Gibson Historic Cottage - beautifully restored

Cottage | Nelson City | #25758

9/10 (79 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

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year Round
23-Nov-17 to 31-Dec-18
$170/night $170/night
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 23-Feb-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 (79)

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  • Fabulous for a family of six, with room to spread out

    Fabulous for a family of six, with room to spread out. The patio outside was taken full advantage of on the sunny days Nelson provided for us. Cottage was quaint and cute, clean and comfortable and location was central to everywhere we needed to be.

    HelenCa33 new member Nov 2017

  • Beautifully restored house, very comfortable, looking forward to the next time 10/10

    Beautifully restored house, very comfortable, looking forward to the next time 10/10

    FrostyT6 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • A well presented historic cottage decorated tastefully

    A well presented historic cottage decorated tastefully

    Martino77 100%|2x May 2017

  • Exquisite little cottage

    Exquisite little cottage.

    jonath740 94%|19x May 2017

  • The restoration of the house is phenomenal!! Sue and Evan have done...

    The restoration of the house is phenomenal!! Sue and Evan have done an amazing job - be sure to flick through the folders in the lounge for the before and after pics. Our family were super impressed by all your hard work and dedication.

    VanitaP 100%|2x Apr 2017

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