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Coastal wineries and vineyard accommodation

Explore our choice of great winery accommodation and vineyard cottages, including our boutique stay in Hawkes Bay, Havelock North or Napier.

Explore our choice of great winery accommodation

Luxury Accommodation NZ North Island 
Alternativ to a vineyard accommodation in Hawkes Bay near Napier and Havelock North

European Luxury Lodge in Hawkes Bay 
Close to vineyard stay in Havelock North

Vineyard Cottage Accommodation 
our Captains Cottage is an attractive alternative in Hawkes Bay close to Havelock North

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Captains 2 Bedroom Cottage
Price 450 NZD for 2 people
Occupancy Max 4 people (2 Queen Beds)
Minimum Stay 2 Nights
Extra guest NZD 50.00 per night
Breakfast Continental Breakfast included
Cooked Breakfast extra
Dinner Option 3-course Menu for 55 NZD p.p.

Five Star Reviews Luxury Escape 
What our Guests say about Hawkes Bay wineries

Carl Spruce

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World Class Beautiful Location - Wineries Hawkes Bay Nearby

World Class Beautiful Location - Wineries Hawkes Bay Nearby

The Bay Guesthouse is a must-do/stay location in Hawks Bay NZ. It's close to Napier and all the surrounding wineries and golf courses.

The hospitality on offer from Marianne and Armando is world-class and the food that is presented each morning and evening is to die for.

I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to spoil themselves and just relax in the most beautiful location in Hawks Bay to call Marianne or Armando at the Bay Guesthouse.

Nicci Simmonds

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Vineyards in Havelock North - Relaxing at the Coast

Vineyards in Havelock North - Relaxing at the Coast

We were looking for a place away from everything where we could sit in front of fire, read a book, admire the ocean and be spoilt. And this is exactly what we got. Marianne and Armando are incredibly professional and they did spoil us with perfect service. The location is a nice balance between blissful isolation and plenty of options, with the restaurants and vineyards of Havelock North only 25 minutes away. If you want to get away from it all and be spoilt, this is the place.

Helen Chia

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Luxury Coastal Retreat - Paritua Winery Hawkes Bay

Luxury Coastal Retreat - Paritua Winery Hawkes Bay

I chose Bay Guesthouse to celebrate my husband's birthday because of the great reviews and photos on their website. It exceeded all of our expectations, and everything the reviews said was right and more.

Perfectly balancing five-star features with bespoke twists, every aspect of the guest experience at this luxe retreat has been designed and built by them to elevate and redefine luxury: from the interior design intricacies that pay homage to the hosts' background to the personalised and attentive service on hand to curate your perfect Hawke's Bay escape.

We experienced five-star sophistication perched high on the hilltop, soaking up uninterrupted vistas of the ocean and Waimarama beach from every room. We had a sumptuous breakfast spread each morning consisting of homemade bread and pastries, cured salmon, cold meats, fruit salad, selection of cheeses, French toast with caramelised banana one morning and the French omelette with camembert and bacon on another and the list goes on. What made it extra special was the pear frangipane tart they made on the morning of my husband's birthday (see photo).

In the evening, we had an intimate candlelit three-course epicurean dining experience with the best ricotta ravioli starter in tomato sauce, main course fish medley of gurnard, monkfish and salmon in the most delicious creamy white wine sauce, followed by a dessert trio of crème caramel, tiramisu and strawberry sorbet.

We also had their handpicked Paritua wines which we really enjoyed, so much so we went to the Paritua winery the next day and bought some to take home.

Most important of all was the warm welcome and hospitality of Armando and Marianne. It was like meeting wonderful old friends and sharing life experiences while being pampered by them.

Thank you for a perfect memorable getaway, and we will be back for more!

Thomas Asche

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Close to gorgeous wineries like Craggy Range, Black Barn and Te Mata ...

