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Red Door Retreat - Nelson Holiday Home

Hardy Street, Nelson, Nelson

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  • 6 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi


Welcome to the sunshine capital! Red Door Retreat offers couples and small groups a charming getaway in central Nelson."

Framed with vibrant Mexican Blood-flower vines, this fully fenced Nelson 1900’s cottage boasts 3 double bedrooms and a large fully equipped kitchen. The gorgeous antique-style interior includes comfortable open plan living, perfect for relaxing in front of the TV (with access to Netflix) or snuggling up by the fire in the cooler months.

Outside you’ll find a large outdoor dining area complete with BBQ and plenty of outdoor furniture, a great option for a romantic evening meal or summer gathering with your group.

Located in Nelson city centre, you’ll find yourself close to all the action. Take a stroll along the Maitai River, located almost at your doorstep, or cross the river to climb to the Centre of New Zealand monument. Walk just ten minutes into town to discover local art galleries and craft stores or head over to Tahunanui for a day at the beach with your group, just a 15 minute drive away.

Nelson is the gateway to 3 of New Zealand's iconic National Parks ; Nelson Lakes, Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi. Jump in the car and drive through the countryside for a day trip to Lake Rotoiti (St Arnaud), a beautiful spot to spend the day out on the water - just 1 hour 20 minutes away (there’s even maps on the living room wall).

Your next relaxing escape awaits at Red Door Retreat!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

For stays over 14 nights, please contact the Bachcare office as a discounted rate may be available.

For bookings of up to 2 guests, please contact the Bachcare office for 20% off your accommodation cost, excluding cleaning, linen and service fees.

Please note that there is a limit of 4 adults at this property. The remaining guests must be children.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (oil)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for Red Door Retreat

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Stayed March 2022

We loved our stay at Red Door Cottage. So close to everything and beautifully spacious and well stocked. Really enjoyed the proximity to town and the beautiful Queen's Gardens, plus the hill climb to the Centre of New Zealand provided a brilliant morning challenge for the teenager and myself. We will certainly be back!

Stayed February 2022

Thanks. We enjoyed our stay. It was very comfortable and clean and so close to the town center. We would highly recommend it as a great place to stay in nelson

Stayed April 2021

We loved staying at the Red Door. Beautiful old villa with original features but also mod cons for comfort. Really warm with heat pump and fire if needed. The beds were really comfy and the whole place just had a really nice homey feel about it. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Stayed April 2021

We enjoyed our stay at this Bach. Spacious house with character inside and out. Large rooms and fully equipped kitchen, and the fire came in handy at night. Location is excellent as is only a 5 minute walk to town. Would stay here again in the future.

Stayed February 2021

An excellent cottage which is within walking distance of some great restaurants and cafes. Have a washing machine with a 15min wash was incredibly useful for all of the togs and towels from a day out kayak or swimming.

Stayed February 2021

A lovely traditional villa in a great location. Had all the amenities we needed and comfortable beds. A great base in Nelson . Highly recommended

Stayed December 2020

Nice, tidy and spacious property. Only minor issue was a lack of cutlery and basic cooking utensils but otherwise very happy. Had a big group with four adults and young children and it was well setup for the children with a toy box that was an unexpected bonus.

Stayed November 2020

Awesome location with great pedestrian access to the city, walkways, parks and river ways. Lovely accommodation. This was our second stay.

Stayed November 2020

A delightfully furnished, very comfortable, beautifully presented older home. Its location provides easy access to both the inner city and surrounding area. A great place to stay.

Stayed November 2020

This house was fabulous! Great location, excellent facilities and very clean. We could not fault anything and had a fantastic stay! Highly recommend.

Stayed September 2020

Lovely little property. Comfortable and in a great location.

Stayed June 2020

Nice character home with good heating options for a winter stay

Stayed February 2020

This property is ideally situated on edge of city area with nearby access to walkways and swimming pool nearby. The cottage is maintained in excellant condition with a full range of amenities. We stayed for 13 nights and fully enjoyed our time at the house. Would fully recommend any stay there.

Stayed November 2019

This property is lovely, clean, uncluttered and obviously very well cared for. It has everything you need, is a 5 minute walk from town, has a lovely park across the road and is accessible to everything. The property Manager was so helpful and was very gracious about a number of changes we made.

Stayed October 2019

Red Door Nelson is in excellent proximity to Nelson's vibrant township of restaurants and cafes. Across the road from the delightful Queens Garden. Clean, well appointed home of character, comfortable and providing all the conveniences.

Stayed September 2019

A fantastic location and lovely house. Great for a weekend get away.

Stayed August 2019

Excellent house in a great location.

Stayed May 2019

We had a wonderful stay. Nice and warm for the beginning of winter.

Stayed April 2019

A centrally located property ideal for exploring Nelson and surrounds. Spacious and with everything you need for a perfect stay. Highly recommended.

Stayed April 2019

Definitely recommend this lovely home, immaculately clean, in central city so handy to shops, cafes and also near galleries, river walk and swimming pool. But also a nice quiet spot. We would stay here again.

Stayed March 2019

Great location beds very comfortable lovely house to stay in

Stayed February 2019

Comfortable spacious property, only problem is that the property is managed by Bachcare.

Bachcare replied

Hi Steve, we are so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with your local Holiday Manager. We really appreciate this feedback and have taken it on board. However, we are so happy to hear that you loved the property itself we think it's a real gem!

Stayed February 2019

Red Door Cottage is a beautifully appointed home, close to town, the Queens Gardens and the Maitai River Walkway. Perfect for a relaxing stay.

Stayed January 2019

A beautiful well looked after property, very handy to not only shops but restaurants. We felt very comfortable and at home here here. Many thanks to manager Jill for looking after us!

Stayed December 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at the Red Door Retreat and we'd be very happy to stay again! The property is spacious, and was very clean and well presented on our arrival. We appreciated the off-street parking and enjoyed the prettiness of the property with the striking Mexican red vine, the hollyhocks and the bougainvillea. The property is also close to the botanical gardens, the Suter Gallery and the river. It is also in enjoyable walking distance from the town centre. Thank you very much for a lovely place to stay.

Stayed November 2018

We found this a charming place. Although there was only 3 of us this would have easily fitted 5-6 without getting in each other's way. It had everything we needed and was within walking distance of everything in the central city.

Stayed November 2018


Stayed November 2018

nice house, very central which is great but on a cross roads of a busy route in and around Nelson, so the backyard, which is fine, is spoilt by car noise.

Stayed October 2018

Older condition obviously, but clean comfortable and very tidy with well set up kitchen!

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you found this lovely bach so clean and tidy. We agree, we just love it!

Stayed September 2018

Spacious, comfortable,great location, perfect for Nelson based gathering

Stayed August 2018

Absolutely gorgeous bach in a perfect location, just a short stroll into Nelson but at the quiet end of Hardy Street. A perfect base for exploring & can't wait to rebook. A hidden gem!

Stayed April 2018

Great house and location.

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