Esther's Cottage, Waimarama

58 Airini Road, Waimarama, Havelock North
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About this Holiday House

ABOUT THE HOUSE: Enjoy Waimarama in this large, self-contained beach holiday home with breathtaking views along Waimarama surf beach to Cape Kidnappers. Built new in 2011, with 5 bedrooms sleeping 10 on two levels, the home features a large open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area opening onto a deck overlooking a reserve and the beach. It has been designed to cope with the bustle of family groups and yet it also suits a couple or two looking for a quiet retreat. The two dining tables with inside/outside options make it ideal for a small business retreat. Please note this in our family holiday house, not a commercial enterprise and we wish to treat our neighbours with respect so this is NOT A PARTY HOUSE. The two upstairs bedrooms each open onto a balcony and share a large bathroom with shower, bath and toilet. One of these rooms has twin king singles combining to a super-king double bed. The other upstairs room is a queen. The ground level has three inside bedrooms plus an enclosed veranda room. One has twin singles combining to a King double. The next is a queen double. The large bunk-room has three double bunks plus a roll-away single (i.e. sleeps six singles). The veranda room can be enclosed or open to the sounds of the sea and has a standard double bed. It has a more rustic camping feel. The main ground level bathroom has an accessible shower, bath and toilet. Stay cosy in winter with double glazing, a woodburner and new heatpump installed 2021. ABOUT THE AREA: Waimarama has a population of around 1200 increasing significantly over the summer months. There is NO TSUNAMI warning siren - if there is an earthquake that goes for longer than 1 minute or is strong enough to knock you off your feet then you need to get going immediately. IF IT’S LONG & STRONG GET GONE. Familiarise yourself with the TSUNAMI evacuation points - the best one from this bach is back down Airini Road (past the shop) and turn left. Follow this road (Harper Road) as you go past the camp ground on your left and when you get to the next sweeping corner (which goes left) - you go straight ahead. This is onto private farmland - there is a Tsunami evacuation sign. Follow the driveway until you get to the high point where you will wait until further instructions from civil defence. Please ask Krissy for any advice about Tsunami’s if you need it. If during your stay you happen to hear the fire alarm sounding at the local fire station - this is NOT A TSUNAMI WARNING - it will be a call out for the local volunteer fire brigade, likely to be a fire or accident locally. There are several defibrillators available for emergency situations. The closest one for you is located at the Waimarama Store. There is also one at the Waimarama Surf Club – available during patrol hours. There is a lifeguard tower and supervised swimming area between the flags at the Waimarama Surf Lifesaving area in the reserve. The Domain provides shady picnic spots and a playground, the gates are shut at dusk each night. Groceries + food at Waimarama Beach: The Waimarama Store sells some essentials as well as amazing fresh fish and chips, to die for burgers, delicious barista coffee, ice creams - including fresh fruit over summer, alcohol, fresh bread and milk. As of summer 2023 The Waimarama Store is also selling amazing clothes from Bali and pottery made locally. The shop is open from 9am until 7pm in summer with reduced hours over winter. For the big grocery stock up, the Havelock North New World is the next closest at about a 30 minute drive into Havelock North Village, where you will also find many cafes, restaurants and bars. WHERE TO EAT & DRINK: - Havelock North Restaurants: Alessandro’s A little slice of Italy in the centre of Havelock North. Specialising in woodfired pizza, combining fresh authentic ingredients with craft and tradition to create pizza that tastes like Napoli! Open daily 4.30pm-9pm 15 Joll Road, Havelock North (06) 877 8844, Deliciosa A great wine list and a menu designed around small sharing plates. With flavours from the south of Spain to Asia and beyond this local gathering place is a Havelock favourite. Open Mon & Tues 4pm-9pm, Weds-Sat 11am-9pm, Closed Sunday 21 Napier Road, Havelock North (06) 877 6031, Piku Modern Japanese fusion with a cocktail bar and courtyard, bringing the London Japanese food scene to Havelock. Open daily 1am-late 15 Joll Road, Havelock North (06) 877 9400, Pipi Where the locals go for casual, fun dining; from rustic pizza to perfect comfort food, Pipi will fill your stomach and soul. Takeaways avaliable Open Tues-Sunday 4pm-10pm, Closed Sunday 16 Joll Road, Havelock North (06) 877 8993, Mamacita Mexican treats, an extensive Margherita menu and atmosphere for days. A village favourite, great for groups and couples alike. Now open in Napier. Open daily 5pm-late Havelock North Restaurant: 12 Havelock Road, (06) 878 3234 Napier Restaurant: 112 Tennyson Street, (06) 831 0010" Malo Modern yet sophisticated food with a focus on local seasonal flavours, Malo is a relaxed yet special dining experience. