We stayed both before and after a trip to walk the Abel Tasman track. The hosts were very obliging and the accommodation great. Apartment is centrally located - a 2min walk to central nelson, restaurants, market etc and an easy 30min walk to centre of NZ , river walk , Isite, bus etc. .Lovely outdoor area. Would stay again
We had the BEST holiday thanks to Christine and Lincoln's gorgeous apartment and warm hospitality. The apartment really did feel like our 'home away from home' and we looked forward to returning to this little oasis after our days exploring Nelson's delights. Location is perfect being so central- everything in walking distance. We looked forward to ending our days sitting and relaxing in the private garden under the grapes with our cheese, crackers and local wine.
We appreciated Christine's tips on places to visit and will absolutely be returning one day to explore more of Nelson. Would not consider staying anywhere else.
Thanks again to Christine, Lincoln and of course Precious !
Darling apartment is absolute gem. 5.5 Stars. Very comfortable abode, central, private, homely, safe, beautiful garden, great service. Close to the city centre; highly recommend.
Our best accommodation in NZ during our 17 day trip. And lucky for us that we decided to spend 4 nights with Christine and her husband. The welcome was wonderful and all the advice of things to do and see was very much appreciated. We really felt like we were family! The downstairs accommodation was perfect for our needs - a couple with a 12 year old daughter. The exceptionally clean apartment was well equipped with everything. The main bedroom with study/library was huge and very comfortable. Our daughters bed was not just a converted sofa or roll-out bed, so she was happy. The decor was a lovely combination of old and new with a nice arty feel. The apartment's location is fantastic. Easy 5 minutes walking to everything central, and yet a peaceful leafy street. And the added bonus of access to the well stocked and maintained vegetable patch! Highly recommended as the perfect antidote for the usual stresses of travel.
My wife and I spent three days at the Cathedral Garden Apartment as part of a 3 month trip around the world. I can summarize our experience with three words: 'we loved it!' Christine made certain we had everything we needed on our arrival including coffee, tea and milk in the fridge, brochures for touring around Nelson and offered us use of their bikes. She even shared the bounty from their vege garden.
The apartment is very clean and comfortable with a well appointed kitchen, a large bedroom with a writing desk, cable TV and DVD's, and a couch/sitting area, and an adequate bathroom with a shower. The garden alone is reason enough to book if you like reading in a sublime and beautiful location. There's even a private sitting garden for the apartment just off the kitchen. And if you are indoors, the wi-fi signal is strong.
Lastly the location couldn't be better - just across the street from the Nelson Christ Church Cathedral and a 2 min walk from the bustling lanes of restaurants and shops, the apartment is a great jumping off point for exploring the city or the nature walks nearby, including the Center of NZ hike.
We would gladly return to this lovely place.