1876 Heritage homestead

Homestay | Whangaimoana | #18138

9.8/10 (65 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 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

  • Ensuite

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*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.

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  • We stayed with our 6 month old baby and it was such...

    We stayed with our 6 month old baby and it was such a perfect overnight getaway from Wellington. The hospitality is exceptional and having the fire lit for us in the morning was so thoughtful. Thank you for a wonderful stay :)

    FelicityDo1 100%|1x May 2018

  • Beautiful location and very peaceful

    Beautiful location and very peaceful

    janep477 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Stunning property steeped in history

    Stunning property steeped in history. Hosts very generous with their time showing us around the grounds and explaining the history of the unique house.

    ScargillSprings955 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • An amazing property with heaps of character and history

    An amazing property with heaps of character and history. Location is stunning and very peaceful. It’s very unique for NZ and is worth making the effort to stay. The owners hospitality was excellent with a cup of tea and cake on arrival and a great cooked breakfast the following morning. The area is full of things to see and there’s a great pub a short drive with good food and an amazing sunset.

    ChristianHa5 100%|13x Mar 2018

  • Jacqui and Alastair were very warm and welcoming host

    Jacqui and Alastair were very warm and welcoming host. We had a great welcome, chat and one the best views along with most beautifully set breakfast table. Farm animals and the garden was just a great added delight. it is great value for money. Tranquil, fresh air and amazing host. Couldn't have asked for more. I am recommending all my friends to go there now.

    Aveen11 100%|1x Feb 2018

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