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and bites in-between, 9am-late 4 Te Aute Road, Havelock North (06) 877 2009, Maina A family run Café and Bistro, the cabinet is always piled high with baking, while the daily menu offers simple, delicious food. Café open Mon-Fri 6.45am-3pm, Sat/Sun 8am-3pm Bistro open Mon-Sat 5.30pm-late 1 Havelock Road, Havelock North (06) 877 6200, Fiko Authentic Mediterranean cuisine from Spanakopita to Moussaka, fresh delicious homemade food. Open Tues-Sun 5.30pm-9pm 20 Te Mata Road, Havelock North (06) 877 7857, Take-away options we enjoy: Namaskar Indian Cuisine / 10 Joll Road, Havelock North / (06) 877 9100 Starlake Thai Cuisine / 18/27 Te Mata Road, Havelock North / (06) 877 8383 Burger Wisconsin /16 Havelock Road, Havelock North / (06) 877 2299 Kilim Turkish / 11 Napier Road, Havelock North / (06) 877 9100 Havelock North Chippie / 2/16 Havelock Road, Havelock North / (06) 877 8589” - Napier Restaurants: Mr.D Self-described as a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, Mr.D takes fresh local produce and makes it shine. Open for breakfast and lunch daily 7.30am-4pm Open for dinner Thurs-Sat until late 47 Tennyson Street, Napier (06) 835 5022, Bistronomy Infusing fresh Hawke’s Bay produce with far-flung ideas to create dishes which will often surprise and always delight; this is food as an experience. Open for lunch Fri-Sun 12pm-2.30pm Open for dinner Weds-Sun 5.30pm-late 40 Hastings Street, Napier (06) 834 4309, Sai Thai Modern Thai cuisine, a curated menu that showcases innovative ideas around modern Asian cooking. Fully licenced but BYO is available with a $10 corkage fee, great if you have a special bottle. Open daily 12pm-3pm/5.30pm-late 205 Emerson St, Napier (06) 835 3959, Hunger Monger Seafood done right, the quirky and cosy interior complements this modern take on seafood. This is fish and chip perfection, but the sashimi is great too. 129 Marine Parade, Napier (06) 835 9736," Westshore Beach Inn & Pak Napier This is where the locals drink their beer, from a huge range of craft beers on tap, to classic Tui you can find it all. The bourbon ribs are famous, and the burgers are a must, but if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try the Indonesian offerings from Pak next door. Open daily 12pm-8pm 85 Meeanee Quay Napier (06) 650 4828, Market Street Modern city bar and eatery in the centre of Napier, offering menus to take you from breakfast and through the night. Open Mon-Fri 11am-late, Sat/Sun 9am-late 8 Market Street, Napier (06) 650 1720, Emporium Housed inside the impressive and historic Masonic hotel, Emporium offers everything from creative cocktails to waterfront dining. An Art Deco gem. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between, 7am-late Cnr Tennyson Street and Marine Parade, Napier (06) 835 0013, Milk & Honey With ocean views and located in the cute village of Ahuriri, this is the spot for all your dining needs. Local produce with an Asian twist, a great wine list and tasty cocktails, you can’t go wrong. Open daily 7am-late 10 Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier (06) 833 6099, Central Fire Station A carefully curated menu of local, seasonal produce complemented by an extensive wine list set in Napier’s historic Art Deco fire station. Open for brunch Sat/Sun 9am, lunch Thurs-Sun 12pm-4pm, dinner Tues-Sun 5.30pm-late 163 Tennyson St, Napier (06) 650 1115, Matisse Boasting an international wine list to make all the local wine makers jealous, Matisse offers tapas style dining to match their extensive beverage list. Open Weds-Sat 4pm-late, Sun 2pm-7pm 12 Herschell Street, Napier (06) 650 7370," Rasoi Indian cuisine with a twist, from old favourites to a modern approach to Indian cuisine. If you love this style of food, then you will find new favourites at Rasoi. Open daily 11am-late 125 Marine Parade, Napier (06) 835 4494, Mexi-Mama Cool Mexican restaurant with great Margheritas and taco Tuesday. Located on West Quay with all the afternoon sun. Open Tues-Sat 5pm-9pm 58 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier 021 100 5174, Take-away options we enjoy: Indigo Indian Cuisine / 24A Hastings Street, Napier / (06) 834 4085 /" Burger Fuel / 70 Carlyle Street, Napier / (06) 835 4445 / Sri Thai Ahuriri / Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier / (06) 835 2299 Delight Plus Chinese Cuisine / 249 Dickens Street, Napier / (06) 835 6505 Mamasons / 12 Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier / (06) 834 3545 /” - Hastings Restaurants Asian Diner & Brave Brewing Co. Asian Diner offers a beer friendly menu with no pretences. These guys aren’t shy of the deep fryer and their out of the box sauce pairings are always a win. Brave’s beers have a NZ wide following, from the