'Boulder Bank Bach'- a unique bach, 100m to water

Bach or holiday home | Nelson City | #27088

9.6/10 (15 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Funky designed house with easy-flow living and eclectic furniture
  • Located right on the boulder bank and the start of Cable Bay walkway
  • Great holiday home with stunning sunsets

Boulder Bank Bach is situated in the serene area known as The Glen. The house is literally right on the Boulder Bank (well 100m to it anyway). The accessibility to the water makes summertime swimming a real bonus- especially the evening swims at sunset. Snorkeling, diving, fishing (sometimes even surfing) are all right there too. The house is on a cul-de-sac so the traffic is limited to local residents and it's a quiet place to relax. At the street end begins the Cable Bay walkway (a 3hr walk through QE2 reserved native forest).

The house itself is one of the original houses here and has a quirky design and is a great place to spend some time. The eclectic furniture has been collected over the years from India, France, and op-shops in NZ. The house is well designed for easy-flow living, including bi-fold doors to increase indoor/outdoor living. The outdoor decking contains a large table/chairs suite and a BBQ for those warm summer nights.

The house contains three double bedrooms (sleeping seven people) comprising the following: King Size bed in a very spacious master bedroom upstairs, Queen Size bed in a room with a door opening to the decking, Double bunk- also with a door to the outside decking. The bathroom is another funky feature of the house, containing a separate shower and a bath underneath a glass ceiling (and ferns to boot). There is a cot and highchair in the storage space if guests require them. The house has free wifi, freeview TV and a collection of over 600 DVDs. There’s also an LP collection and record player to settle into those cosy evenings at home. And to top it all off, there are four chooks which will provide 2-4 fresh eggs daily for guests to eat (the chook food will be provided by the owners, but guests will need to feed the chooks- it is very easy and fun to do, as well as collecting the eggs!).

Special conditions: Pets allowed with prior approval. Stay is for maximum 4 people, additional adult is $30 per night, child $15 per night. Minimum stay of 7 nights over Christmas/New Years period. Minimum stay of 3 nights for remainder of NZ school holiday periods. Bond required. Smoking outside please. Strictly no parties, no venue, no outside guests. Please provide information about your group when placing your enquiry.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1- Master

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. This offer cannot be used between Dec 20 and Jan 9.

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

*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 (15)

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  • We absolutely loved this slightly quirky house and enjoyed a very relaxing...

    We absolutely loved this slightly quirky house and enjoyed a very relaxing few days taking in the views and making the most of the sunny deck. The location was great too, just 15 mins from Town but yet it felt very rural and tranquil. Feeding the chickens and collecting their eggs was such a bonus too! We would definitely book this property again.

    LindaMc14 100%|5x Mar 2018

  • Location was great

    Location was great. We were more than thankful to just get into the house and relax.

    Brandtinnz 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Lovely bach in one of the prettiest parts of Aotearoa

    Lovely bach in one of the prettiest parts of Aotearoa.

    BenJ2442 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Great property

    Great property. Very quiet yet only 10 to 15 minutes from Nelson.. Views of the sea from most rooms - especially the master bedroom. Nights were very dark and it was beautiful to see the bright stars from the deck but my wife's favourite room was her nightly bath in a bathroom with a glass roof so she could lie in a warm bath looking at the stars. Loved the place.

    IllianJ9 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Place was amazing

    Place was amazing. Loved it

    samc9234 100%|3x Mar 2017

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