Magazine-featured Strawbale home by the Tukituki

Bach or holiday home | Havelock North | #35236

9.8/10 (29 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking
  • Best Quirky 2016


  • Stunning views of the Tukituki river, minutes from wineries, cafes, cycle trails, pristine beaches
  • Separate games room with pool table and table tennis table, trout fishing, fabulous picnic spots
  • Totally private, summer dining under the olive, ultimate winter relaxation in front of the open fire

We are on the sunny side of the Tukituki river, overlooking the most picture perfect part of the valley with views downstream to Horse shoe bend and upstream to Mt Erin.

It's a peaceful and private location with mature trees and places to explore on the 24 ha (60 acres) property. We have fruit trees including figs, olives, apricots, plums, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, mandarins, passion fruit etc that guests are welcome to pick from when in season.

This is a family farm house ideally suited for outdoor living and entertainment in the summer under the ancient olive on the patio or the expansive deck alongside.

In winter, the house comes into its own with the half-metre thick lime washed walls providing unbelievable insulation. At this time of the year the inside of the house comes alive with atmosphere. There's no better place than in front of the huge open fire place to curl up with a book, break open a pack of cards or watch a movie on Netflix or Lightbox.

All the house is available for use.

This is a well-loved, lived in, rustic family home. It's designed for country living so while we expect guests to treat it with respect, we don't expect guests to tip-toe around frightened they might leave scuff mark on the timber floors or lime washed walls.

It's a house to enjoy not be prissy about. There's no better place for a group of friends or families to get-away or for a special romantic hideaway for couples.

Our house overlooks a 500 metre stretch of the Tuki tuki river that we own. Guests are welcome to use this for picnicking, swimming, fishing, walking, camping or just to pitch up to for an evening drink beneath the willows on the riverbank. It's not just a stunning place for adults, it's paradise for children

Advice on fishing guides and clay target shooting from the front deck can be arranged and we can offer tips on where to go and what to do in the fabulous Hawkes Bay.

Cleaning can be arranged and minimum stay nights increase on pubic holidays.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside on the covered decks, front deck not suitable for very young unsupervised children, pets allowed with prior approval.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Special events venue
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 4

    2 x Single bed

  • master bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer Peak
16-Dec-17 to 30-Apr-18
$550+/night $550+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $80/night; Children: $80/night;
3 night minimum stay
Winter fireside
01-May-18 to 31-Oct-18
$400+/night $450+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $80/night; Children: $80/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Nov-18 to 16-Mar-19
$550+/night $550+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $80/night; Children: $80/night;
3 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 (29)

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  • We had a wonderful time staying in this incredible home

    We had a wonderful time staying in this incredible home. The views are spectacular, the house is cosy and beautifully designed, the fireplace creates such a pleasant atmosphere in the evenings, the beds are comfortable, Craggy Range winery is incredibly close... We'd love to stay again!

    anjale852 100%|9x Nov 2017



    toniu732 100%|4x Nov 2017

  • We absolutely adored the house and the views

    We absolutely adored the house and the views. Our only recommendation would be to have two showers going. But that will not stop us from going back and staying again.

    StaceyChatt 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Home away from home

    Home away from home. Everything you could need seems to be there and the location.......magic!

    Orcarafiki 100%|2x Oct 2017

  • An amazing stay - from the moment we walked into the house...

    An amazing stay - from the moment we walked into the house and out onto the deck, we were planning our next stay. The house and the location/views were good for our soul - a real sanctuary. The house is an utter delight. It's design, the artwork, the photographs all created an experience that we loved - and that is unmatched in our experience.

    KarenV6 100%|1x Oct 2017

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