Tigermilk IPA to their Neighbourhood Brown Ale, you can’t go wrong. Open Thurs-Sun 12pm-9pm 408 Warren Street, Hastings 0274 608 414, St. Georges Restaurant A garden to plate concept, this is local cuisine in a nutshell. Beautifully presented in a charming garden setting, a dining treat located between Havelock and Hastings. Open Weds-Sun 11.30-late 452 Saint Georges Road, Akina, Hastings (06) 877 5356, Bareknuckle BBQ American style BBQ, meat that melts in your mouth and you want to eat with your hands. A fun causal place to enjoy an extensive menu, best shared. Open Weds 4pm-late, Thurs-Sat 11am-late, Sun 11am-8pm 1024 Pakowhai Road, Hastings 06-870 4400, Roosters Craft Brewery Located on industrial Omahu Road, Roosters is a place for everyone. Honest craft beer brewed on site accompanied by an awesome pub menu, enjoy a burger and leave with your refill for later. Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-7pm, Sat/Sun 12pm-7pm 1470 Omahu Road, Hastings (06) 879 5158, CELLAR DOORS + WINERY RESTAURANTS - Gimblett Gravels Growing District Trinity Hill Winery One of the originals on the Gimblett Gravels, famous for their Syrah you will also find interesting varietals such as Marsanne and Tempranillo on offer. Platter style food available. (06) 879 7778, Te Awa Cellar Door Home to not only Te Awa’s wines, you can now find Esk Valley, Vidals and Villa Maria’s Hawke’s Bay offerings all in the same place. A truly unique experience, tasting award winning wines. Te Awa Restaurant Enjoy modern, fresh local cuisine with an emphasis on sharing in this modern yet classic Hawke’s Bay winery restaurant. Restaurant open daily 11am-3pm 2375 State Highway 50, Hastings (06) 879 7602, Unison Winery Nestled in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels, this unassuming winery is producing what Hawke’s Bay is known for, delicious Chardonnay and great reds. 2163 Highway 50, Hastings (06) 879-7913, Stonecroft A small family owned and run vineyard that produces organic wines only. Worth a visit to see boutique wine done well. 121 Mere Road, Hastings (06) 879 9610," Bridge Pa Triangle Oak Estate This cute barn style cellar door is a hidden gem, with carefully crafted wines presented in a casual relaxed setting amongst the vines, you may never want to leave. Oak Estate Restaurant The food here is fantastic, all home-made the platter can’t be missed. The warm fresh bread and burnt butter are a highlight and there is also always a small seasonal menu to choose from. 403 Ngatarawa Road, Bridge Pa (06) 879 7019, Ashridge Another small offering from the Bridge Pa Triangle, carefully crafted wines that taste of Hawke’s Bay. Try the Viogner, screaming of peaches to the full-bodied red blends, no one seems to walk away without one of their famous dessert wines. Platters and pizzas available 2543 State Highway 50, Roy's Hill (06) 650-4324, Abbey Cellars If you need to mix it up a little Abbey is for you, not only do they produce great wine, but their craft beer is not to be missed. A great stop to please the whole group. 1769 Maraekakaho Rd, Hastings (06) 879 6171, Alpha Domus One of the original Bridge Pa Triangle wineries, Alpha Domus has been quietly getting on with it since 1989. From their bubbles to the Chardonnay you can’t go wrong. BYO Picnic encouraged. 1829 Maraekakaho Rd, Hastings (06) 879 6752, Sileni A showstopper when it was built, Sileni is still turning heads with its wines. We recommend the Semillon and Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc. 2016 Maraekakaho Road (06) 879 8768, Paritua The wines from Paritua are good; so good that this tasting experience is by appointment only. Get in touch to try specialties like the Cabernet Franc and Bordeaux style blends. 2112 Maraekakaho Road, Hastings 06 874 9180,” - Te Awanga Elephant Hill One of Hawke’s Bays iconic winery buildings, overlooking the Cape Kidnappers coast this is a stunning setting to taste fantastic wines. Elephant Hill Restaurant Award winning, fine dining experience. Enjoy local flavours in the stylish dining room amongst the vines overlooking the ocean. 86 Clifton Rd, Te Awanga (06) 873 0400, Te Awanga Estate Fun and relaxed cellar door with a great range of local wines. Enjoy a tasting then lounge on the grass to soak up the Te Awanga beach vibe. Platters and pizzas available. 376 Parkhill Road, Te Awanga (06) 875 0553, Clearview From fantastic chardonnay to its famous ‘Blush’ Rose, there’s something for everyone at Clearview. Taste and sit under leafy trees, explore what these coastal vineyards can offer. Clearview Red Shed Restaurant Approaching their 30year anniversary this is a true local favourite, open for brunch and lunch for a casual dining experience. 