The Quarters - unforgettable ocean views

Farmstay | Mahia Beach | #17503

9.3/10 (35 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low Season
21-Mar-18 to 22-Dec-18
$240+/night $240+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
23-Dec-18 to 21-Jun-19
$270+/night $270+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $35/night;
5 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 (42)

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  • I didn't want to leave, so peaceful and the view was amazing

    I didn't want to leave, so peaceful and the view was amazing. We are definitely going back!!!!!

    StephenLi5 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Stunning location

    Stunning location. Quite extreme landscape. Would recommend a 4x4 for access and to make the most of the amazing farm. Hopefully we'll be back there soon.

    steple259 100%|7x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    The Quarters has one of the highest occupancies in NZ at around 70%. The majority by far do not have 4 wheel drive. Around 25% are in rental cars as they are overseas guests. Of course these are all sorts of vehicles. No one apart from the recent Australian who wanted to leave as the weather was bad have complained or had trouble getting up. It has just recently been graded, as it is regularly. Regards Malcolm

    malcgh612 97%|47x

  • We left early! It is very misleading for this to be described...

    We left early! It is very misleading for this to be described as luxury accommodation. Great view but the house is greatly in need of maintenance and the bathroom looks like it was renovated in the 1970s and was not clean.The house was very cold and there was no wood or other supplies for the wood-burner. The unsealed driveway running along a cliff with lots of potholes is dangerous. See our trip advisor review for photos. Luxury prices for very basic accommodation...and terrible service.

    AM 100%|1x Dec 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Phew. It is distressing to get a bad review. This is the first in 15 years and I don't feel is warrented. You only have to read the many previous reviews to see no one else has found The Quarters sub standard. The guests following have been 6 times. They are well travelled world wide and say The Quarters is their favourite place to stay in the world The Quarters has a great reputation with guests and overseas agents many of whom use The Quarters as first reccommendied place to stay in NZ.

    malcgh612 97%|47x

  • Great location, lovely place to stay and relax

    Great location, lovely place to stay and relax

    AmandaBe9 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • Was an absolutely amazing place to stay for our honeymoon

    Was an absolutely amazing place to stay for our honeymoon . Malcom was extremely welcoming and was so lovely to deal with. Watching the sunrise from the deck was one of the highlights of our stay and the second was the meal that Malcom cooked for us including desert that was incredible. Highly recommend the Quaters for a fantastic holiday! Thank you so much Malcom, we will be back next year for our wedding anniversary :)

    LeezaN87 100%|1x Oct 2017

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