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.
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.
Northala cottage; your private self-contained homeHavelock North, Poukawa, NZ
Top guest reviewsGreat to see the sheeps from bedroom window in the morningWheelchair access was very much appreciatedDelicious breakfast provisions including fresh eggs from the onsite hens plus homemade spreadsThe cottage caters is well equipped for people in wheelchairs or with mobility issuesHad fresh eggs milk bread and wonderful jamsit was clean homely andand It was so good to have two full bathroomsLoved the fresh eggs and muffins for breakfast
Host:Loved waking to sheep in the pasture and chickens roaming aboutCosy clean and beautiful surroundings great host tooNgaire was very friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed the little visit with the chickensgreat showers beautiful outdoor area and great living areaThe cottage has everything you need is well decorated and good toys for kidsRead more reviewsAwesome place to relax but not to far away from all the lovely cafes and bars in Havelock NorthPeaceful location yet only ten minutes to the centre of Havelock North Wonderful rural views from the deck overlooking a lovely gardenRural but close to civilisation and Te Mata Peak Very comfortableRural but close to civilisation and Te Mata Peak Very comfortableA 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
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.
Magazine-featured Strawbale home by the Tukituki River, Havelock NorthHavelock North, Kahuranaki, NZ
Top guest reviewsThey also prepare the open fireplace in the living roomThe view is beautiful and the dining room and balcony make the most of it Plenty of spaceThe 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 areaThere is so much to do in the areaThe 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 rosteredThe 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 warmthe wind in the trees watching the early morning fog liftOur only recommendation would be to have two showers goingStunning views peaceful location spacious accommodation and a relaxed generous and attentive host / landlordThe house which is beautiful is clearly a much loved home One of the mums was travelling with usRead more reviewsbut it's not a deal breakerto Havelock North and even closer to a number of great vineyardsCraggy Range winery is incredibly closeLovely characterful house in a beautiful quiet relaxing location No-one who stays here can possibly be disappointedGreat property in an amazing setting
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.
Beach Road Studio by the sea at HaumoanaHaumoana, Haumoana, NZ
Top guest reviewsLovely setting right across the road from the beach Ample off road parkingWe thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and looking forward to visiting this beautiful part of NZ again soonWas easy to find and close to the beachExtremely comfy and neat location by the seaVery comfortable with nice furnishings and having some breakfast items supplied is a real bonusNeat clean and tidy and peacefulVery comfortable beautifully decorated and well equippedThe 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 CruiseLovely property wonderful hostand she was very impressed with the setup and locationNice and cosy well kept and clean Great hostsThe 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 AwangaRead more reviewsRight on the beach so perfect for a morning walk or cycleThe breakfast supplies were a bonusWhat more could someone want than a private beautiful and clean cottage right across from the ocean?
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.
Hawkes Bay Getaway in Wine CountryCentral Hastings, Hastings, NZ
Top guest reviewsfresh milk in the fridge with chocolate tim tamsit was a highlight for herAnd with 2 lounges great for familiesspacious property with everything you need and moreIt has everything you needThe 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 hostsJo was a friendly hostWonderful property with super comfy seats to relax inThank you all for having us in your beautiful thoughtful and clean homeRead more reviewsThe house is in a quiet neighborhoodThis home is really close to shops and a great day at Sunday marketVery reasonably priced spacious accomodationA real quite relaxing place to stayI was a very convenient location for us as we needed to move between the town center and the outskirts
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.
Te Awanga Cottages - Coastal and ContemporaryTe Awanga, Hawke's Bay, NZ
Top guest reviewsIt felt private and quiet despite being just off the roadWe loved the comfortable bed and well equipped house - especially kitchenWe stayed at the cottage for our weddingLovely place private quiet and away from all the trafficVery comfortable cottages which were very modernIt was quiet and relaxing and very comfortableVery comfortable cottage had everything we needed lovely viewsA smart clean and private property in a beautiful part of New Zealand
Host:very handy bike hire and the property manager was very helpfulclean and well equippedThe property and the location were both great for the two of usA very good and restful few days The amenities were excellent Could not have expected any more With love to come back againPhil & CarolThe cottage was secluded peaceful clean and tastefully furnishedRead more reviewsBeautiful tranquil cottage - private and quiet in a lovely setting Really enjoyed our time hereA lovely quiet location and a very comfortable well-looked after place to stayThe location is very accessible to many of the area attractions sites and hikes Cape Kidnappers is a must do hikeAll 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...
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.
Antonio's - beach front family holiday livingHaumoana, Hastings District, NZ
Top guest reviewsWe 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 yardWe really enjoyed our time and were very comfortable -Comfy beds up to date appliances good hot waterWow We were very impressed with the accommodation Plenty of room and privacy for each couple Room for the children to run aroundAn amazing batch Perfectly situated close to amenities and to the beachThe 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 againAwesome host and place to stay beautiful spot Great living areas and good sized bedrooms Just across the road from the beachLovely property with interesting layoutbeautiful spot would recommend to anyone wanting a god relaxing getawayWe loved the bike paths the local places to visit and walking along the beachRead more reviewsThe house and the location could not have been betterplenty of room for sitting inside and out Stunning outlook across the Bay and close to shops and wineriesthe location was awesome as I am a from this areaGreat property - superb locationSuch 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
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.
