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Romantic Weekend Getaway North Island New Zealand

Most romantic accommodation in Hawkes Bay near Napier and Havelock North. A beach getaway for couples who like a secluded and private luxury retreat.

Romance is in the sea air!

Hawkes Bay Luxury Romantic Weekend Getaway 
Top romantic ocean view boutique stay near Napier and Havelock North

Romantic European Boutique Hotel in Hawkes Bay 
Private, secluded romantic stay close to Napier & Havelock North

Romantic Holiday Cottage Accommodation 
in Hawkes Bay close to Havelock North and not too far from Napier

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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 for your romantic weekend break 
What our guests say about your romantic luxury escape

Jane Masters

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Romantic Thank you Dinner - For Bride and Groom Parents

Romantic Thank you Dinner - For Bride and Groom Parents

The bride and groom invited their parents to share an evening with them at the Bay Guesthouse, where they were staying, for a post-wedding celebratory dinner. A sublime experience awaited us, one we will treasure for many years to come. Armando & Marianne welcomed us on arrival for an afternoon & evening out of this world. Incredible beach and sea views with landscapes that went as far as the eye could see from different aspects of the beautifully designed guesthouse. The sea and the land are very cleverly drawn into the guesthouse in so many ways. Tranquillity and privacy abounds in this amazing Bay Guesthouse, so much so that when you sit in the "Glasshouse" lounge it washes over you....a total relax lounge! Our hosts prepared and served us a 3-course meal by candlelight, that was worthy of the highest praise possible - a sublime dining experience! A "wow" atmosphere! Armando and Marianne are hosts extraordinaire! You are welcomed into their Guesthouse with warmth, you are cared and catered for to the highest level, a total sublime experience. We only wish it was the parents staying in the accommodation too! We're planning on a parent stay after this amazing taste of the Bay Guesthouse! It was an act of love from the bride and groom to invite their parents to join them for an evening and it was a privilege to enjoy Armando and Marianne's hospitality and exquisite Bay Guesthouse.

Leslie Lopez

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Romantic Birthday Escape - Luxurious Stay & Beautiful Romantic Getaway

Romantic Birthday Escape - Luxurious Stay & Beautiful Romantic Getaway

My partner and I can say with confidence, this place is by far the best place we've ever stayed in. The Bay Guesthouse (Captains Suite) is truly a special place, fitted for luxurious stays and beautiful romantic getaways. From the moment we arrived, we were showered with hospitality and the most amazing views throughout. These breathtaking views were enjoyed everyday no matter what time, day and night. 

The hosts made this romantic birthday espace very special with amazingly delicious food everyday, honest and reliable information for how to spend our days, and they maintained the utmost respect of our privacy. 

I highly recommend the Bay Guesthouse to anyone lucky enough for the opportunity to stay there. In every aspect of a luxury stay considering location, service, and cleanliness, it is unbeatable. With a first-class level of hospitality and luxury, this stay is an excellent value. The location may seem like a trek but it's actually quite close to the wineries and tucked into the sheep-filled hills making the drive to and from very magical. 

Thank you to the Faes Family for exceeding our expectations by taking such care and making this birthday celebration extra special.

Nicolene Hattingh

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Romantic Couple Getaway - Birthday Celebration

Romantic Couple Getaway - Birthday Celebration

Bay Guesthouse is an incredible place with the most spectacular views in NZ and waking up with a breathtaking view like that makes it even more special. We were looking for luxury accommodation to celebrate a birthday and found this gem that was luxury but still great value for money. The service was excellent and the hosts warm and friendly - they made the stay extra special.

The hosts were great with the kids and have loads of entertainment and games available for kids, however, it would be equally nice to go there alone as a couple for a romantic getaway as you have the whole house to yourself.

Thank you again Armando and Marianne for an unforgettable experience.

Hannah Fox

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Perfect romantic getaway with romantic candlelight dinner

Perfect romantic getaway with romantic candlelight dinner

From the moment we arrived at the Bay Guesthouse, we were treated as special guests by Marianne and Armando who are such lovely, welcoming, kind and talented hosts. 

The Captain's Cottage has all you need for a perfect romantic getaway. We enjoyed a luxury honeymoon package here after our wedding, and I'm certain you couldn't find another experience like this anywhere else in New Zealand! 

Armando and Marianne have thought of everything, a fridge stocked with homemade treats like Crème Caramel, a dressing gown and towel warmer, romantic mood lighting in the Captain's Cottage, the list goes on. 

With uninterrupted ocean views, we watched the beautiful sunrise from bed each morning, relaxed in the spacious bath which has the best views of any bath we'd ever seen and found it a wonderful place to celebrate our honeymoon as well as rest and recharge. 

Marianne and Armando generously shared their Swiss and Italian culture with us, and prepared amazing food. The whole experience made us feel like we were in Europe, but with a bonus of one of the best views in New Zealand and sunny, warm Hawke's Bay weather to enjoy too. 

We enjoyed the amazing and DELICIOUS breakfast on the deck with uninterrupted ocean views, which was prepared with such skill and love.

We celebrated on one of the evenings with a beautiful romantic candlelight dinner as well. We loved our stay at the Bay Guesthouse so much that we decided to extend it an extra day – lucky for us they had an available night.
The thing we loved the most about our stay was that everything was done with such love and attention to make a stay at the Bay Guesthouse an experience you will never forget!

Breakfast Table Buffet 
Your luxury romantic Bed and Breakfast Hawkes Bay treat

Romantic candlelight Dinner 
A unique, private and very romantic experience

Where are we 
Your romantic trip at the east coast from Gisborne down to Hawkes Bay

Romantic Beach Getaway near two beaches 
in Waimarama & Ocean Beach - Best romantic beach getaway North Island

Romantic places to propose 
Wineries, Peaks, Beaches & Luxury Retreats

Hawkes Bay - Romantic Weekend Things to do Ideas 
Stays, Places & Ideas for Havelock North, Hastings and Napier

About us 
Your luxury, romantic holiday house accommodation near Waimarama

Questions and Answers 
which may help to plan your relaxing romantic weekend 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 romantic moments

Long romantic couple getaway Packages 
Use our private Villa as your romantic retreat

A Special Occasion? 
Romantic places for the anniversary - A romantic birthday getaway? A romantic spa getaway?

Our romantic music playlist 
And all our other music playlists you may like 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 at the coast in our romantic Hotel. You find a collection of all our boutique music playlist ready in your romantic Cottage for you to play on your Google Home device which waits for you to be your digital butler.