket, also a 5 minute walk.

Special conditions: Strictly no parties, no venue, no outside guests. Smoking allowed outside only. Pets ALLOWED by prior written agreement. Pet charge of $10/night applies & some conditions apply. Bond required. Payment by credit card or bank transfer. A $25 booking fee is payable with each stay. Please provide information about your group when placing your enquiry. Please note the garden is a shared area.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    Upstairs with ensuite bathroom access

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2


    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3


    1 x Queen bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area,Upstairs living area with kitchenette, outdoor dining balcony & bathroom access

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • 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 Dec 23 - Jan 8. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
May 1 ~ Sept 30
24-May-17 to 30-Sep-17
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1- Dec 14
01-Oct-17 to 14-Dec-17
$220+/night $220+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 - Dec 22
15-Dec-17 to 22-Dec-17
$240+/night $240+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 ~ Jan 10
23-Dec-17 to 10-Jan-18
$360+/night $360+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
7 night minimum stay
Jan 11 ~ Feb 29
11-Jan-18 to 28-Feb-18
$260+/night $265+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 ~ Apr 30
01-Mar-18 to 30-Apr-18
$230+/night $230+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
May 1 ~ Sept 30
01-May-18 to 24-Aug-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (12)

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  • We really enjoyed our stay

    We really enjoyed our stay. The house is very spacious and excellent location.

    SusanMWallace 100%|4x May 2017

  • Short walk into town

    Short walk into town. Nice quiet location. Well equipped house. Suited our group of 6 adults perfectly

    andrew385a 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Great


    steve henery 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Great property, great location

    Great property, great location.

    nicock863 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • We loved this house

    We loved this house. It was perfect for our two wee families. Close to everything and well maintained with great facilities. Park across the road was an added bonus!

    lmw100 100%|1x Oct 2016

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