India House is a quiet and peaceful country cottage!
* Use of swimming pool and spa pool at main Homestead!
* Only 15 minute drive to the beach and local golf course!
* Beautiful outlook - set in private estate grounds (accommodates up to 6 persons)!
India House is a rustic, charming 3 bedroom stand-alone cottage, located in the grounds of the Ica Station Homestead at Whareama, close to the beach resort of Riversdale. Situated at the end of a ‘no exit’ road, simply enjoy the peace and quiet of an early settler cottage, steeped in history, in the beautiful countryside setting of Ica Station.
When it was originally built in 1866 it consisted of two rooms and a lean-to, today ‘India House’ offers our visitors comfortable, clean, rustic accommodation and a location with interesting early NZ rural character. The cottage is quaint and still enjoys many of its original features. It has 3 small bedrooms (a queen and two twin rooms), a living room, small dining kitchen and inside bathroom with flushing toilet. With uninterrupted views over a small lake and beautiful countryside, here you can relax, read a book, have a glass of wine and listen to the birds in the peaceful and extremely private setting of this cottage.
With Riversdale and Otahome Beaches only 15 mins drive away and Castlepoint Beach 35 mins in the opposite direction, this bach is an ideal base for surfers, fishermen, golfers, couples or groups of friends to explore the East Coast of the Wairarapa!.
There's plenty to see and do in the area. Nearby Riversdale and Castlepoint offer superb Golf Courses, Tennis Courts, Swimming, Fishing, Surfing, Walking, Diving and Boating. Or Otahome, where you often have the beach to yourselves. Whareama has a Boat Ramp and small Church. Close by is the village of Tinui that has a Café and Bar, Craft Shop, Antique shop and Living Historic Village as well as the oldest ANZAC Memorial Cross you walk up to from the cemetary.
Locally you can charter a fishing boat, go canoeing on the small lake, have a swim in the homestead pool, or make use of the Whareama Boat Launch, which is only 5 mins drive away.
* Freeview TV
* Gas BBQ
* Wood Burner Fireplace
* Wood Supplied
* Electric Oven/Hob
* Electric Blankets
* Electric Heaters in Bedrooms
* Full kitchen facilities
* Shower over roll top bath
* 15 mins drive to beach & golf course
* Well behaved pets strictly by arrangement only - not always possible!
Smoking allowed outside only please.
A cleaning and breakages bond of $50 is required when booking. This is refunded after check-out. you are expected to clean up and leave the property as found or a cleaning fee of $35 per hour will be charged.
This cottage is clean and very comfortable. All beds have an electric blanket.
Check-in available from 1.30pm and check-out by 10.30am. If you would like an earlier check-in or later check-out, please let us know - we will do our best to accommodate your wishes, but this is very much dependent on outgoing or incoming guests.
Cellphone reception - Spark, text only from local area - Vodafone, non existant at present!
For a 2 or 3 day fully catered 'Walking Experience' across private farmland and isolated Wairarapa coastline, check out the 'Whareama Coastal Walk website at
Price (2 Persons):
$160 per night
$200 for a 1 night stay
Extra person $35 per night
Dog - $15 extra per night
Price includes all bed linen, towels and tea/coffee provisions.
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