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At a Glance

The Beach House is a three bedroom retreat which reflects in style the original historical kiwi bach. Absolute beachfront on the golden sandy Waimarama Beach, it is in a premium spot whilst retaining its privacy. The north facing back courtyard catches the afternoon sun and is complimented by a large outdoor fireplace when the sun eventually slips away. Inside, a large chefs kitchen expands out into an open plan living and dining area. Wrapped around this is a sleeping veranda for additional guests – perfect for the kids.

Retreat Specifics

  • Location
    Waimarama Beach, Hawkes Bay.
  • Capacity
    Up to six people in three king bedrooms, master bedroom with ensuite.
    Additional guests to be booked by enquiry only.
    $75.00 per night per additional guest, includes children, not babies.
  • Rate
    2 night stay $1,450 p/n
    3 or more nights $1,300 p/n
    Easter - $1,600 p/n
    Additional guests $75pp via enquiry
  • Check in/out
    Check-in: 3.00pm | Check-out: 11.00am.
  • Minimum Rental
    2 night minimum per person
    3 night minimum NZ statutory holidays and Mission Estate Concerts
    4 night minimum Easter (Peak rates)
    Christmas/New Year bookings: 7 night minimum stay
  • Payment
    Visa and Mastercard accepted - Sorry no Amex or Diners
    A valid credit card is required to secure and confirm all bookings regardless of payment method.

Terms and Cancellations

A deposit of 40% of the total is required to secure your reservation. The balance remaining is due 30 days prior to check-in.  Minibar, services and incidentals are then due within seven days of your departure unless otherwise arranged with the Retreat Manager.  If payment has not been for the balance of the accommodation at 30 days before check in, this will be charged to the credit card on file.  


Bookings cancelled prior to 90 days from arrival the 40% deposit is refunded in full.

Bookings cancelled between 90 and 30 days of arrival the 40% deposit is refunded less the $250 booking fee.

Bookings cancelled within 30 days of arrival 100% of total is charged.


Terms and Conditions



  • Rooms

    Three king sized bedrooms, sleeping veranda with additional bunks, bunk room two bathrooms inside extra shower and loo next to bunk room.

  • Technology

    Sky television/DVD Wireless Broadband internet connection/no charge Stereo

  • Cooking

    Large double oven with gas hobs and BBQ grill, microwave, dishwasher. Gas BBQ.

  • Laundry

    Full laundry with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.

  • Entertainment

    Located on the vineyard at Black Barn is an all-weather tennis court - as a guest you are very welcome to play on this during your stay - if required we hold tennis rackets and balls at Cellar Door.

  • Outside

    BBQ Outdoor

  • Additional

    Air-conditioning/heating Open fire indoors Quality linen, plate-ware and bathroom accessories.

    $25 per porta-cot


Waimarama is a superb long stretch of sandy beach south of Cape Kidnappers facing East to the rising sun and the Pacific Ocean. While it usually experiences large rolling surf, it is excellent for swimming, surfing, fishing and walking. It is a 25 minute drive from Havelock North through farmland on a sealed but at times winding road. The Beach House is an absolute beachfront property positioned to maximise privacy, shelter, views and sun.

Black Barn Area Map


Obviously the main attraction is the beach. Waimarama is several kilometers long and is popular summer and winter. It has long stretches of private uninhabited areas and is wonderful for walking, jogging, surfcasting, fishing, surfing and swimming. Please note that Waimarama is a big rolling surf beach. It can experience undercurrents and dips and children should be supervised at all times. We would strongly advise swimming between the flags which are a very short distance from The Beach House. There is a shop for very basic facilities at Waimarama.  There is also a small church and a vibrant Maori community at Waimarama. A full compendium to local restaurants and attractions will be in the retreat when you arrive, we also offer a wide range of activities that we are more than happy to arrange on your behalf. You can also view our compendium below.

Click here for our Guest Compendium

Property Rental

As with all our properties, The Beach House is only available by booking the entire house. While we can provide additional servicing or catering if you wish, the property will be entirely yours for the duration of your stay. The price includes first mornings breakfast provisions. Privacy and seclusion are assured. Please note the minimum rental duration for The Beach House is 2 nights. Please contact Black Barn Vineyards for pricing details on small private functions and conferences. In addition we can arrange anything from private fishing guides on some of New Zealand's best trout fishing rivers through to beautifully prepared meals left for you to simply heat through in the Beach House Kitchen. Please let us know what you would like arranged when you make your booking. All our properties are well patronised with particularly heavy demands during weekends. If a weekend stay is to be part of your itinerary we would strongly suggest you give us as much notice as possible. If you find the dates you prefer are not available we have an alternative beach front property at Waimarama Click here for more information. No fireworks are permitted.

Guest Comments

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting! A relaxed evening with friends, everyone loved the house and the catering. We would love to come back again. Thanks to you all for making the whole stay so enjoyable. Hong Kong

The Beach House at Waimarama is a lovely place to stay. We have stayed there previously in Spring and had perfect weather. This time (winter) it was raining and stormy and it was still a perfect place to stay, with its cosy open fire and heating - it was lovely to look out the windows at the stormy sea! Great kitchen for cooking for family and friends, very comfortable beds and sofas, lots of good books to browse...will definitely be back! Hawkes Bay

The customer service to the lead up to our stay and while we were at the Beach House was excellent, Vicky looked after us very well. The house had everything possible that we needed. It was very clean & tidy when we arrived. We look forward to staying again. Wellington

We all had a fabulous time. The house itself is well designed and beautifully appointed. The interior design is faultless, and inviting. We loved the outdoor fireplace, proximity to the ocean, and the various dining areas. We will definitely come back - we loved it! Auckland

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