Rural Retreat at the Berry Farm Close To Hastings

Bach or holiday home | Havelock North | #8871

9.4/10 (122 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • Studio
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Complimentary Boysenberry Jam and Freshly picked Fruit when in season. Lots of apples March to May.
  • Quiet rural property, but close to town/New World Supermarket, Splash Planet and Farmer's Market.
  • Great Value (so our guests say)! Most reviewed property in Hawke's Bay. All 100 reviews are positive

A peaceful rural Retreat (motel) away from the hustle and bustle of town and yet only a five minute drive to Hastings central or Havelock North, making it ideal for a quiet get away for a couple, a family of three or travelling professionals in the area for business.

We are GST registered.

Single bed in the Retreat @ $20.00 per night for the extra person. Fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, outdoor table & chairs. Swimming pool and swings. Cows,Goats, lambs, hens.

Pure cotton sheets, all towels provided. Cleaning done by owners.

Extra Sleepout / Whare with two single beds also available to Retreat guests. Plenty of parking.

Maps, Cycle & Wine Trail brochures available.

Owners live on the property, just ask us if you need anything.

The property is equivalent to a Qualmark 4 1/2 star rating.

Retreat: $99.00/night single/double in Queen Bed with a $15 surcharge for one night only. $20.00/night for third person in Single Bed with a $10.00 surcharge for one night.

Sleepout / Whare: $20.00 per person/night, $10.00 surcharge for one night only. Use Retreat Bathroom, but separate toilet.

All cards accepted including AMEX.

Long stays negotiable. Big discounts for long winter stays.

Minimum stay of two nights for holidays and special events.

On five and a half acre property, quiet, private, boysenberries, grapevines, & fruit trees.

Ample parking for Horse floats,boats etc. Grazing $10/day per horse.

Water Skiing by arrangement with Matthew.

A fully equipped kitchen.

Wifi / Cable Broadband.

Special Treats:

- Tea, coffee, milk supplied

- Complimentary home made boysenberry jam

- Home grown fruit in season (supplied)

- Cotton sheets or Quality Winter sheets

- Summer Blankets or Wool duvets

- Fan/Heater

Cancellation Policy:

• 14 Days Notice: No Charge (Deposit refunded)

• 7 to 14 Days Notice: $50 per Night

• 7 to 2 Days Notice: $80 per Night

• 2 Days Notice/No Show: $99 per Night (Sorry!)

Special conditions: One night stays permitted, but a surcharge of $15 applies making us still good value @ $114.00. Smokefree property. Arrival after 3pm or by arrangement. Departure by 10am or by arrangement.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dinghy
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Studio

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Whare / Sleep-out

    Other sleeping area

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: For Term 2 and 3, EVERY BOOKING FOR 5 NIGHTS OR MORE receives a complimentary voucher valued at $50.00 to spend at Hawke's Bay's most popular Toy Shop "Apple Activities"!

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate
22-Jan-17 to 22-Apr-18
$99+/night $99+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/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 (203)

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  • Central to every thing , peaceful enviroment-

    Central to every thing , peaceful enviroment-

    AlexW385 new member Jan 2017

  • Lovely location and a cottage with loads of character makes for a...

    Lovely location and a cottage with loads of character makes for a pleasant stay. This was a return visit for us and hope to make it back yet again in the future. Only negative was the lack of comfortable seats for watching TV.

    Michael_Le1 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Great place for a unique experience

    Great place for a unique experience. Locationwas great just on the outskirts of Hastings. Would return.

    IanDy127 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • The property was clean and had everything we needed for a four...

    The property was clean and had everything we needed for a four night stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and hope to be back.

    EstherLo1 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • The property was Beautiful and serene

    The property was Beautiful and serene...lovely to be surrounded by country...

    ErinM343 100%|2x Jan 2017

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