The School House - Riverside Luxury

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Overview of The School House - Riverside Luxury

The School House - Riverside Luxury

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCraggy Range12 min drive
  • Popular LocationTe Mata Peak28 min drive
  • AirportNapier (NPE-Hawke's Bay)41 min drive
  • Popular LocationWairunga Golf Course44 min drive

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About this area


Located in Kahuranaki, this farm stay is in a rural area. Craggy Range and Te Mata Estate are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Ocean Beach and Te Mata Peak. Travelling with kids? Consider Splash Planet, or check out an event or a game at Hawke's Bay Racecourse. Discover the area's water adventures with fishing and swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Craggy Range - 12 min drive
  • Black Barn Vineyards - 15 min drive
  • Te Mata Peak - 28 min drive
  • Mohi Bush Scenic Reserve - 42 min drive
  • Wairunga Golf Course - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Napier (NPE-Hawke's Bay) - 41 min drive


  • Birdwoods Gallery and Cafe - 23 min drive
  • Peak House - 25 min drive

About this property

The School House - Riverside Luxury

Family-friendly farm stay in Kahuranaki
Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Tuki-Tuki River, this historic Schoolhouse has been relocated and restored to a high standard, in keeping with the period. All doors open out onto a large veranda with beautiful views down the Valley.
The Tuki-Tuki River is world re-nouned for it"s trout-fishing and has private river access.

The large open-plan living area also has an extensive range of D.V.D.movies and book library - good selection of quality magazines as well as a Radio/Amplifier/C.D's and a doc station. The fully equipt kitchen has all the mod cons (dishwasher, fan oven, gas hob, microwave etc) Dine in comfort inside or opt for a BBQ on the veranda. Tea and coffee is provided, and a loaf of fresh bread and organic milk on arrival. Two luxurious kingsize bedrooms plus en-suites give you all the space you need. wheelchair friendly - ramps, showers etc..

The School House is wheelchair friendly - ramps, showers etc.. two quality bikes, bike racks and helmets free for your use.

Added Bonus's

Magical event venue

Two quality bikes, bike racks and helmets free for use.

Safe paddocking for horses i.e. eventing, trekking etc..

Ample room to park horse floats or and boats.

Early check-in or late checkout on may be possible on request.
Special conditions:
The School House is a magical place to hold small events.
Any special events held at The School House must be arranged before booking and terms and conditions accepted.

Extras: Linen (included); Two bikes, bike rack and helmets (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
Air-conditioned accommodation at this farm stay offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Things to do

  • Cycling


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Books
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Cots/infant beds available
  • Heating


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • TV/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washing machine

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots are available on request at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

School House Riverside Luxury Agritourism property
School House Riverside Luxury Havelock North
School House Riverside Luxury
School House Riversi Havelock
The School House Riverside Luxury
The School House - Riverside Luxury Kahuranaki
The School House - Riverside Luxury Agritourism property

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 25 reviews
5 - Excellent 84%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 25 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 25 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 25 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 25 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Peaceful rural property
This was a wonderful rural property with a gorgeous outlook towards the hills. Very comfortable, amazingly well equipped kitchen and a lovely outdoor deck with table and chairs. Very peaceful and relaxing stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Christmas stay
This was a lovely quiet property, very well appointed and with lovely outdoor space for family games. Beds were very comfortable and the high ceilings are awesome and keep it cool.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A super tranquil property and very unique. Facilities surpassed my expectations. The thoughtfullness and kindness from Ange was breathtaking as she kindly helped my daughter in England, who requested flowers, wine and a hand written card for my 70th birthday! Thank you so much. It really made my day very special. The area is sublimely quiet and beautiful and the deck and marvelous lawn were very well used! Superb, Kath and Steve 😊
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

3/5 Okay

Not the best value
Had to come for nationals - booked 2 nights, a Lock down caused a scramble for new dates - had little to no feedback from Ange causing much anxiety - she did not confirm we could get half refund when we only needed 1 night instead of 2, and instead seemed to book the whole $800 for one night - ended up taking 2 nights just to make use of it. Not very reasonable in my opinion. Struggled to get any communication, even through Bookabach. At the house the BBQ regulator knob does not work and is a safety hazard. House itself very clean and good finishes, but be aware it's still a converted hall so feels utilitarian. Towels in only one bathroom - not the other. Good spot (about the same as any lifestyle block in NZ) but not sure about value. Booked in the Auckland Hilton in a suit for the next night for the same money per night. Apparently there is what I assume to be hard wired internet but no wifi, so no internet for most. A sign encourages you to load up on mobile data at your own cost - but with 1 bar of 3G that won’t really mean much either. Rest of the tech also pre-digital so not really usable. Mention is made of ‘kiwi tradition’ to ask you to clean the place, while also agreeing to do a full Covid pre check-in clean, and charging a cleaning fee - for a Luxury unit - not sure you can have it both ways. About 3 and a half stars over all.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful getaway
We wanted to stay in Hastings but wanted to try something different from the usual motel. This was beautiful right by the river which has lots of trout and eels in it. Peaceful away from the hustle and bustle. Be sure to punch into GPS the school house 242 Rochfort Road because there is another Rochfort Road which is 25mins away.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021