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 16) ensure superb indoor-outdoor flow. There is an in-ground solar-heated plunge pool for you to cool off in the hot summer months with views of Omarere Estates’ own mature vines and olive grove (the pool is available for use from Toast Weekend) . A complimentary bottle of local Martinborough wine 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
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
22 total reviews

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.
Rachel Anderson
Stunning! This property was outstanding. It easily accommodated our group of 14 golf ‘girls’. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful grounds, luxurious living spaces and comfy bedrooms. 3 bathrooms makes sharing the space easy. Wonderful amenities from the quality linen, to the Nespresso machine. Rochelle is an absolute pleasure to deal with - she answered our many questions quickly and popped out to meet us on arrival. Can not wait for a return visit. Highly recommend Omarere.
Ella and Freddy
The house is breathtaking, every single detail is beautiful, every corner of it has a very special vibe. We had our wedding in Omarere and I couldn't recommend it more, we got so many compliments from our friends. The house is huge and super clean. Rochelle, the Property Manager is amazing, the lockdown happened just before the ceremony and we didn't know until the last minute if we were able to go ahead with it or no, and Rochelle was super understanding all the time. Omarere is the perfect place for weddings or for family holidays, if I go to Martinborough with my family or friends I wouldn't stay anywhere else.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
2 May - 30 Sep $450 / Night for 4 guests$652 Nights
24 Dec - 15 Jan $575 / Night for 4 guests$755 Nights
Rest of year$550 / Night for 4 guests$752 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)$575 / Night for 4 guests$752 Nights
2 May - 30 Sep
$450 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $65Min. stay: 2 Nights
24 Dec - 15 Jan
$575 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $75Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$550 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $75Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)
$575 / 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 $95 is charged with all bookings.
Dogs are welcome at a charge of $15 per day.

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.

Toast Martinborough 2022 is a set price of $5500 for three nights Friday Saturday and Sunday for up to fifteen guests


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