8 Best Bookabach Holiday Homes In Hastings, New Zealand

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Known as the major agricultural center of New Zealand, Hastings is a perfect holiday spot which will surely excite your taste buds. The Hastings District is a diverse area which is an enclave of open spaces where you can hang out at the cafes, restaurants and bars and experience for yourself. Moreover, Hastings houses amazing public artworks which you’ll see throughout its central business area like the Heretaunga — a collection of Maori Carvings which are in Clive Square. On top of that, there are a lot of vineyards surround the area, you’ll even find roadside stalls with the freshest fruits and experience tasting handmade cheeses and fresh meat products. No matter the season, be it summer or not, there’s always a spot for you to cool off. Come and bring your appetite here in Hastings and relish some local foods and wineries. Don’t forget to check out our list of best Bookabach holiday homes in Hastings below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 13, 2023.

1. A family-friendly accommodation (from USD 88)

If you are looking for a place that is family-friendly and is big enough to accommodate up to six people, Northala Cottage which is a self-contained home is just the right fit for you. It contains two spacious bedrooms containing the comfiest beds, private bathrooms with toiletries, and a crib upon request. Its features include a kitchen with the right equipment, a dining area, and a living area with its couches ideal for some family bonding. The brightest side of staying in this cottage is the stream next to it where you can experience being one with nature. On top of that, you’ll get to access many wineries, cafes, restaurants, and boutiques nearby.

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70 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Great to see the sheeps from bedroom window in the morning
Wheelchair access was very much appreciated
Delicious breakfast provisions including fresh eggs from the onsite hens plus homemade spreads
The cottage caters is well equipped for people in wheelchairs or with mobility issues
Had fresh eggs milk bread and wonderful jams
Cleanliness:
it was clean homely and
and It was so good to have two full bathrooms
Loved the fresh eggs and muffins for breakfast
Host:
Loved waking to sheep in the pasture and chickens roaming about
Cosy clean and beautiful surroundings great host too
Ngaire was very friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed the little visit with the chickens
great showers beautiful outdoor area and great living area
The cottage has everything you need is well decorated and good toys for kids
Location:
Awesome place to relax but not to far away from all the lovely cafes and bars in Havelock North
Peaceful location yet only ten minutes to the centre of Havelock North Wonderful rural views from the deck overlooking a lovely garden
Rural but close to civilisation and Te Mata Peak Very comfortable
Rural but close to civilisation and Te Mata Peak Very comfortable
A peaceful stay in the countryside but close enough to Havelock North for trips to amenities Very private with lovely views of garden and countryside Comfortable beds and lovely linen
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2. The dream farmhouse for a big group (from USD 364)

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or the best place for a time away from the city with your group of friends, this farmhouse is the place to be. It features four huge bedrooms, a kitchen, a spacious dining area, a living area with couches and a fireplace an ideal spot to curl up with a book or watch Netflix, and an outdoor deck with chairs where you can lounge. Its location is in a peaceful and private area which has surrounding mature trees and fruit trees like apricots, lemons, grapefruits, figs, passion fruits and more. This is a home for adventurers who are a fan of outdoor living and entertainment as it offers you a number of activities that you can enjoy.

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63 reviews   Wifi Available
farmhouse 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
They also prepare the open fireplace in the living room
The view is beautiful and the dining room and balcony make the most of it Plenty of space
The polar opposite of a stark rental house Plenty of room with four decent sized bedrooms [one king two doubles and one twin] and a huge outdoor / indoor lounge / kitchen / entertaining area
There is so much to do in the area
The only slight negative point is in the bathrooms - a total of two toilets one working shower and a bath for such a large place meant bathroom activities had to be carefully rostered
Cleanliness:
The furniture is a cool and eclectic mix that perfectly suits the house and everything was wonderfully clean and tidy
Host:
and they had the wood burner going when we arrived so the house was toasty and warm
the wind in the trees watching the early morning fog lift
Our only recommendation would be to have two showers going
Stunning views peaceful location spacious accommodation and a relaxed generous and attentive host / landlord
The house which is beautiful is clearly a much loved home One of the mums was travelling with us
Location:
but it's not a deal breaker
to Havelock North and even closer to a number of great vineyards
Craggy Range winery is incredibly close
Lovely characterful house in a beautiful quiet relaxing location No-one who stays here can possibly be disappointed
Great property in an amazing setting
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3. Take a dip in your very own pool (from USD 60)

If you are after a place where everything you’ll need during your vacation is already set and ready for you to use, then this house is just the right spot for a wine country getaway. It’s a three-bedroom house which is designed with the right furnishings to complete the whole look of the place. All bedrooms are with the comfiest beds, a private bathroom, and a dresser where you can put your essentials. Additionally, its features include a full kitchen, a dining area and a wide living area with window overlooking the outside view and an on-site pool where you can cool off. The best spot for unwinding in this place is its outside deck which has lounge chairs. Grocery stores, cafes and restaurants are also nearby the area.

