Te Whare Koa - an architectural gem

Bach or holiday home | Havelock North | #24117

9.9/10 (28 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Short walk to all the bars, restaurants and shops that Havelock North offers.
  • Short drive to the Art Deco centre of Napier and is the gateway to the local wine districts.
  • Warm open plan interior and entertainment areas with 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 walk in the native garden. From here you have the opportunity to visit local beaches, sample the wine from the local wineries, 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.

This Amiria Kiddle designed house was completed in October 2013 and was featured in the July 2014 Homestyle Magazine. 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 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.


  • 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 bathroom. Wardrobe

    1 x Single with rollaway bed

  • Level 1 Master

    Large bedroom with generous hanging space plus ensuite

    1 x Queen bed

  • Lounge

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

  • Top level Master

    Large bedroom with nearby bathroom. Views of distant ranges as well views into a lovely enclosed native garden.

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
26-Sep-17 to 26-Dec-18
$250+/night $300+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (28)

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  • Te Whare Koa is a fantastic holiday home set amongst a private...

    Te Whare Koa is a fantastic holiday home set amongst a private native garden. It is warm and inviting and we felt completely at home the moment we arrived. Everything you require for a break away is provided and is top quality! We loved our time here and definitely found it hard to leave. Thank you Graeme and Helen for sharing your beautiful property with us.

    michck39 100%|118x Sep 2017

  • Great local within walking distance of the town centre

    Great local within walking distance of the town centre. A lovely home, very well presented and everything you could ask for is catered for. Quality appliances, bedding and other facilities. A great place to stay!

    marianneta5 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Lovely property in a quiet and convenient location

    Lovely property in a quiet and convenient location. It had everything we needed. We had a great long weekend there and would definitely return.

    leslrk405 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • The house was perfect and very well equipped with everything we needed...

    The house was perfect and very well equipped with everything we needed (plus some!) Nice and close to the village - very happy with our stay. Thanks very much! :)

    ChrisGa30 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • We were up in the Bay for a weekend of peace, quiet...

    We were up in the Bay for a weekend of peace, quiet and beautiful wine. Te Whare Koa is the perfect place to hibernate or have a break away with friends or family. It has all the creature comforts you could need. Graeme, thank you for letting us stay. We will definitely be back again.

    KEMM 100%|1x Mar 2017

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