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We’re your hosts, Ngaire and Jim. I´m a born and bred Kiwi (Jim’s a Scotty but lived most of his life here!) and we have a passion for the beauty and seasonal changes of this wonderful region of New Zealand. 

Jim and I love the Nelson region for its diverse landscapes, fantastic food, wine and hand-crafted beers as well as its unique arts and crafts culture. I like nothing better than strolling around our native bush garden, camera in hand to “snap” the native birds that abound. Jim’s preferred recreational activity is heading out to sea in his boat, hopefully to catch some Blue Cod or Snapper for dinner. For quiet times, we both enjoy a glass of fine local wine and either read, play board games, listen to music or take in a DVD.

When not at home we enjoy traveling both here in NZ and abroad. In the last few years Jim and I have traveled in Asia, the US and Europe. Our two adult sons live and work in London and New York respectively.


We love meeting new people from around the world, hearing their stories and sharing our special corner of the world with them. That said, and in keeping with our own travel preferences, we seek to be as unobtrusive as possible, leaving you to pursue your own plans and time-table, if any.

We like to think of our small Cable Bay community as the way the world was before it all went mad!

So our principal aim at the Nest is for you to enjoy a carefree stay in a romantic, secluded seaside/rural atmosphere, ensuring you return home feeling relaxed and refreshed and ready to tackle the reality of life!

Indulge yourself at Cable Bay Nest!

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