1876 Heritage homestead

Homestay | Whangaimoana | #18138

9.8/10 (55 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
12-Dec-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 12-Mar-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 (59)

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  • What an absolute hidden gem

    What an absolute hidden gem. We were down from Auckland for the weekend and this was the perfect retreat. We don't normally stay in B & B type places but the owners work hard to ensure you retain your privacy and we loved every minute of our stay. The rooms were generously proportioned, the reading material best I have ever come across, breakfast was delicious and it was delightful to wander the grounds. The next day after our breakfast we had a great trip to see the seals.

    AndreaCa5 100%|4x Dec 2017

  • I booked this for my daughter and husband

    I booked this for my daughter and husband. They had a wonderful time, said everything was beautiful and she loved waking up to the table all set with a delicious breakfast.

    AliM1894 new member Dec 2017

  • Beautiful home and gardens

    Beautiful home and gardens. It is like stepping back in time to another more relaxed era.

    JohnBe19 100%|4x Nov 2017

  • 5 stars is an understatement

    5 stars is an understatement. The personal touches (welcome, afternoon tea, calling a reservation for dinner, breakfast) were all so unique. I felt like I was staying at Downtown Abbey, Jacqui came through in the early morning and got the fire started in the sitting room for our breakfast. I was absolutely beautiful.

    CamE2782 100%|2x Oct 2017

  • 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

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