Windhover Suites

Windhover Suites

unbelievable view, pool and Abel Tasman national park
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The 3 suites: Vineyard, Seaview and Seaview poolside are part of the Windhover Estate and Villa but each accessible from outside and completely independent. The guests share the seasonally heated 22 m infinity pool, Sauna and whirlpool area and the washer/dryer facilities. Amazing 180 degree views from the pool area overlooking the whole Abel Tasman National Park range as well as the estuary and Tasman sea - make this location so unique. Surrounded by olive orchards and vineyard one feels immersed in nature.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Pool
Breakfast available
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Boating
Canoeing
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Fishing
Patio
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, German
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FieldiesMom wrote a review Feb 2024
Bethesda, Maryland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rob and his wife, Lena, run Windhover Suites with a relaxed, welcoming attitude and a wonderful attention to detail. This is the perfect place for the traveler who prefers to be away from town but within a short drive of great restaurants and multiple land and water activities. The rooms are generously sized and sit perched on a hillside; in one direction there is an infinity pool overlooking a lovely pond and in the other you see olive trees and a vineyard, with a long ocean view in the distance. If you choose the breakfast option, Rob will stock your mini-kitchen with substantial goodies the night before so you can eat as early or late as you prefer! Rob also makes an amazing charcuterie platter if you prefer to stay around in the evening. My husband and I both had a massage with Lena in their small building right above the beach. Don’t miss this! Lena is a very highly skilled and intuitive therapist, and we both felt restored after several weeks of travel. We loved our stay and were so glad we had booked 3 nights.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Definitely plan to spend some time just relaxing at the property!
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Franz S wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really loved the location of Windhover Estate as it offers absolutely stunning views of the bay, especially from the infinity pool! It is such an amazing experience to swim in the heated pool with the blue sea, olive trees and the vineyard in front of you. The outdoor facilities invite you to relax there with a glass of wine and some snacks. Thanks very much to Rob who was so helpful in giving us very good hints for memorable locations and activities nearby. He was very fast and flexible in accomodating our extraordinary wishes. The connections to road network are really good and parking was very easy, even with a big car.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ruthie K wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I stayed in the '2 bedroom vineyard suite' for 3 nights. Of the seven places we stayed during our South Island adventure, this was by far our favorite accommodation. We felt so lucky to stay there!
The pool was breathtaking and we swam every day :)
Although we used this place as our launch pad to Kayak and hike in the Abel Tasman National Park, we also gave ourselves a full day to chill and relax at the vineyard, making the most of this gorgeous place and it's the stunning setting.
We would highly recommend this place and hope to return some day.
Thank you to the General Manager, Mathias, for being so helpful and hospitable.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We stayed in the 2-bedroom vineyard suite which was spacious and lovely.
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Angela C wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved staying at this lovely retreat!
Our 2 bedroom suite was very well appointed, spacious and comfortable.
The owners were gracious hosts and bent over backwards to make us feel welcome and accommodate our needs. The views are gorgeous, the pool was heated and very inviting, as was the hot tub. It felt as though we were staying in someone’s home. Highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jillian B wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This feels like such a hidden gem on a wonderful slice of paradise. The property is beautiful and Rob made us feel so welcome right from the start. The infinity pool was so peaceful during the day; the hot tub/sauna offered a great end to the day. We would highly recommend both Windover and the Waters Inn (sister property) over and over again! Wish we were staying here longer. Great access to Abel Tasman + Mapua too.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: You’ll wish you got here earlier on check-in day! ☺️
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Francesca wrote a review Feb 2024
Greenville, South Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to New Zealand for our honeymoon - windover suites has been the best hotel for our stay. The view from the room is breathtaking - window in front of the infinity pool finishing on the sea. We kept the windows open during the night to see the sunrise on the sea. During the sunset we enjoyed a drink in the amazing garden and walk to the private beach. The hotel manager Rob has been really kind and ensured we had everything we needed. We really recommend to everybody this little paradise.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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L&D wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed for two nights in the Seaview-Poolside suite. It was perfect for the two of us, and with the infinity pool right outside our door (and no security gate between the two) AND only one other suite briefly occupied, we felt like we'd hit the accommodation jackpot. The view is breathtaking (we enjoyed our exploring of the Nelson area but absolutely loved getting back to Windhover) and the pool, spa and sauna were an exceptional treat.

Our hosts Francesco and Elena were very helpful recommending places to dine (and even booked our table at The Apple Shed - go when the tide is in for gorgeous photos!) and intentionally kept their presence to a minimum so we could enjoy our small slice of heaven in solitude.

