The Glade

The Glade

Masterton, Wairarapa

The Glade is set on a beautiful riverside peninsula just 15 minutes from Masterton in the Wairarapa.

The Glade is the perfect blend of a back-to-basics nature retreat and a luxurious stay.

Built from New Zealand-grown timbers, the cosy cottage has a comfortable super king loft bed, kitchen-living area and bathroom. There's a wood burner to keep you snug and double french doors with a pretty outlook to a gorgeous glade.

Waingawa River is within a stones throw. Take a stroll to the spring fed four-metre waterfall and swimming hole, where you can swim, read, sunbathe and relax. Or wander through the native bush for a rejuvenating walk in the cool forest air. In the evening, take a soak in the wood-fired outdoor bath and watch as the river flows past.

The Glade offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Doze to the sounds of the river and bird singsong. After dark, snuggle up on your private porch and stargaze at the expansive Wairarapa sky.

FROM $385 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

PLEASE NOTE: The Glade has a maximum stay period of 4 nights so please do not book for a period of 5 nights or more.


407 Upper Waingawa Road, Kaituna 5888


The Glade is located 15 minutes from Masterton in the Wairarapa.

Follow the Google Maps directions to the address.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • eating and drinking

    The Glade is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the oven and gas hob elements provided in your kitchenette or on the BBQ provided. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you feel like dining out, your hosts recommend Trocadero Coffee Bar and Saint Sebastian Restaurant in Masterton, only a 15-minute drive away. There are also a variety of cuisines or takeaways to choose from - Thai, Tex Mex, Turkish and A La Carte.

    You may want to check out options for divine food and wine in Martinborough, 50-minutes away.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is in Masterton.

  • things to do

    The Glade is a place to take time out and relax. Tune into the white noise of the river rapids and birdsong above. Swim in the river, toast marshmallows on the brazier - and enjoy a long, hot soak in the wood-fired outdoor bath (as long as there is no fire ban during your visit).

    Battle it out over a board game or enjoy some peaceful mindfulness with the colouring-in books provided. 

    If you'd like to venture out and about, visit the local farmers' markets or book a vineyard lunch and tasting of the Wairarapa's renowned pinot noir wines.

    Visit the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton for mini golf, miniature train rides, croquet, animal parks, and bike hire. There are also pop-up food trucks on Saturdays 10am - 2pm. Learn about Māori artefacts and admire the beautiful contemporary artwork at Aratoi Museum.

    The famous Northern Tararua Ranges Crossing entrance is 700 metres away from The Glade - perfect for keen hikers!

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at The Glade - are Dan, Rosie and Rio.

    Dan and Rosie love their special part of New Zealand and want to share it with others to enjoy. They love that guests can slow down and admire the Ngāhere – The Bush of Aotearoa.

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