Omarere Homestead - 3 nights for 2

124 Ponatahi Road, Martinborough, Martinborough
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Enjoy peace and privacy in extensive, secluded grounds within easy walking distance of the village. Omarere is a spacious and comfortable colonial-style character homestead boasting stunning gardens set within the many acres of Omarere Estate. Sleeping 17 people in 7 bedrooms, it is a perfect place for holidays, get-togethers with family or friends, or as a venue for your wedding or other special occasion. Special low week-night rate for new bookings made for a stay from May 2nd to 30th September 2022; stay any three nights from Sunday to Thursday and only pay for two (see 'Rates' section below for details). The large two-story homestead has two roomy open-plan seating areas with a cosy open fire, a dining table that seats 12 and a modern farmhouse style kitchen that looks out onto a vegetable garden. A wrap-around verandah plus secluded BBQ area (with outside dining for 24) ensure superb indoor-outdoor flow. There is a large outdoor relaxation area with an in-ground heated swimming pool for you to cool off in the hot summer months (the pool is available for use from Toast Weekend), as well as a luxurious spa pool with views of Omarere Estates’ own mature vines. A complimentary bottle of local Martinborough wine is chilled and waiting for you on arrival. Omarere Estate is nestled by the banks of the Huangarua River less than one and a half kilometres (a leisurely 10 minute stroll) away from the Wairarapa township of Martinborough. This area is known as the “Golden Mile” of Martinborough and is renowned for its quality soil types, and its outstanding wines, especially its Pinot Noir. Omarere is one of the oldest estates in Martinborough and the well-maintained homestead was originally part of the first farm of the town’s founding Martin family. It boasts some of the most diverse and established gardens in the region. From Omarere Estate it is a relaxing 10 minute walk or easy 2 min drive into Martinborough village for wine tasting, cafes, shops, restaurants and boutiques. Our nearest neighbour is Margrain Vineyard and their Vineyard Café is only a minutes stroll away for brunch or a leisurely lunch. There are many more world-class vineyards (including Ata Rangi, Palliser, Martinborough Vineyards and Cambridge Road) within walking distance or you can hire our bikes to visit them all. Omarere Homestead has 8 adult-sized Vineyard Cruiser bikes plus a Tandem, enabling up to 10 to cycle amongst the vineyards. All our Vineyard Cruisers come with a helmet, lock and a basket, and are a perfect way to explore the (mostly flat!) area at a relaxed, leisurely pace. Pricing is just $200 ($150 June - September) for unlimited use of all our Vineyard Cruisers for a weekend. For longer periods of use please enquire. Bikes for children can be hired in town. Omarere guests can use the Martinborough Lawn Tennis Club courts for free during their stay, along with our selection of racquets and tennis balls. We can also assist with making arrangements for a round of Golf at the nearby Martinborough Golf Club. We have Freeview and a Sky Box. For the Sky Box guests need to bring their main Sky card to install to view Sky. From the 23th of December until the 15th of January our base nightly price is $575. With respect to COVID and our collective “new normal”, kindly note that should any future lockdowns affect your booking we do not offer a refund, however we will proactively work with you to move your booking to available new dates when we can welcome you to Omarere. Guest review, from Kim, "Nestled within its very own vineyard about 1km from the heart of pretty Martinborough, is Omarere, an estate property that is perfect for the larger group. We were five women from Melbourne on their first trip to New Zealand and were beyond thrilled with this beautiful property. Sitting within manicured, private gardens, the two-storey home is both stylish and comfortable with loads of bedrooms. The living spaces are tastefully decorated with cosy couches and pretty artwork. There's an in-ground swimming pool for the warmer months, loads of shady areas outside to read, enjoy a meal or chat. For a small extra fee, you can hire your own pushbike to get in and out of town or visit the plethora of local wineries in the area (wonderfully flat and easy ride...we felt like kids again). Rochelle was a wonderful host who met us at the door and took her time to show us around the property as well as share some good dining tips for us to take advantage of (highly recommend Poppies winery for their grazing plate). Overall these five Aussies had the best time in a very beautiful part of New much so we plan to come back again.”

