Imagine yourself here...
in beautiful Cable Bay, Nelson...
relaxing on your private deck...
...so peaceful and calm...
Aaah, the close of another peaceful day...


The perfect spot for a luxury retreat, a unique coastal escape, or memorable honeymoon

Cable Bay Nest - your romantic getaway

Our focus here at The Nest is to ensure you have a care-free, relaxing and memorable stay so you can return home rested, refreshed, ready to cope with the hurly-burly of life.

An architecturally designed, stand alone, self-contained and well-appointed romantic chalet for JUST YOU. Enjoy unparalleled views overlooking Cable Bay, Pepin Island (the Maori name is Omaia), and beyond, in beautiful Nelson, New Zealand. You can take in the panoramic views from your bath, over a glass of local award-winning wine or perhaps a hand-crafted, icy COLD local beer (unless you’re English!) on your private deck.

Our point of difference is PRIVACY: no near neighbours; hosts live in house next door; NO shared facilities therefore no need to make polite conversation with strangers. We only take SINGLE PARTY bookings with a maximum of 2 people. Accommodation at your 5-star totally-private, custom-built guest house  – your “Cable Bay Nest” — is a luxurious and highly-rated experience, a romantic coastal getaway, yet only 20 minutes to Nelson and all of its vibrant offerings there.

Please note: minimum of 2 nights’ stay.

Allow yourself to unwind in the calming ambience of Cable Bay; savour your romantic and carefree getaway. From sea-view baths, to local wines and hand-crafted local beers, or perhaps lazing on a beach that’s virtually your own, you’ll find plenty to indulge in here. Curl up with a good book in the mezzanine loft hideaway, or listen to music as you watch the tide ebb and flow. Lounge on your own private deck in the sun while you plan your next excursion.Don’t forget to check out the many astounding places in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough. Check out our “Things to Do” page!

Guests love…

  • Highly-praised continental breakfast, served every morning at the property
  • Your own private deck with those amazing views
  • Relaxing in the peace and luxurious seclusion if that’s what you desire
  • Partaking in stunning carefree walks around beautiful Cable Bay. And with no street lighting, strolls at night around Cable Bay offer a truly  magnificent, starry sky-scape.
  • Feeling energetic? Free kayaking and bicycling available right from the property, and snorkelling and diving facilities available nearby
  • Visiting the local cafe, perhaps meeting some locals
  • Luxurious facilities, world-class friendly service
  • The seclusion.
Cable Bay
"Cable Bay is what life was like before the world went mad!"

Inside your Nest:

Intimate and peaceful...
A place to dream...
Your own private hideaway...
Your bedroom with sliding door to lounge and dining

Indulge yourself at Cable Bay Nest!

See the latest reviews:

Maddie B
Maddie B
January 26, 2019
Relaxing and beautiful
We went there for our honeymoon; Ngaire and Jim are so lovely and helpful. The Nest is beautiful and relaxing in such an amazing place. Love getting to use the kayaks! Already planning a trip back!
Rhonda and Darren
Rhonda and Darren
January 7, 2019
The Nest was a perfect start to 2019. Our hosts Ngaire and Jim knowledge of Cable bay was amazing. Every thing we needed was there. Comfortable,clean accomodation. The view was spectacular and was the perfect place to just relax and listen to the beautiful birds. Would highly recommend staying here.
Emilie B
Emilie B
December 23, 2018
Wonderfully perfect!
Ngaire and Jim were absolutely wonderful hosts who made sure that our stay was perfect and that we had everything we need. It is a truly luxurious accommodation in a setting that just takes your breath away!
DECEMBER 6, 2018
The accommodation is awesome. The perfect comfort in the middle of beautiful nature with a unique look over the cable bay. Our expectations were exceeded. Dear Ngaire, thanks for your warmth and for making our stay unforgettable!
Dianne M
Dianne M
DECEMBER 6, 2018
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We had 4 nights in the Nest and by far it was the highlight of our 3 week lap of the South Island and the competition was tough ! The location is quiet, peaceful and just beautiful. it is a hideaway but close to Nelson as well. The accommodation is superb, everything you need and more ! Hosts Ngaire and Jim are warm, welcoming and helpful offering advice and suggestions when required. Our stay was perfect . We will always remember waking up to the glorious view, the birds, the water and the island. Highly recommended location.
NOVEMBER 27, 2018
Five stars! Friendly hosts, excellent breakfasts, and perfect location.
5 stars out of 5

FIVE STARS from AirBnB !

9.9 out of 10 at Booking.com!

9.9 out of 10 from Booking.com !


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