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Bluewaves Homestay

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2a Golden Sands Road RD1 | BarryTown, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 3 Punakaiki B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dennis and Raelyn were very personable hosts. Dennis had a lot of interesting stories to tell, and we had a great time talking to him and Raelyn. The house itself was beautifully set on the beachfront. There was a bathroom down the hall from the room and the shower and bath were across the hall. The breakfast was very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you would like to experience REAL GREAT Kiwi hospitality, book in. Raely and Denis are one of the best hosts I have ever met. Not to mention the property with stunning sea views! This B&B is just great.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This beautiful property has stunning views. My daughter and I enjoyed learning about the lifestyle of the West Coast through converstation with our welcoming hosts, Dennis and Raelyn. The room was comfortable and breakfast was delicious. It was truly a unique and memorable New Zealand experience.

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Camarillo, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My wife and I were in New Zealand (from California) to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. After about 8 or 9 days visiting other points on the South Island we made the drive along the West Coast from Fox to tiny seaside Barrytown. We had been on the go every day up to this point and really needed a "down"... More 

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Kulai, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Bluewaves for one night by chance and thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. Dennis and Raylyn were so lovely and entertaining. For dinner, we and two lovely ladies from Austria had the nicest lemon fish Dennis caught and grilled. We drank and talked well into the night. Oh, there was also the breathtaking sunset seaview from the... More 

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Chathill
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blue Waves as part of our trip up the west coast of South Island. Dennis and Raelynn were excellent hosts who made us very welcome. Dennis was extremely entertaining, relating tales of his life as a "Coaster" and also cooked us an excellent evening meal of local fish caught by himself. Recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
30 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

If you truly wish to better understand Kiwis you need to spend a night at Blue Waves, or longer if possible. Dennis and Rae are wonder people who love to tell about their life on the 'West Coast'. Dennis has experience in several different NZ industries and has most interesting stories to share. We spent several hours in the afternoon... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We spent a night here with Dennis and Rae. Dennis is definitely a character and will keep you entertained with stories all evening. Rae is a lovely hostess and great to talk to as well. We felt more like old friends than transient travelers even though there were many years between us and our hosts. They were even kind enough... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We, a family of 5 with grown up kids, have stayed 2 nights at Raelyn and Dennis sweet home during the past Xmas time. We were heading from south (Wanaka) to North Island part (Abel Tasman) and wanted to make a stop near Punakaiki. We have received a very warm welcome and our hosts made our stay very nice. We've... More 

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Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed one night at Bluewaves in October after taking the transalpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth. Bluewaves is in the most beautiful location at Barrytown on the west coast right across the road from the ocean which I must say was rather wild when we arrived. Dennis and Raelyn are the best hosts. The house is lovely and homely,... More 

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Address: 2a Golden Sands Road RD1 | BarryTown, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
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Number of rooms: 2

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