Gibson Historic Cottage - beautifully restored

Cottage | Nelson City | #25758

9.2/10 (70 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Walking distance to central city 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.

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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year Round
20-Jan-17 to 20-Apr-18
$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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (70)

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  • The cottage is charming and full of character

    The cottage is charming and full of character. We would certainly recommend it if you are staying in Nelson. Access is by a relatively steep pathway from the roadside. This wasn't a problem for us but could be for others.

    SueS2621 new member Jan 2017

  • Cottage was great, had everything we needed and lots of little extras...

    Cottage was great, had everything we needed and lots of little extras that you would not usually get with a holiday house. Great location easy to get to town or the beach. Great restaurants within easy walking distance and the coffe shop that was 2 doors down did fantastic coffee. Great to have linen provided and not to have to do the cleaning before checkout. I would highly recommend this property if you are in Nelson.

    clairewright 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Drewitt Cottage is absolutely beautiful, extremely clean and very handy to town

    Drewitt Cottage is absolutely beautiful, extremely clean and very handy to town.

    JanineDa6 new member Jan 2017

  • Warm, comfortable and clean

    Warm, comfortable and clean. Relaxing nights stay. Opposite the port but not too noisy, parking on street out front. Very reasonably priced

    OscarE74 100%|5x Nov 2016

  • The property was well done up and was nice and clean

    The property was well done up and was nice and clean

    Vicki 100%|1x Oct 2016

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