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          A luxury alternative nature retreat     

    Tiger House is a converted 110 year-old green barn-house on the grounds of the beautiful Arapata homestead. Smothered in ivy and surrounded by lush countryside, it’s a serene and unique setting situated on the foothills of Havelock North just 3km from the village. 

    It’s far enough away to feel like you’ve escaped the hustle and bustle and close enough to pop in for bubbles and oysters at Mary’s.

    The region is the fruit bowl of the country, as such you'll find amazing wineries and restaurants dotted throughout the area, also attracting walkers, bikers and naturists to the cycle trails, walking tracks, beaches and the Te Mata Peak national park boasting sweeping views from the ocean to the ranges. 

    Tiger House Hermitage sleeps two people in a queen-sized bed in the main studio space of the converted barn-house. I have also coverted the stables which is a separate sleep-out from the main barn with a queen-sized bed - A cosy and cute little sleep out for an additional couple or friends! Both bedrooms share the bathroom inside the main studio space. 

    With its indoor fire, outdoor bath, large plunge pool, fully equipped kitchen, big walk-in dressing-room, European country vibe and quirky fit out, Tiger House is something really quite special. 


    A Private sanctuary in a Quiet rural setting. A Unique space and fit-out with Gorgeous elevated views.

    See you soon, at Tiger House.

      Amenities & Services


      Unlimited Wi-Fi access.

      Fully stocked kitchen. 

      Large walk-in dressing room.

      Big beautiful bathroom and open Italian shower.

      Locally grown and produced breakfast provisions.

      High quality linen. 

      Swimming pool.

      Outdoor bath for soaking under the sky.

      Plenty of parking.

      Inhouse compendium with the local scoop on what's available in Hawkes Bay. 


      Some cool guests have been saying lately....

      "Tiger House is hands down the best B&B we have stayed in.
      The location is perfect, surrounded by beautiful fields and beautiful birds.
      Tiger House itself is full of amazing antique furniture and a big comfy cloud of a bed. It has everything thing you need for a relaxing stay. The outside bath is a particular favorite.
      It was exceptionally clean, warm at night and the continental breakfast was a great touch.
      We couldn't recommend this place enough, it was amazing."

      "If you want a weekend of relaxation this is the place to go! The unique and eclectic style makes you feel instantly relaxed and as if you are in a different country - less than 10 minutes from great restaurants and shops in nearby Havelock North. The plunge pool was great, as was the outdoor bath and loved the large open bathroom and dressing room ... felt very resort like.
      Fantastic selection of breakfast provisions and essentials in the cupboard.
      We will be back!

      "Tiger House is a hidden gem in Hawkes Bay. We enjoyed the accommodation and the quiet elevated rural setting which stays cool in the hot summer days.

      The locally sourced breakfast provisions were a nice touch and the pool was wonderful to cool off in and keep the kids entertained. We will be back."



      "Such a beautiful place to stay, with everything you need. Stunning conversion, amazing view, beautiful furnishings and ambiance - just gorgeous!!!"

      "A beautiful place to relax and unwind. with gorgeous views.
      Tiger House has everything you could want from soaking in the tub, cosy fireplace … along with a wonderful history of the restoration of the barn and all of Woodys wonderful items he had collected along his journeys. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place. Loved the ducks too😊."

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