Te Whare Rural Retreat and Caravan

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Fridge, microwave, hob, electric kettle
1 bedroom, Internet, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, hob, electric kettle
Fridge, microwave, hob, electric kettle

Overview of Te Whare Rural Retreat and Caravan

Entire home

Te Whare Rural Retreat and Caravan

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHawke's Bay Racecourse3 min drive
  • Popular LocationHawke's Bay Opera House3 min drive
  • Popular LocationHawke's Bay Exhibition Centre3 min drive
  • AirportNapier (NPE-Hawke's Bay)25 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Te Whare Rural Retreat and Caravan

Family-friendly Hastings cottage in Longlands with water park
Unique accommodation in a comfortable, original Whare with a fun Caravan with a separate Bathroom and Kitchen. Everything you need for your stay in sunny Hawke's Bay. All linen is provided (no extra charge). There are plenty of complimentary freshly picked, tree ripened apples from late summer to late autumn.
With another two or three friends or family you can also book The Berry Farm Retreat (separate listing), so that you are all staying on the one property.
We have plenty of brochures and ideas on what to see whilst in Hawke's Bay. Don't miss walking up Te Mata Peak, visiting the Hastings Farmer's Market on Sunday mornings, Splash Planet (in the summer), the wineries and an Art Deco tour in Napier.
Special conditions:
Cancellation Fees apply.

Extras: Cleaning (included), Linen (included) i.e. no extra charges.
Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Di Charlton
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Playground


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Te Whare Rural Retreat Caravan
Te Whare Rural Retreat and Caravan Cottage
Te Whare Rural Retreat and Caravan Hastings
Te Whare Rural Retreat and Caravan Cottage Hastings

About this area


This cottage is located in Longlands, a neighbourhood in Hastings, and is in a rural area. Hawke's Bay Opera House and Faraday Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Marine Parade and Hastings Golf Club. Travelling with kids? Consider Splash Planet, or check out an event or a game at Hawke's Bay Racecourse. Waterskiing and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and cycling nearby.

What's nearby

  • Hawke's Bay Racecourse - 3 min drive
  • Hawke's Bay Opera House - 3 min drive
  • Westerman's Building - 3 min drive
  • Hawke's Bay Exhibition Centre - 3 min drive
  • Hastings City Growers Market - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Napier (NPE-Hawke's Bay) - 25 min drive


  • Opera Kitchen - 3 min drive
  • Cafe at Westermans - 3 min drive
  • Little Black Bird - 3 min drive
  • Thai Orchid - 3 min drive
  • Taste Cornucopia - 3 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 18 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 18 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 18 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 18 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 18 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great room for those quick overnight stays
The room has two single beds which is all we needed, in a beautiful 103 yo building. Bathroom and kitchen are in a caravan right outside. Facilities can be considered cosy and compact. Host was lovely telling us about the property and surrounding areas

5/5 Excellent

Te Whare
Just the best authentic spot and the greatest hosts imaginable. Hope to be back for a longer stay before too long. Many thanks Di and Matthew.

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the location and the very friendly and helpful hosts. We were even helped to pick a wheelbarrow full of fresh apples from the adjoining orchard, free of any charge!! Will definitely be staying here again.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Lovely surprise. Picturesque setting.Lovely hosts.
We came in late,but were still greeted by the lovely Di and Mathew.The whare is a piece of history.We had a great sleep,as we had to leave early and in daylight we could see the beautiful garden,pond,and berry orchards.We would love to stay again.