Starlight Holiday Retreat Cable Bay Nelson

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

9.4/10 (13 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


There is no TV!

But you and 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 colours 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 pipi’s 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 Pepin 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 or a light lunch at the Cable Bay Cafe.

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 is allowed outside only

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen (Required, NZ$20.00 per person);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Moontide Room

    1 x Single bed

  • Southern Cross Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • The Boathouse

    1 x Queen bed

  • The Milky Way Mezzanine

    1 x Narrow single bed

  • The Planets

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (14)

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  • Delightful comfortable property in a stunning location

    Delightful comfortable property in a stunning location. Having direct access to the estuary and being allowed use of the boating equipment was brilliant. We also just enjoyed staring at the ever changing view! Great birdlife all around and superb walking on Cable Bay. We would highly recommend this property and hope to return soon.

    CharlotteSu1 100%|6x Dec 2018

  • Chris is a great host

    Chris is a great host. The home is well equipped with everything you need. Great place to watch the tide roll in through the big picture glass. Very relaxing spot.

    Lori S. Nov 2018

  • Excellent location overlooking the lagoon and out to see, with beautiful changing...

    Excellent location overlooking the lagoon and out to see, with beautiful changing scenery with the fluctuation of the tides. The house is well located literally on the water, and is a short walk to the main beach down the road. The house itself is well-equipped, warm and dry, light and airy, with views to die for.

    PaulR857 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • We really enjoyed our week! The main house is well appointed and...

    We really enjoyed our week! The main house is well appointed and with that view became a very relaxing spot to enjoy the Nelson summer sun. As a family we enjoyed swimming in the safe and sheltered estuary right in front and using the kayaks to explore the inlet. The boathouse provided the perfect teenage sanctuary, close but yet just far enough away to give them some freedom. Great spot, close to Nelson yet remote enough that you hardly see anyone in this little slice of paradise

    LisaM7 100%|93x Feb 2018

  • A wonderful house with fantastic views and lots of character

    A wonderful house with fantastic views and lots of character. We absolutely loved this place. Perfect space for our party of seven. Only bad thing was that we had to leave ;-)

    JessicaSt15 100%|1x Jan 2018

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