Wai Ngaio Retreat - Otahome

1189 Otahome Road, Otahome, Masterton
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The wonderful 'Wai Ngaio Retreat' with it's ever changing Pacific Ocean views is a large cottage set back in the hill, about 3 kms from the isolated beach settlement of Otahome, on the East Coast of the Wairarapa. The retreat is situated on the Southern most part of Castlepoint Station. Otahome is situated mid way between the beach resorts of Riversdale and Castlepoint and is a 45 minute drive from Masterton (the last 7kms is on a metal road). The retreat is an ex hunting and fishing lodge that has been substantially refurbished to provide excellent accommodation for up to 20 persons and is furnished to a high standard with mod cons, including dish washer and disabled shower room. The ideal cottage for large groups of friends or families or corporate/business bookings. Here you have the beach almost to yourselves, it is approx 5 kms away by metal/gravel road, only a few minutes drive. Enjoy walks along the beach, rock pools or lagoons. You can fish from the beach, but it is not a swimming beach. Watch out for seals and even pick paua off the rocks at low tide! Wai Ngaio Retreat has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large open plan living, dining area with separate kitchen. All beds and bunks are king singles and have mattress and pillow protectors as well as fitted bottom sheets and pillow cases. BYO sleeping bag or duvet and towels. The retreat has good disabled facilities with a ramp access and a disabled bathroom. Not forgetting the huge flat screen TV/DVD with 'Freeview' for your entertainment. Private and peaceful, this is the perfect place for large family or friends groups to get together for some fun on the Wairarapa Coast.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen: please enquire
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 2 King single(s), 6 Bunk(s), 2 Sofa bed(s)

Special Amenities

Private and very quiet set back in a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and farmland. This is a special place to enjoy the company of your group and the rural and coastal atmosphere 'Wai Ngaio' and the East Coast has to offer. Here your group can make as much noise as you like, as your only neighbours are cows and sheep!

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Plenty of parking for cars, trailers, boats, quad bikes etc Only 4 minute drive to Otahome beach for fishing, picking paua off the rocks, paddling (in lagoon), or just walking along the isolated beach to yourselves!. This is NOT a swimming beach. Nearby attractions include Riversdale and Castlepoint for great golf courses and Masterton for wine tasting and shopping!


Average Rating: 5
1 total review

This is an excellent retreat for a big group of friends . Very helpful manager who communicated well with me. Well equipped, beds very comfortable. Lots of firewood and a nice big fire. We enjoyed long beach walks both north and south. You need to drive (or bicycle) down to the coast as it is 4-5km which was the only disadvantage for us.. If you really need to use your phone while having a break away, there is very good Spark coverage at the property.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
20 Dec - 5 Jan $600 / Night for 16 guests$404 Nights
Rest of year$600 / Night for 16 guests$402 Nights
20 Dec - 5 Jan
$600 / Night for 16 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year
$600 / Night for 16 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights
Maximum 20 persons at this property.

Cleaning & breakages bond required when booking. Renters expected to clean up and leave the property as found or a $35 per hour cleaning fee will be charged.
4 Night minimum stay over Christmas and New Year.


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