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Poplars 7

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At a Glance

Poplars 7 is a four bedroom ensuited property with a Rockstar feel. Walk in and pour yourself a drink! With a grand exterior entrance made of silver battened cedar walls, enter into a spacious gallery full of bold and bright art pieces. With impressive glass walls capturing the stunning surroundings, it boasts one of the best views in the valley from the Tukituki River across to Te Mata Peak. With beautiful, colourful outdoor living areas, a large open outdoor fire and a generous pool, it’s New Zealand outdoor living at its best.

Retreat Specifics

  • Location
    Kahuranaki Road, Havelock North.
  • Capacity
    Up to eight people in four king bedrooms, each with ensuite.
  • Rate
    $1800 per night (1st Feb - 14th Dec)
    $2000 per night (15th Dec - 31st Jan)
  • Check in/out
    Check-in: 3.00pm | Check-out: 11.00am
  • Minimum Rental
    2 night minimum
    3 night min NZ stat holidays
    4 night minimum Easter weekend
    Christmas/New Year: 7 night minimum stay or by negotiation - please enquire
  • 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.


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  • Rooms

    Four kingsized bedrooms with ensuite. Two of which can split into twin share. Capacity a total of 8 people staying.

  • Technology

    Stereo with CD player LCD flat screen TV, SKY TV/DVD/Screen mirroring Wireless Broadband Internet Connection/no charge IPOD dock

  • Cooking

    A fully equipped chef's kitchen, with Wolf oven and Sub-Zero fridge, 2 dishwashers, gas hobs, and microwave. Gas BBQ and range hood.

  • Laundry

    Full laundry with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.

  • Entertainment

    Located at Poplars Downstream is an all-weather tennis court. As a guest you are very welcome to play on this during your stay - if required we hold equipment at BBV.

  • Outside

    Poplars 7 swimming pool (heated for Labour weekend – end of Easter) overlooks the river. Two separate outdoor living spaces and one open fire. Flat grassed areas.

  • Additional

    Modernist house, design and interiors. Contemporary New Zealand Art. Black Barn luxury toiletries and robes. Open indoor fire. There is a modern underfloor heating system and fans installed at the property. Air-conditioning in all bedrooms.

    $25 per porta-cot


Poplars 7 is also located in the beautiful Tuki Tuki River Valley. It is up a private driveway on farmland above the river with spectacular views across the river to the entire ridgeline of Te Mata Peak. While totally secluded, it is just 15 minutes drive from Havelock North and Black Barn- with other wineries, restaurants, golf courses and beaches not far in all directions.

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During your stay you can also enjoy a premium selection of Black Barn wines.

Unlike hotel mini bars, these wines are supplied to you at winery prices and significantly less than hospitality rates. If there is a Black Barn wine we don't have in your retreat just let us know and we will have it ready for your arrival.

  • BBV NV Brut
  • BBV 2019 Pinot Gris
  • BBV 2019 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
  • BBV 2016 Merlot Cabernet 
  • BBV 2016/2019 Syrah
  • Garage Project Beer – Pale Ale & Hāpi Daze
  • Antipodes Still and Sparkling Water


There is great trout fishing right at your doorstep - or we can provide a guide to take you a little further afield. You can also enjoy river swimming, kayaking and extensive walking trails. Cape Kidnappers, recognised as one of the worlds great Golf courses is 20 minutes down stream. The beautiful Waimarama and Ocean beaches are 20 minutes to the west. There are wineries and restaurants all within minutes of the gate. Havelock North with its great shopping, delis, antiques and food supplies is 10 minutes away. 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.

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Property Rental

Poplars 7 has four kingsized bedrooms each with its own luxurious bathroom (two of which can be split for twin occupancy).  $1800.00 per night.  Private pool.  The price includes first mornings breakfast provisions.  Servicing included only for longer stays. The minimum stay is two nights and sorry, no pets and no smoking indoors. No fireworks are permitted.

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