Ica Station Whare, Homestay Accommodation

Homestay | Riversdale Beach | #20883

9.4/10 (20 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 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.


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

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Current Rate
22-Oct-16 to 28-Dec-16
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $35/night;
2 night minimum stay
3 Night minimum stay
29-Dec-16 to 31-Dec-16
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $35/night;
3 night minimum stay
Current Rate
01-Jan-17 to 22-Apr-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $35/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (24)

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  • Nice property and grounds great location if you like the countryside and...

    Nice property and grounds great location if you like the countryside and the peace and quiet.

    AlexMorris 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Lovely and peaceful spot

    Lovely and peaceful spot. Not much close by, so fantastic if you just want to relax. Gardens are really nice and the spa and pool are awesome. Come prepared if you don't want to go far for food - we came over Easter and didn't really factor that in. The cottage is lovely and has everything you need. Hosts are friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed our relaxed last weekend away together before baby arrives here :)

    EmmaB984 100%|3x Mar 2016

  • If you like the open countryside and peace and quiet then this...

    If you like the open countryside and peace and quiet then this is definitely the place to go. A walkers paradise.

    antold434 100%|10x Feb 2016

  • Charming, rustic, clean, comfortable and well-equipped cottage

    Charming, rustic, clean, comfortable and well-equipped cottage. Super comfortable bed. Ica station itself is a fabulous, restful, but not remote place to stay, set in superb countryside. Ample quiet walkies on the farm tracks around the station. We were also surprised and delighted to see green "dogs allowed signs" at nearby Riversdale Beach - i.e. dogs allowed in daylight hours, in summer! *The homestead B&B would also be an awesome property for non-dog owners

    Catheriec1 100%|3x Feb 2016

  • The property was very comfortable, clean and tidy

    The property was very comfortable, clean and tidy. The location is excellent. Beautiful gardens and walks; and if you feel like jumping in the car, there are beaches nearby. Great spa/pool.

    ChrisAn4 100%|3x Jan 2016

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