1876 Heritage homestead

Homestay | Whangaimoana | #18138

9.8/10 (51 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Historic home
  • Near Palliser Bay
  • Half hour to Martinborough

Whangaimoana ( Hospitality by the Sea) is a landmark historic home. Built 1876 of native timber in Italianate style. Situated very near the beautiful Palliser Bay coastline which offers so much to the visitor.

The main points of interest include the Cape Palliser lighthouse. the largest seal colony on mainland New Zealand, the largest collection of bulldozers at the Ngawi fishing village and the land formation known as the Pinnacles where a lot of the Lord of the Rings was filmed. Activities can include diving, fishing, walking and cycling.

Only 5 minutes to the well known Lake Ferry hotel or 30 minutes to the wine village, Martinborough, with its world renowned wines and award winning restaurants.The comfort of the house invites you in the winter to curl up in front of the fire with a good book or on a summers evening stroll the park like grounds and listen to the native birds delivering their evening chorus. A full cooked breakfast is provided and you will be offered a home baked afternoon tea on your arrival.

Also available is a little cottage for two with open fire and a full kitchen

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. minimum 2 night stay over public holiday and special event weekends.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Queen Bedroom 2

  • South wing


    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
22-Oct-17 to 31-Mar-18
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $140/night; Children: $20/night;
Default Tariff
01-Apr-18 to 22-Jan-19
$160/night $160/night

*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 (55)

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  • After a great exciting time down by Cape Palliser, we got to...

    After a great exciting time down by Cape Palliser, we got to come back to this beautiful historic home with a fire lit and clean, comfortable cozy accommodations. It was like a step back in time. It's a beautiful, well kept place. I loved it!

    Chrisine Owen 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this magnificent property

    We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this magnificent property.

    JohnDe19 new member Oct 2017

  • Lovely location

    Lovely location

    Shivani_M 100%|7x Aug 2017

  • Amazing heritage property

    Amazing heritage property. The food was great and we really enjoyed the hosts' detailed knowledge of the history of the area.

    RichardMa31 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • This place is great

    This place is great. Jacqui and Alastair are wonderful, generous hosts. Loved the roaring fire and the wander around the garden. Whangaimoana was a property always glimpsed from the car as a kid on a daytrip to Ngawi, so it was a real treat to come over from Melbourne, stay there and learn more about the property.

    FinB 100%|1x Jun 2017

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