Enjoy your Stay in a Luxury Holiday House

If you are looking for luxury holiday homes in Wainui Beach that offer unbeatable views and a secluded oasis that is just minutes from the city, the blackhouse is the right fit for you. Our holiday house in Wainui (near Gisborne) can accommodate up to 10 people, with spacious bedrooms and an open plan living area. With a range of outdoor activities at your disposal and in-home comforts provided by our accommodation, there will always be something for you to do and enjoy.

The History

Originally commissioned by an American for a unique retreat on his private beach situated north of Napier, the Andy Coltart designed Tent house has been the subject of fascination!

The canvas roof, huge supporting jarra beams, the two containers which house both the kitchen and bathrooms, along with an enormous central fireplace make this a unique design.

In 2011 the blackhouse was dismantled and transported by trucks to Gisborne's Wainui Beach. The tent has been replaced with a corrugated iron roof and walls sitting comfortably overlooking the beautiful Wainui Beach! Luxury holiday homes do not get much better with this, with a combination of stunning 360 degree views and luxuries that make your getaway an unforgettable experience.

If you would like more information on our holiday house near Gisborne, or would like to learn more about Wainui Beach and what it has to offer, please get in touch with us today by calling +64 (06) 868 8218, sending an email, or completing our online form. Book a stay in this relaxing luxury lodge today.



Maximum Guests: 10x people

2x Super King bedrooms

1x King bed and four bunks


New Year period:  27 Dec - 10 Jan POA 

SUMMER RATE: (1st Oct - 30th April)

$995 per night for the entire property.

Minimum 2x nights.


WINTER RATE: (1st May - 30th Sept)

$795 per night for entire property

Minimum 2x nights


Welcome breakfast provisions.

Nearest Airport: 12kms from Gisborne Airport and 50 minute flights from Auckland and Wellington.



2x Super King Bedrooms with ensuites.

1x King Bedroom with 4x bunks and a shared bathroom.

Quality linen

Fully equipped laundry

Huge central wood fire plus three gas heaters

State of the art kitchen:


Dining tables

ilve stove, gas hobs and oven, microwave, dishwasher, double stainless fridge/freezer, generous pantry


1x large table seats 10x people

1x small table seats   4x people.

Outdoor Entertainment: Dual outdoor entertaining areas: 180 degree pacific ocean views, and 180 degree rural views.  Both with outdoor sound systems. Outdoor furniture and a gas BBQ.

Flat screen TV's in main living area and all the bedrooms

Sky TV

DVD player

Full cell phone coverage

Wireless broadband

Boat parking

Ipod connection

Indoor and outdoor sound system

Check In / Check Out & Cancellation Policy

Check in / check out: 3pm arrival - 11am departure
Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received with less than thirty days notice are subject to 25% charge of the total accommodation price.

Cancellations received with less than fourteen days are subject to 50% charge of the total accommodation price.

Cancellations received with less than seven days notice are subject to 100% charge of the total accommodation price.

Naturally we will endeavour to re-book the suite in the event of a cancellation and, if successful a 75% refund will be made.

We strongly recommend guests take out travel insurance to protect themselves against unexpected changes to their travel plans.

  Sorry no pets and no smoking

Guest Comments

"My wife and I came here earlier this year to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it is now our favourite vacation spot. Charming and truly peaceful, this spot is a feast for the eyes and soul. The Lodge is kept immaculate, and there is plenty to do right on your doorstep. Our favourite pastime was walking along Wainui Beach on sunset followed by dinner and wine in front of the enormous open fireplace. We could not recommend The blackhouse highly enough. This place brings out the best in everyone!"

Kim Dotcom: Loved the blackhouse!

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