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Bluewaves Homestay

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2a Golden Sands Road RD1 | BarryTown, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Bluewaves Homestay
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dennis and Raelynn were wonderful hosts during our stay. My husband and I decided to do a home stay over a hotel, and we were not disappointed. Their home is lovely and across the highway from the coast. Dennis kept us entertained during our evening there, and the dinner served was great. Dennis had caught the fish himself.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Dennis and Raelyn were wonderful hosts for our one night stay in their home. It was wonderful to spend time with some West Coast locals and have some great conversations and hear about their lives in the west. The dinner was magnificent with fish and venison caught and cooked by Dennis and a huge array of salads prepared by Raelyn.... More 

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Brunssum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A very nice and frendly place to stay. The owners will do everything for you to please you. Barbeque on the beach. Good meals with very tasty fish and meat. Nice clean rooms and bathroom. Nice vieuw over the Tasman sea. Owner Dennis will tell you everything about the land.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stayed only for 1 night. Lovely homestay with a great and interesting Garden.Plenty of fruit trees and vegetables,which later comes your dinner.Yes great meal with fresh veg from Dennis garden. I had forgotten what lovely homegrown potatoes taste like Yummie ( I had 2 helpings) Did not know a desert was to follow,busting tummy later. Yes Dennis has some great... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We particularly wanted to stay with real New Zealanders rather than spending 3 weeks in a camper van. Bluewaves Homestay ticked that box perfectly. It's not a hotel or even a guest house - it's a family home and you stay in one of their bedrooms - with your own private bathroom across the hall. Our room had a great... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for one night as part of my five week adventure on the South Island. I had a room with a shared bath. I have mixed feelings about the place. When I arrived, the hosts were visiting with friends who ended up staying overnight in their camper in the driveway. There were no other guests that night. The... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It took us a little while to find Bluewaves, as it's about 10K south of Punakaiki itself, but once we did, we were welcomed warmly in to a family home. We were fed an excellent homely meal by Raelyn, and entertained by Dennis with his many stories. I think this is certainly the place that we stayed where we laughed... More 

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Location Blue Waves is located ca. 20 km South of Punakaiki (where the Pancake Rocks and the Pororari River Track are a must-see). Based on the pictures on their website I expected the house to be directly at the beach but actually it is on the Eastern (landward) side of SH6. Nevertheless, you have fine sea views from the living... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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 December 14, 2014

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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