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Stonehaven Homestay

414 Rapaura Rd, RD 3, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Flew from Wellington to Blenheim and minutes later were at Stonehaven. John was gardening and Paulette was cooking but everything stopped and we were made most welcome. The accommodation is superb throughout, as are Paulettes culinary skills - dinner was sumptious and the breakfasts amazing - the home made cookies and chocolates on the bed each night were lovely. Conversation... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My partner and I didn’t know what to expect when we arrived at Stonehaven Homestay after booking our accommodation online just 15 minutes before arriving at the property. Paulette and John were very welcoming even though they were not expecting us. Our king size room was immaculately presented and complete with complimentary port, chocolates and biscuits! The room was spacious... More 

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New Bremen, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent 3 night stay here over Easter weekend. The home itself is very nice, the hosts were most accommodating, and the scenery was quite attractive. We chose to have one dinner prepared for us here, and it was near-perfect. Paulette is an excellent cook, and John keeps a fine wine cellar to contribute some harder-to-find local product.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Set in the heart of the Montana vineyard , this home stay was a positive delight , our very friendly hosts created a homely atmosphere which culminated in a superb ' white breakfast ' which we enjoyed very much . We were just sorry that we could not stay longer .

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Nagahama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

私たち夫婦は正月休暇で6回目のニュージーランド旅行に、PictonからレンタカーでMarlborough wineの産地で有名なBlenheimを訪れました。Blenheimの郊外約12kmのブドウ畑の真ん中にありますのでレンタカー(GPS付)でないと訪れることは困難ですが、とてもすばらしいB&Bでした。とてもきれいな2階の部屋で窓からブドウ畑が見渡せます。宿泊はいつも2カップルまでしか受け入れないそうです。私たちが泊まったときはオランダからの若いカップルが宿泊されていました。オークランドの消防士を辞めてこのB&BをやっているというオーナーのJohnさんと奥さんの Pauletteさんの「おもてなし」は格別です。ご主人のJohnさんはワインに詳しく、周辺のワイナリーの情報を教えてくれます。人気の宿なので相当前からでないとシーズンによっては予約できません。インターネットで予約した後、websiteを検索して連絡先からメールをすると夕食のリクエストをすることも出来ます。私達は2泊しましたが1泊目の夕食を予約していました。奥様のPauletteさんが腕によりをかけたディナーを作ってくれます。また、夕食の前にはJohnさんに地下のワインセラーに案内され、私たちに最も合うと思われるワインを選んでくれました。建物の周りには野菜畑や果樹園があり採れたものも食卓に出てきます。夕食はテーブルを囲んでご夫妻と一緒に会話をしながらの、高級レストランよりも美味しく、また楽しい夕食でした。ワイン代はご夫妻と割り勘です。夕食の後10時ごろになって、南十字星the Southern Crossを教えてほしいといったところ、Johnさんが裏の畑に出て、満天の星空の中で南十字星を教えてくれました。朝食はプールを見渡す部屋で食べますが、食べたいものを好きなだけリクエストが出来ます。レンタカー利用の個人旅行で家庭的cozyな宿を探している人には、ぜひお勧めです。 My wife and I visited New Zealand for the sixth time on New Year’s holiday from Japan. We drove from Picton to Blenheim which is famous for Marlborough wines. The homestay is located in a vineyard about 12km away from the center of Blenheim was easily accessible by a rental car equipped with a GPS.... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

John and Paulette were attentive to our needs and provided lively conversation and insights into the NZ way of life right from our arrival until the moment we left. Eating together with your hosts enables you to get in depth information about the area and tips on how to make the most of your stay. We chose to rent bikes... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The house, the location, John and Paulette, were all just amazing!! First off, if this was a small shack, I would still highly rate this place because Paulette and John were a perfect representation of why you want to stay in a B&B, which is to meet amazing local people. I can't say enough nice things about this couple, but... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What a beautiful home to stay in, we just wished we had been booked in for a longer stay. From start to finish it was just a luxury experience with very genuine and friendly hosts and all the little touches made it special including home baked biscuits and complimentary sherry and port. Gardens were beautifully kept and obviously a lot... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My wife and I recently received a weekend getaway to Stonehaven and as we have never stayed at a home stay before we were a bit dubious. Im pleased to say John & Paulette were excellent hosts making us feel welcome straight away! Stonehaven is a lovely property surrounded by vines and stunning views. They were knowledgeable about the area... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stonehaven is not a part of the vineyard, it is a stand alone property surrounded by a working vineyard. The rooms are beautiful, Paulette was a great host and her cooking was lovely. Good location for Marlborough sightseeing and arts

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NZTraveller327, Owner at Stonehaven Homestay, responded to this review

Hello Harvey and Trudi, it was indeed a pleasure to have your company for 4 days in August. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We always appreciate feedback from guests as we are constantly striving for ways to enhance visitors’ experiences here (and it was great to host NZers as we don’t often get... More 

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