194 Clifton Road, Te Awanga (06) 875 0150,” - Napier/Taradale/Esk Valley Urban Winery Tony Bish loves Chardonnay, so much so that it’s the only wine he makes. Luckily for the ABC’s amongst us you are also able to taste wines from many of the small producers without cellar doors, a truly unique opportunity. Platter and tapas menu available Open daily from 11am, open until late Thurs-Sat 3 Ossian Street, Ahuriri, Napier 06-650 3353, Crab Farm Winery This rustic winery has a charm all of its own, tucked amongst the vines but close to the city. Crab Farm Restaurant Open for Lunch Thurs-Sun 12pm-3pm, Dinner Fri nights 511 Main Road, Bay View (06) 836 6678, Church Road This award-winning cellar door is not to be missed. Visit the beautiful Tom McDonald Cellar to taste through their extensive range, from bubbles to Cabernet Sauvignon you won’t be disappointed. Church Road Restaurant Offering both a-la-carte and one of Hawke’s Bays best platters, soak up the sun in their lovely outdoor dining area or inside the cellar. Open for lunch 7 days 150 Church Road, Taradale (06) 833 8225, Mission Estate New Zealand’s oldest winery, boasting an impressive history of wine making with historic cellars and buildings to explore, its worth a visit for the photos alone. Mission Estate Restaurant A great spot in summer to sit on the lawn and enjoy the view back over Napier, Mission manages fine dining with a relaxed feel. 198 Church Road, Taradale (06) 845 9350, Brookfields Established in 1937 there is plenty of wine making history to be found. A tasting here is an education in enjoying wine and not taking things too seriously. Try the sun-dried Malbec for something special. 378 Brookfields Road, Meeanee, Napier (06) 834 4615,” - Havelock North/Tuki Valley Craggy Range One of the best tasting experiences in Hawke’s Bay, this knowledgeable and professional team will take you through their world class wines in the sunny courtyard or stunning cellar door. Craggy Range Restaurant Award winning restaurant, a fine dining experience serving honest local food with impeccable service. 253 Waimarama Road, Havelock North (06) 873 7126, Black Barn Black Barn curates everything they do, from the architecture to the wine everything fits together. Go for the wine and enjoy the Black Barn Store while you are there. Black Barn Restaurant Beautiful restaurant overlooking the vines, a great spot for fabulous food and a glass of Rose for lunch. Black Barn Road, Havelock North (06) 877 7985, Te Mata Estate New Zealands oldest winery still owned and run by the original family, famous for their show stopping Coleraine Cabernet. Try the Gamay Noir and Zara Viogner for something a bit different. 349 Te Mata Road, Havelock North (06) 877 4399, Askerne Boutique estate winery, all grapes are grown on site and they have quite a range. From Riesling to Cabernet Franc, Askerne shows off the versatility of the Hawke’s Bay wine growing region. 267 Te Mata Mangateretere Road, Havelock North (06) 877 2089, Smith & Sheth Oenothèque, or Cellar Door located in the heart of Havelock North. A high-end tasting experience that highlights Hawke’s Bays best. Small plates available with wines by the glass. 4 Te Aute Road, The Courtyard Village Exchange, Havelock North (06) 650 5550," CAFES & COFFEE: - Havelock North Hawthorne Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 8am-12.30pm 23 Napier Road, Havelock North (06) 877 1113," Birdwoods Open daily 10am-4pm 298 Middle Road, Havelock North (06) 877 1395, Workroom Open daily 7am-3pm 15 Joll Rd, Havelock North (06) 650 3746 Red Bridge Open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat/Sun 8am-3pm Waimarama Road, Tuki Tuki 027 531 5410, Pixie Bowls Open Tues-Sat 8am-2pm, Sun 9am-1pm 1/19 Joll Road, Havelock North 021 0862 2630, Maina Open Mon-Fri 7am, Sat/Sun 8am 1 Havelock Road, Havelock North (06) 877 1714, Jungle Café Open Tues-Sat 8am-4pm, Sun/Mon 9am-4pm 9 Middle Road, Havelock North (06) 650 7060 Bellatinos Open Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm, Sat/Sun 9am-4pm 2A Treachers Lane, Havelock North (06) 875 8103," - Hastings Little Frimley Kitchen Open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat 8am-2pm 505 Frimley Road, Hastings Mitzi & Twinn Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-3.30pm, Sat 8.30am-1pm 118 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 027 845 0450, Cascara Open Mon-Fri 7am-3.30pm 107 Russell Street North, Hastings 027 346 6214 OMGoodness Open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm 106 Queen Street East, Hastings 027 342 0013, Cartel HQ Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-3pm 211 Market Street South, Hastings 022 132 7547, - Napier Sparrows Open Mon-Fri 6am-2pm 1 Austin Street, Onekawa, Napier 022 416 5724, Crazy Good Open daily 7am-3pm 87 Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier (06) 650 2796" F.G.Smiths Open daily 7.30am-4pm, Sat/Sun 8am-4pm 9a Ossian Street, Ahuriri, Napier (06) 834 0404, Milk & Honey Open daily 7am 10 Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier (06) 833 6099, Georgia on Tennyson Open Mon-Fri 8am-2pm, Sat/Sun 9am-2pm 42 Tennyson Street, Napier 022 416 5724, Hapi Open daily 7am-4pm Check out their new espresso bar down the road Hapori, located inside Chantals Organics. 