1876 Heritage homestead

Homestay | Whangaimoana | #18138

9.7/10 (46 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 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

  • 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
23-Jun-17 to 31-Dec-17
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $140/night; Children: $20/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 (50)

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  • Beautiful home, setting and service

    Beautiful home, setting and service.

    EmmaGr16 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Fabulous property, plenty of room

    Fabulous property, plenty of room. Private with amazing open fire and looked after very well by hosts with great breakfast. Note for guests no cellphone coverage in the area.

    glenhn157 100%|172x May 2017

  • A lovely property with easy walks amidst established trees and animals

    A lovely property with easy walks amidst established trees and animals. A lovely rural retreat for townies.

    AnnaRy17 100%|2x May 2017

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were very comfortable and enjoyed both the luxurious accommodation and the proximity to Cape Palliser and Martinborough. Lovely cooked breakfast, easily accommodating our vegetarian request. Thank you both.

    JillV362 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Fantastic couple of days here

    Fantastic couple of days here. We really enjoyed the house with its roaring fire and afternoon tea/cooked breakfasts. What a treat! We loved exploring the property too and visiting the animals. Jacqui & Alistair are wonderful hosts.

    Heatherette 100%|4x Apr 2017

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