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Bluewaves Homestay

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2a Golden Sands Road RD1 | BarryTown, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Bluewaves Homestay
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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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We travelled up from Hannah's Beach really looking forward to our 1 night homestay stay with Dennis and Raelyn and werent disapointed in the slightest. Raelyn had to work so couldnt do an evening meal for us but, she was kind enough to let us know and recommend somewhere en route for us to eat, which was great. It is... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

We felt at home, it's a true homestay, especially felt this way as we were the only guests at the time. They are both truly welcoming. This is a good stop to visit the pancakes rocks, but if you want to dine out you will find the best restaurants in greymouth, 25 min away.

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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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Blue Waves is run by your hostess Raelyn Boddy. I can share with you my knowledge of this spectacular country that we are lucky to live in. Our home is both welcoming and inviting, with large living areas surrounded by one acre of stunning gardens and ponds that we are passionate about. I love to cook, entertain and meet new people. You can expect superb hospitality from your host. Breakfast included in tariff. ... more   less 
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