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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The cottage is located in the vineyard away from the road and is very peaceful. Swimming pool, grass tennis court, barbeque, fully fitted kitchen, three bedrooms, laundry facilities, all well appointed. Fig, apple and other fruit trees in the gardens. Perfect place for our party of eight for a wedding at the nearby Sileni Estates winery, easy walking distance. Really...

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Thank you Graham for staying with us pleased you enjoyed your stay .All the white grapes have been picked just before the big down load of rain.Now ready for the reds to be picked.Hoping to see you all again.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! Our two families from different cities met here for two nights among the grapevines as it was halfway between us, mainly to celebrate dual maternal 50th's. We had planned to venture out during the days to explore Hawke's Bay, but we just stayed put. Our hosts, Mary and Hamish couldn't have been better. They were discretely attentive and not...

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Loved having you all to stay and will look forward to having you back pleased you all enjoyed the pool and tennis court .Thanks again.

Thames, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Our group of 8 sisters celebrating 2 special birthdays and partaking in the fun of Art Deco Festival had a wonderful 4 night stay at the 'The Vines'. The accomodation was great with plenty of room for all of us and Mary and Hamish made us feel so very welcome and went out of their way to make our stay...

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Yes you all had a great stay by the laughter we could hear .You all were decked out for the Art Deco Festival and enjoyed cooking your birthday dinner you were all great guests to have.A big thank you .

Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Mary and Coco made us feel right at home as soon as we arrived and throughout our entire stay, The rooms are spectacular, The food is 5 star, so delicious and for a big family of 6 we NEVER went hungry. We enjoyed relaxing by the pool and playing tennis with the family (: We cant wait to come back,...

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

People arrive as strangers and leave as friends .We will always remember you all.Love feeding people and was delighted you enjoyed The Vines stay as you all had never stayed in a Bed/Breakfast before Would love to see you all again.Mary

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Lovely place that was comfortable, clean and tidy. Beautiful pool and tennis court, perfect for the hawkes bay weather. only a 10 minute drive from Hastings and Havelock. And a walk or bike ride away from many of the Hawkes Bays famous wineries. Mary and Hamish go above and beyond for their guests to ensure they are comfortable and have...

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Delighted you all enjoyed your stay at the Vines great to see the tennis court and swimming pool being used and also we put on Fab weather for you (best in New Zealand) Temps still reaching 32plus.See you again.

Reviewed 23 January 2017

Another great stay! thanks Mary and Hamish. This time I got to enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool - perfect on a hot Hawkes Bay day. Then relaxed by the pool, watching the sun set with a refreshing drink and yummy dinner. And the next morning yet another delicious and varied breakfast after a deep nights sleep. Can't wait...

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Always love have you and your husband to stay looking forward to seeing you next time thanks Joanna and Chris.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We loved this home and the experience we had staying there for 13 nights January 2017. Suituated within an easy bike ride of several fabulous vineyards (te awa estate and Abbey cellars were really child friendly) and within 15 minutes drive of Haveolock North and hastings - it couldnt be better situated. The hosts Mary and Hamish were lovely and...

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

What a fab stay you all had and the weather we put on for you and is still going strong 32plus .The down side is the gardens are struggling.Thank you for leaving the cottage beautiful looking forward to see you all again.

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely three day stay with Hamish and Mary at The Vines. We were made very welcome in their beautiful home and felt we had made good friends. Very high standard of room and the breakfasts were the best we have ever had, nothing was too much trouble for Mary. Thank you so much, we will be back...

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and we too enjoyed your company people come from all over the world and love to give them a Kiwi feeling and you got that .People arrive as strangers and leave as friends.See you next time keep safe and enjoy the rest of your trip in NZ.

raglan
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We booked this place to take some of our clients the restaurant was a hit with everyone Top service and the food was fantastic The best bit was the Xmas trifle the duck was also delicious Plenty of space with a good big table and great wine selection Couldn't help but think with sun out and the four poster umbrella...

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Great having you to stay and your clients enjoyed it also Yes I love doing meals just tell me what you want and I will do for you I ask my guests to give me there wish list. Thank you again.

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Really nice place to stay - comfortably fit 8 of us and had everything we needed to cater for our big group. Great BBQ and kitchen. Mary was very kind and helpful with a lot of suggestions of things to do and places to eat. She even cooked a really nice Thai fish curry for us! Can't be beaten for...

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at the Vines cottage as a big group you all seemed to have a great time Hope to see you all again.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Self Contained Cottage and Boutique Bed and Breakfast... Relax and enjoy the tranquil setting of our 30 acre vineyard in the Hawkes Bay. Tickle the taste buds and visit a large range of wineries. Treat yourself to a round of golf or shopping in Hawkes Bay. Relax around the swimming pool or tennis court and enjoy the outdoor living. Picnic hampers/catering available upon request. Breakfast is included as part of the tariff in "The B and B" rooms only. Short drive to Hastings, Havelock North and Napier. Some of the Hawkes Bays leading wineries and venues are nearby. Cycle to Abbey Cellars, Alpha Domus Winery, Te Awa vinyard, Trinity Hill and Sileni Estate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Vines

Address: 1999 Maraekakaho Road | RD1, 4120, New Zealand (Formerly Cottage in Vines)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region
Number of rooms: 3
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“Every room has view of Vines but the King Bed would have to be the best ther so comfortable”
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“Great weekend away from the big city life”
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“Make sure you have a large room .. Ours was quite small with a double bed and a bathroom some metres away.”
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