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Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura

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296 Scarborough St., Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura
Ranked #13 of 34 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Margaret and Nicky (mother and daughter) run this property and certainly make you feel at home. The produce is all picked from the garden, eggs laid by the chooks up back and then endless cakes and bread baked in the kitchen for everyone to enjoy. This is a Kiwi home so enjoy.

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Northwood, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is my favorite place to stay in Kaikoura! Very homey and inviting for those who want to stay in a Kiwi home instead of a more impersonal hotel. Owner Margaret is a delight (ask to browse the book about her life) as well as her daughters who also take care of travelers. Old farmhouse, but extremely clean and nicely... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have enjoyed several great B &Bs in NZ. But Bayview Homestay was special. It is as the name suggests, a "homestay". Sitting in her sunny kitchen, overlooking riot of colorful flowers, we enjoyed Grandma Margaret's (she's 84) homemade "everything" ... fruit preserves, bread, yogurt, even her own backyard eggs. Over steaming morning coffee, we shared recipes and hilarious stories... More

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

It is very interesting reading the mixed reviews on the website. I think if you stay here you have to realise that it is a B&B in somebody's home and not a private unit. Having said that, the guest part of the house has its own lounge and back entrance plus a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities and... More

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Ruislip
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Unfortunately I have to agree with other reviews that this accommodation is very out dated and needs some improvements to justify the cost. Location is good, a wonderful view of the bay, the garden is impressive but the accommodation is below par compared to all the other home stays and b&bs we used during our 3 week stay on the... More

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New Delhi, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed at Bayview for 1 night in January 2014. We had booked this place after reading the spectacular reviews but we were disappointed. The room was very small and didn't feel clean. There were some leftover hair in the ensuite bathroom(presumably from someone staying there before us.) While the hosts were very nice and friendly, we did not think... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Located at the end of the peninsula, this place is perfect for the ever changing views of Kaikoura's landscape. We also went for a hike/walk to the seal colony from this place, gorgeous view! We stayed two nights at Margaret's and she and her family was ever accommodating. Breakfast was great too, with goodies coming from her own garden -... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had planned and booked a Whale Watch trip in Kaikoura during our trip round the South Island and was looking for somewhere to stay just for a couple of nights. After reading several TA reviews for this Homestay decided to give it a go and was so glad we did. On our arrival Margaret and Nicky made us so... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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89 reviews 89 reviews
11 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

The view from this home is breathtakingly beautiful. The attention to detail by N!ikki and Margaret was delightful. Breakfast included homemade bread, fresh laid eggs and home-grown tomatoes and homemade jams. How can you go wrong with such wonderful hosts in such an inviting atmosphere? Don't miss seeing the gardens.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

On our travels in New Zealand we have been unsure of the definition of a home stay. This is no boutique B&B but nonetheless a joy. Margaret and Nicky welcome you into their home and provide comfortable accommodation and amazing home produced breakfast with no pretension. You are provided with your own lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities whilst always feeling... More

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Address: 296 Scarborough St., Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Margaret Woodill is the classic Kiwi grandmother and thinks nothing of getting up at 5.30 am to cook a full breakfast including homemade bread before your whale watching or dolphin swimming trip in Kaikoura, New Zealand. She’s lived in her Kaikoura peninsula home with its sweeping views of sea and mountains since 1934. She began taking in passing travellers over 20 years ago, just before the whales and dolphins turned the township into a tourist Mecca. When her four children left home, opening a bed and breakfast seemed a logical use for spare bedrooms and bathrooms. Since husband Bob’s death in 1999, Margaret says guests are her family and that’s why she calls it a HOMESTAY rather than a B&B. ... more   less 
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