John's House

58 Miller Road , Off St George's Road North, Hastings
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

John's House is one of two very special, very private holiday retreats on our rural property here in the heart of Hawke's Bay. Idyllically set in expansive park-like gardens and manicured lawns John's House feels miles from anywhere but is only a few minutes drive, cycle or walk from the charming village of Havelock North. Nestled in the far corner of our property John's House is a captivating two bedroom, two bathroom sanctuary. The 'blue room' adjacent to the main house is 45m2 and can sleep up to 6 more. Perfect for one or two couples or a family looking for a very very different and special place to escape to. Designed by renowned architect John Scott and built in 1990, this fantastic house was home for 20 years for my father John Pattison. He described this fantastic house as 'like living in a work of art'. Guests frequently comment on the peace and harmony they feel when staying. The super king beds are super comfy with top quality linen to ensure a sublime sleep. The kitchen is fully equipped with heaps of useful items in the pantry. All the living spaces are inviting and comfortable with interesting furniture and decor and there are wonderful views from every window of the gorgeous lawns and garden and majestic trees. Located at the end of a No Exit road John's House is a truly tranquil base that encourages you to unwind, recharge and be as active or laid back as you desire. Havelock North - The Village - is a ten minute stroll along the Karamu Stream path bounding our place. Here you will find boutique shopping, great coffee, plenty of choice to dine casually or in style, plus supermarket, renowned wine store and a comfortable cinema. Further afield, but no more than 20 minutes drive, are wineries and restaurants of worldwide acclaim, beaches, golf courses, fishing rivers, Cape Kidnappers, Te Mata Peak and Park, Napier City (Art Deco), Farmers Markets and the incredible 200+ kms of off road cycle trails. In addition to our own house (with swimming pool which our guests are welcome to enjoy) we also have The Pavilion (see separate listing) on our property. Designed by Pete Bossley and built in 2013 this beaut wee one bedroom gem provides options for groups to book both houses for extended families and groups. A popular choice for weddings, anniversaries etc. As your hosts we always respect your privacy. Equally we are happy to share our knowledge and provide any help required. We are also negotiable on longer rental periods and 'off season' arrangements. Don't be shy in asking!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
Swimming Pool
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
Food processor
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Under floor heating

Bed layout

3 King(s), 4 King single(s), 2 Extra bed(s) available, 1 Trundler bed(s)

Special Amenities

John's house is located in a secluded and private setting on the banks of the Karamu Stream, yet only minutes from central Havelock North Village cafes, the Strawberry Patch, Farmers' Market, Te Mata Peak and Splash Planet. Golf, wine, beaches, spectacular scenery, fishing, biking, hikin etc are all at your doorstep, or simply relax and enjoy the extraordinary ambience of this very special property. Generous breakfast provisions on arrival, a well stocked antry and a selection of homegrown organic fruit, herbs, and vegetables in season. Use of the owners pool available on request. We are pet friendly but only by prior arrangement and with strict provisos! 3 Bedrooms - 3 King or 2 King + 2 King Singles plus inflatable queen bed or space for extra single sleeping arrangements. Two bathrooms.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Ocean Beach only 15 minutes' drive, golf courses near Napier and Hastings. 2 minute drive to Havelock North Village, 5 to Hastings, 20 to Napier. Ideal centre for exploring wine trails, visiting orchards, experiencing Art Deco weekend or the Mission Concert. Explore the wonderful easy cycling bike trails.


Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

Very unique home in private setting easily accessible to Napier, Hastings and North Havelock. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will book again on the next trip.
A big thank you to Nick and family for welcoming us into John's House after we arrived from the UK as new residents to New Zealand. With no furniture or possesions apart from our suitcases, this property made a very comfortable stop gap for three weeks. Warm and comfortable with everything we needed. Easy access to Napier, Hastings and Havelock North. Will definatley be back to enjoy. Feakins family
What a truly wonderful place to stay!! We had such an enjoyable time. Nick the host was really lovely, the house is architecturally designed with beautiful furnishings, curtains, bedding. The beds are extremely comfortable and it is peaceful and quiet. I particularly loved the window seat area in the kitchen. Very cosy and warm with views all through the garden. I will definitely visit again. Thanks Nick for being so hospitable.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Mar - 30 Apr $700 / Night for 4 guests$1002 Nights
1 Oct - 19 Dec $700 / Night for 4 guests$802 Nights
20 Dec - 28 Feb $750 / Night for 4 guests$1002 Nights
Rest of year$700 / Night for 4 guests$1002 Nights
1 Mar - 30 Apr
$700 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $100Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 19 Dec
$700 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $80Min. stay: 2 Nights
20 Dec - 28 Feb
$750 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $100Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$700 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $100Min. stay: 2 Nights
$100 cleaning fee applies.

Whole property only. We are negotiable for short notice and longer term bookings. Please enquire.

Pets welcome. Fee of $40 per stay per pet.

Longer stays by negotiation.

It is possible to accommodate/sleep up to 10 people.




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