The very moment you arrive you’re met with a welcoming warmth - from both “sunny Nelson, known for its great weather and by owner of Te Koi The Lodge, Ian Metcalfe. Who shares some of Nelson’s treats from The Swedish Bakery Cafe to Nelson’s famed Arts and Craft market and a ‘precious’ extra.
Te Koi - Maori for ‘The Headland’ embodies its name with a stunning view of the tranquil expanse that is the Waimea Estuary. A key part of what makes the lodge feel so special. Upon entering Te Koi you’ll find Ali Metcalfe, owner and chef, cooking up some delicious, locally sourced fare in their homely kitchen. Also meet Louis and Otis, dogs at the ready as your welcome committee.
Your peaceful retreat is tucked within the privacy of the lavish gardens. Every care has gone to designing a stylish place to indulge and truly unwind with a spacious lounge to curl up in, ensuite bathroom and kitchen. Each feature local artwork that matches the bespoke decor.
Wake up revived from a divine sleep in your king size bed to witness a spectacular sunrise over the Estuary waters glowing through your windows or reclining on your own private deck. Savour a complimentary, fresh seasonal hot and continental breakfast prepared by Ali.
There’s always time to enhance your wellbeing with yoga and massages upon request, a heated swimming pool and tennis court open all year round with private spa available at The Residence. Your fountain of local knowledge, Ian will assist you in creating your ideal experience from visiting wineries, seeing sculptures, cycling the Abel Tasman, or visiting nearby Mapua waterfront town to a helicopter ride door-to-door.
Dining in the lodge is a unique experience not to be missed hosted by Sommelier Ian, with drinks and canapes in the main lounge before heading to the intimate dining area for a mouthwatering dinner paired with a generous selection of local wines carefully chosen for each course.
This is the ultimate Tasman retreat - a magical place you leave wishing you could stay forever.