Te Whare Koa - an architectural gem

Bach or holiday home | Havelock North | #24117

9.8/10 (17 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 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*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen 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
23-Oct-16 to 23-Jan-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (17)

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  • The property is absolutely lovely - top class

    The property is absolutely lovely - top class. It is a great design and comfortable with every possible need addressed. It is in a quiet location but walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Havelock North.

    PatriciaRa6 new member Oct 2016

  • Very near the centre of the nice village of Havelock North

    Very near the centre of the nice village of Havelock North. Walk to the very good local restaurants or a short drive to the wineries, Napier and other attractions. Great weather added to our experience, and the house was perfect for two couples, as well as being very nicely presented and equipped. Highly recommended.

    JohnC588 100%|2x Mar 2016

  • Really great house:- in excellent location and really well appointed with all...

    Really great house:- in excellent location and really well appointed with all the needs for a home away from home.

    simonbl1 100%|1x Mar 2016

  • Great location, great house

    Great location, great house

    JessicaWa14 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • The location of this property to Havelock was perfect, just a short...

    The location of this property to Havelock was perfect, just a short stroll down the road. Supermarket just around the corner. The house itself was perfect, the bedrooms all generous sizes and the bathrooms/wardrobes were good sized as well. The outdoor deck captures the sun and was a great place to play cards over a few drinks. We loved our stay here and if we are in the area this is the ONLY place we will stay! Cannot recommend it highly enough.

    VictoriaHo2 100%|1x Jan 2016

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