Set in charming and attractive grounds.

Homestay | Featherston | #13351

8.1/10 (25 ratings)
  • 9 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Set in charming and attractive grounds with stunning views of the surrounding countryside
  • Postioned to take advantage of Wairarapa attractions, particularly the vineyards & Cape Palliser .
  • Enjoy playing petanque or relax with a wine & a book sitting on a deck chair or by the roaring fire.

A sunny farm workers cottage privately set in the extensive landscaped gardens of Waituna Homestead, with Sky TV. Located at the southern end of Lake Wairarapa, less than 90 minutes drive from Wellington.

Enjoy the beautiful gardens, lazy BBQs, Relax, read a book, play Petanque & outside draughts, play on the swing, go walking, cycling, kayaking, fishing, or visiting the local wineries.

Want to host a Murder Mystery Party? Well now you can at Waituna Cottage. All you need is eight of you; with one nominated as the host, to whom I can send information. With $40 added to your booking fee you will be in for a fabulous night to remember!

Ideal training ground for Adventure Racing, Coast to Coast, Ironman, road cycling, rowing and Multi Sports.

Cycle trail riders welcome.

A perfect base to explore the many Wairarapa attractions including vineyards, seal colony and Palliser Bay.

The Cottage is Horse friendly and well behaved small dogs are allowed to stay at no extra cost. Please only book, if your dog can get on with other dogs, cats, chickens, sheep and cattle. Plus children can stay at the Cottage at a cost of $20 each per night. Please ensure that both children and dogs are supervised while on our property to prevent accidents happening to them or any of our animals.

A Sauna & Spa are avialable at the Homestead at a cost of $5 pp or $10 for both pp. Please bring cash, we have no eftpos facilities.You can go on a farm walk which takes about an hour, taking you along the farmers track and indulging you with beautiful scenery. Perfect for adults, kids and dogs. Plus there is now a garden walk, which takes you on a tour of the gardens of the Homestead, it takes approximately 20 minutes.

A cot is available on request, please bring your own cot linen. A High chair that turns into a play table with wheels can be hired on request for $5 a night as can a stroller.

Special conditions: $140 for first couple per night. $30 for each additional adult and $20 for each additional child. (14yrs & under) The sofa in the lounge turns into a double bed. A cot can be added on request. Due to us having such a large property, please contact Jo or Les to confirm an approximate time of arrival. This will ensure that you have clear directions and that you will be met and shown around your accommodation. Please arrive before 9pm. No Parties without prior approval. No smoking inside.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Spa pool
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Farm Walk FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 5 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Gifts & giveaways: If you book with us again you recieve a free bottle of wine.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
25-Oct-16 to 25-Jan-18
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (31)

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  • Gorgeous setting, cute cottage, clean and super cosy

    Gorgeous setting, cute cottage, clean and super cosy. Great weekend's RnR. Many thanks.

    kateey287 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • Lovely grounds which our children enjoyed playing in

    Lovely grounds which our children enjoyed playing in. The house is sunny, warm, clean and tidy. A nice place to go if you want to "get away from it all". Enjoyed our stay.

    Hayleyro8 100%|1x Apr 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    It was lovely to meet you, hopefully you can visit again.

    jows711 98%|85x

  • Very relaxing so close to Wellington

    Very relaxing so close to Wellington. Lovely spot and very good value. Recommend.

    PaulK812 100%|3x Feb 2016

  • Central to lake Ferry and Cape Palliser

    Central to lake Ferry and Cape Palliser.

    lueyb 100%|3x Oct 2015

  • Beautiful property in very peaceful rural setting

    Beautiful property in very peaceful rural setting. House is very tidy, lovely and warm. We had a very young baby with us which worked out perfectly. Enjoyed the garden walk and spa very much

    KareenSc1 100%|1x Jun 2015

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