Starlight Holiday Retreat Cable Bay Nelson

Bach or holiday home | Cable Bay (Nelson) | #25668

9.1/10 (9 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Surrounded by native bush, birds, board games and books and always wonderful views from every room
  • A 1km stroll brings you to Cable Bay, Beach Cafe, marine reserve & the magnificant Cable Bay walkway
  • Only 20kM to the resturants, cafes & potteries of Nelson also fantastic craft beer and vineyards

There is no TV!

But you and the your guests or children will not miss it. Starlight is a real holiday place. Form here you can watch the day unfold, the tide come and go the colors change and the birds feed. At high water you can swim at the bottom of the garden and at low tide you can collect cockles or pippis on the Estuary. In the evening you can saute your catch on the BBQ and wash them down with a local Sauvignon.

You can sit in any room with your book and watch nature going about its day or join together with family or friends at the main table or on the balcony to play cards or a board game or have a feast prepared in the kitchen or at the BBQ.

When you are ready for an adventure you can start small and walk the 1kM to the start of the Cable Bay Walkway and go as far as you like on this fantastic cliff top coastal walkway through farmland and native bush with a marine reserve below.

Or have Cable Bay Kayaks pick you up at the door for and estuary paddle or a kayak around Peppin island (some of the best coastal paddling in New Zealand). You will likely see seals, sea caves and learn about the local Maori history.

Down the road 3kM toward Nelson is Cable Bay Adventures where you can ride a horse along back country, drive four wheel motor bike along tracks and through streams, fly the sky wire or have a game of paint ball.

Maybe you would just like a really nice coffee at the Cable Bay cafe or a light lunch.

If you must get in the car it is only 20kM to Nelson and from here a quick boat ride to the Able Tasman National park. In Nelson there are award winning restaurants, craft breweries, wineries, glass blowers and potters. Best of all when you have had your fill it is a quick drive back to the peace quiet and tranquility of Cable Bay

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Dinghy
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Moontide Room

    Next to the bathroom and the balcony with bush and estuary views and a view of the rising moon.

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Southern Cross Room

    A quiet simple room with it own door to the outside and a skylight the frames the Southern Cross.

    1 x Queen bed

  • The Boathouse

    Combined living/sleeping area,An old boathouse at the bottom of the garden has been modernized. It has its own toilet and shower and a wonderful view to the estuary.

    1 x Queen bed

  • The Milkyway Mezzanine

    Other sleeping area,This room over looks the lounge has a great sky light to the East and the milkyway.

    1 x Single bed

  • The Planets

    An peaceful upstairs room with beautiful estuary view and skylight that frames the arc of the planets and the moon

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $80.00 per stay (required); Linen $POA (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
15-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$390+/night $390+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $25/night;
3 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 (9)

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  • We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at Starlight

    We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at Starlight. It was well equipped and very comfortable in an idyllic setting. So close to Nelson city - only a short drive to grab meals, meal fixings or refreshments and a visit to the Nelson market on a Saturday morning is a must. Peace and tranquillity with the very best of NZ nature and bird life. The estuary was entrancing with its ever changing tides. Highly recommend a stay at Starlight.

    irenee42 100%|5x Nov 2017

  • Great location

    Great location. Easy to enjoy regardless of the weather.

    UteM1478 100%|1x May 2017

  • A wonderful relaxing holiday home with much originality

    A wonderful relaxing holiday home with much originality. A beautiful unspoilt location with lots of birdlife and water and everchanging light. Idyllic. A good idea to take your food with you or dine in Nelson or the excellent local cafe/restaurant. The local general store did fish and chips but they werent very good. Cable Bay is very tidal so fishing and kayaking are tide dependent. Wonderful history of telegraph cable coming to NZ AT CABLE BAY. The cafe has a terrific account of this.

    claies712 50%|2x Apr 2017

  • This place was fantastic for us, a family with 3 boys who...

    This place was fantastic for us, a family with 3 boys who are fairly competent swimmers. The house is well-equipped and very clean, with superb views from every room & a great balcony & sun room. The ping pong table in the boat house was a great plus on rainy days. The estuary is super safe for kayaking & wading, and making our way out to the beach on Delaware Bay was a great experience (particularly for our ten year old). The view out that way, even on rainy days, is breath-taking.

    JonF1511 100%|4x Jan 2017

  • We had a lovely and relaxing stay at Starlight

    We had a lovely and relaxing stay at Starlight. A well equipped and very comfortable bach. Thanks for having us!

    MinnieMe1 100%|1x Jan 2017

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