89 Hastings Street, Napier (06) 561 0142, Morena Open Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat 8am-2pm 66 Munroe Street, Napier (06) 650 5162, Six Sisters Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm, Sat/Sun 8am-4pm 201 Marine Parade, Napier (06) 835 8364 - Te Awanga/Haumoana Hygge at Clifton Bay Open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat/Sun 9am-4.30pm 468 Clifton Road, Te Awanga (06) 875 0096, Brown Dog Espresso Open Mon-Fri 6.30am-2pm, Sat 7am-2.30pm, Sun 7.30am-2.30pm 12-14 Clifton Road, Haumoana 022 639 2841" LOCAL PRODUCE: - Havelock North AdVintage Wines Open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-5pm 4 Donnelly Street, Havelock North 0800 111 660, Bellatinos Deli Open Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm, Sat/Sun 9am-4pm 2A Treachers Lane, Havelock North (06) 875 8103, Gourmeats Open Mon-Fri 7am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-2.30pm 6 Donnelly Street, Havelock North (06) 650 5527 Te Mata Figs Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun at Hastings Farmers Market 205 Napier Road, Havelock North 0274 764 777, Waipawa Butchery Open Mon-Sat 4 Joll Road, Havelock North (06) 857 8789, The Strawberry Patch Open daily 8.30am-5.30pm 96 Havelock Road, Havelock North (06) 877 1350," - Hastings Ya Bon French Baker Open Mon-Fri 8am-3pm, Sat/Sun 8am-2pm (or until stocks last) 216 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings (06) 871 0300 La Petite Chocolat Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-3pm 207 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 027 350 5100, The Organic Farm Butchery Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8.30am-1pm 300 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings (06) 870 3598, Telegraph Hill Olives Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm 1279 Howard Street, Hastings (06) 878 4460, Cornucopia Organics Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-2pm 221 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings (06) 876 6248, The Fruit Shop Open during summer, daily 8.30am-5.30pm 1010 Pakowhai Road, Hastings 021 0247 2710 Mama’s Donuts Open Thurs-Sat 7am-1pm 219 Omahu Road, Hastings 027 305 8106, - Napier Chantal Organics Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8.30am-4pm 45 Hastings Street, Napier (06) 835 8036," Hohepa Shop, Cheese & fresh produce 363 Main Road, Clive & Tennyson Street, Napier (06) 870 0426, Picnic Bakery Open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-3.30pm 17 Mahia Street, Ahuriri, Napier (06) 651 0194, Gourmet Direct Meats Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4.30pm, Sun 10am-3.30pm 17 Mahia Street, Ahuriri, Napier (06) 833 7966, Vetro, Mediterranean Food Warehouse Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-4.30pm, Sun 9.30am-3.30pm 46 Bridge Street, Ahuriri, Napier (06) 834 1136, MARKETS: Hastings Farmers Market Every Sunday 8.30am-12.30pm Hastings Show Grounds, Kenilworth Road, Hastings Napier Urban Farmers Market Every Saturday 9am-1pm 27/15 Clive Square, Napier Te Awanga Market Open through Summer, Wednesdays 4pm-7pm Te Awanga Domain, Te Awanga 021 0222 2720 Black Barn Growers Market Open through Summer, Saturdays 9am-12pm Black Barn Road, Havelock North (06) 877 7985, GALLERIES + MAKERS: - Havelock North Birdwoods Gallery Open daily 10am-4pm 298 Middle Road, Havelock North (06) 877 1395, Muse Gallery Open Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-3pm 5 Havelock Rd, Havelock North (06) 877 8970, - Hastings David Trubridge Design Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 2 Groome Place, Whakatu, Hastings (06) 650 0204, Hastings City Art Gallery Open daily 10am-4.30pm 201 Eastbourne Street East, Hastings (06) 871 5095, Paperworks Open Thurs-Sun 11am-3pm 268 Clifton Road, Te Awanga 0274 507 517, Parlour Projects Open Weds-Sat 10am-3pm 306 Eastbourne Street East, Hastings 027 739 0066, - Napier Tennyson Gallery Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm 63 Hastings Street, Napier (06) 834 1331, MTG Hawke’s Bay Open Open daily 9.30am-5pm 1 Tennyson Street, Napier (06) 835 7781, Quay Gallery Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat/Sun 10am-4pm 6 Hastings Street, Napier 06-835 4637, Studio K Open Weds-Sun 10am-4pm Waiohiki Creative Arts Village, 1184D Korokipo Road, Waiohiki 027 227 2101" SPA_CE Open Weds-Sun 10am-3pm 116 Tennyson Street, Napier 021 500 340, CAN – Napier Community Arts Centre Open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-2pm 16 Byron Street, Napier (06) 835 9448, BEAUTY + HEALTH + WELL-BEING: The Spa at The Farm Cape Kidnappers 446 Clifton Road, Te Awanga (06) 875 1900, Soul Massage Shop 5, 434 Heretaunga Street, Hastings" Mia Dolce 10 Joll Road, Havelock North (06) 8776867" FOR THE KIDS: Funky Farm Petting zoo and toy library, great in spring when there are many small animals to pet and feed. Open Weds-Sun 10am-3pm 36 State Highway 51, Hastings (06) 878 2353, Arataki Honey Centre Learn everything you