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Rustic Retreat - Beachfront Fun

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Real kiwi Holiday Home, 7 Bedrooms, some open plan, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps14max)

Fifteen mins from Hastings, Napier and Havelock North, five mins to international standard wineries, restaurants and cafes; Cleaview Estate, Clifton Bay, Te Awanga, Beach House and Elephant Hill, and a short drive to internationally acclaimed Cape Kidnappers Golf Course and the gannet colony. Very close to excellent river fishing and surf casting sites, a very safe lagoon for daily swimming, and the sea for swimming when conditions are calm. Ideal for a relaxing stay at a home away from home. Large enough to accommodate big groups but with many private nooks and crannies for relaxing and an outside shower and funky hang out space/BBQ area straight off the beach. The large studio has recently been renovated and insulated successfully maintaining the groovy retro beachy charm the Rustic Retreat is famous for.

Special conditions:

Two night minimum stay, five nights over Christmas/New Year period. Discount for two week stay. Considerable discount for one month or more up to three months. One friendly resident cat to feed, who will likely cuddle up with you at night unless you close all entrances. Smoking allowed outside only. Extra outside toilet/basin and outside shower. Negotiate estimated time of arrival. Pets allowed. Fully fenced, with gates front and back. Guests expected to leave property tidy, furniture returned to where is was, and benches clear of dishes.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (Required, NZ$15.00 per person);

More Details

Property Manager
Di Reefman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2018

About Di Reefman

Hastings born and bred, travelled, massage therapist, childbirth educator, live on the property when not rented out, who wouldn't it's a beautiful location and a fun space and neighbourhood to live in.

Di Reefman purchased this house in 1996

Why Di Reefman chose Haumoana

I fell in love with this property in 1996 for its location on the beachfront and the many buildings on it, creating an interesting space to develop into a quirky living space to house my extensive retro collection of furniture and stuff from many eras. It has a wonderful ambience, combining open plan living with privacy. The neighbourhood is friendly and the cul de sac location is quiet and inviting.

What makes this house unique

Real kiwi bach experience with the comfort of a fully equipped home. Funky hangout space/BBQ area. Groovy retro decor.

Amenities

Haumoana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please return furniture to original placings.
  • Please leave tidy.
  • Please separate recycling; plastic, cardboard, tin, glass, from other rubbish. Compostibles deposit at back of garden in the far corner.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - in house - toilet , shower , In house. Combined laundry so basin is laundry sink.
    Bathroom 2 - Outside toilet and basin - toilet , Separate small building on property with basin cold water.
    Outside Shower - shower , Attached to large studio, curtain for privacy, hot water
    Outside Tub - near house - tub , Hooks up to bathroom via hose attachments for hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - in house - 1 queen , Unlockable sliding door. Can put mattress/single bed in here
    Bedroom 2 - Sunrise Room in house - 1 king , open plan
    Bedroom 3 - in large studio away from house - 1 queen , In large studio, closable door.
    Bedroom 4 -Small studio - beside main house - 1 queen , Next to house. Can put mattress on floor/single bed in here.
    Bedroom 5 - Large Studio - away from house - 1 queen , 1 double , 3 child bed , open plan, mixed in with lounging area, separate from house
    Extra Mattresses - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , two single, two double matresses available to put anywhere
    Sofabed - in house next to Sunrise Room - 1 double , open plan, next to sunrise bed, separated by room dividers
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Great hang out areas, especially BBQ area at the back of the property near the sea entrance, and large studio. There are a number of nooks and crannies to get privacy from large groups.

Reviews

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(55 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.581818 based on 55 reviews
4

Wonderful location with a short walk to the beach, lovely sunny back deck.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location with a short walk to the beach, lovely sunny back deck. It really was a neat house and garden,and I loved those good quality cotton sheets!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Great spot.

  • 5 of 5

Great spot. Wished I had more time to spend in the yard and on the beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Clean, all the required amenities, beautiful setting, ideal for large groups, brilliant areas for ga

  • 5 of 5

Clean, all the required amenities, beautiful setting, ideal for large groups, brilliant areas for gathering and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

We loved staying at the Rustic Retreat, it was perfect for our two families.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Rustic Retreat, it was perfect for our two families. Lots of gorgeous nooks and crannies, very friendly cat, and excellent location right on Haumoana Beach - would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

Lovely bach, full of interesting bits and pieces!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely bach, full of interesting bits and pieces! Di was just lovey to deal with and very welcoming to our large group! Ideal bach for large groups as has a number of sleeping arrangement options. Linens where beautifully clean and comfortable, house smelled great and Muska the cat was so friendly :) So enjoy our stay Di, Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

Very cool property with many nooks and crannies.

  • 5 of 5

Very cool property with many nooks and crannies. Great outdoor eating options and fantastic garden. Comfortable sleeping and facilities.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Napier
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Gannets Bar and Grill, three wineries
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Cape Kidnappers
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Wineries and Clive Thai
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Mt Rueapehu and Turoa
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Haumoana
Car: necessary

Quiet seaside village. Great award winning wineries: Clearview, Elephant Hill, Beach House, internationally famous Cape Kidnappers golf course and spa, Children's Zoo, Bike Hire, a little service centre with grocery shop, fish and chip/chinese food shop, Gannets Bar and Grill and Brown Dog Expresso coffee and delicacy outlet.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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