John's House: Peaceful spacious architectural gem

Bach or holiday home | Havelock North | #10200

9.7/10 (12 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


John's House is an architectural gem - one of the last designed by John Scott and built in 1990. John's House shares space on our sublime rural property with our own home and the recently completed Pete Bossley designed 'Pavilion' . We have over 2 hectares of rural paradise just 3 minutes drive from both Havelock North and Hastings. Massive lawns and gardens with a mix of natives, exotics and fruit trees plus a large pond, swimming pool

John's House can be your base to explore the best of Hawke's Bay - most major attractions are within 20 minutes drive - or a destination in itself with the perfect ingredients for peace, calm and comfort.

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast of homemade bread and preserves, muesli, fresh fruit and farm eggs before the day's activities.

The property is also a wonderful venue for functions. We are pet and children friendly and very happy to share our knowledge of the area and provide some pretty special ideas for 'things to do'.

These might include exploring the extensive cycle trails through a wide variety of landscape around the bay, taking a wine tasting tour, or spending a leisurely Sunday morning at New Zealand's best farmers' market - just along the road in Hastings. Buy some fresh or gourmet ingredients to create a fabulous meal to enjoy at John's House, in front of an open fire And for all the architecture aficionados there's also Art Deco style to enjoy in Napier, only 20 minutes' drive away, and a lovely hot swim.

Te Mata Park in Havelock North provides fabulous walking trails through redwood and native forests, as well as an amazing view from the top of Te Mata Peak. So much to see - at any month of the year, John's House provides the perfect base from which to enjoy a great holiday, for all the family.

Special conditions:

$80 cleaning fee applies.

Pets welcome. $40 per pet per stay applies.

For 'Long' Holiday weekends a 3 night minimum booking is required.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Additional sleeping area

    2 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Second bedroom

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (21)

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  • A quiet paradise overlooking a lovely rural setting, but 5 minutes walk...

    A quiet paradise overlooking a lovely rural setting, but 5 minutes walk to the centre of Havelock north. We loved playing in the refreshing pool and especially loved the history of the house and the historical significance of the story that went with it. Thanks Nick, we will be back!

    ClaireMc26 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Beautiful grounds

    Beautiful grounds

    andron468 100%|11x Jan 2018

  • Charming house - full of intriguing corners and welcoming spaces

    Charming house - full of intriguing corners and welcoming spaces. Set in an orchard with great vistas and a real sense of peace. 10 minutes walk along the river into Havelock North, with its great cafes and restaurants (not to mention an outstanding shoe shop),

    SallyDu4 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • Property was very private with nice outlook over gardens

    Property was very private with nice outlook over gardens

    haylon695 100%|4x Apr 2017

  • A well maintained property with a delightful personal touches

    A well maintained property with a delightful personal touches. Great space for our family to enjoy and i would certainly return and recommend John's house to our family and friends.

    LynetteDu2 100%|1x Nov 2016

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