Ica Station 'Whare' offers our visitors comfortable, clean, rustic accommodation in a location with interesting early NZ rural character. Situated at the end of a 'no exit' road, simply enjoy the peace and quiet of an early settler 'Whare', in the beautiful country side setting of Ica Station Homestead and grounds.
The unit has a queen bedroom, a living/dining area, kitchenette and inside shower room with flushing toilet. With views over the garden, here you can relax, read a book, have a glass of wine and listen to the birds in the peaceful setting of the unit. Next door is the main homestead with B and B accommodation where ALL our guests have shared use of the swimming pool and spa pool during their stay.
We also offer the use of our stables and equestrian arena, if you'd like to bring your horse on holiday with you - please email for more details and price.
With Riversdale and Otahome Beaches only 15 minutes drive away and the Castlepoint Beach 35 minutes in the opposite direction, this bach is an ideal base for couples to explore the East Coast of the Wairarapa!
There's plenty to see and do in the area. Nearby Riversdale and Castlepoint offer superb Golf Courses, Tennis Courts, Swimming, Fishing, Surfing, Walking, Diving and Boating, plus local store. Or Otahome, where you often have the beach to yourselves. Whareama has a Boat Ramp and small Church (5 mins). Close by is the village of Tinui that has a Cafe and Bar, Craft Shop, Tinui Tea Rooms and Living Historic Village as well as the oldest Anzac Memorial Cross which now has a public access walkway up to it from the Cemetery (Nov - Apr annually).
Renters are expected to clean up and leave the property as found as no cleaning fee is charged. Check-in is available from 1.30pm and check-out by 10.30am.
We also run the 'Whareama Coastal Walk' a 2 or 3 day fully catered 'Walking Adventurer' over private farmland and isolated Wairarapa coastline. See the 'Whareama Coastal Walk' website for more details.
One night stay - $150 - contact us direct
Two or more nights - $125 per night
Smoking allowed outside only.
Well behaved pets only with prior approval.
No pets, bottles or glass allowed in the Spa Pool or Swimming Pool area.
Please note - there is only limited cellphone or wifi coverage at the cottage.
Extras: Linen (included); Continental Breakfast Provisions (Optional, NZ$15.00 per person); 2-Course Evening Meal (Optional, NZ$35.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;