need to know about honeybees and honey production. Taste many styles of honey and get up close and personal with the Queens. Open daily 9am-5pm 66 Arataki Road, Havelock North (06) 877 7300, Splash Planet Outdoor water park, with slides, heated pools and other attractions such as bumper boats and a train. Take your own picnic and enjoy a day in the pool. Open through Summer daily 10am-5.30pm 1001 Grove Road, Hastings 0508 SPLASH, Haumoana Farmyard Zoo Coastal petting zoo, also offering horse rides tailored to the small members of the public. Open daily 10am-5pm 10/32 East Road, Haumoana (06) 875 0244, Ocean Spa Outdoor heated pools on the Napier waterfront. Saunas and spas available as well as a lap pool. Open daily 6am-10pm 42 Marine Parade, Napier (06) 835 8553, The National Aquarium on New Zealand Explore our local fish and bird life. Highlights include penguin and shark encounters, kiwi viewing and lots of hands on activities. Open daily 9am-5pm Marine Parade, Napier (06) 834 1404," Par2 Mini Golf Hit a round or two overlooking the ocean on Napier waterfront. Open daily 9.30am-4.30pm 106 Marine Parade, Napier (06) 834 0248, Havelock North Village Pool What more do you need on a Hawke’s Bay summer day than a cold pool to cool off and entertain the kids and adults alike. Open for Summer Fri-Mon 10am-6pm, Tues-Thurs 6am-6pm 35 Te Mata Road, Havelock North (06) 877 5544, Flip Out Burn some energy at this indoor trampoline park. Open daily, see website for hours 405 Saint Aubyn Street East, Hastings (06) 650 0221, TOURS: Fieldtrip Private Tours Let guide Desa plan a tailored itinerary for you exploring all the best bits of Hawke’s Bay. From wine and beer, to art, bush walks and local food spots there’s so much to choose from. 020 4154 9777,, Prinsy’s Wine Tours Daily group wine tours, full or half day tours available. 027 224 0696, Long Island Tours Luxury private tours of Hawke’s Bay and all it has to offer. 027 224 3040," ACTIVITIES: Art Deco Napier Destroyed in 1931 by an earthquake Napier was rebuilt in the Art Deco style. Walk around the compact city centre and discovering architectural features special to Napier alone. Art Deco Trust Offering all things Art Deco, informative walking tours and a great gift shop, this is your 1st stop on the Art Deco trail. 7 Tennyson Street, Napier (06) 835 0022, Ocean Beach Horses Join Sam and her wonderful horses on a relaxing ride along the beach or through the dunes. 389 Ocean Beach Road, Ocean Beach 0274 205 090, Mohaka White Water Rafting Enjoy the mighty Mohaka river and all it has to offer, from scenic grade 2 rapids to exciting 4/5’s there’s a trip for everyone. 3408 State Highway 5, Napier (06) 839 1808, Hawke’s Bay Trails We are lucky to have an extensive network of trails that take you all over Hawke’s Bay. What better way to explore than by jumping on a bike and seeing where you end up. Check out the website for maps and suggestions. Grant Petherick Fly Fishing Tours Explore the rivers of Hawke’s Bay and come back with dinner. Boasting both Rainbow and Brown Trout our rivers are a perfect place to spend a day fishing. 0274 863924, Visit for information on fishing spots and licences: Te Mata Peak A Hawke’s Bay must-do, whether you drive, run, walk or bike to the top it’s worth it for the stunning 360 views of the area. Also, not to be missed the Red Wood forest walk at the base of Te Mata Peak. Now open half way up Peak Café. Open 5am-10pm" BIKE RENTAL: - Havelock North Cycle Nation 27 Te Mata Road, Havelock North (06) 877 6254, Good Fun Bikes 5 Donnelly Street, Havelock North (06) 650 7722, - Napier Takaroa Trails 9 Nelson Quay, Ahuriri, Napier (06) 835 9030, Fish Bike 26 Marine Parade, Napier (Pacific Surf Life Saving Club) (06) 833 6979, Napier City Bike Hire 117 Marine Parade, Napier 027 895 9595, - Hastings Hastings Bicycle Hire 1005B Gordon Road, Hastings (06) 876 8000, Wine Trail Bike Hire Coastal Wine Cycles 41 East Road, Haumoana (06) 875 0302, On Yer Bike 2543 State Highway 50, Bridge Pa (Ashridge Winery) (06) 650 4627," BEACHES: Waimarama Beach & Ocean Beach Both beaches are long, white sand beaches, great for swimming and surfing. Waimarama has a small shop, fish & chips and petrol. Follow Waimarama Road through the Tuki Tuki Valley to reach these two beaches. Waipatiki Beach Small white sand beach north of Napier, a great swimming beach with occasional surf and nice cliff walks. Secluded and sleepy you may be able to grab an ice-cream at the campground shop, but not much more so go prepared. Westshore and Ahuriri Beaches. City beaches separated by the mouth of the estuary. Both beaches are a bit rocky, but a very safe for swimming. Westshore offers plenty of green space for backyard cricket and picnics. Ahuriri boasts an impressive playground for when the kids are over swimming. GOLF: Cape Kidnappers Golf Club 446 Clifton Road, Te Awanga (06) 873 1018, Napier (Waiohiki) Golf Club 1215 State Highway 50, Napier (06) 844 7913, Maraenui Golf Club 285 Te Awa Avenue, Awatoto, Napier 