Welcome to Arapiki Self-contained Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Enjoy a relaxing holiday in the midst of your trip.
The two self-contained smoke free units in our large home offer you
comfort and privacy and are also very suitable for longer stays.
These quality units in an attractive garden setting are centrally
located in the Nelson area which has New Zealand's highest sunshine
Features and attractions:
- Off-street parking
- Private deck or balcony
- Attractive garden setting
- Fully self-contained units
- Fax and Internet available
- Quiet, friendly and comfortable
- Centrally located in the Nelson area
- Continental breakfast optional extra
The entrance to Unit 1 is through ranchslider doors which open into
the main bedroom/lounge area which contains a double bed, single bed,
comfortable chairs, wardrobe, TV, etc. This opens into a kitchen which
has a full electric stove, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment,
and a table and chairs off to the side. A door opens into an area
where there is a shower, toilet and hand basin and an automatic
The whole area of Unit 1 is private and apart from our own living
area. The shower area has heated towel rails and the beds have
electric blankets on them. There is an iron and ironing board in the
unit and the kitchen has a full set of cooking utensils and cutlery. A
gas barbecue is available on request for the use of guests in this
unit. The unit has a telephone and calls in the Nelson area can be
made free of charge.
Unit 2 is entered through a private door which is up a set of
external steps from the ground level parking area at the front of the
property. This door opens into a separate kitchen area which contains
a table and chairs, a small TV, a microwave, sink, fridge, toaster,
hotplate etc but it does not have a full electric stove as in Unit 1.
Access to the bedroom area is through a small passage area which is
useful for storing suitcases and hanging clothes. The bedroom contains
a Queen bed and 2 comfortable cane chairs and opens out onto an
outside balcony area from where you can look out over Tasman Bay -
there are 2 outdoor chairs on this balcony for your use. Leading off
from the bedroom there is a small ensuite bathroom area which contains
a shower, toilet and hand basin.
This unit does not contain its own washing machine as in Unit 1 but
arrangements can be made with us to have your washing done and an iron
and ironing board can be borrowed if required. The whole area of Unit
2 is private and apart from our own living area. The shower area has
heated towel rails and the bed has electric blankets on it. The unit
also has a telephone and calls in the Nelson area can be made free of
Attractions In The Nelson Area:
Abel Tasman National Park:
Tramping - sea kayaking - launch trips
Nelson Lakes National Park - Mount Arthur Range - safe warm beaches
for swimming - sea fishing - trout fishing
Arts and Crafts:
Potteries - glassblowing - local crafts
Seafood - boutique wineries - cafes and restaurants
Caves - 4WD along the Farewell Spit - Heaphy Track
Tandem Skydive - 4WD motor biking - horse trekking
Nelson has New Zealand's highest sunshine hours
Kay and Geoff Gudsell have been operating 'Arapiki' since 1996.
Having lived at 21 Arapiki Road for 17 years they made the necessary
alterations to operate their Homestay/B&B when their sons left home.
Many of the improvements to 'Arapiki' such as landscaping and
redecorating have been made by themselves.
Geoff teaches history part-time at Nayland College secondary school
while Kay does some relief kindergarten teaching during the off-season
when their business is a little quieter. They have travelled overseas
and enjoy meeting guests from all around the world. Both of them keep
active and have interests such as gardening, cycling, tramping, playing
tennis, jogging or walking , social dancing and reading. Geoff is a
member of the Nelson North Lions Club.
At 'Arapiki' they have a Tonkinese cat who usually like to greet
visitors. Kay and Geoff believe it is important to try and achieve a
balance between spending time with visitors to make them feel welcome
and letting them have their privacy and independence.
When approaching Arapiki from the South (Murchison):
When you come to Richmond you will arrive at the first set of
traffic lights for hundreds of kilometres - go straight ahead onto the
Richmond Deviation and Whakatu Drive but after approximately a
kilometre follow the exit signs to 'Stoke'- you will use 2 traffic
circles close together to do so. Continue along Main Road Stoke for
over 2 kilometres until you come to 2 sets of traffic lights close
together. Arapiki Road turns off to the right approximately 1
kilometre past these traffic lights.
When approaching Arapiki from the North (Blenheim):
You will come towards Nelson along Queen Elizabeth Drive. Do not
turn left at the traffic circle which would take you into Nelson City
but continue straight ahead. You are to follow signs for places to the
south of Nelson (Murchison etc) or to the west (Takaka etc). This
means that you will turn right at the next traffic circle to travel
along Haven Road and then Rocks Road where you will be along the
waterfront. Go through the 2 traffic circles near the KFC and then
along Tahunanui Drive. Go through the next major traffic circle by
taking the 'Stoke' exit. Turn right at the intersection past the BP
Station and Arapiki Road is the very first road on the left.