Indulge in the luxury and comfort of Wharekauhau’s cottage suites high above the thunderous surf of Palliser Bay.
The ultimate hideaway at the ultimate hideaway.
No other accommodation compares to the Wairarapa holiday homes at Wharekauhau Lodge. The Owners Cottage is a world-class, 4,500 square foot, hideaway that offers that offers, you the guest, the best of both worlds. It offers complete privacy, and independence, as well as access to all of the Wharekauhau amenities.
The Owners Cottage is located a short stroll from the main lodge with stunning views over the dramatic Palliser Bay. Built to make a statement, and yet it sits as an elegant stand-alone property framed by backdrop of the Rimutaka mountains.
The Owners Cottage is unlike any other Wairarapa holiday homes you’ll find. The 3.5 bedroom cottage is split between two levels, joined by an Oamaru sandstone staircase. The house has been designed to incorporate as much natural light as possible with high ceilings, large windows, and full sliding patio doors.
The 3.5 bedroom cottage is split between two levels, joined by an Oamaru sandstone staircase. The house has been designed to incorporate as much natural light as possible with high ceilings, large windows, and full sliding patio doors.
Lounge & Dining
The cottage has a central, open-plan lounge and dining area. Deep chairs, a hidden flat screen television with integrated house BOSE audio visual system, and an open log-burning fireplace. A large dining table for private family dinner sits between the kitchen and the lounge.
All three guest rooms have stunning views across Palliser Bay, and are filled with natural light; however the downstairs master guest room also opens out onto a private paved courtyard.
Each room is set with a king sized bed, comfortable chairs for lounging, air conditioning, and an open gas fireplace for added ambience. Each room has a private ensuite bathroom, complete with claw-foot baths and separate showers. The Master Guest bathroom also has a secluded outdoor shower.
The house is set with a fully functional, well-equipped kitchen. Guests can opt to join other guests at the main lodge, or to dine at the house with a personal chef.
*Please note a personal chef comes with an additional charge, and a minimum 48 hour notice period is required.
The cottage comes complete with a study. Fitted with a workstation, Wi-Fi, and general office requirements. The study also has an additional sofa bed, which makes an ideal conversion into a 4th bedroom for private staff travelling with the party.
A subterranean staircase winds down to the underground wine cellar. The cellar makes the ideal place to have a quite glass of wine before bed, or have the lodge sommelier come over and host an intimate wine tasting.
*Wine and cigars from the cellar are charged back to guests on checkout.
The sweeping front patio extends out to a heated infinity pool – think summer poolside barbeques.There is an outdoor gas fireplace with seating and exterior music for those still summer nights. A gazebo sits overlooking the ocean, as well as a private courtyard for the Master bedroom.
Coming and Going
For added privacy guests can land a helicopter directly at the cottage, and departures and arrives can be conducted in a way the no other guests would know you are hidden away at Wharekauhau. The house also has its own remote accessed electronic security gate
1 April – 30 November 2016 (exclusive of GST)
6 persons $4,995 per night
5 persons $ 4,795 per night
4 persons $ 4,595 per night
3 persons $ 4,395 per night
2 persons $ 4,195 per night
1 December 2017 - 31 March 2018 (exclusive of GST)
6 persons $ 8,895 per night
5 persons $ 8,695 per night
4 persons $ 8,495 per night
3 persons $ 8,295 per night
2 persons $8,095 per night
- Exclusive use of the Owner's Cottage
- Champange on arrival
- Nightly pre-dinner drinks and canapes
- Nightly multi-course dinner
- Daily full country breakfast
- Access to gymnasium,swimming pool and general lodge facilities
Private chef cooking in Owners Cottage: $700.00 +GST per meal
Please note there is a MINIMUM three night stay when booking The Wharekauhau Owners Cottage.
Features of Owner's Cottage
- Clawfoot bath in each bathroom
- Security gates
- Outdoor shower
- Bose indoor/outdoor music system
- Outdoor heated pool
- Outside gas fireplace
- Open wood-turning fireplace in lounge
- Homemade cookies
- Open gas fireplace
- iPod music docking station
- Cordless DDI telephone
- Iron and ironing board