Accent House Luxury Boutique B&B in Nelson New Zealand
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Hosts: Terry and Donna

Guestrooms: 4

Address: 148 Aranui Road, Mapua Village, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand 7005

Telephone: (0064) 3 540 3442

Fax: (0064) 3 540 3442

Activities/Attractions: Discover New Zealand's best kept secret, home to three of New Zealand's most spectacular national parks and the magnificent Mt. Richmond Forest Park. The region's most popular tourism activities are based around the outdoor playgrounds of the parks.

Adventure activities are on the menu for all the family. There are thrill seeking mountain-biking and cycling tracks, world-class fly fishing in crystal clear river waters and amazing diving and sailing trips all year round. Sea-kayaking, walking and swimming on one of our golden sand beaches are popular in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Hiking, swimming and stunning scenery are on offer in the Kahurangi National Park and the alpine region of Nelson Lakes National Park. Visitors can explore the hills by quad-bike, horse, skywire, or take a guided trip to some of the most remote, scenic and remarkable corners of the region. A guided trip really adds value to the experience and is highly recommended. Most guided trips are supported with gourmet cuisine on the road or aboard one of our luxury sail yachts.

Just a couple of minutes walk of your award winning accommodation is the beautiful coastal village of Mapua with its many cafe's, wharf side restaurants, craft studios as well as a famous ice cream parlour. If you time your stay just right you can enjoy one of the spectacular music events held in the village or perhaps even be amazed at the famous annual Giant Pumpkin Competition!

Within a short drive you can also experience the many perfect swimming and surfing beaches, be exhilarated by river kayaking adventures and skydiving, visit award winning wineries or simply be amazed at the lush bush of Able Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks.


"Accent House Boutique Bed & Breakfast changed hands just before our visit and naturally the new owners, Donna and Terry were anxious that we should enjoy our four night stay. Any anxiety was completely unfounded. They were the most excellent of hosts, keen to ensure that our stay in their lovely new home met every expectation - and it did. The house, which is all on one ground floor level, is superbly designed, with guest accommodation carefully arranged with own access and lounge/sink/kitchen type area separate from the owners part of the house. The decor and furniture is high quality and the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Our breakfasts were delicious with plenty of fruit and cooked fare. Both Donna and Terry were very considerate of our needs and made us feel very comfortable. Our bedroom had access to beautiful and extensive gardens, with seating and facilities for evening drinks. We can readily recommend Accent House as a high quality B&B."

"A lovely B&B where we have felt very comfortable and welcome. The house and gardens mirror the beautiful countryside. Thank you and wish you every success with your new venture. See you in 2 years."


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"As homestays go, this is by far the most elegant we have found."

"What a great find this was at 6pm at night...was about to head to Nelson because we couldn't find accommodation in Mapua. Came across Accent House, The friendliest owners you could imagine. So clean and tidy and huge bedrooms and bathrooms. They made us feel like their place was our place. Highly recommend."

General Information: Welcome to Accent House Luxury Boutique Bed and Breakfast in Nelson, New Zealand ... winner of the prestigious Nelson Region "House of the Year 2007" award and with a Qualmark rating of 4+, you can be sure of a perfect stay with us. Your beautiful residence is situated just 20 minutes drive from Nelson Airport in the lovely little sunshine seaside village of Mapua. Mapua is located in the northern part off South Island New Zealand in the NZ Sunshine capital Nelson/Tasman region.

Accent House compliments elegant design, with beautiful vista and light, bright airy rooms. We promise you that your stay will be a treasured memory and will have you longing to stay another night or dream of your planned return to Accent House!

  • Each of our spacious king-sized bedrooms are beautifully designed and furnished for maximum comfort and include luxuries such as high quality Egyptian cotton sheets, individual writing desk, Free Internet, TV and DVD player (with an extensive library of DVD's available from the guest lounge) as well as private access to the private landscaped gardens and lagoon
  • All en suite bathrooms have heated floors and towel rails, with cozy, soft towels and toiletries provided
  • Your morning breakfast includes a wide selection fresh fruit, cereals and/or our sumptuous cooked Full English with all the trimmings, perfect to have your ready to explore the Nelson/Tasman region. You can choose to eat in the guest lounge, Alfresco or in your room
  • The guest lounge is again, purposely designed for comfort and relaxation, with a selection of magazines, news papers and DVDs to entertain you if you so wish. It additionally offers free tea and coffee making facilities along with a selection of soft drinks
  • Or rather than be indoors, you can sit and relax in the properties beautifully designed gardens which are planted with both native and some specimen plants. The little bubbling waterfall and large private lagoon all add to the tranquility
  • Alternatively you may prefer to have a gentle game of giant chess or petanque. While the newly installed Spa/Hot Tub is available to help sooth any aches and pains you have from your adventures, with the option to use our BBQ facilities to finish your day off perfectly

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in NZ Dollars).

$150-210/night

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"We were Terry and Donna's first guests. They made us very welcome. Accent House is a lovely home. We stayed in a spacious bedroom that looks out to a beautiful garden. The bed was very comfortable. Alfresco breakfast was great, plenty of fruit & cooked if you wished. It is a great location, not far from the Abel Tasman National Park. We would highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast. We met as strangers and left as friends."

"Love your place it's a lovely place! I would like to stay here more often."