With pride of place high above the Art Deco City The Masters Lodge commands breathtaking views of Hawkes Bay and the blue Pacific Ocean. While in Hawke's Bay, enjoy some of the 55 wineries acclaimed for their Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Bordeaux-style reds; golf on one of 5 chanpionship courses, including the new Cape Kidnappers Course; trout fishing in gin-clear waters; Art Deco tours of the city; parasailing from the top of Te Mata Peak; and visiting the gannets of Cape Kidnappers. There are many reasons to visit Hawkes Bay and many places to stay but there is one place where dreams come true - The Masters Lodge.
Once home of tobacco baron Gerhard Husheer, the residence features identical leadlight windows and fittings as the internationally acclaimed Rothmans building, his former workplace. New York Times writer Carol van Grondelle aptly described his office building as a "Faberg頥gg set in the industrial tundra of a working port". The residence is still equipped with the original servant bells - an accepted part of the Husheers life - which you are encouraged to use to summon attention.Two superbly appointed and spacious Suites, each with private ensuite are individually designed for comfort and relaxation offering spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean, Marine Parade & Cape Kidnappers.
Kidnappers SuiteThese were the original bedroom, bathroom and toilet of the Master, Gerhard Husheer. The large bedroom is decorated with selected antique furniture. The colours used in the three rooms are taken from the gannet (soft yellow, off white, light blue & black). The Kidnappers Suite offers a spectacular panorama over the blue Pacific Ocean, Cape Kidnappers, Napier and Hawke's Bay. The perfect spot to watch the sunrise.Deco SuiteThe bedroom and separate sitting area were the private quarters of Bertha Husheer. The theme of this Suite, as the name suggests, is Art Deco. The Deco Suite has extensive views over the Pacific Ocean, Cape Kidnappers, the Art Deco city and the landscaped garden of the lodge. Here you can enjoy the setting sun the longest.
Standard Amenities & Features? Bathroom: private ensuites? Furnishing: furnished with selected antiques? Liquor: fully licensed? Architecture: remodelled by famous architect Louis Hay (heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright)? Bathroom: shower & separate bathtub (the Deco Suite features an elevated bath in front of the window with breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean)? Breakfast: a la carte in the dining room, on the verandah or in the garden? Check-out: 10:00 am? Children: not suitable for children? Dinner: 4-course Gourmet Dinners prepared by our private Chef? Furnishing: Deco furnishing and decoration? Garden: quiet flower garden and bush area visited by fantails and wood-pigeon, recliners available? History: the residence belonged to tobacco baron Gerhard Husheer, one of the wealthiest men in the late 1920s and director of The National Tobacco Company (nowadays Rothmans)? Location: quiet, though only 5 minutes (10 min walk) from the CBD of Napier, 10 minutes to the airport? Location: discreetly tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac on Napier Hill? Parking: off-street parking as well as lock-up garage available? Privacy: exclusively the domain of its four guests
ActivitiesAllow at least two nights to experience the many attractions Hawk's Bay has to offer: the Cape Kidnappers gannet colony, over 30 of New Zealand's finest wineries, golf, fishing, gardens, hot air ballooning, flying and bush walking. One of the best collection of Art Deco architecture is a 10 minute walk away. You can enjoy all these activities by yourself or on a standard guided tour. Additionally and true to our concept of exclusivity and privacy, we do offer tailor-made private tours with the most knowledgeable guides of the region.Art Deco Discover Art Deco! In winter tours start on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 10 am or 2 pm. Daily walks from 01. October until Queens Birthday (early June). Or explore our fascinating townscape at your own pace with the help of a self guided tour map or in the company of your own private guide. Beauty Therapy / In - House MassageLet us help you spoil yourself and nourish your soul! Select the beauty treatment that suits your individual style and leaves you refreshed. Or relax your body and mind with a professional in-house massage of your choice.Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony (Oct - Apr)Unimog, tractor/ trailer and 4WD bikes drive along the beach (dependent on the tide, NZ$ 22 to NZ$ 95 pp). The overland trip via Summerlee sheep & cattle station by air-conditioned coach has fixed departure times (1.30pm) and costs NZ$ 38 pp. All trips last between three and four hours.Dinner with the WinemakerThis is the highlight for every wine-buff staying at The Master's Lodge! Enjoy a private dinner with a local winemaker and hear the masters of viticulture talk about their secrets. Sample the fruits of their award-winning labour. (German and/or English spoken).Fly-fishingTake a break and join one of the best local fishing guides in pursuit of the trout in gin clear water. You name the means of transport: car, jetboat, helicopter. All equipment provided. Prices on application. Garden and ParksGarden lovers take note. Hawke's Bay is a floral feast - parks and gardens abound! The specially createdHawke's Bay Garden Directory offers you a showcase of the beautiful gardens of our district.GolfYou have the pick of four Championship Golf courses: Napier/Maraenui, Napier/Waiohiki, Flaxmere, Hastings/Bridge Pa. Green fees range from NZ$ 15 - 30. All golf gear (incl. motorised carts) can be hired.Hot Air Ballooning High flyers, you will have the ‘time of your life' by enjoying Hawke's Bay from 400m above sea level. Approximately NZ$ 200 per person. Weather and wind permitting.Winery Tours Let your private host take you on a ‘voyage of discovery' into the Hawke's Bay wine region and do not worry about driving! You will have the chance to meet the winemaker/owner of the estate personally and see behind the "scenes". Rates start from NZ$ 45 per person/hour and last minimum three hours. Combine your wine tasting with a relaxing al fresco lunch at one of the top wineries.
Policies & Restrictions
Smokefree inside - not suitable for children
Rates & Availability
RATES (incl. taxes) valid to 30 September 2005
Napier is a five hours drive from Auckland, four hours from Wellington or 2 hours from Taupo. From the Napier Visitor Centre on Marine Parade, follow Marine Parade 700 m North (the Ocean is on your right). Turn left into Coote Road following the road until making a right turn into Thompson Road. On top of the hill turn right into Lighthouse Road. Elizabeth Road is the second on your right.
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