From in front of the houseEnjoy the sunshine from the studio deck
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HawkRise looks out over the rolling vineyards and farms of the South Wairarapa, and is just 8 minutes drive from Martinborough wine village and its restaurants, cinema, golf course, shops and wineries.

The space

Our 5-hectare park-like property offers peace, quiet, relaxation and spectacular views. Climb the hill to the regenerating forest area, picnic in the orchard, check out the ducks on our farm dam and, if you enjoy star-gazing, you will love the clear, starry night skies.

On hot summer days, relax in the shady courtyard, or enjoy the sun on your deck.

Designed by influential Wellington architect Gerald Melling, HawkRise's eco-credentials include grid-connected solar power and solar hot water heating, taking full advantage of Wairarapa sunshine.

The cottage comprises a spacious self-contained studio—which sleeps two in a comfortable Queen-sized bed—and an adjacent bunk room, which can sleep another 4 people in two double bunk beds.

The studio has a small kitchenette with microwave, electric frypan, toaster and kettle... and plenty of kitchen equipment to whip up a meal. The cottage is next to our house on the property, and has its own entrance, sunny deck and outdoor area.

Tariff: $120.00 per night for the studio [queen size bed, up to 2 people]; Cot available on request [no charge].
$40.00 for each extra person per night (in the bunkroom) [up to 4 people. Bunk room can only be booked with the studio. ]

Substantial breakfast provisions are included in the tariff—homemade muesli, yoghurt, English muffins, fruit, homemade jam, honey.

We prefer bookings of 2 nights or more, and there is a 2-night minimum on event weekends [Toast Martinborough, Martinborough Fair, vineyard concerts etc].

Cooked breakfasts and meals are also available by arrangement. Let me know if you are interested.

Detailed directions on how to get to HawkRise will be sent once bookings are confirmed. The address is a private unsealed road so not always visible on maps.

Guest access

Wander round the property...check out the birdlife, the orchard, or just sit and watch the sun set over the valleys.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to spend time with guests, or to leave you to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $40 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $15 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Relax and enjoy your stay.
No smoking indoors.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Nov 17 - 19, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

56 Reviews

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Sam User Profile
July 2017
Great place in a magical spot! Little cold but we gather it was the coldest it gets all year. Love how set back and private the property is from the town!

Laura User Profile
July 2017
This is the perfect place to run away from the chaos of the city! The cottage is on the top of a hill, surrounded by amazing landscapes. The area is so peaceful! And the studio itself is cute, well-furbished, warm and eco-friendly. Sharon and her husband are very kind, we really enjoyed their hospitality. Breakfast was also great, with fresh fruit, chocolate, home-made muesli, home-made marmelade, fresh milk and bread. No TV, just music, which helped relaxing. We definitely recommend this place and will come back as soon as possible.
Sharon User ProfileSharon is a superhost.
Response from Sharon:
Thanks Laura...we look forward to seeing all three of you in the future!
July 2017

Shay User Profile
July 2017
Sharon would be a good host and makes you feel welcome

Ellen User Profile
May 2017
Lovely and cosy place to stay. Nice and private. Very warm. Nice extra touches - breakfast included.
Sharon User ProfileSharon is a superhost.
Response from Sharon:
So glad you enjoyed it, Ellie..and hope you managed to get some sun on Saturday after all the rain the previous day!
May 2017

Eric User Profile
May 2017
A great two day trip to a beautiful part of town. The photos didn't do justice to the room and the stunning scenery. Sharon was easy to communicate with, even when we booked only a few days out. The bed is beyond comfortable and the small items of food provided made for the perfect morning. Highly recommended.

Janette User Profile
April 2017
Booked at last moment, but served our cycling purposes well

Peter User Profile
April 2017
Very nice unit, modern, a bit off the beaten track but with GPS easily found. Close to main house but very private. Breakfast was excellent, bed comfortable, bathroom small but adequate.

Wellington, New ZealandJoined in April 2013
Sharon User ProfileSharon is a superhost.

Owen and I love living on our hillside just outside Martinborough. I work in Wellington and commute several days a week; Owen works from home or travels to work with clients. We enjoy working on our land, planting trees and developing the gardens ...and are also happy reading, watching movies, listening to music, cooking (me) and eating (both of us!), and relaxing with friends. Owen loves watching cricket and good rugby and is a wine enthusiast; building up a cellar of local wines is a long-term dream project.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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