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198 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fresh milk in the fridge with chocolate tim tams
it was a highlight for her
And with 2 lounges great for families
spacious property with everything you need and more
It has everything you need
Cleanliness:
The house is warm clean and cosy
Host:
-)We most definately will let others know about your slice of paradise Awesome hosts and very helpful :-)
Great communication with our hosts
Jo was a friendly host
Wonderful property with super comfy seats to relax in
Thank you all for having us in your beautiful thoughtful and clean home
Location:
The house is in a quiet neighborhood
This home is really close to shops and a great day at Sunday market
Very reasonably priced spacious accomodation
A real quite relaxing place to stay
I was a very convenient location for us as we needed to move between the town center and the outskirts
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4. A modernized cottage in a coastal setting (from USD 163)

If you are looking for a place which is serene and private, these two charming cottages will surely fit your standards. Its a good spot for two to three people who love having enough space to lounge around. It features one bedroom containing a wide bed with the fluffiest pillows, a dresser with a vanity mirror, a couch, and a small table, and a sliding door which leads to the outdoor deck. In addition, you’ll surely love the coastal setting of the cottages which makes going to the beach easier and enjoyable. Elephant Hill Winery, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, Tuki Tuki River, Ocean Beach, and Art Deco Napier are some of the destinations nearby.

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61 reviews   Wifi Available
House 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It felt private and quiet despite being just off the road
We loved the comfortable bed and well equipped house - especially kitchen
We stayed at the cottage for our wedding
Lovely place private quiet and away from all the traffic
Very comfortable cottages which were very modern
Cleanliness:
It was quiet and relaxing and very comfortable
Very comfortable cottage had everything we needed lovely views
A smart clean and private property in a beautiful part of New Zealand
Host:
very handy bike hire and the property manager was very helpful
clean and well equipped
The property and the location were both great for the two of us
A very good and restful few days The amenities were excellent Could not have expected any more With love to come back againPhil & Carol
The cottage was secluded peaceful clean and tastefully furnished
Location:
Beautiful tranquil cottage - private and quiet in a lovely setting Really enjoyed our time here
A lovely quiet location and a very comfortable well-looked after place to stay
The location is very accessible to many of the area attractions sites and hikes Cape Kidnappers is a must do hike
All the amenities we needed including a lovely bath to soak away the aches after a long 40 km bike ride The gas fire was easy to operate and made for a cosy night in when it the weather was a bit...
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5. A beach-front home away from home (from USD 148)

This is a beach-front home away from home which can happily accommodate group friends or family wanting to have a vacation away from the busy streets of the city life. Its a two-story house styled with contemporary furnishings and design which gives the house a homey ambiance. It contains three bedrooms containing a queen and twin-sized bed, soft-linen duvet, private bathrooms with the necessities, and windows giving the perfect view of the outside. Its features include a kitchen with complete equipment, a spacious dining area, an extensive living area ideal for family or group bonding, and a covered patio where you can hold an outdoor meal. If you’re already in love with the place, itself, you’ll love it more for its location. It is close to some attractions like Napier, Elephant Hill Winery and the Haumoana Beach in Hawke’s Bay ideal for morning walks and even evening dips.

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176 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
We appreciated the large front yard where our children could play and feel totally comfortable away from the road climbing the trees and exploring the bushes and shells in the yard
We really enjoyed our time and were very comfortable -
Comfy beds up to date appliances good hot water
Wow We were very impressed with the accommodation Plenty of room and privacy for each couple Room for the children to run around
An amazing batch Perfectly situated close to amenities and to the beach
Cleanliness:
The property was everything we asked for clean tidy and just great
Host:
You were so accommodating and always made sure that we were ok Thanks again
Awesome host and place to stay beautiful spot Great living areas and good sized bedrooms Just across the road from the beach
Lovely property with interesting layout
beautiful spot would recommend to anyone wanting a god relaxing getaway
We loved the bike paths the local places to visit and walking along the beach
Location:
The house and the location could not have been better
plenty of room for sitting inside and out Stunning outlook across the Bay and close to shops and wineries
the location was awesome as I am a from this area
Great property - superb location
Such a beautiful property - right on the beach extremely clean and all the amenities a house could need would have loved to stay a bit longer
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6. Surround yourself with nature (from USD 89)

Tucked away on a tree-lined road this cottage will make you fall in love with its charm and beauty. It’s perfectly suitable for both couples and lone travelers alike looking for a getaway for just a day or two. It features the loveliest beds, a dresser with a vanity mirror, a cabinet for your clothes and stuff, and a sliding door leading to a beautiful orchard. You can even have your meal set up outside since there are a table and chairs with umbrella for your use; facilities in the house are of high standards and are fully accessible to you. On top of that, it is in a central location which is just a few minutes away from most popular attractions of Hawke’s Bay like wineries, boutique shops, Temata Peak and Park.