06-835 8273, Hastings Golf Club 1523 Maraekakaho Road, Hastings (06) 879 7206, Hawke’s Bay Golf Club 114 Valentine Road, Bridge Pa (06) 879 8890, Golflands State Highway 51, Hastings (06) 871 5643," MOVIE THEATRES: Event Cinema Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North (06) 877 5751, Focal Point Cinema Hastings 126 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings (06) 871 5418, Reading Napier 154 Station Street, Napier (06) 831 0600, Globe Theatrette For something a little bit different 15 Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier (06) 833 6011, SHOPPING: - Havelock North shopping is boutique focused, with many small, well curated spaces. Highlights include Annabelle’s for beautiful homewares, Wardini’s is a haven for book lovers and The Hanger for local and international fashion. A short drive out of town you will find Birdwoods Gallery which also has a great shop of imported items and the Black Barn shop is a must do. - Napier has a mixture of boutique shopping and chain stores. Emerson Street is where you will find national chains such as Cotton On, Barkers and Ice Breaker, plus many New Zealand souvenir stores; check out Opossum World for possum and merino products. Tennyson, Hastings and Market Street boast more boutique shopping. Highlights such as Madison’s and Blackbird Goods for interiors, Kilt and Aroha for local fashion. Ahuriri near the port also has great gems such as Bazaar for New Zealand and Australian fashion, Whale’s Tale for antique lovers and Little & Fox for all things interior. - Hastings has some great small shops supporting local, Hawke’s Bay products. Check out Coco & Co. who stock everything from fashion to homewares all made here in the bay. The Little Red Book Shop is a treasure trove of secondhand reading, and Real World offers locally made cleaning and beauty products in their stylish refillery space." LOCAL INFORMATION: Visit for everything Hawke’s Bay. Havelock North I-Site Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 10am-1.45pm 1 Te Aute Road, Havelock North (06) 877 9600 Hastings I-Site Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 10am-1.45pm Cnr Russell &, Heretaunga Street East, Hastings (06) 873 5526 Napier I-Site Open daily 9am-5pm 100 Marine Parade, Napier (06) 834 1911," My Chauffeur 0800 692428 Hawke’s Bay Combined Taxi (06) 835 7777, 0800 625 877 Baywide Taxis 0800 88 55 33 Hastings Taxis (06) 878 5055, 0800 875 055 ½ Price Taxis (06) 974 4444, 0508127742 POLICE/EMERGENCY: 111 is the emergency number in New Zealand for Ambulance/Police/Fire. This can be called for free from any landline, mobile phone or phone box. For non-emergency police matters in Hawke’s Bay please call 105. WALK IN DOCTORS: - Hastings Hastings Memorial Hospital 24hr emergency department 398 Omahu Road, Hastings (06) 878 8109, Hastings Health Centre Open daily 8am-8pm 303 St. Aubyn St West (entry vis Nelson St.) (06) 873 8999, The Doctors Hastings Open daily 8am-8pm 110 Russell Street South, Hastings (06) 876 8445, - Napier City Medical 24hr emergency department 76 Wellesley Road, Napier (06) 835 4999, The Doctors Napier Open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat/Sun 8am-6pm 30 Munroe Street, Napier (06) 835 4696,"

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Fire place
Heat pump
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower

Bed layout

2 King/Twin, 2 Queen(s), 3 Double Bunk(s), 1 Double(s), 1 Trundler bed(s)

Special Amenities

Set two houses back from absolute beachfront with views over a grassy reserve, the beach, the ever changing Puhokio stream mouth and Cape Kidnappers in the distance. The reserve becomes an extension for kids to run amok, play volleyball etc. Esther's Cottage replaces the original World War 1 period classic bach purchased by our family in the 1920s. It has hosted generations of the immediate family, relations and friends. In replacing it we have tried to keep some of the original character while bringing in more modern comforts to make it a year-round retreat. This includes plenty of veranda space overlooking the beach and an enclosable veranda area so you can sleep in the semi-open, listening to the surf when the weather suits. A hot water outside shower is heaven after a session on the beach. SMART TV internet connected. No SKY sorry so you'd need MySky account. High speed fibre (50mb up / 30mb down) and WiFi. Mobile coverage is also pretty good for portable hotspot working from your own device.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

