Whare Kohatu - Luxury among the Vines

Bach or holiday home | Martinborough | #13478

9.5/10 (25 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Modern living set in park-like surroundings nestled among the vines
  • 10 minute walk to Martinborough Village, cafes, restaurants, boutique shops, etc
  • Quiet, secluded and restful with over an acre of developed gardens and views over the vines

Whare Kohatu (the stone house) is built largely from split schist rock mined from the hills around the Lindis Pass in the South Island. It is a modern and spacious family home, fully equipped with all the necessities for a comfortable stay - short or longer term.

It is designed for easy indoor/outdoor living. The lounge and dining areas can be opened up to extensive decks (some fully covered and others partially covered by vines) giving a choice of options for outside dining in most weather. A large open gas fire provides a cosy focal point when relaxing in the lounge. There is also an effective air-conditioning system to deal easily with any extremes of hot and cold weather.

The house is characterised with high chapel ceilings, hardwood timber floors, and a large open living/dining layout. The spacious and modern kitchen has all the facilities you are likely to need for catering, or there is a wide range of excellent dining establishments within an easy distance.

The gardens are well developed with extensive plantings of both native, english and japanese trees. Roses, azaleas, camellias and rhododendrums combine to provide a stunning display of colour during the spring and summer. The bright reds and golds of the vines and maples dominate the colours of the landscape in Autumn and early winter. There is a pergola with a vine covered roof in the middle of the garden area which is ideally suited for kicking back and enjoying the tranquility and splendour of the garden.

Special conditions: Pets welcome with prior approval. The house is a smokefree zone. Generally we don't accept bookings of one night duration over long weekends or event weekends. Where we do accept a one night booking, an additional cleaning fee may be applied.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 - with Mickey & Minnie

    1 x King bed

  • Bedroom 2 - with Felix the Cat

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat Rate
23-Jan-18 to 23-Apr-19
$180+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $60/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 (40)

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  • It is a place to relax, recharge the batteries with such peaceful...

    It is a place to relax, recharge the batteries with such peaceful surroundings and beautiful gardens Surrounded by vineyards. Ample decking to chose from. Plenty of room for two couples.The place is immaculate with a kitchen which has everything you can ever need. Walking distance to the township to enjoy the cafes and resturants.

    kevier771 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • Beautiful house

    Beautiful house. Would highly reccommend to friends/family. House was easy to find and everything in the house was easy to use. Had a very relaxing time :)

    BeckyT35 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Such a peaceful setting, and a wonderful house with comfortable beds and...

    Such a peaceful setting, and a wonderful house with comfortable beds and everything we needed for our stay. Will definitely be returning in the future.

    DeborahSt1 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • We were very pleasantly surprised by this property, the pictures where beautiful...

    We were very pleasantly surprised by this property, the pictures where beautiful but when we arrived it blew us away, very clean, everything you could possibly need in the cupboards, the grounds were stunning and very well kept, location was fantastic also, not to far from the square and its always nice to walk in Martinborough, we've stayed in quite a few places in Martinborough and this is definitely one of the top 3. I would highly recommend this Whare Kohatu.

    debben522 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • This was a beautiful home in a gorgeous peaceful setting

    This was a beautiful home in a gorgeous peaceful setting. Comfortable beds and fantastic living areas and full kitchen with everything you could need. Outdoor spaces were incredible - beautiful big gardens / lawn and multiple decks to enjoy. The breakfast supplies were a nice touch. Overall everything was presented perfectly and was the home was really well organised as a holiday rental. Would love to return.

    BrigittaB 100%|1x Feb 2017

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