Rural Retreat at the Berry Farm Close To Hastings

Bach or holiday home | Havelock North | #8871

9.4/10 (137 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 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)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate
20-Oct-17 to 20-Jan-19
$99+/night $99+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/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 (218)

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  • Lovely setting

    Lovely setting. Ideally situated to both Hastings and Havelock North. Older property comfortable and quaint .

    SallyCu5 new member Oct 2017

  • Absolutely the best value for money in New Zealand

    Absolutely the best value for money in New Zealand. Surroundings are nice and relaxing, semi rural yet close to town and Havelock North's cafes etc. Highly recommend for those few days escape we all enjoy. We enjoy coming back every 2-3 months for a few days stay, works wonders for us.

    Russell8ch 100%|5x Oct 2017

  • A cosy, compact unit perfect for a weekend getaway

    A cosy, compact unit perfect for a weekend getaway. We look forward to coming back in Summer and making use of the BBQ.

    msfrew 100%|2x Aug 2017

  • This is a nice little studio and I can see it would...

    This is a nice little studio and I can see it would be delightful in summer. However, we stayed in winter and the heating options just weren't sufficient to overcome the combination of very cold weather and a tiled floor. But don't be put off for a summer stay. It's in a great location for easy access to Hastings, Havelock North and surrounds.

    CatherineA 100%|4x Jul 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your feedback, Catherine and we are so sorry that you got the coldest weekend of the year, especially as you had your Australian friend with you. Just after you left, the Napier to Taupo Road was closed with snow for two days. We have now installed another heater which is more than adequate to heat the Retreat, so thank you for that suggestion. There are also new electric blankets and warm winter sheets should you come and stay again next winter.

    matton135 100%|235x

  • Property beautifully clean and very well equipped

    Property beautifully clean and very well equipped. Ideal location for the many attractions around the Bay.

    denill17 100%|20x Jun 2017

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