Swimming PoolCeremony set-up for a wedding hosted on-site
Exclusive Luxury Homestead
14 guests
7 bedrooms
8 beds
4.5 baths
14 guests
7 bedrooms
8 beds
4.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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14 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Set amongst gardens, vegetable gardens, and orchards, our historic two storied homestead is a peaceful retreat with a luxurious feel. Relax on the deck overlooking lawns and orchards, or settle in with a wine in front of our open indoor fireplaces. Enjoy the expansive grounds or cool off in the pool. The Homestead is off the road and secure with paddocks and plenty of parking on site. Perfect for groups travelling on holiday or for events like Horse of The Year (only 10mins from show grounds).

The space

The homestead is set amongst beautiful orchards and gardens, offering stunning boutique, luxury accommodation in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Our bedrooms are located in various positions within the homestead, offering privacy and seclusion.

Our home is an old historic homestead, over 120 years old. It is situated in a beautiful garden setting with a view over orchards and out to the hills. There is plenty of outdoor space to explore and children will love running around on the lawn and through the paths. There is a lovely big sandpit, swing set and a number of toys for your children to enjoy. We have a swimming pool and multiple indoor fireplaces where guests can relax and enjoy the peaceful ambiance. The home is mainly surrounded by lush, tall trees and bush creating a private, serene atmosphere.

Inside, the homestead has been well maintained and tastefully renovated, with lots of warm, welcoming spaces. The homestead boasts eight beautiful bedrooms including an outside room near the pool. The bedrooms are all wonderfully spacious and light. The homestead is furnished beautifully and offers a perfect place for groups or families to stay together. We have multiple cots and bassinets available for young children.

The kitchen is spacious, well equipped and a pleasure to cook in with a double oven, huge gas cooktops, two fridges, dishwasher and plenty of basics in the cupboards. There are plenty of plates, cups and cutlery along with a wide range of platters, bowls and serving dishes. You can enjoy lovely long outdoor meals on the variety of tables and chairs we have set up as well as relaxing with a coffee on the comfy couches on the deck.

Please note, the only personal belongings visible in the homestead are a few special photos.

Guest access

Guests will have access to parking onsite, all the gardens, swimming pool, decks and lawns. Guests will also enjoy access to luxurious living spaces with open (two of the three) indoor fireplaces. You will enjoy using the brilliant and well stocked kitchen and there is a barbeque outside on the deck for guest use. Guests will have access to all bedrooms they have booked (NOTE: this listing is for 5 bedrooms only (10 guests), for access to the two further bedrooms please enquire and reserve before your stay).

Interaction with guests

Guests will be warmly welcomed and provided with information about their stay and the area. As a host I prefer to leave our guests in peace to enjoy their stay but I can be contacted and available if required. You may see either myself or the property care-taker (who also lives on-site) maintaining the swimming pool, gardens and grounds during your stay, but we do try to avoid doing these things while you are at home and give you as much peace and privacy as possible.


Extra people: 125 / night after 10 guests
Cleaning Fee: 200
Security Deposit: 800
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
2 single beds
Bedroom 7
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 1PM - 9PM.
Check out by 11AM

We love it when our guests enjoy the property and have a relaxing time. We also love it when they treat it with respect. We ask that guests leave the home as they found it - clean and tidy, and put things back where they belong - and we appreciate it when guests understand that this is a strictly 'no party zone'.

Please note: only those booked in to stay are allowed on the property. This booking is to accommodate 10 guests max unless extra bedrooms and guests (above the first five rooms and 10 guests) are reserved prior to your stay. To book further guests (potential maximum 14) please enquire about this during the booking process and confirm with payment.

No smoking inside please. If you are a smoker, you are welcome to find an outdoor area where there is no fire risk. Please do not throw cigarette butts on, under or near the wooden deck - please rather use an ashtray.

Sorry pet owners - your beloved furry friends will need a babysitter at home as we are a no pets property.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Hannah User Profile
April 2017
I unfortunately could not attend this stay, but my parents went and they were absolutely thrilled with their stay. Amazing house, space and hospitality. We will be back - with me this time!

