New Zealand best Weekend Getaway - Luxury Captain's Cottage with Hotel Service Hawkes Bay on the North Island is a good idea for a luxury weekend getaway. Art Deco Napier, boutique Havelock North spoils you with a big choice of holiday activities. By Marianne Faes 2 April 2021, 6 months ago Last updated 4 April 2021, 6 months ago Best Coastal Weekend Getaway in Hawkes Bay Contents Weekend Getaway NZ North Island Luxury Accommodation Hawkes Bay near Napier and Havelock North Girls and Ladies Weekend Getaway Lodge in Hawkes Bay Captain's Cottage for Couples Weekend Getaway Five Star Reviews Weekend Getaway What our Guests say about your Weekend Away luxury escape Breakfast Table Buffet Your luxury Bed and Breakfast Weekend Getaway Hawkes Bay treat Dinner for your unique private and secluded luxury Weekend Getaway Where are we for your spa weekend getaway in Hawkes Bay New Zealand Best Luxury Beach Weekend Getaway close to Waimarama and Ocean Beach on the North Island NZ Winery and Wine Weekend Getaway Cooking Class Weekend - Weekend Wine Tour Ideas for a Weekend Getaway in Hawkes Bay Best weekend getaway for a short vacation About us Your luxury holiday house Weekend Getaway accommodation near Waimarama Questions and Answers which may help to plan your relaxing Weekend Getaway Relaxing Winter Weekend Getaway for couples Long Weekend Getaway Package for Labour Day or Queens Birthday for Couples Best Birthday Weekend Getaway for a round one like the 50th or 60th Birthday Our quick Weekend Getaway Vacation Trip music playlist and all our other music playlists you may liked at the hideaway Lodge Weekend Getaway NZ North Island Luxury Accommodation Hawkes Bay near Napier and Havelock North This Waimarama accommodation sits on top of the coastal beach hill. A scenic 20-minute drive from Havelock North towards the east coast. Designed as a private, unique, luxury accommodation all focused on the amazing ocean view. The Bay Guesthouse Lodge offers one holiday cottage beside the guesthouse amenities including private Chef Armando and Maître d'Hôtel Marianne for your Weekend Getaway. The luxury escape retreat is close to vineyard and wineries. The world-class Cape Kidnapper golf course is a 40-minute drive away. The Weekend Getaway break in Hawkes Bay has plenty to offer see below. Girls and Ladies Weekend Getaway Lodge in Hawkes Bay We bring Europe closer to you! The 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. Our weekend getaway cottage has two bedrooms with two queen beds. It's a perfect spot for friends who know each other well enough to share a room and divide the price by four. The joy of a Girls weekend away at our retreat is the exclusive use of the entire boutique hotel area with the full service. Armando and Sabrina offer Italian cooking fun. Learn how to make fresh Italian gnocchis, or Pastry Chef Sabrina will show you how to make a chocolate mousse or a tiramisu. In colder days all in front of our wood-fired in-house bread/pizza oven. We may also bake some fresh bread in the wood-fired oven that day. The Lodge offers plenty of space and comfort to have long evening chats in front of the open fireplace. Watch a love movie together or play a fun game. Breakfast is always another highlight. Similar to a weekend Hotel Breakfast buffet - Plenty of freshly prepared and homemade choices to impress the Ladies. Swipe through the pictures - Get an impression about the magic of your nice Weekend Getaway place. Captain's Cottage for Couples Weekend Getaway The Captain's holiday cottage is a small luxury villa with a pampering bath with unique views, a bedroom where you can see from the bed the sunrise over the Pacific. The two-bedroom beach weekend getaway retreat sits on a coastal hill overlooking the Pacific and the Waimarama Bay. It offers the luxury of pure nature and the beauty of coastal New Zealand - The Captain's Cottage is the idyllic place and escape for a nice and quiet, long weekend getaway. The beach is near enough to hear the waves in the distance. A perfect secret hideaway. The 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 Weekend Getaway What our Guests say about your Weekend Away luxury escape Bruce Haultain 1 2 3 4 5 Amazing Weekend Stay - Best Place in Hawkes Bay My wife and I have just had an amazing weekend stay at Bay Guesthouse. Unable to travel overseas we decided to explore New Zealand further, and what a gem we found. The setting was outstanding, as good as anything we have seen around the world, and the facilities complemented the amazing views. What made our stay most special was the hospitality shown to us by the hosts Marianne and Armando. They were welcoming, obliging and waited on us with no task too small or too big. The food they provided was nothing short of outstanding. We could not have asked for anything more than this and highly recommend a stay at Bay Guesthouse to everyone. We feel extremely lucky to have experienced this and cannot wait to go back. Thank you, Armando and Marianne. Kirsty R 1 2 3 4 5 Escape to another world We had the most wonderful experience with Marianne & Armando at Bay Guesthouse. Their hospitality is absolutely from the heart, and they have thought of everything to make their guests comfortable and relaxed. There are so many highlights to mention - the amazing views across the ocean, the sunrise watched from a comfy bed, the luxury of the accomodation (including the bath with a view!), but most of all the conversations with the hosts, and the exquisite FOOD prepared by the hosts themselves. We are from Napier and wanted a night away, without