The Quarters - unforgettable ocean views

Farmstay | Mahia Beach | #17503

9.6/10 (25 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Amazing Views
  • Scenic Walks
  • A private and relaxed Environment

The Quarters is superbly appointed cottage accommodation on Te Au, the coastal extensive sheep and beef farm of June and Malcolm Rough at Mahia, Hawkes Bay. Its elevated site gives magnificent views of the Mahia Peninsula and the coastline up towards Gisborne.

The kitchen is fully equipped, though delicious homemade meals are available. Fresh baked bread awaits you with complimentary fresh cooked crayfish in the fridge when possible.

The living areas are extremely comfortable with large glass doors opening to the decks with panoramic views.

On the farm, activities include scenic walks laid out up the coast and to the river. The walks are for all ranges of fitness, with a full river walk of a 10 km return. The river is noted for its fly fishing and great swimming holes. The railway viaduct out there is the southern hemispheres single largest concrete pour, and is quite a sight. Farm tours are available upon request.

A guided evening trip to the glow worm trail in one of the bush reserves is highly recommended. There are 2 QE2 bush reserves on the farm. Guests are invited to put their names to young Pohutukawa trees planted along the farm track.

The extensive and safe Mahanga beach is adjacent and there is access below The Quarters to the coast where one may fish, dive, and jump off the ledges. Seals live here in winter.

Special conditions: Smoking outside Pets with prior approval


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Master Suite

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low Season
28-Mar-17 to 22-Dec-17
$240+/night $240+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
23-Dec-17 to 20-Jan-18
$270+/night $270+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $35/night;
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
21-Jan-18 to 28-Jun-18
$240+/night $240+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/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 (32)

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  • The views are absolutely spectacular

    The views are absolutely spectacular. The Farm is an adventure to explore. The remoteness is delightful and you really feel like you are getting away from it all. There is lots to explore all up the East Cape. The wifi was super fast and a surprise to have. The cottage was very clean, simple, comfortable and every room has the spectacular views, even the toilet! We will definitely refer and would love to come back sometime.

    SonyaBl1 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Unique and idilique, phenomenal sunsets, captivating moon over the water, truely a...

    Unique and idilique, phenomenal sunsets, captivating moon over the water, truely a breath taking locale, we were even treated to a lightening storm in the very early hours over the peninsula - magestic indeed.

    GERARDMO4 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Stunning views, relaxing stay in remote location

    Stunning views, relaxing stay in remote location.

    BethC751 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful and ready for adventure

    Beautiful and ready for adventure.

    gtrphil 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Stunning, remote tranquil location

    Stunning, remote tranquil location. A combination of farm stay and beach batch, this provides solitude but also plenty of authentically kiwi activities. Accomodation was clean, quality bed linen and full cooking facilities. Wonderful stay!

    LizStJohn 100%|2x Dec 2016

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