Gibson Historic Cottage - beautifully restored

Cottage | Nelson City | #25758

8.8/10 (88 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Walking distance to central city, Trafalgar Centre and waterfront restaurants
  • Spacious 3 bedrooms - quiet and private.
  • Stunning outdoor sitting and barbeque area

Gibson Cottage was built by one of Nelson's first settlers, John Gibson in 1843. It has been beautifully restored and is a very comfortable and wonderful place to stay for up to 6 guests. It is private but close to neighbourhood amenities of an excellent coffee shop, dairy, acclaimed Nelson's waterfront restaurants and Nelson's best fish and chip shop. It is also less than 2 minutes walk to Blackmore Cottage if you have friends or relations staying there. A 10 minute flat walk to central Nelson or the Trafalgar Centre.

Enjoy being part of history with all the modern comforts of modern day life - most guests regard it as the best ever accommodation they have stayed in - many come back again and again.

Perfect for a holiday or for a business trip - spotlessly clean and well maintained and renowned for all the extras that are provided.

10 minutes flat walk to Nelson's famous Saturday markets, easy walk to yacht club and marina. On the Nelson cycle trail and a bus stop less than 100 metres away. We can provide safe lockable bike storage and have 6 basic bikes and bike helmets available for guests to use.

Children aged 6 and over welcome.

All guests are provided with a complimentary bottle of Nelson wine and a full breakfast basket as well as teas and coffees.

The comment we get the most: what amazingly comfortable beds and what a stunning restoration - we'll be back.

If you need accommodation for more than 6 people or want more than 3 bedrooms we suggest you book nearby Blackmore Cottage as well; its less than 2 minutes walk away.



Special conditions: No smoking indoors, no pets and not recommended for children under 6 years of age (but do enquire) and non wheelchair access. Does have a sloping path that requires walking up from the footpath to the cottage. Discount for longer stays - please enquire. Please note: there is no cleaning fee and all linen is provided. Close to Blackmore Cottage - perfect for a large group - have some stay in Blackmore Cottage and some stay in Gibson Cottage.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Amelia's Room

    1 x Split King

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • The Blue Bedroom

    1 x Split King bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year Round
22-Feb-18 to 31-Dec-18
$170/night $170/night
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 22-May-19
$170/night $170/night

*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 (88)

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  • Great place to stay

    Great place to stay. Handy to coffee shop annd food places. Beautifilly restored

    JoD27146 100%|4x Feb 2018

  • Perfect place to stay in Nelson for our family of 6, close...

    Perfect place to stay in Nelson for our family of 6, close enough to walk into the centre of town. It was

    Kirsten_Ha1 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Property was lovely and location very central for town

    Property was lovely and location very central for town.

    FionaWy1 0%|1x Jan 2018

  • The property is very centrally located, was clean but dusty

    The property is very centrally located, was clean but dusty. Pleasant enough environment. Negatives for a family, no off street parking for rental on extremely busy road, their was a crash right outside. Road noise in the front bedroom was prohibitive. No chilly bin or similar, no DVD player or similar, no outside space to play for kids. Floors squeak very loudly, furniture not comfy. Well priced comparatively, would not recommend for family, historic home enthusiasts dream.

    DonnaDi7 0%|1x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    There is wide safe parking right outside the cottage and guests have parked there without incident for the last 12 years including this guest with her little rental car. There was a crash during her stay but it was 500metres along the road and her rental car was totally unaffected. The cottage is acoustically insulated to prevent noise. We don't provide a chilly bin or coollie bags because most guests that require them bring their own, don't know any other holiday house that provides them.

    sueas486 98%|337x

  • Very charming house, witch has been well taken care of

    Very charming house, witch has been well taken care of.

    JohannaBe1 100%|2x Jan 2018

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