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Curio Bay Accommodation

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As the room we were to use was undergoing some repairs we were accommodated in a separated part of Dani and Nick's house. The room was excellent, leading straight onto an enormous beach. There are no restaurants in the area, thus you have to self cater; there was a two ring oven but a microwave would have been more than...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has it all! Excellent roomy accommodations, with a gorgeous view! When the drapes are open you can see the ocean from the front porch - out the back windows. In fact, you can wake up in the morning and see the ocean from the bed! Did I mention this place has a killer view!?! Make certain you bring...

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

every holiday needs a wow factor and this was ours. We stayed in the apartment. It had great views of the bay. We watched hectors dolphins surfing from the deck and walked on the beach to see the petrified forest. On our first night we saw the blue penguins coming back to their nest under our apartment.. The bathroom was...

Thank filligirl
South Kensington
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Superb location right on the beach - modern spacious with all the facilities incl laundry and importantly an extremely comfortable.The outdoor barbecue came in very handy One could watch the Hectors dolphins playing and surfing from your deck.Contrary to previous reviewers we found the owners were very responsive and available whenever we needed them.The beach is stunning and fossilised forest...

Thank petesaund
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We were in the apartment. Lovely room with amazing bathroom, let down by the approach around side of main house past untidy outbuildings and there was some noise from next door but the room and view of the whole bay from the window and deck made up for everything. Be prepared for a noisy night visit from penguin which nests...

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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Possibly one of the most beautiful places you will ever stay! Quiet, beach literally on the doorstep, long pristine beach, and wildlife including dolphins, seals, penguins and bird life. Totally recommend it!

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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous view of a stunning beach, amazing wildlife- penguins and dolphins- a really special place to stay. The only downside might be the slight noise and smell from the blue penguin nest under the porch. I would like to live in this place permanently Also, very helpful having access to a washing machine and tumble drier

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Reviewed February 20, 2017

The area of Curio Bay is a very special place and these are wonderful accommodations. The beach studio is very comfortable, spacious, well equipped and nicely decorated with a large deck & great views esp with the early morning light. Be sure and watch the Yellow-Eyed Penguins come in at dusk at the nearby Petrified Forest (always amazing to see)....

Thank 4EverTraveler66
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Lovely spacious Beach studio in Curio Bay. Good bed, good bathroom and dolphins swimming right in front of the house. Be aware that there is hardly any foodsupply in Curio Bay. Do your shopping well before you go to this remote area.

Thank AmsterdamEnjoyer
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

If you love the se ( as we do ) ,this is the place for you.Stunning view of the bay ( the Porpoise Bay,Curio Bay is a short walk away ) You can spend hours ( we did ) just gazing out at the ever changing scene in front of you. There's a massive comfy bed and cosy sofa with...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Curio Bay Accommodation

Address: 501 Waikawa Curio Bay Road, Tokanui 9884, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Tokanui
Hotel Class:3 star — Curio Bay Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Curio Bay Boutique Hotel Tokanui
Curio Bay Accommodation Tokanui, Southland Region, New Zealand
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“Ask for boutique studio if you want to be quieter but don't know if the views are as good.”
WYorkshiretraveller, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
“Both units have the same size and interior.”
REISEGIGI, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“For New Zealanders, this may obvious, but for non New Zealanders is it very unusual to travel 30-40 miles to the nearest store.”
Tea_lover2013, Feb 3, 2016 | Read review
“Studio left was magnificent”
MikeN556, Dec 31, 2015 | Read review
“Have lodge on the right away from building site noise”
1stclassdiver758, Aug 10, 2015 | Read review
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