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About Walmer Apartment

Walmer is one of Nelson’s historic houses and overlooks Nelson  Harbour entrance and Tasman Bay. The owner, of the original house, James Cross, Nelson’s first harbourmaster, could keep an eye the ships on his watch. Built of native timbers, the present house, then owned by James Cross’ daughter, dates from 1901. Over the years sympathetic additions have taken place including an upstairs sun room in the 1940s and an upstairs outside entrance.

Capturing all day sun, the house sits in a mature established garden and over a canopy of trees, commands stunning views. These range from the immediacy of yacht races in the Nelson harbour, across Tasman Bay to Abel Tasman National Park and the Mt Arthur Range.

The living room is warmly furnished and has good books, magazines, TV, DVD,  wifi, desk and table, sofa. In the sunroom throw open the windows, browse the books and watch yacht races. In the double bedroom, lie in the queen sized bed and watch ships and fishing boats travel up and down the harbour. For everyday tasks there is a fully equipped kitchen, laundry. The bathroom comes with a large bath and separate shower.

Your hosts, Bob and Janet Hart  share the downstairs of their house with one young black Labrador dog. Bob Hart has a great love of and extensive experience in the outdoors. Janet’s interests lie in New Zealand art history and as a magazine journalist she is interested in books and magazines.