SPECIAL WINTER RATE now available for booking from $250

The Teal Suite offers greater freedom - $395 double/twin from 1 November, with our two other rooms just $295 over summer. Advance payment is required December - March peak holiday period

We are very personal with just three architect-designed rooms. We are organic, quality-oriented, involved and immersed in the happiness of our guests. 

We offer privacy and value with heaps of space, an underground wine cellar, 15 acres of coastal privacy near the lovely, historic town of Russell: beautiful beds, healthy and tasty food - how can you resist?


All main beds are orthopaedic quality, and all pillows are feather and down unless non-allergenic requested. Cosy towelling bath robes are provided; natural toiletries are also complimentary.   All rooms feature DVD/TV and have sound systems. Ceiling fans circulate the cooling sea breezes and in winter underfloor heating keeps you cosy.  A personal room fridge contains complimentary Homestead mineral spring water and and may be stocked with other optional supplies such as Champagne, beers and other wines by prior order - or at a whim!.  


Tariff includes breakfast (see below), in-room organic tea and Nespresso (organic/recylable pods). Ironing boards are in every room.


All rooms are refreshed daily, using chemical-free or eco-label licensed sanitising products.  Special deals may have diffrent room servicing.


Wireless broadband is available in-room and in parts of the grounds.  100MB free, then small charges apply.  Wireless is complimentary in the main Homestead building (usage limits apply.)

The Teal Suite  Spread over two levels with an internal Juliet balcony. A large 5-window French door opens into your studio/lounge from a sail-shaded garden deck. The bed is king size. Upstairs, a ceiling moon-light and a casement window allow extra cooling in the cosy, loft lounge with its own convertible couch bed for kids (or the snoring one). Generous storage, clothing and luggage spaces. Shower only in a full wet-area bathroom. This informal suite is ideally suited to 3 people or a small family together. Bliss and privacy to come and go as you please. A new kitchenette completes this suite as an attractive option for longer stays.

The Retreat (purpose-built for easy access needs) At garden level in the lakeside wooden building.  Indoor/outdoor shaded patio room with terracotta-style floors and a private lakeside deck.  French doors also lead to a private sun-deck.  A cool, summer retreat with wood-panelled ceiling, traditional wood-panelled walls: popular with honeymooners or guests seeking romantic privacy in a natural setting.

The Pacific Room From a private foyer, the hand-crafted staircase leads to a lofty, spacious room overlooking the duck sanctuary.  Custom-finished walls and angled high ceilings reflect sand and sea colours of the Pacific, carried through in art and furnishings.  The surround-sound system is ideal for movie lovers.


Dining arrangements: Local restaurants are just 5 minutes’ drive away, with ferries to further restaurant options over the bay. Dinner at the Homestead is by prior arrangement only for groups of 4 to 6 people at a fixed price of $140 per person. 

Breakfast: delivered direct from the kitchen to your room, our fresh "bakehouse breakfast" includes fresh-baked homemade bread, warm croissants and free-range eggs, plus homemade preserves, Muesli, and fresh juice.   Some special deals offer an express breakfast of coffee and croissants only.

Wine/bar:  The Homestead underground cellar offers many New Zealand wines and carefully-selected genuine Champagnes plus a range of single malts, craft beer, cider and spirits. Enjoy in The Wine Room, lounge or on the verandah.

Family Policy: Families with children under 12 years may be confirmed only when all three rooms are reserved by the party. Parents are warned that natural water hazzards are part of our countryside, coastal location.

Airport transfers: We recommmend advance hire of a rental car due to the touring opportunities in the area.

Payment: Credit card or agent-guaranteed reservations required (Visa, Mastercard, Amex). Cancellation conditions: 25% retained/chargeable if less than 30 days notice; forfeiture of full charges for all accommodation and services reserved if less than 7 days notice. Agents are required to pay accommodation charges upon invoice or prior to guest arrival unless credit arrangements have been made.  Special offers are subject to prepayment and are non-refundable.  We recommend suitable travel insurance.     


A minimum of 2 nights applies at all times. Single occupancy rates are the same as double. Where a third or fourth person may be accomodated in a room, a charge of $120 per person per night will apply, irrespective of age.

*Prepay special rates, when available, are NON REFUNDABLE and include an express breakfast of coffee, croissants and preserves.  Payment must be completed in full at the time of booking. These deals are available only when booking DIRECT with the Homestead. Your travel company may be able to offer other packages and rates.