India House, Ica Station, (at Whareama)

286 Ica Road, Whareama, RD 12, Masterton 5872
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Quiet and peaceful country cottage! • Only 15 mins drive to the beach and local golf course! • Beautiful outlook – set in private estate grounds, accommodates up to 6 persons. * Access to a swimming pool and spa pool! India House is a rustic, charming 3 bedroom cottage, located at Whareama, close to the beach resort of Riversdale. Situated at the end of a ‘no exit’ road, simply enjoy the peace and quiet of an early settler cottage, steeped in history, in the beautiful countryside setting of Ica Station. Originally built in 1866, today ‘India House’ offers our visitors comfortable, clean, rustic accommodation and a location with interesting early NZ rural character. The cottage is quaint and still enjoys many of its original features. It has 3 small bedrooms (a queen and two twin rooms), a living room, small dining kitchen and inside bathroom with flushing toilet and shower over bath, plus additional outside flushing toilet!. With uninterrupted views over a small lake and beautiful countryside, here you can relax, read a book, have a glass of wine and listen to the birds in the peaceful and extremely private setting of this cottage. With Riversdale and Otahome Beaches only 15 mins drive away and Castlepoint Beach 35 mins in the opposite direction, this bach is an ideal base for surfers, fishermen, golfers, couples or groups of friends 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. 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

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Spa pool
Swimming Pool
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 4 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Quiet & peaceful garden setting with views across a small lake to open countryside! Swimming pool and spa pool available at main homestead for your use - just a short stroll across the garden! Please be aware there is very limited cell phone coverage or wifi here - this is the ideal place to really get away from it all!

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

20 mins to Riversdale Beach for surfing, swimming, golf, tennis, walks and local store. 15 mins to Otahome Beach - more isolated than Riversdale, where you have the beach to yourselves. 15 mins to Tinui for Cafe & Bar 35 mins to Castlepoint for lighthouse, walks, beach, swimming, surfing, Castlepoint Hotel meals, golf & tennis. 35 mins to Masterton for shopping, banks, cafes, wine tasting etc.


Average Rating: 3
1 total review

John Wilson
Nice and quiet spot,and pleasant hosts, but the advertised Wifi is hardly worth the mention. you have to wander outside to get a weak signal
Response from Owner
Hi John, Thank you for your comment - we expect the people who book our lovely cottage are doing it to get away from it all! Peace and tranquility (off the beaten track') is what we offer here.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
2 Jun - 5 Jun $200 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
19 Oct - 23 Oct $200 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
18 Dec - 31 Jan $200 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
Rest of year$180 / Night for 2 guests$402 Nights
Rest of year$200 / Night for 2 guests$501 Night
2 Jun - 5 Jun
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
19 Oct - 23 Oct
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
18 Dec - 31 Jan
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 1 Night
Pets strictly by arrangement only - $15 per night charge.

Price includes all linen, towels, tea/coffee provisions and shared use of our swimming pool/spa pool area!

Pets not allowed in the swimming pool area..... sorry.

Continental Breakfast provisions - $20 per person extra (plenty for 2 nights).




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