Waiorongomai Homestead

2232 Western Lake Rd, Featherston
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

*** No New bookings will be taken until further Notice Waiorongomai Homestead - Just over an hours drive from Wellington! Escape from the 'rat race' and organise your next: *Family birthday *Anniversary  *Girls weekend/book club   *Get-together with friends and family *Perfect for extended family gatherings * NO PARTIES/stag do's.... * MAX 24 people - only those who are included in the  booking and have paid to stay are allowed to spend time at Homestead. (No weddings/groups sorry) Swimming pool, tennis court, beautiful large gardens, Waiorongomai river, Lake Wairarapa, Ocean beach, the Wellington/Wairarapa (Remutaka) cycleway........ Who needs shops and cafe's!  MAIN HOMESTEAD: 6 bedrooms including a large "dorm room" with 7 single beds: Bed 1 - Queen + 2 x single + ensuite (toilet/shower), good family room Bed 2 - Queen Bed 3 - 2 x single Bed 4 - Queen Bed 5 - Queen + 2 x single, good family room - has all the kids toys/books etc Bed 6 - Dorm 7 x single (2 x curtain dividers for additional privacy) + bathroom with (bath/shower/toilet) Main bathroom with bath/shower/toilet, 2 living spaces, separate dining room, open fire, central heating, large modern kitchen - perfectly suited for extended family groups, groups of friends, girls weekends, great for kids of all ages. HARRY'S COTTAGE ***Also available for larger groups (bookings exceeding 18 people total) is Harry's - a delightful 2 room/bathroom cottage next to the Homestead. With a King size bed in bedroom, single bed in lounge and shower/bath with gas hot water, this could be a romantic treat for 2 of your group or another option for a family. Additional charges apply to use 'Harry's' THIS INCREASES TOTAL ROOMS TO 7, BATHROOMS TO 4 and MAX PEOPLE to 24 (must have a minimum of 18 people staying in Main House - can only be booked alongside Homestead booking) ** PLEASE NOTE: you cannot exceed the 24 people and all must be paying to stay at the Homestead only. We will not accept bookings for our cottages alongside the Homestead.  RATES: All year:  $600.00/Night for first 10 guests:   2 Night minimum ** All guests who are booked to stay will pay minimum 2 night rate ** All guests to bring own personal towels MINIMUM STAY 2 NIGHTS AT ALL TIMES CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR - 5 NIGHT MINIMUM; JANUARY 4 NIGHT - MINIMUM, OTHER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - 3 NIGHT MINIMUM PUBLIC HOLIDAY WEEKENDS - 3 NIGHT MINIMUM EASTER - 4 NIGHT MINIMUM Extra adults $50 per night, Children under 15 (14 and younger) $30 per night little babies (under 1) in own cots are free (bring your own towels/bedding) *  NO PETS! (You will be asked to take them away if you bring them) *  Strictly no tents or camper vans *  When enquiring please include information on the purpose of your booking. e.g. wedding anniversary, granny's 80th, group of friends... also ages of children - a child is 14yrs and younger * $200 bond applies for all bookings * We reserve the right to accept or refuse a booking.  * Bookings will only be confirmed following receipt of deposit. * NO HOLDS ON DATES. Waiorongomai Church is also located on the farm and enquiries for this can be made to the South Wairarapa Anglican parish. (We are not currently allowing weddings at Homestead sorry)

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Sand pit
Sky TV
Swimming Pool
Tennis court
Heating & cooling
Fire place
High Chair
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

4 Queen(s), 14 Single(s), 1 King(s)

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Church Waiorongomai river 2 minute walk, Lake Wairarapa, Ocean Beach, Native bush - river walk, Sheep and beef station,


Average Rating: 5
19 total reviews

This place is just fabulous! We stayed with four families and there was plenty of room for everyone. Everything was spotlessly clean, the pool was great, lots of room to run around, and the kids loved having the bikes and tennis court to use. And we loved visiting the kunekunes! Lots of thought has gone into making sure it is a great holiday - lots of useful extras like two fridges to fit all the food for example. One of the best places we've stayed.
Dorothy Opai
The Homestead was perfect for our whanau get-away. There were a few of us - adults, teenagers, children and a wee 8 month old - 16 in total! The house and cottage fit us all comfortably and there was room for more! A beautifully kept home that had everything we needed. The weather was not the best but arriving to a roaring fire and a delicious carrot cake - what a welcome! There was lots to do and lots of places to just sit and enjoy the view or read a book. We played table tennis & tennis and even managed a walk down to the river and the church when the weather cleared. We tried but weren't able to talk any of the kids into jumping in the pool! That's on the list for next time. The Matthew's whanau were lovely to deal with. Waiorongomai Homestead is a wonderful home and I highly recommend. Did I mention the carrot cake? Totally delicious!
If you have a large group this is a fantastic place to stay! We had 4 families with 11 kids under 8 and it was awesome! The dorm room is great for the older kids and twin room or in with parents great for the littlies. Pool is fantastic and the grounds are amazing for kids biking, hide and seek etc. We also spent happy hours playing in the creek but there is plenty of room indoors should you need to retreat, which luckily for us we did not strike any weather forcing us to. Brilliant time catching up with old friends, thanks.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$600 / Night for 10 guests$502 Nights
All year
$600 / Night for 10 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 2 Nights
** All guests who are booked to stay will pay minimum 2 night rate
*Christmas/New Year 5 night minimum;
*Other school holidays/public holiday weekends 3 NIGHT MINIMUM.

Extra adults $50 per night, Children under 15 (14 and younger) $30 per night (Bring own towels), little babies (under 1) in own cots are free (bring your own towels/bedding)
* $130 service/admin fee will apply per booking
* We reserve the right to accept or refuse a booking.
*Bookings will only be confirmed following receipt of deposit.
This house is suited to larger groups and MINIMUM numbers/price per night will apply. Please enquire.
Please send enquiry to receive FAQ sheet.


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