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Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura

296 Scarborough St., Kaikoura, New Zealand
Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in Bay View in Kaikoura for just one night in March 2015, arriving in the late afternoon. The house is located on the top of the peninsula overlooking the town, and is surrounded by a beautiful garden full of flowers. The owner Margaret met us and immediately made us feel very welcome, supplying tea and cakes immediately we... More 

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Wettingen, Switzerland
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kaikoura was an unbelievable experience and our accomodation was the perfect place to relax after all these impressive moments. We had a very nice and clean room and our host, Margaret, was lovely. She told us some amazing stories about her life and served us a delicious breakfast. A huge 'Thank you' to Margaret and a 'Book it' to all... More 

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Hong Kong, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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