• The restful ambiance the blackhouse offers

Guest Comments


Kim Dotcom (Auckland)

"I loved the blackhouse!"

Paul & Esther (Auckland)

"Thank you for a wonderful stay! Awesome house, awesome spot, awesome hosts. Everthing exceeded our expectations, and very much looking forward to our next stay!"

Pip & Will (Auckland)

“Recently my wife and I had the pleasure of staying at  the blackhouse Lodge which is situated on a hill overlooking the beautiful Wainui beach in Gisborne. We had a fabulous time. The house is so unique and luxurious and the views were like nothing we’ve experienced before. We‘ve had the honour of staying at some of New Zealand’s finer lodges but the blackouse is one of the more memorable ones, for all the right reasons. Highly recommended.”

Jeremy & Belinda (Gisborne)

"Having our wedding photos at the blackhouse made our day. I can't think of another location where you have the stunning Wainui coastline on one side and the idyllic rural outlook on the other. The stunning scenery is matched by the amazing lodge and its perfect location for any newlyweds!"

Dan & Cath (Auckland)

"Awesome. Just awesome... love the story of the blackhouse. Thank you so much for the experience! It's been inspirational in so many ways and a wonderful homecoming, back to my roots. It was lovely to spend time with you both and look forward to many more wonderful times. Best fireplace we have ever seen!"

Jenny Tallis & family (Sydney)

"This is one of the few places where the reality far outstrips any photo! The sheer beauty of the coast and headland on one side and the stunning valley on the other. The amazing fireplace at the heart of the blackhouse creating a wonderful atmosphere. A total magnet for all who stayed. Our family and friends just loved being here and explored the farm, surfed and flopped on the couch with books. It was such a relaxing, wonderful interlude. We can't wait to return. You were incredible hosts!"