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Nelson Central

Tourism Investment Opportunity NELSON

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  • Listing Number: NN9275
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Freehold and business for sale; A Unique opportunity to own a piece of Nelson history.
The hostel business offers buyers - local and overseas - a unique opportunity to cash in on the robust Nelson tourism market. Here's the chance to not only buy a business which is showing increasing returns but an unusually large piece of land in a prime position within minutes' walk of central Nelson. This is for the young at heart person or couple that want a full and busy life.
Hostel occupation has increased steadily as new accommodation facilities have been completed. The camp site is frequently occupied.
The 2398m2 site, with its "secret gardens" provides a tranquil oasis for guests - and, from above, beautiful outlook over Nelson city and the Haven. This is also a location to attract the interest of buyers who see the re-development possibilities of this rare site.
Nine bedrooms provide accommodation, 5 down, 4 up, each with its own ensuite bathroom, satellite TV and telephone connection. There's a choice of room configurations, from three and four beds to the upstairs private bedrooms with king-size beds and, again, ensuite facilities.
There's Wi-Fi and ultra-fast fibre broadband connection throughout the property.
The hostel water system is heated by gas califont, and the owner says that everyone is assured a hot shower with good water pressure even at high use times. There's Wi-Fi and satellite TV connection to each room. A keypad at the back door allows secure after-hours access for guests. The floor area is a spacious 248m2.
LOCATION; For guests, the location is ideal, within minutes' walk of all the facilities of town and yet providing its tranquil outdoor spots and rambling gardens for quiet reflection. There are two supermarkets even closer. The city library - popular with backpackers - is just as close and the renowned Nelson Saturday morning market is a popular destination in the city centre.
Nelson City, the 2nd oldest in NZ, has a renowned Saturday market for produce and artworks and the city itself has many shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries.
Tennis courts in Rutherford Park across the road are open to the public and the hostel provides rackets and balls. The city is predominantly flat with the hostel providing bikes for their guests' use.
The wide sands and gentle waters of Tahunanui Beach are a five-minute drive - or a bike ride along the Nelson water front.
Overseas visitors come in large number in February-March, many from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Self-drive holidays are popular, while younger travelers - backpackers and cyclists - arrive from Europe and elsewhere seeking cheaper accommodation, or camp out in beautiful sites from the coast to the mountains.
Otto's Backpackers, a Victorian home, is known by travelers the world over for its warm charms and astonishing gardens that ramble up the hill behind. At the top is a larger flat terrace area which is a camp site for five or six tents. Here, backpackers can set up their tents in the bush and sling hammocks between trees and rejoice in this secluded setting above the city.
The gardens are also dotted with a range of trees, from a magnificent phoenix palm to bay and olive tree, Japanese peach and ferns. The clearing work has revealed 25 cherry trees, now well over a century old but still producing luscious fruit as are several plum trees.
Otto has poured massive energy into creating gardens and pathways throughout the large hillside section which are such an attraction and peaceful retreat for guests.

It has come time for Otto to sell what he has created here.

For further information on this freehold business please call or email me.

Business NameOtto's Backpackers
Property TypeTourism / Motel / Hotel

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