Close to gorgeous wineries like Craggy Range, Black Barn and Te Mata Estate

This place is the prime example of New Zealand paradise. 

The two hosts Armando and Marianne take the best care of you. From the stunning east coast views to the 5-star 3 course dinner, The Bay Guest House was a warm and comfortable welcome that made our Honeymoon a time we will never forget. 

Armando and Marianne took the time to get to know us and made the whole stay absolutely exquisite. 

The Bay Guest House is nicely located as it's a 40min drive to Napier and a 15-minute drive to gorgeous wineries such as Craggy Range, Black Barn and Te Mata Estate as well as being close to the stunning Mangapapa Hotel. 

Nice walking options close by, from Waimarama Beach to Maraetotara Falls, plenty to do for all couples and families alike. 

We came back from our honeymoon relaxed and rejuvenated; we will definitely be back as it holds a special place in our hearts. 

Do yourselves a favour and book a trip ASAP!

Breakfast Table Buffet 
Your luxury Bed and Breakfast Hawkes Bay treat before your coastal Wine cycle tour

in Hawkes Bay winery restaurants or in our Bay Guesthouse 

Where are we
for your New Zealand coastal wineries and vineyard exploring

Waimarama and Ocean Beach - Two beautiful sandy beaches
Your best place to stay for Hawkes Bay Vineyards Explorer

Winery Accommodation Hawkes Bay 
over 70 wineries and vineyards to visit

Mission Estate Winery

Elephant Hill Winery

Clearview Estate Winery

Clearview estate winery, casual restaurant, table setting with cheese platters, Clearview vineyard cottage accommodation

Black Barn Retreat

Te Awanga Estate

Millar Road Villas

Hawkes Bay - Fun things to do like coastal wine cycles
Stays, Places & Ideas for Havelock North, Hastings and Napier

About us
Your luxury holiday house close to coastal wineries and Napier

Questions and Answers 
which may help to find the best wineries in Hawkes Bay

Is breakfast included? What about cooked breakfast?

Yes, a generous breakfast table buffet ist included in the house price of 450 NZD for two guests.

Yes, we serve cooked breakfast have a look at our breakfast page.

Additional guests in the Captain's Cottage will be charged extra.

Do you have an Airport in Hawke's Bay and can you pick us up?

Yes, Napier has a modern new Airport with multiple connections a day to Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Yes, we love to pick you up on a cost contribution-based. The scenic route from the Airport to the Coast Hotel is a  40 minutes drive.  Best combined with some detours to see some Highlights of the Bay

Can you recommend a wine tour?

The Winemaker Tour is our favourite. 

Don Bird is a very experienced winemaker born and bred in Hawke's Bay. Don can pick you up at our Boutique Hotel.

Watch the video about the "Hawke's Bay Wine Region" to get an idea why an excellent wine tour needs an entire day. 

Can we walk to the Beach and is it a sand beach?

Yes, but we do not recommend it. It's a half-hour walk through farmland with life stock down to the Waimarama Beach. Walking back up takes double the time and is tiring.

Ocean Beach next door is our favourite. A 10-minute drive. A drive to Waimarama-Beach is 8 minutes and includes a welcome stop for an Ice-Cream.

Yes, it is a lovely sand beach.

Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter
Each season offers some experiences in combination with wine

Wine Weekend Packages
Use our private Villa retreat to explore Hawkes Bay Wineries

A Special Occasion?
Anniversary luxury accommodation places - Birthday boutique accommodation? A cosy vineyard Cottage?

Our quick Wine music playlist
And all our other music playlists you may liked at the hideaway Lodge

Music has the power to trigger vivid memories that seem to transport us back in time and space. Flashbacks of places, people and strong emotions come back. We tried to create a wide range of Music Playlists that are joyful and could connect you back to your happy holiday in Hawkes Bay.

You find a collection of all our boutique music playlist ready in your luxury Captain's Cottage for you to play on your Google Home device which waits for you to be your digital butler.