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Whatamonga Homestay

425 Port Underwood Road, Picton 7281, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so fortunate to be able to stay at Whatamonga for 4 nights....and could have stayed longer. Loved it. The studio unit had everything we needed, the view and location were amazing...couldn't get enough of it....and Colette was very hospitable, providing varied and delicious breakfasts. Also enjoyed our chats. Would love to stay there again.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to spend some time exploring Marlborough Sounds then Whatamonga is most certainly the place to stay. We were in Lodge 1 and the views are just about the best from any accommodation I have ever stayed in. Absolutely stunning. The Lodge itself is clean and well appointed and private. We just couldn't bear to draw the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Whatamonga for two nights and it was the highlight of all the places we stayed in NZ. The cabins had to-die-for views and were clean and comfortable and Collette was just the perfect host with breakfasts that the children will be talking about for a long time to come especially those lovely muffins! Thank you

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review. Great to hear that your really enjoyed your stay at Whatamonga Homestay. Colette enjoyed meeting you all and hopes you will back in New Zealand very soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

After weeks traveling, and spending a week at bus stops in windy Wellington I began to feel a little uneasy since I seemed to be just biding my time until my trip ended. I made a last-minute reservation to spend my last four nights with Colette in her beautiful corner of the world. Thanks can never convey the warm times... More 

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Alistair W, Manager at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Colette really enjoyed your company other the 4 days you spent at Whatamonga Homestay. This enabled you to really explore and enjoy our idealic spot. Colette is thrilled to hear that your holiday in NZ finished on such a positive note and looks forward to seeing you again in "The Sounds" sometime soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The views were spectacular, although it rained when we arrived it was still breathtaking. Thew cat's on the premises were really friendly if you're an animal lover. Collette is a friendly and engaging host and we spent a lot of our time speaking to her about New Zealand and she gave us tips on which wineries to visit. I would... More 

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Good to see that Benji and Muffy (our feline hosts) made you feel very welcome. The scenery at Whatamonga Homestay is constantly changing so you were lucky to see it in all its glory both in the sunshine and rain. Colette sends her warm regards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We stayed in a self-contained cabin at Whatamonga Homestay for 4 nights to do some hiking on the Queen Charlotte Track and explore the Picton-Blenheim-Marlborough Sounds area. The accommodation was excellent, with the cabin providing plenty of space and all the facilities we needed. There is no TV or Internet connection in the cabin, which provided a nice break from... More 

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Whatamonga sure is great place to base yourself if you want to explore the region's sights. Our guests do struggle to leave the spectacular views behind as they begin their day's excursion, but it is always so nice to come back to. Colette hopes to see you back in New Zealand... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The whole package was amazing, stunning views, accommodation very comfortable and sharing the lifestyle for 3 days which was so different. Picton a drive away and if open the drive on the back road to Nelson has such great views at every turn. Thank you Collette for your advice and for having us at your very very special Homestay.

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome feedback. We are thrilled you had a great time visiting New Zealand and Whatamonga Homestay. Colette sends her regards. More 

Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After spending 5 weeks in NZ, Whatamonga was in our top 3 experiences. It is just minutes from the ferry on Queen Charlotte Sound. Spectacular views from your room and bed in either of their 2 chalets, along with a balcony that puts you in the treetops. Colette was a great host, inviting us for cocktails when we arrived and... More 

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Whatamonga Homestay's peaceful location is always such a welcomed haven for our guests who have been busy exploring the varied sights of New Zealand. Our guests always enjoy the chance to "slow down", enjoy our hospitality and partake in the delights of the Sounds. This is why we have a minimum two day stay. All our guests would just love... More 

Salzhausen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

The accomodation is run by a lovely lady. We had a very warm welcome. Our apartment was very comfortable and has great views to Queen Charlotte Sound. From our aparment we were obseving Queen Mary 2 coming into Picton. QM2 was diverted to Picton due to rough sea in Wellington caused by cyclone Pam. The breakfast at Whatamonga Homestay is... More 

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

It is always exciting to watch the big cruise ships sail past on their ocassionally visits to Picton. We are glad you got to meet and interact with Benji and Muffy, our two unofficial hosts. Colette sends her regards. Thanks for posting your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Whatamonga sometime soon. More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. The views are amazing - we saw dolphins and a stingray over breakfast! It is a studio room with a sink/fridge and microwave. There is no tv - but we were too busy looking at the view to notice! We made full use of the kayaks and loved messing around at the beach.

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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you and your family made the most of Whatamonga's unique locality and amenities. It is always such a thrill to see the dolphins in the bay. More 

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