Akupe Cottage, Martinborough

Farmstay | Martinborough | #10432

8.6/10 (50 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Rural surroundings
  • A scenic 10 minute drive to Martinborough
  • Magical sky on clear nights

Why not spend a weekend relaxing and unwinding in a serene farm setting? Read a book, play Monopoly, sleep in, watch a DVD...the choice is yours for a quiet getaway in the Wairarapa countryside.

Akupe Cottage is situated on a 3.8ha lifestyle property featuring badminton and a petite pinot vineyard. With Martinborough only a 10 minute drive away (road is sealed), you can enjoy a relaxing rural splendour and still be only a short drive to Martinborough's restaurants and vineyards.

Akupe Cottage is cosy, private and fully equipped for all year round comfort. It has two bedrooms (one queen bed, one single & one single bunk), and contains a TV (Freeview), DVD, small stove, fridge and microwave.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, for those who really want to escape) there is no cellphone coverage here.

One night stays OK if you bring your own sheets and towels for showering.

Important: Our cottage is small and basic, so if you do not mind that then please send us a Booking Request.

Please inquire if you have a dog. We have sheep, and a dog ourselves, and we know that responsible owners will ensure that their animal doesn't roam.

Our pricing includes GST. Please ask if you require an invoice for your stay.

Two nights minimum charge for Toast Martinborough, Round the Vines, concert weekends, Martinborough Fair weekends, special events and public holidays.

Special conditions: Extra adults $25 extra each per night. School age children $15 extra each per night. No charge for children under 5 years old. Please advise when booking. Check in time can be negotiated and depends on other bookings. Pets by arrangement. Smoking allowed outside only. No tents or additional overnight guests without prior permission.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Queen room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Triple

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 4 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 10 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Gifts & giveaways: BYO linen and towels, and receive a 15% discount off rental

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
22-Jan-18 to 30-Jun-18
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
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01-Jul-18 to 22-Jan-19
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (77)

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  • Very private peaceful and quiet

    Very private peaceful and quiet. A small property.

    DenisS1 100%|35x Jan 2018

  • Cosy and cute cottage-adequate for our needs

    Cosy and cute cottage-adequate for our needs. Enjoyed staying in a new location, which was an easy 10 minutes from Martinborough.

    Janed258 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Location is a short drive from Martinborough, not an issue at all

    Location is a short drive from Martinborough, not an issue at all. Really good, clear instructions on how to get there. Bach was basic with just about everything we needed

    EmmaS149 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Cottage is 'petite' but perfectly suited for our party of 4 adults

    Cottage is 'petite' but perfectly suited for our party of 4 adults. All amenities well provided, nothing lacking. Excellent quiet rural breakaway but easy access to all Wairarapa from Lake Ferry to Masterton. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit

    johnre16 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • The place was so cute

    The place was so cute. It was lovely sitting outside watching all the Tui's come and go from the trees right in front of the house. Also was great to have the badminton there as an activity and BBQ. Would definitely go back! :) 10/10

    NiamhD39 100%|1x Jan 2017

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