North Island Properties

The Manse – Hastings/Havelock North

Hosted by

Gary & Dietske Grootelaar


3519 State Highway 50
Hawke's Bay

Contact details

Phone: 06 874 9625
Intl: ++64 6 874 9625
Mobile: 021 0228 8261


Luxury accommodation in the Hastings/Havelock North area offering guests a Kiwi Experience with a European touch. The Manse is the only Qualmark® assessed 5 star boutique lodge in this area.

This boutique lodge is one of a kind and a rare gem amidst the vineyards of the Gimblett Gravels. Offering the discerning traveler comfortable suites, a unique view, beautiful surroundings, peace and quiet and/or activities.

Originally built in 1910 for the Presbyterian Minister of The Maraekakaho station, The Manse was renovated in 2007 and 2012 and is beautifully furnished in a country house style with elegant European antiques and designer fabrics.

The two guest suites are in a private wing and offer the comforts you expect from a 5-star lodge. Each suite has its own en-suite, air conditioning, underfloor heating, free WiFi, a good size television with private sky box, luxury amenities, bath slippers, bath robes, double showers with monsoon, an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, Nespresso machine, fresh fruit, water and friandises. The linen is Italian by Frette.

Furthermore there is a Saltwater Pool, Guest Sitting room, Library and Fitness room and lots of places on the veranda to sit and enjoy the view and the stars.

80% of the food at The Manse comes from our own livestock and vegetable garden. Gary, the owner is a chef and golf pro and spoils guests with delicious cooking. If you’re interested in where all this delicious food comes from, he will take you on a tour around the property where you can meet and greet the livestock.

The Manse is on top of a hill with views to the Kaweka’s and the Ngaruroro river. Only 15 minutes from Hastings and Havelock North and 35 minutes from the art deco town of Napier. We offer complimentary limousine service from the airport and to Hastings and Havelock North and have a helicopter landing pad.

Local Activities

  • One of the top ten New Zealand Golf courses within 10 minutes, 2 other Courses within 30 minutes and the renowned Cape Kidnappers golf course within 45 minutes
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jet Boating
  • Horse Riding
  • Vineyard Bicycle Tours
  • Wine Tasting
  • Art Deco city of Napier
  • Classic Cars
  • Te Mata Peak Maori History
  • Cape Kidnapper Gannets
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • Galleries

On-Site Attractions

  • A gentleman farm
  • Clay bird shooting
  • Play with a British PGA Golf Pro
  • Golf tuition
  • Cooking lessons
  • Whisky and cigar tasting
  • 4-wheel driving