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Havelock North, Hastings, NZ
59 reviews  
cottage 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
comfortable spotless and with everything i needed
very clean and quiet on a very nice property
great stay nice and quiet room spotless
Host:
highly recommend very friendly host
excellent and welcoming hosts
it is in a great location and the owner was very kind
Location:
great location and beautiful property
quiet pretty location close to havelock central
nice quiet area to relax good central location to see all the attractions in the area
the top 10 caravan park (family members holidaying) was within comfortable walking distance
really close to everywhere you want to go town or beach and beautifully quiet
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7. The best retreat away from urban life (from USD 80)

Tucked in a charming and serene location, this rural retreat in Havelock North will make you feel fresh and at peace while spending your vacation with your family away from urban life. It’s a self-contained house where everything you’ll need and more is already set and ready for you to use and enjoy. It contains three bedrooms containing massive beds, private bathroom, a little couch, and a dresser with a vanity mirror. Its features include a full kitchen, laundry facilities, dining area and a living area with sliding doors leading to an outdoor garden where you can soak up the sun. What you’ll probably love about this place are its surrounding trees and orchards which add fragrance to the air.

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195 reviews   Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Loved the Hot Water in the shower
Was great to be able to walk the dogs and have them stay in the vehicles right outside Plenty of parking for a larger group
Great place to take the kids
Our only problem was the gas bottle for the barbecue was empty Could do wirh a light at side of house to show the way once car lights are off
the weather was cold and we couldn't enjoy the deck
Cleanliness:
The house had everything we needed and we really enjoyed our stay
Host:
Lovely peaceful location amongst the fruit orchards
Great property with good facilities Only negative was that the section was nowhere near as large as it appears in the photos
We found it very family friendly and our stay was a good one
A great place to stay with friendly helpful hosts Would definitely recommend this house as a family friendly relaxing holiday spot
The owner lives in the adjacent house but is friendly and was not at all obtrusive
Location:
Everything you might need and just a few minutes from Havelock North
Perfect location for travelling to Napier Hastings or Havelock North Quiet and secluded
Great place Everything you need lovely location and great
Accomodation is handy to Havelock North
A beautiful and convenient location - the property was clean and sunshine filled A lovely stay :)
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8. An ideal spot for a romantic time (from USD 74)

This is the perfect spot for both newlyweds and couples alike wanting to have a romantic escapade near the beach. It is a cozy studio designed by the owners with the comfort and happiness of the guests in mind. Its features include a queen-sized bed with the softest duvet you’ll get to sleep on, a private bathroom, a mini kitchenette, a private parking space, and an outdoor deck with furniture perfect for relaxing under the heat of Hawke’s Bay sun. You can also easily access the beach and soak in the sun while enjoying the sound of the crashing waves. You’ll get to enjoy everything Hawke Bay has to offer; the great food, the great wine and of course the great outdoor activities. It’s truly an oasis, one that you should definitely experience.

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46 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Lovely setting right across the road from the beach Ample off road parking
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and looking forward to visiting this beautiful part of NZ again soon
Was easy to find and close to the beach
Extremely comfy and neat location by the sea
Very comfortable with nice furnishings and having some breakfast items supplied is a real bonus
Cleanliness:
Neat clean and tidy and peaceful
Very comfortable beautifully decorated and well equipped
The location was perfect for us handy to everything and the little house was clean and smart
Host:
Anne was so attentive and lovely great to meet Cruise
Lovely property wonderful host
and she was very impressed with the setup and location
Nice and cosy well kept and clean Great hosts
The Studio was everything we wanted beautifully presented and all we needed including even providing breakfast options for us Handy to everything in Haumoana and Te Awanga
Location:
Right on the beach so perfect for a morning walk or cycle
The breakfast supplies were a bonus
What more could someone want than a private beautiful and clean cottage right across from the ocean?
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Hastings: the place to experience everything

If you want to spend a holiday in which you’ll get to experience a lot of things, Hastings is the place to go. From homemade cheeses to addicting wineries, and from fresh meat products to cuisines serving the best dishes will surely make your taste buds burst. If you’re worried about a place where you can stay at, worry no more, check out our list of accommodations here in Hastings, New Zealand, above.

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