Gibson Historic Cottage - beautifully restored

Cottage | Nelson City | #25758

9.1/10 (65 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
27-Oct-16 to 31-Dec-17
$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 (65)

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  • Very cute historic homestead within easy walking distance to town

    Very cute historic homestead within easy walking distance to town.

    AnnaP151 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • despite it being on such a busy road, it was surprisingly quiet...

    despite it being on such a busy road, it was surprisingly quiet at night. the location was excellent with the waterfront restaurants 10 minutes walk in 1 direction and the city centre 10 minutes in the opposite direction. parking was easy right outside the gate. the cottage is so well presented, and so authentically restored, the photos don't do it justice. after reading the extensive research into its history, we enjoyed recognising it in pictures at the Founders Park, another historic gem

    AdrienneInder 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • lovely cottage

    lovely cottage

    NualaH11 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Excellent property - would definitely return

    Excellent property - would definitely return

    ThomasRonan 100%|3x Aug 2016

  • Lovely cottage - warm, clean and inviting

    Lovely cottage - warm, clean and inviting. Very well set up and an interesting place to stay.

    susall338 100%|2x Jul 2016

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