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. By Marianne Faes 28 March 2021, 6 months ago Last updated 6 April 2021, 6 months ago Romance is in the sea air! Contents 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 Five Star Reviews for your romantic weekend break What our guests say about your romantic luxury escape 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 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 Hawkes Bay Luxury Romantic Weekend Getaway Top romantic ocean view boutique stay near Napier and Havelock North It is a very romantic experience to be alone at the highest point above the sea and enjoy the sunrise together. Only birds, some sheep and cows around. Very unique having this setting only for you. Enjoy the first sunrays either from bed or from your private deck. Of course, all you need is ready to use, like Champagne, Coffee or warm blankets. Link to Page for a Romantic Honeymoon This Waimarama accommodation sits on top of the coastal beach hill. A scenic 20-minute drive from Havelock North towards the east coast. The Bay Guesthouse Lodge offers a holiday cottage beside the guesthouse amenities including private Chef Armando and Maître d'Hôtel Marianne for your romantic stay. Designed as a private, unique, luxury accommodation all focused on the amazing ocean view. Romantic European Boutique Hotel in Hawkes Bay Private, secluded romantic stay close to Napier & Havelock North We bring Europe closer to you! Like a little exclusive Beach Villa also perfect for a romantic short break - The two-bedroom romantic Cottage sits safely on a coastal hill overlooking the Pacific and the Waimarama Bay. If you ask yourself where to go for a quiet romantic escape weekend to experience the luxury of pure nature and the beauty of coastal New Zealand - The Captain's Cottage is the idyllic place you are looking for. Is it the romantic Lodge open fireplace in the big Lounge or the sunny Atrium with the plants and the water feature, the main deck to sit outside or the professional Swiss-trained hospitality team Marianne and Armando - The entire place is yours to enjoy. You have your total privacy when you retired in your Captain's Cottage and have the Hotel Service when you enjoy the rest of the Lodge. Swipe through the pictures - Get an impression about the magic of your romantic experience at the Bay Guesthouse. Romantic Holiday Cottage Accommodation in Hawkes Bay close to Havelock North and not too far from Napier Enjoy a warm romantic bubble bath, have the window wide open, let the fresh sea breeze and some morning sun in and watch romantic music on your bath TV. Perhaps even a glass of bubbles. It's not about the luxury romantic accommodation with all the little extras like the warming drawer for warm towels. It's about the pure luxury of unspoiled nature which is exclusively for you. No other people as far as your eye can see. The holiday house offers a luxury romantic bath with unique views, a bedroom where you can see the sunrise over the Pacific from the bed and the beach near enough to hear the waves in the distance. You have your total privacy. The hidden Lodge offers a professional Hotel Service when you need it. Your weekend getaway is near Havelock North and Napier with plenty of Wineries, Restaurants and much more. Get in Touch Email Book Now +64 6 874 66 11 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 Leslie from the USA wrote: ".... truly a special place, fitted for luxurious stays and beautiful romantic getaways." and also mentioned her celebration occasion: ".... made this romantic birthday escape very special with amazingly delicious food every day" For Marianne and myself Armando there is no such thing as "another day in the office". Our motto would be more like "Don't we have the best job in the world - Being lucky to serve in paradise?" - Read in the newest reviews what our customers think about this attitude. Jane Masters 1 2 3 4 5 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 1 2 3 4 5 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 1 2 3 4 5 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 1 2 3 4 5 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! 60 Google reviews Breakfast Table Buffet Your luxury romantic Bed and Breakfast Hawkes Bay treat A luxury breakfast for a unique romantic weekend getaway is so essential! How many love movies have you watched where you have seen the shared love of two lovers at breakfast after their night? Where he comes back with a bag of fresh croissants and lovely brewed barista coffee? Either served at the Kitchen Panoroma Table or outside on the Panorama Deck Romantic candlelight Dinner A unique, private and very romantic experience You perhaps either book a special Dinner in one of the many romantic restaurants Hawkes Bay has to offer including winery restaurants or stay in the guesthouse and have a three-course menu served either in the Captain's Cottage or at the Chef's Table. Get an idea of what the kitchen has to offer Where are we Your romantic trip at the east coast from Gisborne down to Hawkes Bay Our secluded romantic accommodation is 20 minutes from Havelock