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Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura

296 Scarborough St., Kaikoura, New Zealand
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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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13 hotel reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Address: 296 Scarborough St., Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3

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