Hawke’s Bay: Try before you buy

Hawke’s Bay is proving to be increasingly appealing to Aucklander’s wanting to escape the big smoke to a more relaxing lifestyle. Just like Auckland, the Hawke’s Bay housing market is rising, however, unlike Auckland Hawke’s Bay offers a more intimate, laid back setting. With a good air service running to locations all around the country, it also allows Kiwis to live a quieter life without isolating themselves too much.

If you’re an Aucklander wanting to get a cheeky taste of what Hawke’s Bay has to offer, booking.com has some gorgeous properties for you to try before you buy in the bay!

So, why not take a cheeky break from the City of Sails to catch a glimpse of how your future self could be living in Hawke’s Bay?

Millar Road, Hastings

Featuring award-winning architectural design as well as contemporary artworks and furnishings, Millar Road is a stylish property located on a beautiful vineyard estate. Providing their own organic wine and locally sourced breakfast, you can guarantee you’ll be spoilt on arrival. If you’re looking for something to do during your stay, guests have access to a 15m swimming pool and the property is within 3km from a golf course. Millar road is also within 20 minutes of Napier, Hastings and Havelock North and just 30 minutes from Hawke’s Bay Airport.

Toms Cottage, Havelock North

If it’s cosy vibes you’re after, Toms Cottage is the place for you. This quant spot offers BBQ facilities, a large garden, dining area and outdoor furniture to take in the gorgeous countryside views. This spot is the perfect location to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax amongst magnificent mountains and rivers. Guests will conveniently find themselves within a couple of kilometres of multiple vineyards, so really it’d be rude not to sample the local wines while you’re there.

Absolute Beachfront B&B, Napier

Nothing screams holiday escape like a beachfront B&B. This property boasts a spacious outdoor living space with a garden patio overlooking the beach - dream. Guests are welcome to soak in the hot tub, take a dip at the local beach, or take advantage of the free bikes and nearby wineries.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

If you’re after a slice of glamour in the countryside, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is for you. Set on 6,000 acres of stunning pastures, this 5-star spot boasts 180-degree ocean views, a wine cellar and tasting room, infinity pools and a hot tub – this place is fit for a King. The Farm provides true luxury with an on-site spa offering a range of spa treatments, private air-conditioned suites, yoga classes, horse riding, gourmet meals AND an 18-hole golf course. You’ll never want to leave.

The Pavilion, Havelock North

This property in Havelock North is a perfect spot to get out and enjoy nature. With hiking spots nearby, access to bikes and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, you’ll be immersed in all things nature. This holiday home provides a fully equipped kitchenette, with a continental breakfast served each morning. If all the adventuring around this property works up a thirst, Te Mata Estate is only 3.5km.