North and 40 minutes from Napier close to Waimarama. Here is a map of how to find us. Romantic Beach Getaway near two beaches in Waimarama & Ocean Beach - Best romantic beach getaway North Island We have two beaches in front of us. The Waimarama Beach and Ocean Beach. Armando thinks that Ocean Beach is a romantic one. The 10-minute drive to the beach is beautiful and shows you a bit of Hawkes Bay coastal back countryside. Ocean Beach is long, wild and pure New Zealand. You can walk there forever without meeting one soul. Grab some gear from us. Especially some unique beach toys and why not building a sandcastle for your princess? Both house beaches are offering typical fun things to do. An ice cream shop in Waimarama, million-dollar houses along your beach stroll and surf lifeguards during peak season (Check their website). The Ocean Beach around the corner is wilder and by many the preferred beach. It's a long beach that offers a wide sand stretch to walk along for hours towards the Cape Kidnapper. Surf lifeguards are present in the peak season - (Check their website). Ocean Beach above and Waimarama Beach below Romantic places to propose Wineries, Peaks, Beaches & Luxury Retreats The private road brings you, up and up closer to the sky. Your partner is wondering where you are going. No clues on the way, no signage which tells you what to expect. Are we going to visit some friends of yours? Finally arriving at the top - Wow - What a spot. What is this? A private villa? Do you know these people? Two smiling faces at the door, welcoming you! You will know this is going to work. She or he will quickly realize those are the hosts. Personal, highly trained and experienced professionals ready to serve and read your wishes before you have to say them. You will get an exclusive private retreat tour. You will see the wine cellar, the Atrium to enjoy the views into the ranges or the Lounge with the big open fireplace. The Chef's Table Kitchen will give an impression of how it will be to enjoy the breakfast panorama view or have dinner here. Another wow when you cross the glass bridge which connects your romantic hideaway Captain's Cottage with the Hotel facilities lounge, atrium and dining area. The romantic cottage with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge and a kitchenette with your private deck and the best views in all directions. Already then you will know you booked the best romantic escape. But wait until you experience your special breakfast or perhaps a romantic dinner. Over 30 years of love - Perhaps it's the place? Enjoy the luxury lodging of an entire house near Havelock North and Napier just for you for 450 NZD day. Orientated towards the sea with the most romantic ocean view in the region. Captain's Cottage Seaview Bedroom - See more Hawkes Bay - Romantic Weekend Things to do Ideas Stays, Places & Ideas for Havelock North, Hastings and Napier Below is a list of things we love, and we think it answeres one crucial question: "What to do for a romantic weekend getaway in Hawkes Bay?" Youtube has a great choice of what Hawkes Bay has on offer for a romantic couple weekend away. Watch what we found for you for your romantic holiday with some ideas for what to do. Havelock North Area - Videos Play video 04:07 Havelock North Play video 04:30 Te Mata Peak Play video 05:17 Birdwoods Gallery Play video 04:22 Hastings Play video 05:32 Farmer Markets Play video 02:40 Spash Planet Play video 02:26 Hawkes Bay Play video 05:24 Wine Hawke's Bay Play video 02:20 Bridge Pa Wineries Napier Area - Videos Play video 05:53 Napier Play video 02:36 Art Deco Festival Play video 4:37 Art Deco Tour Play video 02:37 Cycling Trails Play video 1.35 Urban Winery Play video 10:37 Mission Estate ... Cape Kidnappers Area - Videos Play video 01:3O Gannets Cape ... Play video 01:01 Coastal Wine Cycle Play video 0:59 Hygge Te Awanga Play video 2:57 Clearview Winery About us Your luxury, romantic holiday house accommodation near Waimarama Who are Marianne and Armando? What is their story? How did they found this magical place on the east coast? Why did they build a private luxury accommodation with a romantic holiday cottage? Some of the questions are answered below. Some will be answered once you are here - Smiling hosts! Map - Where are A 20 minutes scenic drive from Havelock North towards Waimarama Beach, past Craggy Range Winery. How to find us Your Hosts We are Swiss-Italian, Marianne & Armando, qualified hotel managers with one shared passion - spoiling guests. Owners Check Availability Luxury 2 bedroom Cottage, for 2 to 4 guests from NZD 450 p.n., including continental breakfast. Book now NZ Story A dream and a vision! To build our guest house. A grand design on a hilltop, a learning curve with some challenges. Building Story Swiss Story Our careers started early in the hotel and tourism industry, and this was for over 27 years our fine dining guest house. Swiss Story Reviews It is our ultimate goal to offer experiences with high-level service. Find out what our guests say about us. Reviews 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. Breakfast 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 