Ica Station Whare, Homestay Accommodation

Homestay | Riversdale Beach | #20883

9.3/10 (31 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Quiet and peaceful country setting, with stables and equestrian arena for your horse!
  • Set in private estate grounds, with access to a swimming pool and spa pool!
  • Only 15 mins drive to Riversdale Beach and Golf Course!

Ica Station 'Whare' offers our visitors comfortable, clean, rustic accommodation in a location with interesting early NZ rural character. Situated at the end of a 'no exit' road, simply enjoy the peace and quiet of an early settler 'Whare', in the beautiful country side setting of Ica Station Homestead and grounds.

The unit has a queen bedroom, a living/dining area, kitchenette and inside shower room with flushing toilet. With views over the garden, here you can relax, read a book, have a glass of wine and listen to the birds in the peaceful setting of the unit. Next door is the main homestead with B & B accommodation where all our guests have use of the swimming pool and spa pool during their stay.

We also offer the use of our stables and equestrian arena, if you'd like to bring your horse on holiday with you - please email for more details and price.

With Riversdale and Otahome Beaches only 15 minutes drive away and the Castlepoint Beach 35 minutes in the opposite direction, this bach is an ideal base for couples to explore the East Coast of the Wairarapa!

There's plenty to see and do in the area. Nearby Riversdale and Castlepoint offer superb Golf Courses, Tennis Courts, Swimming, Fishing, Surfing, Walking, Diving and Boating, plus local store. Or Otahome, where you often have the beach to yourselves. Whareama has a Boat Ramp and small Church (5 mins). Close by is the village of Tinui that has a Cafe & Bar, Craft Shop and Living Historic Village as well as the oldest Anzac Memorial Cross which now has a public access walkway up to it from the Cemetery (Nov - Apr annually).

Renters are expected to clean up and leave the property as found as no cleaning fee is charged. Check-in is available from 1.30pm and check-out by 10.30am.

We also run the 'Whareama Coastal Walk' a 2 or 3 day fully catered 'Walking Adventurer' over private farmland and isolated Wairarapa coastline. See the 'Whareama Coastal Walk' website for more details.

Special conditions: One night stay - $150 Two or more nights - $125 per night Smoking allowed outside only. Well behaved pets only with prior approval. No pets, bottles or glass allowed in the Spa Pool or Swimming Pool area. Please note - there is only limited cellphone or wifi coverage at the cottage.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Spa pool
  • Swimming pool
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Living Room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Roll-away bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Continental Breakfast Provisions $15.00 per person (optional); 2-Course Evening Meal $35.00 per person (optional)

*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 (35)

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  • We had such a Fabulous stay here, everything we needed and More

    We had such a Fabulous stay here, everything we needed and More.

    Pukbayer_ 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • Stunning rural location complemented with beautiful gardens and a lovely swimming pool...

    Stunning rural location complemented with beautiful gardens and a lovely swimming pool and spa. Easy drives to Riversdale beach and Castle Point/surrounding areas - absolutely loved it

    GeorginaSt3 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Excactly how we expected - and excellent accomodation for a weekend away

    Excactly how we expected - and excellent accomodation for a weekend away.

    Fletchrm 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Beautiful old homestead in a wonderful location

    Beautiful old homestead in a wonderful location. If you are looking for a relaxing break with the best nature has to offer this is the perfect spot.

    TinaA1 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Fascinating historic site well cared for

    Fascinating historic site well cared for

    AllanGo4 100%|2x Mar 2017

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