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Days Bay Homestay

735 Marine Drive | Eastbourne, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
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Days Bay Homestay
Ranked #5 of 52 Wellington B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hannover, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed at Day's Bay Homestay for four nights. Everything about the stay was a great experience, starting from the warm welcome from John and Annette on arrival. The room upstairs was exquisite with uninterrupted views across the bay. The lapping of the waves lulled us to sleep each night. In the morning we were woken by the smell of... More

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

Thank you Tania, We enjoyed your visit and the long discussions about your business so much we kept on chatting about the possibilities for your product for some time - LOL. Love to see you visit again soon More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I write this review on behalf of my in-laws who absolutely loved their 4 night stay here. The hosts could not have been kinder - from booking to departure they were attentive and caring yet giving all the space needed to lap up the views, relax and take in the bay. The accommodation is so ideally set up, very clean... More

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

Thank you Carol, the spa often gets forgotten with guests having busy schedules but your in-laws took the time to enjoy it - we enjoy it too :-) Nice comment about breakfast, thank you. Nice to have hosts with more experience than us stay here, it helps to provide us with ideas. More

Mansfield, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place may be unbeatable for anyone looking to melt into the local culture, offering a great balance between immersion and privacy. Hosts John and Annette are very hospitable, worldly and knowledgeable. Each evening we were invited to join them over a glass of wine to explore our curiosity and share the events of our day and our previous experiences.... More

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

Thanks you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We thoroughly enjoy having visitors from anywhere in the world, including New Zealand. We enjoy visitors and you encourage us to take time out and "enjoy the moment". Our Friday night friends also love the opportunity to chat with visitors who are always welcome to join us. You... More

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Address: 735 Marine Drive | Eastbourne, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Days Bay Homestay guests quarters are at the top of the tower, the Crowsnest Suite, a private retreat with it's own bathroom, wardrobe and beautiful harbour views. The suite has the entire floor exclusively available to guests. Come watch the seabirds diving for fish from below your window, or hear the penguins settling for the night on the beach.Our guests frequently recommend the opportunity to use our iPad, which we provide for the duration of your stay.Take time out to enjoy all that Eastbourne has to offer. Whether it's outdoor activities, fine dining, or shopping; everything to make your stay memorable is within walking distance. ... more   less 
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