spending our limited time travelling too far. Staying at this guesthouse we felt we had escaped to another world, and yet it was only a short drive. I feel like we left the guesthouse with two new friends - no mean feat for two introverts :) Marianne & Armando are so welcoming, but strike a perfect balance between giving their guests their privacy, whilst also offering great conversation and company if this is desired. Thank you so much fo making our weekend away a memorable one x Rachael Pedersen 1 2 3 4 5 Best Weekend Away The best weekend away we have ever had - beyond our expectations! The views were to die for, the lodgings luxurious, the food was devine but it was the hosts Marianne and Armando who truly made it magical. We were there to attend the Elton John concert at Mission Estate Winery (Armando also drove us to the concert and back), however, the whole weekend became the highlight thanks to our amazing hosts and our stay in the Captain's House. We will be back. Helen Chia 1 2 3 4 5 Luxury Retreat for Hawke's Bay Escape - Memorable Birthday Getaway 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! Rachael Pedersen 1 2 3 4 5 Best Coastal Weekend Getaway - The views were to die for The best weekend away we have ever had - beyond our expectations! The views were to die for, the lodgings luxurious, the food was divine, the whole weekend became the highlight thanks to our amazing hosts and our stay in the Captain's House. We will be back. Kirsty R 1 2 3 4 5 Local Weekend Away - Bath with amazing view There are so many highlights to mention - the amazing views across the ocean, the sunrise watched from a comfy bed, the luxury of the accommodation (including the bath with a view!) Thank you so much for making our weekend away a memorable one x Karen Hunt 1 2 3 4 5 Labour Weekend Getaway - Anniversary Celebration Our family had the absolute thrill of staying 4 nights here over Labour Weekend. I am pleased to write this review as we were all treated like royalty from the moment we arrived until the time we left. The Guesthouse was absolutely amazing - first-class facilities, spacious and peaceful. This is definitely "the" place to stay in the Hawkes Bay. 60 Google reviews Breakfast Table Buffet Your luxury Bed and Breakfast Weekend Getaway Hawkes Bay treat A beautiful sunrise, the pacific in front of you knowing you are in your Weekend Getaway holiday break at the east coast close to Waimarama and a luxury breakfast experience is waiting for you. Fresh Barista coffee or tea, freshly baked bread, homemade jam, pastry Chef sweets, cheese selection, cold meat, freshly prepared seasonal fruits, yoghurts Swiss Bircher muesli and more. Either served at the Kitchen Panoroma Table or outside on the Panorama Deck Dinner for your unique private and secluded luxury Weekend Getaway Experience in Havelock North a good variety of different Restaurant choices. Wineries-, Italian-, Mexican-, Greek-Restaurants and more. Or have a casual Dinner evening with your loved ones or your friends in a unique setting served and cooked by Marianne and Armando. Where are we for your spa weekend getaway in Hawkes Bay New Zealand Our secluded Weekend Getaway accommodation is 20 minutes from Havelock North and 40 minutes from Napier close to Waimarama. Here is a map of how to find us. Our Guests often are looking for a luxury spa accommodation or a spa resort for Spa treatment with jet spa, sauna, gym and swimming pool Spa couples massage or a hot stone massage Spa facial treatments combined with yoga and meditation and of course, all together with the usual healthy lunch, special teas and all the other pampering amenities to relax and unwind. Not to forget the glass of bubbles. Our past guests enjoyed all of this in different kind of packages like full days, half days or even Winter evening spas in the Havelock Boutique Hotel Mangapa. Please have a look at their Website for their prices and product description. Mediterranean Feeling The Bay is renowned for its climate with long hot summers and mild winters, stunning scenery, unique architecture, world-class wines and gourmet food. The distinctive white building of the Coleraine house, a private residence. Te Mata winery with its flagship wine "The Coleraine" is opposite the road. Best Luxury Beach Weekend Getaway close to Waimarama and Ocean Beach on the North Island NZ Bay Guesthouse great beach getaway has the luxury to have two beaches to offer. The Waimarama Beach with the million-dollar beach houses for weekends breaks and the beautiful Ocean Beach. Both not more than 10 minutes drive away. Waimarama Beach is the one for the girl's beach weekend because of the stretch of public grass to walk in front of the fancy beach houses. Ocean Beach is a beautiful long and wide couples beach getaway perfect for long walks. Both beaches are sandy beaches. Our unique luxury accommodation has a beachfront view from a bird's eyes point safely located on the Waimarma coastal hilltop. 