Gibson Historic Cottage - beautifully restored

Cottage | Nelson City | #25758

8.9/10 (74 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
30-Mar-17 to 30-Jun-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (74)

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  • Beautifully restored and comfortable cottage close to town and good restaurants

    Beautifully restored and comfortable cottage close to town and good restaurants.

    AngelaSa6 new member Mar 2017

  • This was a truely lovely house to stay in

    This was a truely lovely house to stay in. They had thought of all the needs one might have when staying there. It was lovely to arrive and have breakfast sorted so we didn't need to pop out to the supermarket that evening. I loved reading the history of the house and about the renovations they had undertaken. Thanks for sharing the lovely cottage with us.

    joy2world new member Mar 2017

  • The house is nicely renovated however we had questioned the owner about...

    The house is nicely renovated however we had questioned the owner about road noise, to which Sue replied that it was not a problem. We found it was noisy, even in the back bedrooms. The outdoor area was particularly noisy. We appreciated the owners enabling us to use the garage. We also had security issues with our rental car on the street out the front.

    SuzannaT 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • The property is OK, located on a busy road with views of...

    The property is OK, located on a busy road with views of a container terminal. Hair in the bathroom, dirty carpets, and dirty laundry from previous guests does not reflect the standard being advertised. Be careful as actual tariff is higher than advertised. Breakfast basket and bottle of local wine was kindly provided.

    AnnandTom 0%|1x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    These guests did NOT stay at Gibson Cottage, they stayed at Drewitt Cottage and were the most selfish and arrogant guests we've ever had in 12 years of running our cottage accommodation. The cottage was spotless as it always is for guests and their feedback is completely dishonest apart from the section about the breakfast basket and wine. Arrived 9 hours late at 11pm and were miffed that we weren't still there waiting for them. Would strongly recommend NOT having these people to stay.

    sueas486 99%|307x

  • 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 100%|1x Jan 2017

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