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Red Door Retreat - Nelson Holiday Home

Hardy Street, Nelson, Nelson

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  • 6 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 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 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 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower

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.

Please note that there is a limit of 4 adults at this property.


  • 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 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

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 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 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


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

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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