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Days Bay Homestay

GreenLeadersSilver level
735 Marine Drive | Eastbourne, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My husband and I had business to do in Wellington City for three days over a long weekend and stayed at Days Bay Homestay with hosts John and Annette for those three nights. While the trip into the city each day around all those beautiful bays and harbour was a magical way to start the working day, it was the... More 

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St Niklaus-Feldbrunnen, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A room with a breathtaking see view - like living in an tree house near the see. Annette and John are wonderful host's. You are always welcome having a glas of wine and talk to them. They gave us lots of good adresses for Wellington trips and we could take their bikes for a tour. You will have your own... More 

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John B, Owner at Days Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, It was wonderful to have you here for a whole week, we really enjoyed your stay. I love the pictures you sent of your Kauri Bench, that timber was stored in a swamp for about 30,000 years before being excavated to make your bench. Kura are a great visit :-) Did you notice our tables in the same... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We visited our hometown Wainui for a few days and thought we'd try out the DB Homestay for our 12th wedding anniversary for 2 nights. We fell in love with John & Annette's wonderful home especially the very top level (level 3) - amazing views from our room - breathtaking! We were blessed to get to know our lovely hosts... More 

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John B, Owner at Days Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Fayth, we really enjoyed having a returning local stay, it was a lot of fun hearing about your visit. Look forward to your return next time you visit family here - we must get you out on the kayaks More 

Hannover, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

When we were staying at the Days Bay in February, we were very welcome and had the best view of the area! The (only) guestroom is upstairs, with a great view of the sea, which makes it really romantic if you are travelling as a couple. In the room you have a kettle for tea and a small fridge, a... More 

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John B, Owner at Days Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Vicky, we have some neat photos of you heading off into the harbour, it was such a nice day. We will have a second room shortly for special events, we moved our office to commercial premises a couple of weeks ago. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

What a fun alternative to staying in the city of Wellington, which we also did and loved the night before, taking the ferry across the harbor to this lovely place. Annette and John have one amazing room, the Crows Nest, perched atop their beautiful home at the water's edge with a marvelous view of the water and city across the... More 

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John B, Owner at Days Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Jeanne, you are welcome back. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My partner and I stayed with John and Annette in late March 2014 and found them generous, knowledgeable and obliging hosts and the "Crows Nest" a great alternative to anonymous hotels. The suburb of Eastbourne has its own charms but is only a pleasant 20 min ferry trip from Wellington CBD. The private upstairs accommodation commands panoramic views of the... More 

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John B, Owner at Days Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Tony. The proximity to Wellington is often not well understood, we enjoy living here for the same reasons, often dining or seeing the theatre without worrying about the trip but enjoying being a bit away from it all in the quiet and charm of our beach. More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Our two day stay at John and Annette's "Crows Nest" guest house was very memorable both for the quality of the place itself and for the outstanding hospitality of the hosts. Our suite upstairs was extremely comfortable and elegant and the views across the bay were wonderful. It was easy to get into Wellington by the ferry which was only... More 

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John B, Owner at Days Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very lucky to live here, I hope you enjoyed your trip home. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had four excellent nights at Day`s Bay celebrating our wedding anniversary.John and Annette are outstanding hosts and the the suite was great ,very comfortable and with a magnificent view.We walked and cycled, and took advantage of excellent local dining,both fine dining and outstanding pub food. If you are looking for a special place to stay around Wellington,which is also... More 

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John B, Owner at Days Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. On your next visit we will have to get you out on the Kayaks, to experience being on the water as well :-) More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

John and Annette were wonderful hosts in providing the perfect setting for us with a great environment, superb room and views, sumptious breakfast & easy interaction for our romantic getaway. It exceeded our expectations.

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John B, Owner at Days Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Come again, we enjoyed your visit. More 

Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We enjoyed a two night stay at Days Bays Home stay in November at the end of a tour around the North Island. The house is exquisite in every way. I notice that most reviews for this property comment on the views - this is for good reason - the situation is absolutely amazing and the attention to detail in... More 

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John B, Owner at Days Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you Anne, we enjoyed your stay too. Our weather has not been so kind as is was when you visited, although recent guests got the timing just right. The surf was up for a lot of December & January. February is looking great. More 

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