Vineyard Cottage Retreat

Cottage | Havelock North | #42971

10/10 (12 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Black cottage is a fully self contained guest accommodation, It is airy and light with its own outdoor living space, making this an ideal home away from home.

Black cottage location is shared by an art studio, our main house, a small orchard, the vineyard and gardens. Built in 2011, it has a separate bedroom with ensuite, full kitchen, lounge / dinning that flows onto a private outdoor terrace. It is a sun trap in winter and gets a cooling afternoon sea breeze on hot summers days.

As the crow flies, we are 3km from the sea. Just 7 minutes drive to Ocean beach and 12 minutes to Waimarama beach. With golden sands and great surf, these are two of the best beaches in NZ.

For wine lovers it is hard to beat Hawkes Bay, there are 70 wineries, many with a cellar door to visit. It is 8 minutes drive to the cellar door and restaurant of Craggy Range, 12 minutes to cellar door and restaurant of Black Barn and cellar doors of Te Mata, Red Barrel and Askerne.

We are 15 minutes from the fabulous shops, cafes and restaurants of Havelock north, 20 minutes from Hastings and 30 minutes from Napier. Just 12 minutes away from all the Black Barn summer concerts and movie nights, held in their outdoor amphitheatre. Plus they have a Saturday morning market, set amongst the vines, oh la la la la.

45 minutes from the airport.

Wood pigeons, pheasants and kingfishers all pop in and 2 herons visit every year for a few months.

We have beautiful starry nights, amazing sunsets and incredible clouds and at certain times of the month a big full moon rises from the sea.

The drive from home to town is just beautiful, we never get tired of it.

An oil heater keeps it toasty in winter plus electric blanket available, hair dryer, towels, and linen are provided, home cinema, new Broil King BBQ, outdoor table, chairs and umbrella.

Washing machine available in the main house, just ask.

Great water pressure in the shower. Drinking water - rain water with cartridge filter and UV light.

Special conditions:

Smoking outside only. No parties and events

No pets allowed.

Children are welcome but parents must remember that we have a working vineyard, with typical farm hazards, so children must be supervised at all times. Maximum number of guests is 3, plus a porta-cot available for babies.

Cleaning is provided, but we ask that you please leave the cottage tidy and dishes done.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (Required, NZ$25.00 per stay);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (18)

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  • Great place to stay

    Great place to stay. Hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. Had everything we needed for a short break.

    Darryl B. Jan 2019

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our getaway at The Vineyard Cottage Retreat

    We thoroughly enjoyed our getaway at The Vineyard Cottage Retreat. Lovely, peaceful, well-equipped cottage with lots of extras such as a garden to top up our salads, home-made jam, a bottle of their yummy wine and fresh eggs. Very friendly hosts. Excellent handy location to swimming beaches and vineyards, including a vineyard with an outdoor summer cinema and Saturday market in the vines. Highly recommend this location to stay. Thanks!

    MichelleWe4 100%|3x Jan 2019

  • We only had a short stay but it was so enjoyable

    We only had a short stay but it was so enjoyable. The cottage accommodation was spacious, very modern and tidy with all amenities and home comforts. We could not have wished for more. Our hosts Esther and Guilam were extremely welcoming and friendly ,sharing stories about the property and winery. Lovely wines by the way. We would definitely stay again and highly recommend to others.

    David W. Dec 2018

  • The acommodation is alover very well equiped especially the kitchen and nicely...

    The acommodation is alover very well equiped especially the kitchen and nicely located surrounded by a beautiful garden, vinyards and olives. Esther and Gaulliaume are great hosts, highly recommended.

    Ralf F. Nov 2018

  • We had a very relaxing few days in this beautiful little cottage

    We had a very relaxing few days in this beautiful little cottage. Lovely cottage garden with views of the grapevines and olives. Only about 15 minutes from Waimarama beach. A great spot. Very well stocked cottage in case you forget something. We will go back to stay.

    Oct 2018

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