We would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a getaway, a wedding location, or a special treat. We will definitely be coming back.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Paul290 wrote a review Jul 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great studio unit and good value for money. Use of hot tub and outdoor fire was fantastic. Had the place to ourselves and enjoyed the under floor heating in the middle of winter. Stunning view and not far from Mapua which is well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: July 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Peter R wrote a review Jan 2018
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in guest suite and court yard cottage at Windhover Estate main house. Perfect for Janet and I, and our teenage daughter.
The Waters suites are more for couples.
Both are hosted by Claire and Phil who are wonderful, though note there is no catering at the Windhover house, Vs breakfast provided at The Waters suites.
You can rent the whole house at Windhover or parts thereof like we did, depending on your family numbers.
The house is beautiful, but the views are spectacularly expansive over Tasman Bay, and up the Tasman coast to where we were going to be trekking following our Christmas break at Windhover.
No matter if renting all or part of Windhover estate you get full use of the pool (big enough for laps), spa, sauna, BBQ etc. Morning swims with the views from the infinity edge pool were a treat.
We had a rental car for the 30min or so trips to Nelson or much less to Motueka for restaurants and supplies.
There are good cafes and restaurants also a 5-10min drive away.
Unless you really want to be in a town, I thought this was ideally positioned as a gateway to the Tasman district.
For a family and friends luxury self catering stay it would be very hard to find better in the region.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Claire G, Manager at Windhover Suites
Responded Feb 13, 2018
Hello and thank you for your very positive review of The Windhover Lodging, part of the Windhover Estate. We are thrilled that this arrangement suited you and your family. Yes it is self catering but with a kitchenette and BBQ provided it is well catered for. We agree the views are spectacular. It is a perfect location to explore the Abel Tasman National Park but close enough to the cafe and restaurants of Mapua and Motueka if needed.
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Andreads wrote a review Feb 2017
Seattle
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 3 days at the Windhover Suite which is the villa on the Waters estate. THE Waters had 3 beautiful cottage suites that were both contemporary and well appointed at a luxury level. At the Windhover, we rented two suites and had our own 70 foot infinite pool, spa and hot tub. The suites had breathtaking views across the whole Kina Peninsula. The estate and the Waters is set at the top of a hill in an olive orchard and has extended private beaches that one can walk on for hours without seeing a soul. The tide goes extremely far out leaving warm tidal pools and beautiful shells to collect. Claire, the hostess was very warm and gracious and helped us with booking reservations for our hiking outing at Able Tasman. Ruby Beach is nearby( 10 minute drive) and has 2 terrific restaurants on the wharf and a brewery.This is in Marlbourgh and thus there are several local wineries. Overall this is our 5th trip exploring New Zealand and I think this is now at the top of my essential stay list. We have booked again for next year. The weather in this area is fairly dry compared to further down the West Coast and it is not far from Nelson where you can pick up groceries and supplies in route. This is an amazing experience. My only advise is to get more comfortable mattresses and down pillows for this level of luxury as well as a larger television.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: The Windhover is not serviced daily but the pool, the view and the privacy are worth it. The...
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FieldiesMom wrote a tip Feb 2024
Bethesda, Maryland3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely plan to spend some time just relaxing at the property!"
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Jillian B wrote a tip Dec 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You’ll wish you got here earlier on check-in day! ☺️"
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Ruthie K wrote a tip Jan 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in the 2-bedroom vineyard suite which was spacious and lovely."
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Andreads wrote a tip Feb 2017
Seattle6 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Windhover is not serviced daily but the pool, the view and the privacy are worth it. The Waters are serviced units."
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Bianca E wrote a tip Mar 2014
Vienna, Austria5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"there is only one studio with kitchenette and a second suite which would make it perfect for 2 couples…are bigger kids"
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PRICE RANGE
₱17,578 - ₱25,695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMapuaTasman
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Windhover Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Windhover Suites?
Nearby attractions include Flaxmore Vineyards (6.0 km), Wreck of the Janie Seddon (6.4 km), and Church House Gallery (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Windhover Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Windhover Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Windhover Suites?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Windhover Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Windhover Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jester House Cafe, T.O.A.D Hall Store & Cafe, and Sprig & Fern Motueka.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Windhover Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Windhover Suites have airport transportation?
Yes, Windhover Suites offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Windhover Suites?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Windhover Suites?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Windhover Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
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