Palm Tree Cottage in Rural Havelock NorthHavelock North, Hastings, NZ
Top guest reviewscomfortable spotless and with everything i neededvery clean and quiet on a very nice propertygreat stay nice and quiet room spotless
Host:highly recommend very friendly hostexcellent and welcoming hostsit is in a great location and the owner was very kindRead more reviewsgreat location and beautiful propertyquiet pretty location close to havelock centralnice quiet area to relax good central location to see all the attractions in the areathe top 10 caravan park (family members holidaying) was within comfortable walking distancereally close to everywhere you want to go town or beach and beautifully quiet
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.
Rural Retreat in Havelock North
Top guest reviewsLoved the Hot Water in the showerWas great to be able to walk the dogs and have them stay in the vehicles right outside Plenty of parking for a larger groupGreat place to take the kidsOur 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 offthe weather was cold and we couldn't enjoy the deckThe house had everything we needed and we really enjoyed our stay
Host:Lovely peaceful location amongst the fruit orchardsGreat property with good facilities Only negative was that the section was nowhere near as large as it appears in the photosWe found it very family friendly and our stay was a good oneA great place to stay with friendly helpful hosts Would definitely recommend this house as a family friendly relaxing holiday spotThe owner lives in the adjacent house but is friendly and was not at all obtrusiveRead more reviewsEverything you might need and just a few minutes from Havelock NorthPerfect location for travelling to Napier Hastings or Havelock North Quiet and secludedGreat place Everything you need lovely location and greatAccomodation is handy to Havelock NorthA beautiful and convenient location - the property was clean and sunshine filled A lovely stay :)
A two-story house near the center of Havelock North can happily accommodate a small family or group of friends with five members. Te Whare Koa is the best place to curl up and bond with each other — its a lovely oasis for taking a breath of fresh air. It contains three bedrooms containing queen-sized and twin beds, private bathrooms with the necessities and huge sliding windows where you can see the outside views. Its features include a kitchen with a bar stool, a dining area, a spacious living area overlooking the outside deck, and an outside patio with lounging chairs. If you are a fan of wood, then this place is the spot for you. Besides, the house is in walking distance to destinations like wineries, cafe and restaurants and even local beaches where you can take a stroll and enjoy the sun.
Te Whare Koa - an architectural gem
Top guest reviewsThey have thought of pretty much everything hereIt's quiet and the beds are comfortableThe photos do not do it's charm justiceOne thing the property could benefit from is a more comfortable sofaGreat spot and very comfortableBeautifully clean and well equippedIt was immaculate and beautifully decoratedThe house itself was perfectly clean with a great kitchen and deck area
Host:Smart and well equipped kitchen/ dining all mod cons and great position for touring the Havelock North wine region Heating was excellent for cool autumn nights and morningsThe home is beautifully designed and spotlessly cleanclean tidy and convenient Location is also superbThe property was immaculate with every comfort beautiful decorThe property is beautifully designed and very well equippedRead more reviewsA beautiful house in a great locationRight by downtown near groceries and minutes away from many wineriesThe house is beautiful and in a great locationThe house is comfortable and well equipped Close to Havelock North village for access to cafes Really enjoyed the placelocation is fantastic and very handy for the shops and cafes in Havelock North
Located in a quiet and serene neighborhood, is a self-contained apartment catering to privacy the travelers are looking for. It’s a two-story house designed with a mixture of white, black and nude which add elegance to the whole look of the place. It contains three bedrooms with a queen, twin and a single bed for children, private bathrooms with spacious glass shower, and a sliding window leading to the outdoor deck. Its features include a full kitchen, a large dining area and a cute living area where guests can spend their time bonding over Netflix. The best part of staying in this apartment is its outdoor patio which is set up with a table and chairs with an umbrella. In addition, going places is not going to be a problem since the apartment is just nearby the main roads leading to attractions.
Self Contained Apartment - sleeps up to 6 people
Top guest reviewsWonderful apartment - very cosy and warm with heat pump in the living area plus heaters and electric blankets in the bedroomsTastefully decorated and everything we needed Would love to stay againthe apartment was very comfortable and had everything we neededWe only stayed her one nightThe apartment was excellent and Kay and Ian were lovely thoughtful hostsThe apartment was lovely and clean comfortable and warm The access is quite steepThe owners were very helpful in every way and the apartment was stocked with everything we needed Highly recommended
Host:Lovely private peaceful clean well equipped unit with friendly helpful hosts Hope to use it again sometimeAnd let's not forget our lovely hosts Kay and Ian who looked after us wonderfully and with great communication from pre-arrival through to departurea well equipped kitchen a very helpful guest informationVery well appointed Immaculately clean 20 years on the road as a tour operatorcomfortable rooms as well as accommodating hosts Highly recommended and Hikanui will definitely be our preferred option for any return trip to Hawkes BayRead more reviewsExcellent location for access to shops and eating lovely area for walks and very close to Te Mata peak walking trackA fantastic modern clean tidy and well set out 3 bedroom apartment on the lower floor of the dwelling surrounded by a very well tended garden and mature trees in a prime location and only a coup...Perfect location in the heart of Havelock North and great apartment perfect for all our needsHikanui is a lovely comfortable clean and well maintained apartment Strengths include the very strategic location in quiet areaGreat location Beautiful accomodation Highly recommend
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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