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Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura

296 Scarborough St., Kaikoura, New Zealand
Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura
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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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our 1 night stay in Bayview Homestay. Clean, comfortable and warm B&B. Thanks for Margaret to prepare a fantastic breakfast and share her life story. We won't forget the smile on Nicky's face.

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Wellington, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Mar's Bayview home-stay for two nights while visiting Kaikoura. The home was situated on a peninsula overlooking the Kaikoura harbour. At 84 years old, Mar does an astounding job of tending to her amazing flowers and vegetable gar dents, as well as take care of the visiting guests. Her breakfasts with bacon and eggs fresh from her... More 

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Suttons Bay, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place is so nice! Margaret, the proprietor, is 84 and she is tireless. She makes this fabulous breakfast with fresh eggs ( she has chickens), bacon and homemade (by her) toast along with yogurt, fruit, juice, coffee and tea. The place is so homey, comfortable and clean. The location is excellent for walkers or those driving. A few minutes... More 

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bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Margery and Nicky made us so welcome we were sad to leave. We stayed two nights in the En-Suite room Breakfast was a delight with Margery's cooking with mainly home made products. Lovely house and garden. Margery's life is in a book which is worth reading there. All for 130$ NZ a night..what a bargain. David and Wendy

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

To anybody traveling to Kaikora to the north east of south island New Zealand, I recommend you check out Bay View Bed and Breakfast! My Name is Kevin, I stayed in this warm and very welcoming home stay with a wonderful lady, a lady who has lived there for 80 years of her 84 years young life. My partner Yanli... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Bayview homestay B&B is a wonderful experience. Margaret and Nicky are welcoming, wonderful hostesses. Margaret has lived in this house for 80 years and welcomes each guest as though you're truly a guest in her home. She loves to garden, cut wood (she'll tell you the story - very entertaining), and bake. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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