The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The Boathouse - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
3 - 9 Keys 5 Bedrooms 18 Guests 3 baths


This stunning property, built by New Zealand's quintessential bach designer, Andrew Coltart, is located two minutes walk from Waimarama surf beach. Drive through the incredibly beautiful Tuki Tuki Valley on your way to exploring some of Hawkes Bay's internationally acclaimed wineries and restaurants.

The Boathouse is an example of understated luxury for those who wish to experience the perfect holiday. The house, boat shed and outdoor entertaining areas are superbly laid out with a contemporary yet rustic ambiance and can sleep up to eighteen adults and children.

You will find the house well appointed with an open plan chef's kitchen, family room with well-stocked library and breakfast room, all opening to sunny and sheltered courtyards. Sleeping quarters include three queen sized bedrooms, two bathrooms and two bunk rooms (all with beautiful linen and fur throws). Further to this there is an office with high-speed internet situated off the master bedroom.

A recently renovated outdoor boatshed has two double bunks with a single on top. It also has a shower, WC, second laundry and a large TV (Ideal haven for teenagers or staff).

Our boathouse caters for all; the entertainer, the active family (who will love the beach, swimming pool and spa), the wine buff and the guest who loves to relax.

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Property Details


Private Residence with 1 level
5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3000 square feet, 279 square meters


Queen, Queen, Queen, Bunk, and Bunk
18 guests maximum

Nearest airport

One hour by car

Property View

Waimarama Beach which is just a five minute walk away

Property ID



Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest

  • Arts
  • Equestrian
  • Fish
  • Golf
  • Hike
  • Shopping
  • Watersports
  • Wine Country
  • Cape Kidnappers Golf Course - Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of pasture land, the Farm encompasses terrain which is reminiscent of Montana with cliffs that plunge 800 feet into the sea and 180 degree views of the pacific.
  • Waimarama Beach is one of the most sought-after coastal resorts in the country. Its long stretches of sandy beach are ideal for walking, jogging, swimming, surfing and fishing.
  • Visit New Zealand's National Aquarium and watch the scuba divers feeding the sharks, swim with them yourself or have a fun family sleep over!

Places of Interest

  • The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market at Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay in Hastings. Finest producers, artisans, fresh produce directly from the grower or maker, with two opportunities to enjoy the tastes and experiences.
  • Te Mata Peak, behind Havelock North, gives 360° views of Hawke’s Bay. Visitors can see Napier and Mahia Peninsula and the Ruahine, Kaweka and Maungaharuru ranges beyond the fertile Heretaunga Plains.
  • Cape Kidnappers, a half hour drive from the cities of Hastings and Napier, is a craggy peninsula named to commemorate an incident during Captain Cook’s 1769 voyage.


Secluded Getaway

Took our family to the Boathouse and had a wonderful quiet getaway. The property has more than enough of everything and a great layout, it is be perfect for large and small families or even 3. The location is just off the beach and down from the only general store in town. we went off season and although had to prepare and organized food to last, we had perfect weather and it was blissfully quiet. Next time leave the kids and enjoy more of the many wineries available. ”

JohnNovember 2019

Beautiful spot !

We had the best stay in Hawke’s Bay with great beaches and sunrises just a short walk from the house, enjoyed great hikes and amazing food and wine at several wineries. The landscape and hills are breathtaking and the house is perfect for a family or group with great entertaining spaces and an easy kitchen to prepare meals. Our hosts were most welcoming and helpful when it came to any questions as well as ideas for things to do and see - if we get the chance to return to NZ and Hawkes Bay, this would be a stop we would love to repeat!”

RobertMay 2019

Beautifully appointed home and location close to beach

This is our second stay at The Boathouse and it was yet again an exceptional week and a great place to recharge with the family. Even though we visited in Autumn (April), kids were still able to swim in the pool (a little chilly for the adults) and the roaring outdoor fire place in the evenings created a lovely ambiance and plenty fun for the kids and marshmallows ! Masses of books and board games available to use in the home also. The beach at Waimarama is only a 5 minute walk, and is lovely all year round - great for morning / evening walks. Nearby (20 minutes drive) is Havelock North - a quaint town with exceptional biking trails and wineries, along with excellent food options. The Boathouse for us was a great week as a family retreat on this occasion, however we would not hesitate to return again - maybe next time bring some friends so we can enjoy good company and good food accompanied with a glass of wine or few in some of the world class wineries that the Hawkes Bay is growing famous for !”

AlistairApril 2019

Wonderful stay at the “Boathouse

We had a wonderful stay at the boathouse. It was spacious and had a well stocked kitchen. It was a beautiful location within two blocks of the beach, which we took advantage of every day. Rebecca was very gracious and extremely helpful,, giving us information and suggestions on places to visit that enriched our experience of that part of New Zealand. Hawke’s Bay is truly a gem. We would recommend the “Boathouse” to anyone wanting to enjoy a beautiful home while experiencing one of the most beautiful places on earth. Gary & Helen”

BobApril 2019

The Boathouse

Beautiful, rustic house that could hold two families comfortably. Owner was very responsive and friendly about being contacted with questions. Waimarama Beach was a couple of min walk away. We enjoyed our stay and New Zealand immensely. ”

CathyApril 2019

Paradise near Waimarama Beach

Beautiful home, feet away from the most incredibly pristine Beach. The private home had every possible amenity. We loved our time there”

JaneMarch 2018

The Boathouse II

Another stay at this fantastic property. It is so good, we had to come back again! As per my previous review, this property has it all and is a total pleasure to spend time there. ”

ClaireApril 2018

Fabulous Boat House

Fantastic stay at this wonderful property. It has everything you could wish for and more. Beautifully appointed and equipped. The pool and spa as well as multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces offer plenty of options. A stones throw from the spectacular Waimarama Beach, the Boat House ticks all the boxes. Would highly recommend this property if you are ever lucky enough to have the opportunity to stay there. ”

ClaireJanuary 2018
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