Ica Station Whare (at Whareama)

268 Ica Road, RD 12, Masterton
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The Ica Station 'Whare' is a rustic, charming 1 bedroom stand-alone (self-contained) unit, located in the grounds of Ica Station Homestead at Whareama, close to the beach resort of Riversdale. Ica Whare offer our visitors comfortable, clean, rustic accommodation in a location with interesting early NZ rural character. Situated at the end of a 'no exit' road, next door to the impressive Ica Homestead (a NZ Heritage Registered Building), simply enjoy the peace and quiet of an early settler 'Whare', in the beautiful countryside setting of Ica Station Homestead grounds. 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 this cottage. Next door is the Ica Station Homestead B&B, where all our guests have use of a spa pool and swimming pool during their stay. With Riversdale and Otahome Beaches only 15 minutes drive away and 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. Or Otahome, where you often have the beach to yourselves. Close by is the village of Tinui that has a Cafe & Bar, Craft Shop and Living Historic Village as well as the oldest ANZAC Memorial Cross that now has a public access walkway up to it (Nov - Apr annually). We run the 'Whareama Coastal Walk', a 2 or 3 day fully catered walking experience across private farmland and isolated Wairarapa Coastline. We are also a Wedding Venue. A marquee can be placed on our lawns with the Homestead and steps as a backdrop. We have accommodation for up to 20 people here in the Homestead, India House and Ica Whare - so plenty of beds for guests and walkers!.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Spa pool
Swimming Pool
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Electric heat
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Guests have use of on-site swimming pool and spa pool during their stay! 15 mins drive to the surf patrolled Riversdale Beach during the summer months and Golf Course, Tennis Courts and Riversdale Beach Store - open 7 days a week for off-licence, takeaways & coffee!

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

15 mins to Tinui Cafe & Bar, Craft Shop and Living Historic Village and ANZAC Walkway. 40 mins drive to Castlepoint for Golf Club, Castlepoint Hotel and Lighthouse. Enjoy surfing, swimming, tennis, golf, sea fishing, trekking or river fishing all nearby.


Average Rating: 5
4 total reviews

Roger Watkin
Perfect for a romantic getaway (it’s our 50th wedding anniversary this year) with lovely grounds & a superb swimming pool and spa 🥰 Carmen & Dick are great hosts.
Roger & Brenda
Great spot to relax, especially with the pool & spa. Lots of wildlife to see, including deer & fantails and sheep of course. The whare is so cute & well maintained. Thanks Carmen & Dick.
Response from Owner
Thank you for you lovely comments...... it was a pleasure to host you!
Julie Holmes
We had the best time ! Amazing setting, relaxing and comfortable accomodation! The pool was great on such a hot day and the hosts were exceptional thank you Dick and Carmen.
Response from Owner
Thank you for your lovely review - it was a pleasure to host you guys!
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
28 Mar - 2 Apr $150 / Night for 2 guests$453 Nights
18 Dec - 2 Jan $150 / Night for 2 guests$453 Nights
Rest of year$180 / Night for 2 guests$451 Night
Rest of year$150 / Night for 2 guests$452 Nights
28 Mar - 2 Apr
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 3 Nights
18 Dec - 2 Jan
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $45Min. stay: 2 Nights
Linen, towels and tea/coffee provisions included in price. Continental Breakfasts - $20 per person extra (enough for 2 nights).

It is a 2 night minimum stay over weekends. We will accept a 1 night weekend booking at the last minute only.

Please be aware there is very limited cell phone reception here, but you do get 2GB of wifi - please ask for a voucher.

Pets strictly by arrangement only - cost $15 per night ......sorry pets not allowed in the swimming pool area.




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