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Poplars 2

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At a Glance

Poplars 2 is a two bedroom property with a Scandinavian feel. It is super modern, luxuriously appointed with high-end design pieces, a natural elm dining table and furniture. A brilliant open fire creates a cosy and intimate environment. The bedrooms are located at different ends of the property offering privacy, complemented by spacious bathrooms with crisp marble interiors.
There is a large flat lawn perfect for lawn games and expansive views of the Tukituki Valley and Te Mata Peak. It is a short walk down to the communal tennis court at Poplars Upstream.

Retreat Specifics

  • Location
    Kahuranaki Road, Havelock North.
  • Capacity
    Up to four people in two king bedrooms, each with ensuite. Study can be converted into 3rd bedroom if required.
  • Rate
    $850 for 2 bedrooms and $950 for 3 bedrooms (1st Feb- 14th Dec)
    $950 for 2 bedrooms and $1100 for 3 bedrooms (15th Dec - 31st Jan)
  • Check in/out
    Check-in: 3.00pm | Check-out: 11.00am
  • Minimum Rental
    3 night minimum
    4 night minimum at Easter
    Christmas/New Year bookings: 7 night minimum stay or by negotiation.
  • 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

    Two king bedrooms, one with ensuite and one additional bathroom. Additional bed can also be set up in the study @$150 p/night additional.

  • Technology

    Stereo with CD player SKY TV/DVD LCD Flat screen TV Wireless Broadband Internet Connection/no charge IPOD connection

  • Cooking

    A fully equipped kitchen, complete with dishwasher, induction cooktop, electric oven and microwave. Gas BBQ

  • Laundry

    Full laundry with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.

  • Entertainment

    Located within easy walking distance is an all-weather tennis court with lighting for night use - as a guest you are very welcome to play on this during your stay.

  • Outside

    Separate outdoor verandah. Flat sheltered grassed areas.

  • Additional

    Open indoor fire

    $25 per porta-cot

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Poplars 2 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, situated 4 kms upstream (west) from the Red Bridge which crosses the Tuki Tuki River.

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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 2019/2020 Pinot Gris
  • BBV 2019/2020 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
  • BBV 2021 Rosé
  • BBV 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 east. 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 2 is $850.00 per night for up to four people using two kingsized bedrooms with one ensuite and one additional bathroom.   One room can be split for twin occupancy. The study can have an additional bed added to it.  First mornings breakfast provisions supplied. The minimum stay is two nights and sorry, no pets and no smoking indoors. No fireworks are permitted.

Guest Comments

'We recently stayed in Poplars 2 for 3 nights and didn't want to leave!
This place is absolutely stunning. Everything from the peaceful location & phenomenal views across the Tuki Tuki Valley to the property itself with modern contemporary furnishings; this place is truly unreal. 
Admittedly, we can be quite picky about properties that we stay in, however at Poplars 2, we could not fault a single thing! There is nothing that the owners & Black Barn have not thought of throughout the house.'

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