John & Paulette Hansen
Stonehaven Homestay
414 Rapaura Rd, RD3
New Zealand

ph (03) 572 9730



Luxury accommodation for up to 4 guests.


‘Stonehaven Vineyard Homestay’ 414 Rapaura Road, RD3, Blenheim.


  • From the Interislander Ferry Terminal at Picton, travel south on SH1 to Spring Creek. Turn right into Rapaura Road and we are  approx. 10kms on the left hand side just past Jackson’s Road. Approx time from Picton 25 mins.

  • From Nelson via Havelock – SH 6 approx 1 hour 45 mins

  • From Nelson via Nelson Lakes – SH 63 approx 2 hours 30 mins.

  • From Christchurch – SH 1 approx 4 hours 30 mins.

  • Click here for online maps and directions to Stonehaven.

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Stonehaven Vineyard Homestay includes:

  • Two double bedrooms that can be confirmed instantly when using our Book Online facility on our Home/Introduction page.  (one King NZ$295.00 per night & one Queen NZ$275.00 per night) each with ensuites. Tariffs include full cooked breakfast. Please note guest rooms are situated upstairs. Tariffs from 1st October 2016 King NZ$325.00 per night & Queen NZ$305.00 per night.
  • Vineyard Setting with spectacular views. (see "gallery / tour" section for more photos)

  • Open for bookings from August 1st to May 31st. Closed 1st June to 31st July. Open for enquiries all year round.

  • Open fire, underfloor / central heating.

  • T.V. in both guest rooms.

  • Swimming Pool.

  • Stonehaven Homestay is a smoke free residence.

  • Three course evening meal @ $80 pp (subject to change) available featuring home-grown seasonal vegetables and local produce. Wines to compliment the dinner (not included in the price) are available from our cellar. View the menu.

  • Breakfast:Stonehaven White Linen Breakfast comprising Continental and Full Cooked. Continental choices include a variety of cereals accompanied by fresh seasonal fruits ( home-grown from our gardens when available), yoghurt, juice (freshly squeezed from our citrus trees in season), fresh home-baked muffins, and a cooked selection including eggs (cooked any way you prefer), bacon, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes & hash browns - your choice of any or all! with toast and spreads,plus tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Breakfast is often served in the ‘Summer House’ overlooking the pool if weather is suitable.

  • Complimentary Port & Sherry.

  • Tea & Coffee making facilities with home baking in guest rooms.

  • Bar Fridge in guest rooms with complimentary juice, soft drinks, chilled water.
  • Original Art and Sculptures by NZ artists on display.

  • Collection of New Zealand fiction & non-fiction books.

  • Wireless internet connection

  • Laundry Facilities

  • Vegetable & Herb gardens & various citrus trees.

  • Complimentary Blenheim Airport pick up / drop off

  • Close to well known Marlborough Vineyards.

  • Children aged 10 and above welcome.

  • Sadly, we no longer have any pets permanently on site, having lost Bess, our black labrador in April and then our cat Frisky in July, 2010. However, very ocassionally we 'dog sit' our son's Wire-haired Pointer, Odin.
  • Bike Hire at Book-A-Bike. Cycle the vineyards for a taste of Marlborough
  • Bike hire is $39 per day.
  • Visit our website at and book bike direct or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Room Tariffs & charges


We accept Cash, VISA and Mastercard.




  • King "Nikau" Room with en suite, situated upstairs: NZ$295.00  per night includes Tax & Breakfast – Continental & Full Cooked. (Please note from October 1st, 2016 Tariff increases to NZ&325.00 per night)

  • Queen "Pohutukawa" Room with en suite situated upstairs: NZ$275.00  per night includes Tax and Breakfast - Continental & Full Cooked. (Please note from October 1st, 2016 Tariff increases to NZ$305.00 per night.)

  • 10% discount on Room Rate for stays of 5 days or longer, if booked directly through this website.

  • Accommodation available for a maximum of 4 adult guests.


Check Room Availability and Book Online

Online Booking and Room availability can be checked via the "Availability" website here.


To book a  BIKE visit our website at
Check out availabilty and book direct or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it OR This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bike Hire available daily from 9.30am - 6.00pm.

Bike Hire $39 per day.


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Meal options, food and drink


  • Continental and/or full cooked breakfast included in room rate.

  • Three Course evening meal if required, featuring home grown seasonal vegetables and local produce, offered at $80 per person (subject to change) - one day's notice please.  View the menu. Wine may be purchased from our extensive cellar.

  • Complimentary port & sherry in rooms.

  • In room tea & coffee making facilities.

  • In room Bar Fridge with complimentary soft drinks, fruit juice, chilled water plus mini-bar with beer and wine for purchase.
  • Assistance with Restaurant bookings if required.

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Other services


  • Complimentary Blenheim Airport pick up / drop off

  • Restaurant Bookings.

  • Local attraction bookings and recommendations (eg. Wine Tours, 4 Wheel Off-Road excursions, Wairau River Jet boating, Sightseeing, Art trail, Bicycle hire, Guided Trout Fishing, Golf Course). See more in the Travel Planner section.

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About your hosts.


  • John Hansen - Retired firefighter, 30 years’ service in Auckland, former member NZ Police, interests include hunting, fishing, tramping, native flora & fauna, 4 wheel driving, early NZ history, keeping fit, wine, photography, travel.

  • Paulette Hansen - Former Primary School Teacher 35 years’ service in Auckland, interests include cooking, wine, art & craft, ikebana, calligraphy, reading, cryptic crosswords, tramping.

  • Family of three sons, two living in Auckland, and one in Christchurch. The eldest is married and has three children, a daughter and two sons. The middle is married with a son and daughter, and the youngest is engaged to be married.

  • We have travelled New Zealand extensively and have also spent time in Australia, USA, Canada and some Pacific Islands.

  • Sadly our black labrador, Bess, passed away on April 11, 2010 aged 15 and Frisky our cat followed on July 10, 2010.

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About Stonehaven Vineyard


  • Stonehaven Homestay’ was originally built in 1990. The surrounding 20 acre vineyard was established in the early ‘90s. The Sauvignon Blanc vines were regrafted onto rootstock in the mid to late ‘90s and are now firmly established as one of the premium Sauvignon Blanc blocks in Marlborough. The previous owner grew the grapes for Corbans Wines who purchased the vineyard in 1999, leaving the house block and grounds of 1.25 acres. Corbans then on-sold the vineyard to Montana Wines, the current owners. The homestead was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 2000.