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Paua Bay Farmstay

Pauabay Road | Banks Peninsula, near Akaroa, 7520, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A real farm set in beautiful countryside, lush green hills roll down to the sea. French doors from the rose covered veranda open to THE MOST delightful bedroom, all with those gorgeous views! Peace and quiet abound. Our hosts made this our most favorite place to stay in all of New Zealand. Sue and Murray are charming, generous and full... More 

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Salt Spring Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you have imagined awakening with a flamingo sunrise over the South Pacific outside your bedroom window, with an early coffee on the veranda overlooking a lush English garden, a hearty breakfast before an invigorating hike over verdant hills...this is the place for you!!! So remote, so quiet, yet with all the comforts of home. Sue and Murray are gentle... More 

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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was by far the best B&B stay we have had in 25 years. Set against the sweeping magnificence of the Banks Peninsula's hills and seascapes, the house, the property, the gardens and the guest suite are charming beyond words. Everything about this rustic Farmstay is a feast for the senses - sights, sounds, and textures of the countryside; aromas... More 

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Courchevel, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Very comfortable room and bathroom, with attractive and interesting decor, in a lovely farmhouse. The location is remote, beautiful and very quiet. Stunning scenery and a delightful garden. Murray and Sue couldn't be more friendly or helpful. We were made to feel at home and were shown all around the 960 acre farm. This is perfect for those that love... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stayed with Sue & Murray at Paua Bay as part of our recent NZ getaway. This place really is a hidden gem and a must see for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings NZ has to offer. We were provided with a warm welcome, beautiful... More 

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

great location, though not so great to get to. Room and Bath were ok, but no more. Hosts were friendly, but to us they were commercially oriented, compared with other hosts in NZ we experienced. Wifi was limited and it was pointed out to us, how expensive it was; why offer it then ? Breakfast was ok, dinner was overpriced,... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Murray is a 5th generation farmer. This is a real working farm, not a Real Journeys mock up. You will meet the farmers. You will hear their story. Sue will make home made scones, with home made preserves and cream fresh from the cow. You will relax in the beauty of a spot so lovely you will never what to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was the perfect place to end our 22-day 'round island tour. Comfy bed, garden and mountain view, nice walk down to the shore. Hosts were nice Kiwi farmers and ranchers and know how to explain local history and show you how farming in the area goes on. Loved the place.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have just enjoyed three fabulous days at this wonderful farmstay. Murray and Sue were charming and entertaining hosts and made us feel very welcome in their cosy, tasteful home. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts and a hearty roast lamb dinner accompanied by home-grown vegetables from Sue's garden. Our comfortable bed in a delightful bedroom had a great view of the... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The view from our room was so amazing that I had a hard time sleeping. The stars were so bright and looked so close. I would awake to see the moon rising out of the bay. Then in the morning I would watch the sunrise. After a thunder storm one night we saw a huge rainbow whose one end was... More 

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