Play video 02:25 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. Play video 05:24 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 Winter in our romantic small boutique Hotel on the coast is very special. The wood-fired bread and pizza oven in the kitchen of the main house offers a unique atmosphere. Armando loves to cook in the oven in the winter. For him, it is going back to the roots. Get the basics right without using technology and feel the heat and the cosiness from the oven. Spring in Hawkes Bay, particularly at the coast, are mild. A sunny day can be warm enough to sit outside. When spring starts in September, it is no surprise that it feels not much different than a beautiful summer day with low temperature. That is precisely the difference, besides the fruit orchards are in full blossoms. Spring is fantastic! It is never too warm and the nights are cold. Spring is also the time when there is enough rain to keep the hills and the grass in the garden green. We think spring is the most romantic time for a luxury romantic trip itinerary in New Zealand. September - Still a bit fresh. Not many tourists around. Perfect time for a quiet romantic spring getaway October - Can be enjoyable for the same reasons but you may risk some rainy days. November - Same as October wonderful! Everything is still green, perhaps some wind and rain but the region is still relaxed. Summer - It starts quietly in December and get's busy closer to Christmas. It can still rain, and locals are busy before the festive season. Around and after Christmas most of the locals enjoy their main holiday into January. Rain usually stops at the end of December and Hawkes Bay starts to get dry until autumn brings back some rain. Dezember - Still some rain. Great time with not so many tourists around. Towards the end of December, different Summer attractions start to kick off, and Hawkes Bay start's to enjoy the outdoors. January - Best Time. The region is buzzing. Rain usually stops at the end of December and Hawkes Bay starts to get dry until autumn brings back some rain. Accommodations are often fully booked until the end of March. Winery concerts, open-air cinemas, specialised markets, busy restaurants and a lot of local summer activities and attractions in Hawkes Bay February - Same as January. Sometimes no rain at all. Days after days of sunshine. March - Summer is slowing down still fantastic weather. Autumn - The perfect time for romantic trips. The hills are still not green but slowly start to recover from some rain relief. It is like Spring. The perfect time for romantic trips. The weather can be fantastic and the nights are cooler again. Still warm days. April - Great! Quiet. Sunny days and perfect temperatures. Not much rain. Mai - Time to start the cosy fireplace in some evenings. June - Time to do all the romantic things at home. Start the fireplace. Have a quiet evening and a romantic dinner and a hot chocolate in front of the crackling fire. November Christmas at Bay Guesthouse Staying at Bay Guesthouse during the Christmas Season is an exceptional experience. European Christmas decoration with beautiful Christmas trees and Christmas treats. See our Christmas offer From the 1st December - 5th January Christmas November Summer Food & Wine Classic Traditionally held in November, see on the official event page the Programm. Always with a diverse offer, great chefs and fantastic locations. F.A.W.C. official event page February Art Deco Festival Napier Art Deco Festival traditionally is held in mid February from Wednesday and ends on Sunday. Official Art Deco Trust Website See pictures on our Artdeco page and watch the videos. Not to be missed! Play video 02:36 Festival January Open Air Cinema In the Amphitheater of Black Barn, a unique location with a special atmosphere. See the official event page for your favourite movie. Starts end of December until mid-January Long romantic couple getaway Packages Use our private Villa as your romantic retreat We love to spoil our guests with all the 5-star romantic hotel service that comes with it. The package deal is, that we offer a fair price for the romantic accommodation including breakfast table buffet all year round, whether you stay for 2 nights or longer. Rest assured, that if you stay with us you will be delighted by luxurious moments and extras. Location-Location-Location It's the luxury of the scenery, have a full hotel service for max 4 guests, freshly prepared goodness every morning, private chef and maitre d and more A Special Occasion? Romantic places for the anniversary - A romantic birthday getaway? A romantic spa getaway? Moments that you will remember in time. Each one we are honoured to share is special for us. We want you to be happy on your or your loved one's romantic weekend getaway. Is it because we bake a fresh romantic birthday getaway cake or we create a special evening for your private luxury accommodation anniversary dinner. It has to be unique. The romantic cottage for your anniversary or your birthday gives you the wow factor you are looking for. 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.