The vast Waimarama beach is the main attraction, offering swimming, fishing, surfing, skimboarding and endless walks. If you have your own boat there is a charged and a free beach launching area at the south end of the beach. Kontikis are also workable northwards up the beach. The Puhokio stream estuary in front of the house is a fun kids' fishing spot where bait-catchers can keep little kids entertained for hours. The Karamea walk skirts the rocky coast to the south to the volcanic "Red Island" outcrop, accessible at low tide and taking a 1/2 to full day return. Waimarama Maori Tours offers an authentic insight into local heritage and indigenous Maori culture. Maraetotara Falls (15 minutes drive inland) is a lovely streamside swimming hole with a rope swing and dam-jumps for the brave. This Maraetotara loop drive also offers amazing views over limestone outcrops down to the coast and connects to Mohi Bush Walk and Wairunga 9 hole farm golf course. For foodies, within 20-30 minutes drive there are world-class winery restaurants, roadside orchard, berry and vege stalls, Rush Munro's ice cream garden and the weekly farmers market. At Waimarama itself, the local store sells most essential supplies, barista coffee, great fresh fish & chips and amazing burgers and also offers NZ smallest bottle store. For more adventure, Hawke's Bay has some of the best easy cycletrails in the country including coastal, riverside and winecountry trails. For singletrack mountainbiking, Eskdale MTB Park is about 50 minutes to 1 hour's drive north past Napier, (you need to join HB MTB Cub on-line for access). There are also some advanced MTB trails and walks on the side of Te Mata Peak, closer at Havelock North. The lookout here is a must-do providing the iconic HB view. Splashplanet in Hastings is a summer water park with other rides making a great family day out. Also try Birdwood classic lolly shop and sculpture garden near Havelock North, the National Aquarium and HB Museum Theatre Gallery, Art Deco Walks and Marine Parade in Napier which includes an extensive skate/scooter park.


Average Rating: 5
23 total reviews

Tania B
We had a fantasic break away in the MacIntyre's beautiful family bach, a home away from home. Had everything we could possibly need for our week long stay, lovely and clean and lots of space with great proximity to the fantastic Waimarama beach, so grateful you make your home available for others to enjoy.
Mandy Pedersen
Loved the vista from the open plan living room. Plenty of room for guests to relax indoors and outdoors. Very pleased with the ample resources for cooking and dining. Thanks MacIntyre's.
Jen C
What a fantastic property. We used this for a group of 9 ladies for a Mum’s getaway but would be great for families as well. It was perfect in every way. Practically beachfront, with easy access to the beach, views from upstairs and the deck. Close to the shops if you need anything. The house has everything you need. So well thought out and everything is labelled with easy to follow instructions. What a fabulous holiday home. Thanks for having us. We’ll be back. Jen & co
Response from Owner
Thanks Jen for the lovely feedback. C19 has seen more kiwi friend groups and families escaping to Waimarama outside the usual peak summer holiday which is awesome to see. Glad you had a nice time and hope to see you back.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Apr - 30 Nov $450 / Night for 6 guests$752 Nights
22 Dec - 30 Jan $600 / Night for 6 guests$755 Nights
Rest of year$500 / Night for 6 guests$752 Nights
1 Apr - 30 Nov
$450 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $75Min. stay: 2 Nights
22 Dec - 30 Jan
$600 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $75Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$500 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $75Min. stay: 2 Nights
NOTE: Linen hire is included in the rates. There is an extra one off charge of $120.00 per booking for cleaning.
Minimum stay 2 nights at all times except for Waitangi Day, ANZAC, Easter, Queen's Birthday & Labour Weekends which have minimum 3 night stay; and Christmas to late January has minimum 5 night stay unless there is only availability for shorter stays. Any booking that includes Boxing day must commence on or before 24 December.
The "Rest of Year" (April-October) rate excludes Waitangi, Easter, ANZAC, Queens Birthday and Labour Weekends which are $600 per night for up to 6 people plus $50 per extra person.
Booking & Payment Policy:
When the client wishes to confirm a tentative booking, we will email a brief rental agreement.
The booking is confirmed on acceptance of the rental agreement and receipt of a deposit of 50% of the total booking cost, due within 3 working days, otherwise the dates are released.
The balance is due two weeks before the booked arrival date, therefore any booking made within 2 weeks of the stay requires 100% payment.
The booking will be cancelled if the balance is not paid by the due date, in which case the following cancellation policy applies.
Cancellation policy:
50% of the total cost of the booking will be charged if cancelled within:
• 45 days of a stay during 24 Dec – 30 Jan or Easter
• 14 days of a stay during any other time.
If cancelled within 7 days of a stay then 100% of the total cost of the booking will be charged.
All refunds will be subject to a $50 administration fee.

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