View from the lounge.The view from the deck.
Lovely Rural Cottage - Napier

2 guests


1 bed

1 bath

2 guests


1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

This lovely studio apartment is situated in beautiful rural Pakowhai. Centrally located between Napier & Hastings (only 8 minutes each way) with a queen bed, single bed (on request), bathroom, kitchenette and deck, this is the ideal place to relax after a day out and about.


Weekly Discount: 30%


The space

If privacy is what you're after, that's what we can offer. With paddocks separating you from your neighbours you can enjoy the rural scenery from the lovely outdoor deck while enjoying a drink. There is also a separate driveway to access studio.

Guest access

The studio is fully self contained with all basics supplied such as tea, coffee, linen, towels etc. Kitchenette has a small fridge/freezer and has an electric frypan, bench top oven and microwave for cooking (as well as jug/toaster and sandwich press). A hooded BBQ is also available for use. Access to a washing machine is available on request.
The studio is situated behind the main house and is separated by a large hedge which ensures privacy. That said, if any assistance is required we are always happy to help.

Interaction with guests

We leave our guests to enjoy their stay but are always happy to answer any questions about where to go and what to see. We are also happy to assist with any requests our guests may have. With our home at the front of our lifestyle block (and the studio in the central paddock) it is easy for guests to come to us with any queries or questions.

The neighbourhood

We love the Pakowhai community as it has all the benefits of rural living yet we are only 10 minutes from Havelock North, 8 minutes from Napier and Hastings and 5 minutes from Taradale.

Getting around

No public transport is available down our road so private vehicle is required to get into town etc.

Other things to note

The cottage has a good collection of CDs and DVDs for guest use. There is also a dartboard, poker/card set and pétanque set if you feel like a 'day in'. If staying with children a toy box full of toys and books is available and children are welcome to use the trampoline, swing set and bikes available on the property. There is also a cricket set, swingball and many other activities for use in the paddock.
Our rural location is amongst crop paddocks and orchards. It's a lovely peaceful location, mixed with the rare occasion when there's the hum of a distant tractor, crops getting a spray or the birds singing, you get the great country feel.
We have many varieties of fruit trees and large vege gardens. Whenever possible we are happy to share our crops with our guests.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

We hope our guests enjoy their stay in the cottage and treat it with respect so others can continue to enjoy it. No smoking in the cottage but you can do so outside if you choose. Wifi use is available for email and Internet browsing but no downloading please. Wifi is available from the main house deck or depending on your device can be accessed from the cottage deck.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

62 Reviews

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Stephanie User Profile
April 2017
Lisa and Paul are great hosts. The accommodation was great, completely as described. We would definitely stay again. Thank you.

Amy User Profile
April 2017
Lovely little cottage, pretty private and quiet and Paul and Lisa are great hosts. The cottage has everything you need and is warm and comfortable. Location is great if you need to go between Napier/Hastings but a car is essential as taxis are not as easy as in a bigger city and are quite costly. Overall a nice long weekend away - thanks for having us guys :)

Anthony User Profile
April 2017
This place is perfect. You won't be disappointed.

Paul and Lisa's place is in a perfect location if you are looking for rest and relaxation.Their cottage is private from their own home and is sited with lovely views across fields to orchards.The location is very central to Napier,Hastings and surrounding towns.The cottage has everything you need with enough space to spread oneself out a bit.Cleanliness was top class.A most relaxing and enjoyable weekend in a perfect Hawkes Bay location.

Jeff User Profile
April 2017
A comfortable rural retreat, very friendly hosts and the cookies on arrival were a pleasant surprise. The cottage was well stocked with all amenities.

Margot User Profile
March 2017
We loved staying in Lisa & Paul's cute cottage and it had everything we needed and more. From the moment we arrived we knew we were going to be very happy spending our week there. Very clean, quiet and relaxing. The deck was a great place to have a wine & take in the country views !!! Lisa & Paul are the perfect couple to have a Airbnb, made us so welcome, were very kind, caring & certainly did spoil us. We enjoyed meeting their 3 really nice children and we are looking forward to a return visit. From making the booking to checking out, it went like clockwork and we highly reccommend Lisa & Paul's cute cottage in the country. From A Happy Young @ Heart Couple

Christine User Profile
March 2017
Paul and Lisa were the perfect hosts, helpful and nearby but left us to enjoy their lovely place. Quiet but not too far from the main highway and easy to find. Lovely, polite kids who were a delight to meet. We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand · Joined in August 2015
Paul & Lisa User ProfilePaul & Lisa is a superhost.

Hi, we are an easy going, friendly couple with 3 lovely kids. We have a small lifestyle block in beautiful Hawkes Bay which is central to Napier/Hastings and Taradale. We enjoy meeting new people, love to travel and thoroughly enjoy hosting people that choose to stay with us. Safe travels and we look forward to meeting you!

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