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Spa pool
Swimming Pool
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
Food processor
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Night Store heating
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

4 Queen(s), 8 Single(s), 1 Trundler bed(s), 2 Fold out bed(s)

Special Amenities

Private and quiet set in a large landscaped garden with mature trees, roses, vines and an olive grove, within easy walking distance of the town square. An expansive flat lawn with space for up to the largest marquees make Omarere ideal for weddings, special celebrations and family games (a selection of sports equipment is supplied). Sky-box installed in the house for use with your own Sky-card. Nespresso coffee machine with some capsules supplied - coffee addicts may want to bring some more of their own! Available to hire at the homestead are 8 adult-sized Vineyard Cruiser bikes plus a Tandem, for up to 10 people. Omarere guests can use the Martinborough Lawn Tennis Club courts for free during their stay, along with our selection of racquets and tennis balls. We can also assist with making arrangements for a round of Golf at the nearby Martinborough Golf Club.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Wine tasting, cafes, shops, restaurants, boutiques, cycling (on our Vineyard Cruiser bikes!) & walking - all minutes away.


Average Rating: 5
25 total reviews

Blair K
Stayed at Omarere with a group of 10 friends for a winter weekend away in Martinborough. Omarere is a fantastic place for a large group with everything you need for a comfortable stay and plenty of room to spread out. We especially enjoyed the spa pool which was great on a cool winters evening. Rochelle the host was very easy to communicate with and was very responsive to any queries we had. Would definitely like to stay at Omarere again if back in Martinborough
Omarere Homestead is the perfect property for all occasions from a fun casual dinner, to a veranda style brunch in the sun, a fun garden style lunch, platters by the pool, right through to an intimate dinner party. Creating our own menus within the wonderfully equipped kitchen with its great sharing boards, classic white large serving dishes, coffee machine, generous sized pizza oven draws, perfect glassware (for indoors and outdoors), sharp cutlery and full dining sets, perfect for all our special occasions.  Different moments of celebrations were lovingly created by Maitui Group, adding to the many beautiful setting spots indoors and out. A special highlight, an unforgettable plated service dinner, set in the main dining area, perfectly catering for our Party of 12. A beautiful fire crackling away, singing and laughter with a space of the main area for the young ones to escape to, where they could enjoy their own games! Every room had a view, with the upstairs looking out across the vineyard, the olive grove, the gardens, each view with its own framed scenery. It was generous in size, yet perfectly private. The bikes are a must, creating such hilarity and entertainment, hours of fun. Enjoying the pool and spa after a morning of golf, cycling or just because you can, was a great way to wind down or up! Rochelle was awesome to liaise with, nothing was a problem, a simple check in and out process, a contact if you needed anything, and a letter with additional information upon arrival. We highly recommend Omarere Homestead, for many, many more reasons than I've managed to say above, in fact we have already booked in again, it's a beautiful property to run away and escape to, with family and friends. x T-P Family
You will not regret booking into Omarere for your whānau or friends get together, any time of the year. Well appointed, well located and lots to offer. We had a family weekend stay and were able to enjoy the newly renovated pool yard which now includes a spa. The photos do not give fully the grace, space and atmosphere Omarere brings to all those who stay. It is a place where you can unwind and relax in one of the many areas of the gardens or jump onto a bike and head off to the local vineyards or town to shop. In short, you will not be disappointed - we will definitely be coming back.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
2 May - 30 Sep $525 / Night for 4 guests$652 Nights
24 Dec - 15 Jan $695 / Night for 4 guests$755 Nights
Rest of year$625 / Night for 4 guests$752 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)$675 / Night for 4 guests$752 Nights
2 May - 30 Sep
$525 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $65Min. stay: 2 Nights
24 Dec - 15 Jan
$695 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $75Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$625 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $75Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)
$675 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $75Min. stay: 2 Nights
Special low week-night rate for new bookings for a stay from 2nd May - 30th September 2022; stay any three nights from Sunday to Thursday, pay for only two. Excludes stays on 6th June and 8th- 25th July 2022.

A cleaning fee of $150.00 is charged with all bookings.

Dogs are welcome at a charge of $15 per day each (maximum of two).
A property bond is charged of $400 refundable

All three-day holiday weekends have a minimum three night stay eg: Queens Birthday, Waitangi, ANZAC, Matariki & Labour Weekends. Easter has a minimum four-night stay.


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