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1999 Maraekakaho Road | RD1, 4120, New Zealand (Formerly Cottage in Vines)
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The Vines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

A big big thank you to Hamish and Mary. How many of us would say home is paradise? This place is just a perfect example. I stayed here for 2 weeks and make me want to go back every chance I get. Location is excellent surrounded by wine yards overlooking the hills, so peaceful that you can hear yourself breathe.... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

was great meeting you and yes we did get to know you and pleased you have got yourself a flat as you Had just travelled from India you are welcome any time see you soon. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

A big thank you to Mary and Hamish. This place is perfect for an escape from the busy life of city living. Marys cooking is first class. We were treated like kings during our stay. The setting is beautiful and the hawkes bay weather really turned it on for us. Thanks again Mary and Hamish.

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Was really great meeting all pleased to see the kids using the swimming pool even if you had to make them come out to get sun block on when in Hawkes Bay visit again More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A big thank you Mary and Hamish We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing few days stay in the Vines cottage - lovely and spacious and the cottage was very well equipped with all we needed for our stay. Many thanks also to you both for your wonderful, genuine and friendly hospitality. The muffins were delicious thank you Mary and enjoyed by... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Thank you Lynda for staying at the vines was a pleasure thank you for telling me about a couple of things that was great have taken it aboard look forward to seeing you all again More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Wellington's weather was not delivering summer so a last minute getaway to 'The Vines' was just perfect. The location, setting, cottage, pool, places to explore - fabulous. Our two children had many adventures on the safe property. We spent fun family hours by the beautiful pool, peaceful evenings under the Hawkes Bay sun. Mary and Hamish are wonderful hosts. They... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Where do I start with such wonderful people and delightful children great little swimmers and divers you both are great parents keep up the good work look forward to seeing you all again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

To Mary and Hamish and your dogs and the rogue rabbits, we had such a fabulous holiday staying at your cottage in the vines. Would recommend your place to anyone who wants a relaxing hideaway in the middle of the vineyards. Superb hosts, and a beautiful home. Thanks

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

Pleased you loved the muffins still great weather here very hot swimming pool getting a lot of use temp 29 even I am going for swim Tennis court netting up for your foursome play so you can bat wine and play soon remember there is a lot to do and we are very close to everything. More 

Levin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Dear Mary and Hamish, We thank you so much for your effords to make our stay so comfortable for us . The setting of the grounds and Interiors are immaculate kept in pristine order. And Mary we think you are a definite Artist with food absolutely Supurb. We can easely say that "The Vines" is the best Home stay in... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

It is with great pleasure to have met you both and welcome your stay here again have a great Christmas and a happy new year and keep good health. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We found this place a perfect relaxing paradise for my family and friends from overseas. We all have a wonderful time including how Mary introduced us to a traditional Kiwi BBQ and a full Kiwi roast lamb leg dinner. Mary has the patient in letting us know how to use the set of cutlery and proper manner in front of... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

well Davy May and family we loved having you to stay and learn the kiwi style of living come back again and will show you much more thanks for staying at the vines. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Spent a lovely weekend at The Vines. Mary is such a wonderful hostess (who also happens to cook some of the most amazing food!) You really feel welcomed as part of the family into such a beautiful home! The surrounding vineyards and rolling hills provide a perfect backdrop for a quiet weekend by the pool or wine tastings or beach... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

nice you came back before heading back to the states to have a Christmas they will be pleased to see you after a long time away.Happy travelling and take care.sorry you missed Hamish More 

NZ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The Vines cottage is a wonderful place to stay, fully equiped with all you could need for a relaxing time away, set amongst the vines and beautiful gardens. Mary is an awesome hostess and we thoroughly enjoyed the day we had with her escorting us around some of the wineries in the area.

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

yes we put on the nice weather for you great meeting you all and was a pleasure to have you to stay look forward to seeing you again More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The Vines was recommended to me by a friend who had stayed there and I am so glad she did! You cannot help but feel at ease in Hamish and Mary's beautiful home, they are so warm and welcoming. They provided all the amenities I needed, and then some. The food was amazing and their yard served as the perfect... More 

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TheVines, Owner at The Vines, responded to this review

As it was your first visit to the bay hope you enjoyed the markets and the shopping beaches You loved enjoy your Christmas with family and friends .see you again in the near future More 

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Address: 1999 Maraekakaho Road | RD1, 4120, New Zealand (Formerly Cottage in Vines)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region
Number of rooms: 4

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