Cameron User Profile
April 2017
An absolutely beautiful property that I highly recommend to everyone. Amazing accommodation in a perfect location - the ideal place to stay to explore the fantastic wineries of Hawkes Bay.

Sophie User Profile
March 2017
Jo's house is an incredible place to stay: we enjoyed fresh baking, comprehensive information on activities, restaurants and wines in the area, beautifully finished rooms, an expansive garden and the most comfortable bed! Will certainly be back again. Thanks Jo for the wonderful hospitality.

Jackie User Profile
March 2017
Definitely recommend this property for a large family gathering. It is spacious and perfectly presented. The kitchen is amazing and perfect to self cater for that special occasion. We loved it and would definitely come back again.
Jo User Profile
Response from Jo:
Hi Jackie, Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests, it was a pleasure to host you and your family and we would love to have you back again. Many thanks, Kate and Jo
March 2017

Richard User Profile
March 2017
I travel often for business and generally choose to stay in hotels as they are clean and modern. However, on this occasion I chose to stay at Jo's Homestead due to the location in Hastings. I am so pleased that we decided to stay there as it was one of the comfiest beds I have ever slept in. The house is magnificent and has plenty of private areas to relax and enjoy the local Hawkes Bay wine. (Which was also amazing!) The rooms are huge and despite the age of the house felt modern and fresh. Jo welcomed us warmly and was accomodating of our tired and last minute change request. She left us alone during our stay which I appreciated but was around if we needed her. The room I stayed in was the size of most houses and looked out over the local apple orchards and large green front lawn. I loved "coming home" each day rather than going back to a small hotel room. The property has plenty of rooms and is big enough for a large group. Have already started planning my next trip down and intend to bring a few friends and family and all stay together at the house. Well worth the money and I highly recommend it to anybody looking for an amazing nights rest.
Jo User Profile
Response from Jo:
Hi Richard, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. You and your business partners were terrific guests and we would love to welcome you back again. Warm Regards, Jo and Kate
March 2017

Lillian User Profile
February 2017
What an amazing property, 5 star resort style villa. The house is a grand and beautiful property and is perfect for large groups with plenty of space and stunning surrounds. Wonderful hosts too! Thanks so much for having us!
Jo User Profile
Response from Jo:
Hi Lillian, Thank you for coming to stay at our property. You and your film crew were wonderful easy guests and we hope to host you again in the future:) Many thanks, Kate and Jo
February 2017

Philippa User Profile
February 2017
We loved everything about this beautiful and charming homestead! The layout of the house, the huge and extremely well-equipped kitchen, the massive orchards literally dripping with fruit, the vegetable garden, the huge lawns, the pool, the outdoor bbq and fire pit...a perfect homestead for a perfect holiday, with equally lovely hosts!!! We will most definitely be back and would recommend this gorgeous home to anyone planning to visit the Hawkes Bay!
Jo User Profile
Response from Jo:
Hi Philly, Thank you so much for your lovely review and for allowing me to post your private feedback below. You and your family were a pleasure to host and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, Kate and Jo "We adored staying at this beautiful homestead! Our hosts were divine and the moment we checked in, we felt right at home and the atmosphere and charm of the house worked extremely well for us! The children spent hours playing on the lovely huge lawns, picking fresh fruit from the orchard and later toasting marshmallows over the outdoor fire pit. My husband and I picked fresh herbs from the vegetable gardens for cooking (in a kitchen that was incredibly well equipped)...we honestly couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for our holiday! Hawkes Bay is definitely a beautiful part of the world and when we return, we will most definitely be booking the same house again! Philly & Tim Roberts"
February 2017

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Hastings, New ZealandJoined in March 2016
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I am a energetic outgoing woman, who loves sports and being outdoors. I love to travel and meet people. I live in a beautiful home which I love sharing with others and helping to create memorable experiences for our visitors. I have a passion for gardening and creating beautiful spaces.

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