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John's House

58 Miller Road | off St Georges Road North, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hastings B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
DeMarco2014 Napier, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding a John's House. We invited 27 people, we all had lunch seated inside and then in the afternoon we enjoyed live music outside in the gardens. All the wedding guests commented on the location and peaceful surroundings, and our wedding photos look so beautiful with the trees and gardens in the background. Our hosts were amazing!... More

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Judyp55, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

We were really happy you could have such a special day at John's House. A small daytime wedding on the shortest day of the year was certainly an unusual event, and your beautiful photos reflected the happy occasion.Thank you, - and Nick enjoyed using his charcoal barbecue! More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were very lucky to have 3 nights (and gloriously sunny Hawkews Bay winters days) in The Pavillion. A very well designed wee house. Warm, despite the frosts. Beautiful to look at, practical and very comfortable to stay in and a form of Dog Nirvana with wide lawns, adjacent stream and paddocks full of interesting creatures. Thank you Nick and... More

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Judyp55, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

We love our clear blue sky winter days, and dogs really enjoy Nick's fab lawns and the walking and bike trails. We hope you'll come again and get equally good weather next time, though you don't necessarily have to have a sunny day to discover the best of Hawke's Bay... More

Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Needed accommodation for our daughters wedding, 10 people over 4 nights and having the after wedding day also which had to accommodated 100 plus people. This property was perfect in every way. Firstly, the hospitality shown by the owners was outstanding, and nothing was too much trouble. This beautifully quiet and secluded property, a stones throw from town with all... More

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Judyp55, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

The after-wedding party seems to work particularly well at John's House. With plenty of parking, covered outdoor space and the large open plan living area there's lots of room for guests to analyse the previous night's celebrations, eat, drink and relax! (And Nick really enjoys getting use of his charcoal barbecue to cook a fine piece of beef.) More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed at John's House for 4 nights. Not stayed anywhere like this before. Its unique. One large architectural designed property set in its own grounds with two double bedrooms with own bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. Stunning gardens, outside space to eat, alpacas, a pony with short legs and attitude, and a pig. The house was home to host Nick's... More

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Judyp55, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

It was great you had such a good time - we like to think John's House and the Pavilion provide a rather different holiday experience.. An update on Misty, the wretched miniature horse with the attitude: She's now top of the equine pecking order at the Hawke's Bay Farmyard Zoo. They are far better at managing her exacting exercise and... More

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We recently rented both this property and the adjacent one bedroom property 'The Pavillion' for our annual strategic retreat and it was ideal for our requirements. The tranquil surroundings were the perfect setting to enable us to concentrate on the task at hand without any distractions. However we were close enough to the local restaurants to take a break and... More

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

We thought your use of the properties as a work retreat/planning session was inspired! So even locals can have the pleasure of our great property without the bother of driving too far. It's great the break from the office worked so well for you. More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We had a wonderful long weekend with my parents at John's House - perfect place for the kids and grandparents to hangout!!! The setting of lawns, trees, pool, pony, cows and pig just great for our city boys!!! Wonderful hosts and a fabulous spot to relax and enjoy a weekend in the Bay!! Would definitely go back. Thanks Nick &... More

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Our guests seem to really like the animals - cattle, alpacas and Misty the overweight pony. We're lucky to have the countryside experience but still be so close to Havelock North. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

" Had a wonderful time at John's House. Was a great base for trveling Hawks Bay area and visiting friends. My son loved waking up to the animals and saying goodmorning and goodnight everyday. My husband and I gaut to relax in the setting and enjoyed a busy yet peaceful holiday. Perfect for a family Holiday.

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

I think the animals make a point of difference for us - we had the alpacas shorn a few weeks ago and they look quite different now. We look forward to welcoming you back. More

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We were here for business and The Pavillion was the perfect place to base ourselves - We had a great stay - the house is restful and beautiful - tastefully kitted out - loved the perfect lawn and spacious, established garden/trees setting - and the bed was super comfortable (always important!). The tasty extras of fresh Hawkes Bay fruit, home-made... More

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay so much! We're getting more garden established around the Pavilion now and it's not looking quite so brand spanking new. Much more settled into its surroundings - We hope you'll be able to make a return visit in the winter, perhaps! More

Gisborne, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Thanks for such a relaxing time. Fabulous house with everything we needed. Lovely muesli and home made breads and spreads. So nice to be able to have our dog friends with us on holiday. Thanks Nick and Judy

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Nick P, Owner at John's House, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We're happy to have clean and well behaved dogs that don't jump onto furniture! Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Pavilion, and we hope you'll come again. More

Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed at John's House and we had such a lovely time that we went back, this time to the Pavilion, Nick and Judy's new accomodation house. It's architecturaly brilliant and it's placed in one of the most impressive loans I have ever seen, much better than a PGA golf course green. Nick and Judy are very friendly and they... More

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Address: 58 Miller Road | off St Georges Road North, Hastings 4130, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Hastings
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This luxury boutique holiday accommodation is a designer two-bedroom house created by celebrated architect John Scott located in the Hawke's Bay / Hastings / Havelock North area on the north island of New Zealand. Conveniently located 20 minutes from all the best Hawke's Bay area things to do including cycling trails, wineries, golf courses, restaurants and shops, you can also reach the Havelock North village with a leisurely 10 minute walk along the Karamu Stream cycle track from John's House. Private ensuite facilities, pastoral setting, stunning views, full kitchen, bed and breakfast-style morning meal supplies, outdoor living areas, free wifi, pet friendly facilities, and disabled accessibility are some of the most popular amenities that John's House guests mention in their rave reviews. More than just a short-term holiday rental, because of its unique architectural design and stylishly appointed interior spaces, John's House is a memorable part of any Hawke's Bay holiday experience. ... more   less 
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