Joya Garden & Villa Studios is located in a quiet, upmarket part of central Nelson offering:

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

These two studios are open plan, self-contained and private. An optional organic vegetarian breakfast -with vegan and gluten-free options- is served on the first floor of the main house, or on the deck with great views over 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 of the main house. It is a simple good value single room that gets the early morning sun. The Villa Room has its own balcony with nice views over the city. Guests staying in the main house have their breakfasts included in the rates.

Free wireless broadband internet is available in each room.

Tripadvisor rewarded Joya with a place in Nelson’s ‘Hall of Fame’ for being in Nelson’s top five for several consecutive years from 2010 onwards!

If you like something with quality yet quirky, in walking distance of all that counts such as arts, crafts and good food, then 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”