Tukituki straw bale house

495 Kahuranaki Road, RD 14, Havelock North
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

This is a unique family home, New Zealand's first straw bale house, overlooking the beautiful Tukituki river, famous for its trout fishing. The views up and down the river valley and the surrounding hills including Te Mata Peak are breathtaking. Separate games room with pool table and tennis table. Coronavirus. We treat this issue seriously. We are double vaccinated and boosted. The house is thoroughly cleaned and ventilated between all visits. Bedding is washed and dried between visits. Soap and disinfenctant are provided for guests.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Pool Table
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Food processor
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
iPod Dock
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 King(s), 2 Queen(s), 2 Single(s)

Special Amenities

We are on the sunny side of the Tukituki river, overlooking the most picture perfect part of the valley with views downstream to Horse shoe bend and upstream to Mt Erin. It's a peaceful and private location with mature trees and places to explore on the 24 ha (60 acres) property. We have fruit trees including figs, olives, apricots, plums, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, mandarins, passion fruit etc that guests are welcome to pick from when in season. This is a family farm house ideally suited for outdoor living and entertainment in the summer under the ancient olive on the patio or the expansive deck alongside. In winter, the house comes into its own with the half-metre thick lime washed walls providing unsurpassed insulation. At this time of the year the inside of the house comes alive with atmosphere and there's no better place than in front of the huge open fire place to curl up with a book or to break open a pack of cards. Netflix and Lightbox are available. All of the house except one wardrobe is available. This is a well-loved, lived in, rustic family home. Its designed for country life and living so while we expect guests to treat it with respect, we don't expect guests to tip-toe around frightened they might leave scuff mark on the timber floors or lime washed walls. It's a house to enjoy not be prissy about. There's no better place for either a group of friends or families to get-way or for a special romantic hideaway for couples.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Our house overlooks a 500 metre stretch of the Tuki tuki river that we own. Guests are welcome to make use of this for picnicking, swimming, fishing, walking, camping or just to pitch up to for an evening drink beneath the willows on the banks of the river. The river is literally a stones throw away and vehicle access is also provided. An excellent cafe is five minutes away and we are just 7 minutes from Craggy Range Winery and Terroir restaurant, 10 minutes to Black Barn and the new five star Malo restaurant plus shopping in Havelock North village. It's 10 minutes to get to the surf and golden sands of amazing Ocean Beach and 20 minutes from Waimarama beach. Advice on fishing guides and clay target shooting from the front deck can also be arranged and being locals we can offer all sorts of other recommendations or tips on where to go and what to do in the fabulous Hawkes Bay.


Average Rating: 5
11 total reviews

Paula Waterhouse
We stayed at the straw bale house with our family of 6 adults and 2 children & 2 babies, the views were outstanding, the house was perfect for our family, very relaxing, the beds were very comfortable. Phil was fantastic to deal with. The location is a short drive to Havelock North and well positioned for bike trails, wineries etc. We would love to stay again in this unique property. Hard to leave. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise :)
Response from Owner
What a fantastic family to have stay. They left the house immaculate and were terrific to deal with. Snap them up if they ask to book.
christine Jones
A little bit of heaven. A house full of charm & rustic features. Views to die for. Phil attentive & available to answer any questions.
Response from Owner
We just love having guests like Christine and her friends. Spot on with communication and you’d hardly know they had stayed by the immaculate way they left our home. Just good, fun-loving and decent people.
Natalie Neves
Wow this place was amazing. Very spacious, incredible views and lovely linen. Everything we needed was there thank you. Handy to Havelock North for amenities. Hope to return one day
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 May - 30 Aug $590 / Night for 6 guests$902 Nights
1 Oct - 15 Dec $630 / Night for 6 guests$902 Nights
16 Dec - 30 Apr $630 / Night for 6 guests$903 Nights
Rest of year$630 / Night for 6 guests$902 Nights
1 May - 30 Aug
$590 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $90Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 15 Dec
$630 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $90Min. stay: 2 Nights
16 Dec - 30 Apr
$630 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $90Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$630 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $90Min. stay: 2 Nights
Please email us for details of significant discounts for stays of longer than a week or a month.
Peak season summer rates from December up to May are higher than the base rate depending on how many nights you wish to book. Rates can also vary for public holidays and long weekends with a public holiday have a longer minimum stay. But it’s not one-way traffic! Please email for details of deals particularly for longer visits.
Check in time is 4pm and check out is 11 am. These times are sometimes negotiable. Cleaning can be arranged for a fee.




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