Ica Station Whare (at Whareama)

268 Ica Road, RD 12, Masterton
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

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, Whakataki Hotel and Lighthouse. Enjoy surfing, swimming, tennis, golf, sea fishing, trekking or river fishing all nearby.


Average Rating: 4
1 total review

Elizabeth & Ken
We enjoyed two nights in this early New Zealand little "Whare" on the most beautiful property. We had everything we needed, and were greeted by our wonderful hosts who welcomed us to their piece of Wairarapa Paradise. We found the Riversdale Beach store that sold all a holiday maker needed, and enjoyed a fabulous cup of coffee.
Response from Owner
Thank you for your lovely comments..... it was a pleasure to meet and host you!



Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
14 Apr - 18 Apr $150 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
18 Dec - 2 Jan $150 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
Rest of year$175 / Night for 2 guests1 Night
Rest of year$150 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
14 Apr - 18 Apr
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
18 Dec - 2 Jan
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$175 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Linen, towels and tea/coffee provisions included in price.

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 1GB of wifi - please ask for a voucher.

Sorry ......pets not allowed in the swimming pool area!




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