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 Winery and Wine Weekend Getaway Cooking Class Weekend - Weekend Wine Tour Combining a coastal unique, secluded luxury accommodation with Seaview not far from Havelock North or Napier with a Wine Weekend Getaway is a winning decision. The drive out to the coast takes you along Hawkes Bay best Wineries some of them with restaurants. Being next door to the Havelock Hills wine area, the oldest winery as well as the coastal wine region explains our passion for the regional wines. Our Beach Hotel Wine Cellar stores some of those wines. Opens PDF Map Winery Map from Hawkes Bay Tourismus With so many different kinds of wineries on offer - it's so hard to decide which ones to visit. We are lucky to know a very passionate Winemaker Don Bird which offers tailormade wine weekends or winery getaways. His private luxury weekend wine tours are excellent and we are very pleased to recommend Don to our guests. Don has over 40 years of experience in the Hawkes Bay wine industry. Don’s Grandparents established the acclaimed Esk Valley Estate Winery in the 1930s. Don studied Oenology at Roseworthy College in South Australia before returning to New Zealand to take over the winemaking role from his father. Private Wine Tour with "The Winemaker" - Our Favorite Guide The Old Lady - A classic winery "The Mission Estate" - Established in 1851 by pioneering French Missionaries - A must-see location on a wine getaway, famous for the Misson Concerts which hosted over so many years musical legends. Ideas for a Weekend Getaway in Hawkes Bay Best weekend getaway for a short vacation Below is a list of things we think it's good fun, and we believe it answeres one crucial question: "What to do for a weekend getaway in Hawke's Bay?" Youtube has a great choice of what Hawkes Bay has on offer for all kind of visitors. Watch what we found for you for your Weekend Getaway 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 Mission Winery Art Deco Napier Farmers Market Art Deco Building, Sunday Farmers Markets and so many world-class wineries to visit. Your weekend getaway will be far too fast over. Cape Kidnappers E-Bikes Elephant Hill Have a trip to the Cape Kidnappers gannet colony, a bike ride along the coastline or a tasting in one of the award-winning wineries. Gannet colony visit fun for everyone in the family. Rent an E-Bike and cycle one of the various cycling trails. Tired of all those activities, Elephant Hill is an option to recover. Splash Planet Arataki Honey Sandy Beaches Hawkes Bay, a weekend getaway paradise for everyone. Splash Planet Hastings Really family fun. If you like Manuka honey, then the visit to Arataki Honey should be on your agenda. The beaches are perfect for all the water activities. About us Your luxury holiday house Weekend Getaway accommodation near Waimarama Who are your hosts? What is their story? How did they found this magical place on the east coast? Why did they build a private and secluded weekend getaway 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 Weekend Getaway 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 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 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. Relaxing Winter Weekend Getaway for couples A weekend stay in Winter in our small boutique hotel on the coast is well worth a weekend trip and a retreat for couples. The modern contemporary building with nice European features is well insulated. It's delightful to watch the cold winter weather over the rough sea through the double glass. Armando loves to cook in the wood-fired bread and pizza oven in the kitchen of the main house. For him, it is about getting the basics right without using technology and feel the heat and the cosiness of the wood-fired oven. Join him with a glass of wine by the open fire and watch how simple Italian food gets cooked in front of your eyes. Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn - Each season has its highlights. January and February are the month's to be in the Bay. For example, in late November and December, we change our Weekend Getaway place for couples in a Christmas Hotel with magic European Christmas decoration. To find out if you should visit the Bay in September, October, November or perhaps even wait until April, Mai or June. Each season or month offers a good reason why to visit Hawke's Bay to enjoy a quick weekend holiday. We tell you what you may want to know for your weekend planning or you may like to get some weekend ideas. Here is a link to a more detailed experience from our place regarding the different Seasons and Months in Hawkes Bay. 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 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 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 Long Weekend Getaway Package for Labour Day or Queens Birthday for Couples We don't have special long weekend getaway packages, but we create extraordinary moments for locals coming from both North Island and the South Island, which is always a great honour for us. We love to spoil our guests with all the 5-star hotel service that comes with it. The package deal is, that we offer a fair price for the boutique 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 Best Birthday Weekend Getaway for a round one like the 50th or 60th Birthday A round birthday - no matter how old needs to be celebrated. Best in a special place away. The Bay Guesthouse will be a great source of European hospitality with some Italian flavour and Swiss precision. Moments that you will remember in time. Each one we are honoured to share is special for us. We want you to be happy. Is it because we bake a fresh birthday cake or we create a special evening for your private dinner. It has to be unique. The Weekend Getaway Cottage for your birthday gives you the wow factor you are looking for. Our quick Weekend Getaway Vacation Trip 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 at the coast in our Weekend Getaway Hotel. You find a collection of all our boutique music playlist ready in your Weekend Getaway Cottage for you to play on your Google Home device which waits for you to be your digital butler.