Te Whare Koa - an architectural gem

Bach or holiday home | Havelock North | #24117

9.8/10 (45 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Short walk to all the bars, restaurants and shops that Havelock North offers.
  • 20 minute drive to the Art Deco centre of Napier and is the gateway to the local wine districts.
  • Warm open plan interior with integrated entertainment areas. Two large bedrooms and a smaller third.

Near the centre of Havelock North this oasis is a lovely place to curl up and contemplate the environment. Sit back, relax and have a glass of wine in this lovely destination or stroll in the native garden. From here you have the opportunity to visit local beaches, sample the wine from the local wineries, eat out at some excellent cafes and restaurants, visit the farmers' markets or partake in any number of activities that this area has to offer.

Walking tracks are just 5 minutes away on foot (of course), bicycle hire is 5 minutes the other direction. Or just curl up with a book and a wine under the café style umbrella or in front of the fire.

A short stroll gets you into the centre of Havelock North where you can enjoy all the opportunities and avoid driving.

This Amiria Kiddle designed house was completed in October 2013. The house was a finalist in the 2016 ' Best by Design' Golden Piwa awards. This house offers a garden designed by Jamie McPhail featuring New Zealand native plants and has many quiet spots for reflection and lovely decks facing north and west.

Special conditions: Entrance to the house not suitable for people with walking aids. 8 Internal and 8 external steps between levels. Decks not suitable for toddlers. (1 metre drop and stairs) Air conditioners in living area and upstairs queen size bedroom only. Children under 18 with prior approval. No smoking in the house or on the property. Reasonable cleaning is provided - if we have to do several hours of cleaning an additional charge will be applied. ($25/hour for every hour after 4 hours).


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 3

    King single with king trundle and wardrobe. Close to main bathroom. Built-in wardrobe

    1 x Single with rollaway bed

  • Level 1 Master

    Large bedroom with generous clothes hanging space plus en suite.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area,Single sofa bed in the living room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Top level Master

    Large bedroom with clothes hanging space, large windows and a nearby bathroom. Views of distant ranges as well views into a lovely enclosed native garden.

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning up to 4 Hrs FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); Picnic Basket and blanket FREE (included); Internet FREE (included); 6 colourful and fluffy beach towels FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 14 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced 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 (45)

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  • Fantastic location, well-equipped and very comfortable accommodation

    Fantastic location, well-equipped and very comfortable accommodation. Wonderful outdoor area to have a glass of wine and relax in.

    SueH7853 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • The house is comfortable and well equipped

    The house is comfortable and well equipped. Close to Havelock North village for access to cafes. Really enjoyed the place.

    JohnSa13 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Great spot and very comfortable

    Great spot and very comfortable. Great being able to walk into town. Very well catered and the glasses in the freezer were a truly great bonus. Had a great time and would certainly go back.

    PatrickKe1 100%|8x Mar 2018

  • The property was immaculate with every comfort, beautiful decor we felt very...

    The property was immaculate with every comfort, beautiful decor we felt very much at home. We enjoyed the indoor and outdoor living , comfortable beds beautiful linen well appointments bathrooms and my favourite Chardonnay with a welcome card All round an excellent stay Thank you Kind regards Heather & Michael Rogers

    heatrs244 100%|4x Mar 2018

  • Fantastic place, cozy, clean, stylish and perfectly located

    Fantastic place, cozy, clean, stylish and perfectly located. Would definitely stay again.

    sarahru23 100%|1x Mar 2018

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