Joya is located in a quiet, upmarket part of central Nelson.

The Garden Studio -a grass-roofed log home – is situated in the private gardens of a heritage villa. The Villa Studio is a spacious ground-floor studio apartment that opens up to a sunny, secluded terrace.

The studios are open plan and totally self-contained and private. An optional organic vegetarian breakfast -with vegan and gluten-free options- can be served in the villa, or on the main deck overlooking the city and hilltops beyond.

All water on the property is filtered. Fruits, greens and herbs from our gardens are organically grown and for shared use.

The Den is on the top floor. It is a simple good value single room that gets the early morning sun. The Villa Room has its own balcony, and great views over the city. Guests staying in the main house will have their breakfasts included.

Free wireless broadband internet is available in each room.

Tripadvisor rewarded Joya with a place in Nelson’s ‘Hall of Fame ‘ for being top rated for five consecutive years!

If you like something with quality yet quirky, make Joya your base for your adventures in and around Nelson.

Haere Mai!


“Marvellous location for a truly needed relaxing weekend. Lovely place to wake up in and stroll to the city. Breakfast was a treat.”
“If you want to chill and relax in amazing surroundings and comfort, while still being within walking distance of what’s happening in Nelson you need to stay here”