Edenhouse Luxury Lodge

A unique luxury Lodge – Nelson – Abel Tasman – New Zealand


That Edenhouse Luxury Lodge deserves to be considered amongst the very top tier of luxury accommodation is beyond debate. Its history is one of continuous accolades and recognition from the most discerning of judges, including Tatler magazine, The Robb Report, UK House & Garden, Fortune, and Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, with the top New Zealand rating of 97.

Nestled in a stunning garden and picturesque valley, the Edenhouse experience provides a quiet elegance in an absolutely breath-taking setting. Peter and Bobbie Martin, the owners of Edenhouse, are fully committed to taking care of guests and are assisted by a team of twelve who all live in the local valleys.


Guests are offered a choice of accommodation – two unique garden cottages, The Garden Cottage and The Folly & one lodge suite, The Edenhouse Suite

The Garden Cottage – 2 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom | 2 Adults (4 by negotiation)

The Folly Cottage – 1 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom | 2 Adults

The Edenhouse Suite – 1 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom | 2 Adults

Each couple enjoys space in excess of 1,200 square feet (110 square metres) including two bathrooms and a sitting room. Dinner, fine wines and all other beverages are all included in the daily tariff.


Dinner, fine wines and all other beverages, and breakfast are all included in the tariff. Delicious meals are created from local produce which burst with freshness and flavor, then matched with award winning local wines that delight the palette. Guests are offered outstanding aged wines back to 2006, without additional charge, as part of the dining experience at Edenhouse Lodge.

The local bountiful bays speak for themselves, with their abundant stocks of finfish, scallops, mussels and oysters. On land, meanwhile, the mild weather, fertile soils and family growers with generations of experience make for a cornucopia of local produce. Arguably the world’s best apples grow here, and equally-highly-regarded berryfruit. Organic produce is common, and delectable. It can feel more Mediterranean than southern Pacific at times – from the asparagus of early spring to the sun-ripened tomatoes, eggplants, peaches and peppers of late summer, plus olives, grapes and figs.

Guests are offered the choice of dining in the formal dining room, the studio, or the sitting room. In addition, guests are most welcome to dine outdoors with a choice of several garden locations. There is also the option to dine alone or join other guests inside or outside.


Edenhouse is perfectly positioned between Nelson and the golden postcard beaches of The Abel Tasman National Park. This is country renowned for its trout-fishing rivers, wild mountains, pristine countryside, hiking and cycling trails, and a thriving arts and crafts community. All within easy reach of Edenhouse Luxury Lodge.

It’s located at the top of the South Island in an area that enjoys the most sunshine hours of anywhere in New Zealand. In the midst of some of New Zealand’s grandest scenery – from rugged wilderness to golden beaches. Its enviable location is right in the heart of the activities and experiences in which guests delight. Some examples within Abel Tasman National Park:

There are several options for sightseeing the waterways and coastline of the Park, from small water taxis through to Wilsons stylish 140 passenger Catamaran. These boats run constantly in the warmer months allowing passengers the options of shorter or longer journeys. Disembark to enjoy swimming, hiking and relaxing then rejoin a boat later in the day.

The seal colony at Tonga Island Marine Reserve is extremely popular and most craft visit the Reserve. For those feeling more adventurous a seal swim can be arranged in advance.
For guests wanting a more personal and exclusive experience, Edenhouse can highly recommend private charter operators. Activities can be tailor-made – a visit to the seal colony, kayaking in a tranquil lagoon, snorkelling and swimming, gourmet lunch afloat or on a beach, bush walk options and fishing. Or just sit back with a glass of local wine and enjoy the sights and surroundings.

There is more than 50 kilometres of coastline to explore and time on the water can range from a couple of hours to a full day. Guides are provided and previous kayaking experience is not necessary. Paddling can include trips to the seal colony.

Many guests choose a cruise and walk and are taken into the Park by boat and walk from a beach of their choice. Hiking time can vary from 1 hour to 6 hours, passing through native bush and by spectacular views of the coastline. A boat collects guests at their predetermined destination. Time can be allowed to enjoy lunch, a swim or to explore additional sights.

A mix of boating, kayaking and hiking can easily be arranged.

The Abel Tasman is our smallest national park yet it consistently ranks as one of the top 5 tourist attractions in New Zealand. Its golden beaches, turquoise waters, native bush and pristine marine reserves make this world-renowned Park a “must-do” experience.

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