River Dance Townhouse - Prime City Centre Location on the River

Avon Terrace, Nelson, Nelson

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  • 5 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


Wake up to the joyous sound of birdsong and listen to the river dance!

All the while being right in the heart of central Nelson, just 5mins easy walk into town, it offers the very best of nature and your urban needs at the same time. River Dance is a peaceful and beautifully decorated townhouse overlooking the tranquil Matai River. Feel the stress melt away from the minute you arrive as you unwind in the open plan living area that opens out onto the patio with seamless indoor/outdoor flow. Here you will enjoy leisurely hours with a glass of wine, cooking al fresco dinners on the BBQ. It is furnished with everything you might need on your trip to Nelson, including space to comfortably sleep up to 5 people, 2 spacious bathrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen and laundry. There is also ample private off street parking.

Situated perfectly to be able to enjoy beautiful river walks, and the many cultural and outdoor pursuits that Nelson is renowned for. Right outside the front door you can start your walk along the river into town and indulge in the fabulous cafes and eateries. Or discover the “Centre of New Zealand“ an iconic walk-up Botanical Hill. The first game of NZ rugby was played on Trafalgar Park at the base of the hill. It’s just a few minutes walk to the Historic Queens Gardens, featuring the Suter Art Gallery and Cafe. (A wonderful place to enjoy breakfast or lunch!)

For a real escape, River Dance welcomes you!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 2): 1 Bunk Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 2): 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 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Please note that as the property has unfenced access to the Maitai River, it may not be suitable for guests with small children.

As there is a retaining wall without a barrier and a drop to the driveway, all guests should take care in this area due to the risk of falls.


  • Air conditioning
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (fan)
  • Heater (oil)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for River Dance Townhouse

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Stayed January 2022

The location of the property is great for walking access to town but with serene outlook to river. It has all the necessities and lovely outdoor area too. Would definitely stay there again.

Stayed January 2022

Great house. Modern clean and well laid out. Perfect location. Center of NZ walk is 5 min away. Botanical gardens and Suter art gallery is also 5min walk away. The best swimming holes on the matai are only 5 min drive away. Would certainly recommend to any family looking to explore Nelson. We hope to return some day. Thank you!

Stayed May 2021

Great house. Stayed for a mountain biking trip and it’s very well positioned - can ride to the trails from the front door, and only a short walk to supermarket/town. It was quiet at night and felt secure. Nice relaxing living room to hang out in in the evenings. Would stay again.

Stayed April 2021

Great location. Near to town centre and lovely garden setting beside river. Some attention to details in house needed.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review Linda. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the great location and are working with our local on the feedback you have provided.

Stayed March 2021

The best accommodation to stay in.

Stayed January 2021

Wonderful property. Fantastic proximity to town and gardens. Oh so quiet. A real gem.

Stayed February 2020

The house is in a superb location, just about 10-15 minutes easy/flat walk from the centre of town and right by the Maitai river (with pretty riverside walks and views from the house) and Botanic Sports ground (leading up the steep hill to the “Centre of New Zealand”), meaning there are fabulous walks on the doorstep. The house is a delight. Very good facilities, a very comfortable bed in the master suite; great shower; very good linens. There’s an air-con unit in the living room and an efficient (and much needed!) ceiling fan in the master bed. The other two bedrooms are smaller but seemed fine. The family bathroom is downstairs. Washing machine and separate tumble dryer were very useful. All in all, we had a fantastic week here and were very sorry to leave!

Stayed January 2020

Great location and house. We stayed a month and almost everything we went to in town was a comfortable walk away.

Stayed December 2019

The Bachcare hostess was simply amazing. The home beautifully appointed and very comfortable. Our needs and expectations were met to the fullest. We will be visiting again in the future should the opportunity arise. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. This was a wonderful minibreak in a wonderful home.

Stayed December 2019

Property is a great choice as it is centrally located but also in a very tranquil and quiet right of way right next to the river.

Stayed October 2019

The house was beautifully clean when we walked in the door. Had everything we needed. The bunk bed in the third bedroom is great for little ones. River Dance Townhouse is in a wonderful location, so easy to walk into town - a flat, 5-minute stroll. The terrace was lovely to sit out on in the afternoon sun and for breakfast and the river bubbling away at the bottom of the garden was a special bonus. Many thanks, we will certainly be back and would recommend to others coming to Nelson.

Stayed October 2019

A glorious home to stay in. Excellent location to town and an easy walk. The house is very warm and sunny . A gorgeous patio that overlooks the river with lots of bird life to listen to and watch. The kitchen had everything we needed and very clean. We look forward to staying here again when next in Nelson.

Stayed August 2019

Wonderful setting by the river - everything we needed at our fingertips. Private and peaceful lane - absolutely devine beak away

Stayed March 2019

The property is in good condition with very good facilities. I would recommend to anyone who wants to stay in this area. Only a 10 minutes walk to the city centre.

Stayed January 2019

No issues.

Stayed November 2018

This place is amazing, such a lovely home in an amazingly quiet and peaceful spot. Away from the bustle of town but still really not far away and so easy to get around. Two minutes to a great walkway along the hills with views over Nelson and the harbour. A++++

Stayed September 2018

Very nice place to stay with nice view, close to city center, also clean place except some kitchen items not so clean. The price is high compared to other places and the other services also high

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry to hear you were unhappy with our pricing! We make sure we always have the price for your stay available to you before you book, so you can make a fully informed decision. We're glad that the kitchen items did not spoil your lovely stay. We love the location too!

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