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425 Port Underwood Road, Picton 7281, New Zealand
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Whatamonga Homestay
Ranked #6 of 24 Picton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Fantastic location, stunning views, warm and friendly welcome and access to the sound via your own boat shed ... Colette was very generous with her time and wonderful with the kids, she are us feel very welcome as guests in her house. Colette also let us use the kayaks and row boat - kayaking at sunset with the bird song... More

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

Thanks so much for posting a review. We are thrilled you and your family had the oppportunity to experience Whatamonga from the water. It is such a tranquil place and great place to explore the Sounds. Colette looks forwarding to welcoming you back in the near future. More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Colette, the host, is lovely and friendly. Got a lot of advices from her and her family extensive local knowledge about the restaurants, attractions and wineries. The unit was clean, tidy and decorated. The view from the unit, what can I say, it was just MAGNIFICENT. We literally just sat back and soaking up the view for hours. The breakfast... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a review and for sending us your fantastic panorama photos. We hope to load them on to our web site www.whsl.co.nz very soon. It was wonderful to meet you both and to celebrate your recent engagement. We look forward to welcoming your both back very soon. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

If you want peace and quiet with a wonderful view then this is the place to stay. Completely private, well set up unit that was clean and very comfortable. No TV but why would you want one in a setting like this? Highly recommended.

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

Thanks for so much for your review and for taking the time to include a photo of the view from your unit. It is a fantastic photo and really captures the spectacular colours and landscape of the Bay. It is a view you can never get tired from looking at. We are delighted you had an enjoyable stay and Colette... More

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5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Surely this is the best place to stay in Picton. Set on the waters edge with a sweeping view of the Queen Charlotte Sound, we were blown away by Whatamonga Homestay. Firstly Colette is just so lovely, helpful, friendly, warm and good company. We really enjoyed our chats with her over the tasty breakfasts (fresh warm croissants just melted in... More

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and were able to extend your stay so you could see all that Whatamonga Homestay has to offer. Thanks for letting us know you were on your honeymoon, so we could provide you with a few extra treats and truly welcome you to our special place in New Zealand. We are... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Very clean and tidy room with a magnificent outlook in which you can sit back and watch the world go by.Collete is Wonderful Host with very good local knowledge of attractions, wineries and restaurants and takes the time to understand what sort of stay your are looking for then point you in the right direction.Breakfast is well organised ,plentiful and... More

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Thanks so much for your review. We are thrilled your had an enjoyable stay. Colette looks forwarding to welcoming you back to Whatamonga Homestay in the near future. Kind regards More

Easton, Maryland
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14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Our first time on South Island and we made the perfect choice. Colette is a wonderful host, her breakfasts are everything you could want and the view is perfection. We used this location to explore some of the North part of South Island including Picton, Havelock, Blenheim and the wineries of Marlborough. Yes it's a winding road and the parking... More

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Management response:

Thank you for your feedback and for posting the yacht race photo. It is always so amazing to see how the scene from your unit/deck can change thoughout the day. We are thrilled you found Whatamonga Homestay a great location to undertaken your various Marlborough excursions from. Colette looks forward to hosting you again soon. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We loved our visit to Whatamonga Homestay! It was a short drive on a curvy road (what other kind of road is there in NZ?) to get there, which made it easy to head to town for dinner or to visit the Queen Charlotte Track. We were at the end of a fantastic but fatiguing 3 weeks in NZ, so... More

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Management response:

Thanks for taking the time to review Whatamonga Homestay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our tranquil setting, our individual cottages with panorama views of the bay and took up the opportunity to explore the water from our kayaks. Your 2 night stay gave you a great opportunity to explore the local area, but we are sure there is more... More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed in one of the units for 2 nights and loved it! The location is excellent having stunning views and peaceful and private surroundings - simply wonderful!!! It is well worth the 10 minute drive from Picton to stay in such a beautiful place, a show case of New Zealand scenery at its best. Colette is an excellent host... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Whatamonga Homestay. It was a pleasure to be your hosts. More

Halifax
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The pictures you see on the website are an accurate representation of how lovely this place is. Truly beautiful views. We stayed in one of the individual units which were very comfortable with big windows and a deck overlooking the water. Parking was a bit tight, but the room was much more spacious than I expected and spotlessly clean. Breakfast... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are thrilled that you had such a enjoyable stay. Colette would really welcome the chance to host you again when you return to the Marlborough Sounds. More

Paraparaumu
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

This was the third time we have stayed with Collette who is a wonderful host. The view from the cabins are just terrific and the lightless silence at night are wonderfully different to our suburban location on the Kapiti Coast. We just missed a rare visit of orcas to the bay (while visiting some vineyards) but enjoyed seeing a sizable... More

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Address: 425 Port Underwood Road, Picton 7281, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4

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