Whare Kohatu Homestay - Luxury among the Vines

Homestay | Martinborough | #13517

9.6/10 (5 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • A luxury homestay experience 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 available as a homestay (view the calendar below) where the owners will host your stay. A choice of continental or cooked breakfast is included in the price. You are very welcome to join us for evening meals too (with a small additional charge to cover the costs).

The 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. The house is characterised with high chapel ceilings, hardwood timber floors, and a large open living/dining layout. Should you wish to dine out, 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 rhododendrons 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 splendor of the garden.

Special conditions: Pets welcome with prior approval. (Hosts have a small dog). The house is a smoke-free zone. Unless agreed by prior negotiation, the earliest arrival time is 2pm and the latest departure time is 11am. Generally we don't accept bookings of one night duration. Where we do, an additional cleaning fee may be applied. Unfortunately we do not accept bookings with children as the property is not suited for that purpose.


  • 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

  • Guest Bedroom

    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
30-Mar-17 to 30-Jun-18
$180/night $200/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 (10)

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  • Well appointed home

    Well appointed home. Quality finishes everywhere.

    JanL9582 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Brenda, Jeff and Cookie were lovely generous hosts

    Brenda, Jeff and Cookie were lovely generous hosts. Very relaxed, accommodating and hospitable. Beds were super comfortable and plenty of hot water. Beautiful gardens and view of the neighboring vineyard

    Bexnoble 100%|4x Nov 2015

  • Great place to stay set in a piece of paradise

    Great place to stay set in a piece of paradise. Brenda, Jeff and Cookie were lovely generous hosts. Very relaxed, easy and hospitable. Perfect for taking your overseas guests too.

    DianaFo1 100%|2x Mar 2015

  • Lovely home with lovely hosts and a very cute dog

    Lovely home with lovely hosts and a very cute dog. We had such a nice weekend and would very happily stay again

    KellieH4 100%|2x Feb 2015

  • The property itself was beautiful and very comfortable

    The property itself was beautiful and very comfortable. We felt very welcomed into the home from the very first instant, and throughout the entire stay. The level of service given to us by Jeff and Brenda was second to none!

    DaneP116 100%|1x Nov 2013

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