A beautiful piece of New Zealand history

Bach or holiday home | Herbertville | #17074

8.9/10 (49 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A short stroll to Herberville's stunning golden sand beach
  • Over the road from the famous Cape Turnagain Golf course
  • Handy to the pub and camp ground

A large character house on a large section. This house was originally built in 1886 and is one of the oldest in the village. The house has been host to the local Doctor, rural posty and numerous farming families of the region. We have modernised the house while retaining the character and feel that came with the era it was built in.

Over the past 8 years it has undergone extensive refurbishments. The house is short walk to the beach, pub or golf course. The beach is 10 kms of golden sand, with great fishing, diving and areas of safe swimming. This location offers a great place to unwind and take in the stunning Wairarapa coast. It also has a fantastic golf course and local cafe. The coast has a great reputation for longline fishing, and we speak from experience when we say that the gurnard and kahawai along this coast are some of the biggest you will catch!

Close to the area is Akitio, with the possibility of a drive over Akitio station through stunning scenery if you gain permission. You might also fancy a short drive to Porangahau or maybe the easy drive to either Dannevirke or Waipukurau to check out the local eateries!

A large and noisy seal colony hauls out at the famous Cape Turnagain. From here you can see where they used to barge supplies to shore and take wool to waiting freighters. When the sea conditions are right you can also get a feed of fat paua, or if keen take your tanks and find crays only a short distance off shore.

The house is warm with a large wood burner and stacks of firewood so offers a comfortable stay regardless of the weather. There are plenty of games and books. It is a great house to relax, unwind and enjoy the rural surroundings. All the bedrooms are large and warm. The bathroom and kitchen have recently undergone renovations and are clean and modern.

Large fenced section is great for kids and the dog. Pets are by prior arrangement.

There is plenty of off street parking for extra cars or the boat.

Special conditions: The house has undergone extensive refurbishment but we still have work to do! The interior is largely complete but if unpainted gib or uncarpeted floors offend, then this house is not for you! Smoking is only permitted outside and guest must clean up any butts. Max 4 adults. There are two fridge/freezers in the house for larger groups or extended stays. We prefer family groups or couples where possible.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Kids room

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)
    2 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Pink room

    1 x King single bed

  • The guest space

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

*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 (74)

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  • Large home with lots of space for a complete unwind

    Large home with lots of space for a complete unwind.

    PaulaLS 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Very spacious and comfortable

    Very spacious and comfortable. A renovation work well in progress. Finished work looking really good and the complete finished result promises to be great. Looking forward to going back to see progress and the finished product.

    GraemeSc4 100%|2x Feb 2017

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    kester48 0%|1x Jan 2017

  • I understand the meaning of Neverending now

    I understand the meaning of Neverending now. She's a big job mate. However a great Property well appointed and comfortable. Very friendly locals and terrific scenery. The golf course is pretty good also.

    RossB768 new member Nov 2016

  • Great family property, warm and cosey with wood fire, plenty of room...

    Great family property, warm and cosey with wood fire, plenty of room for family gatherings and the grandkids loved the toys when they came to visit. We would definitely stay again and look forward to seeing how the renovations progress.

    KarenCa15 100%|2x Sep 2016

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