We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

OceanSpray Homestay

283a Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohope 3121 New Zealand
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all


Welcome to our slice of paradise at our Beachside Homestay. Within our two level home, downstairs - is a 3 bedroom self contained apartment with kitchen/lounge, two bathrooms (one is an ensuite). Modern decor, quality furnishings, and 3 TVs, DVDs. Comprehensive breakfast foods are supplied into the apartment for self help. Come upstairs to our living space and enjoy the wonderful sea views from our decks and our warm hospitality/home baking & complimentary wine. Families warmly welcomed, with toys,books,beach gear, two kayaks. A peaceful beachside retreat.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
31Reviews1Q+A5Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 31
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveler type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
We spent two nights with Frances and John in their beach-front home on Ohope Beach. Our accommodation was the entire lower level - spacious living room, kitchen, with supplies in the fridge and pantry, fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom and ensuite. Very warm and comfortable. The front door opens out onto the dunes of Ohope Beach. When we arrived, there was a still-warm quiche ready for us on the kitchen bench plus a bottle of wine, very welcome after a long drive, a bowl of fruit and chocolates, and freshly baked brownies. Fran and John are delightful hosts, and could not do more for us, and we ended up feeling like family. We could not believe our luck that we had stumbled upon OceanSpray. You will not find better. Our only regret was that our timetable did not allow us to stay any extra nights. We understand why Frances has many repeat and long-term guests. Excellent value. If you are in the Whakatane-Ohope area, make OceanSpray your first stop.
Read more
Response from FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay
Responded May 15, 2019
It was our pleasure to have these wonderful guests. We enjoy the hospitality part of our hosting guests, and providing them with warmth, comfort and food, along with sharing our home and the wonderful views of Ohope Beach and the Pacific Ocean. These delightful guests we felt we had known them for years, and enjoyed our conversations with them over wine and nibbles. They certainly felt like family and we hope they will return as our “repeat guests”. Fran and John Business Owner Oceanspray Homestay, Ohope Beach
Read more
My 2 friends and I recently spent a wonderful 4 nights at this beautiful homestay. Frances and John are amazing and friendly hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. The sunny 3 double bedrooms in the guest wing at ground level are spacious and so comfortable. I had the best night's sleep ever in the bedroom with the King bed. Divine. There is an en suite plus a separate full bathroom, a lounge with TV and stacks of DVD's, books and magazines so there is never a dull moment. However, with a beautiful ocean beach just a few steps from the door who would want to stay inside. There is a generously stocked pantry and lovely kitchenette and an outdoor bbq area. As previous guests have noted, there are kayaks and bicycles available free of charge to guests also.There are lovely coffee shops, restaurants and art galleries within an easy walk. I have travelled extensively in Europe, UK and NZ and speaking from experience, OceanSpray is one of the nicest Homestays I have had the pleasure of spending time at. My friends and I will definitely be back.
Read more
Response from FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay
Responded Dec 11, 2016
Sharing our homestay with these wonderful warm friendly guests and providing warm hospitality is a pleasure for us, as well as ensuring their stay is comfortable and cosy and providing an ample pantry of goodies so that all their needs are met. Also showing them what our area - Beautiful Ohope - has to offer - good coffee shops, restaurants, art gallery and of course our beautiful beach providing a peaceful scenic walk after a lovely breakfast. The guests pleasure at staying at our homestay is reflected in the wonderful review these ones have written and we thank them for words of praise for our homestay. Fran, Business Owner
Read more
The value of this gorgeous apartment is astounding. Our comfortable room, large lounge and kitchen. All wonderfully appointed and super warm and comfy. We stepped out our door and within 20 paces we were at Ohope Beach. Our hosts Frances and John are really warm and generous. Thank you for our wonderful stay.
Read more
Response from FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay
Responded Dec 11, 2016
We enjoy providing warm hospitality to all our guests, and ensuring their stay is a memorable one . We endeavour to make our homestay a home away from home and making it as comfortable and cosy as possible so guests can relax and enjoy the ambience of our place. These guests were such a pleasure to have in our home and enjoyed meeting them over a wine and some canapés. We appreciated their feedback on Trip Advisor. Fran, Business Owner
Read more
During our stay with the gracious, thoughtful hosts at OceanSpray we learned that many of their guests return year after year. We would count ourselves very fortunate indeed to be able to return to their home and enjoy again their impeccable hospitality. From the very first inquiry email through to our stay and beyond we were made to feel not only welcome, but wanted. Our hosts took an honest interest in sharing their home and heritage: they are wonderful ambassadors of Aotearoa New Zealand. Amenities are ample, care of guests' comfort is incomparable and every meal is first rate. You will want for nothing, Frances and John stand by that as a matter of pride. We cannot emphasize enough the quality on offer here and recommend that you stop looking for a place to stay and contact OceanSpray right now! The only disappointment will be finding them already booked.
Read more
Response from FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay
Responded Dec 11, 2016
We warmly welcomed lovely guests such as these delightful people and enjoyed providing warm hospitality to such friendly people.We enjoy hearing about their travels and also their country and sitting around with a meal and a glass of wine while enjoying our ocean views, is a wonderful way to get to know our guests. We love sharing our home with such friendly appreciative guests as these people were. And thank them for the wonderful review they gave our homestay. Fran, Businss Owner
Read more
We spent 5 lovely days with our two little boys at ocean spray homestay. Its a perfect place for family holliday. There is everything you need and even more. Kayaks, lots of toys for the kids, even bicycles. The appartment is very spacious. The fridge was full of breakfast stuff, it was hard to eat it all ;-) The beach is next to the garden. Everything was very clean. We had a very warm welcome and Fran makes us feel like visit some well known friends or family.
Read more
Response from FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay
Responded Dec 23, 2015
It was such a pleasure to host this lovely family and to share our home with them. The children loved the toys, and the beach. We were very happy they chose our Homestay as their holiday here in the beautiful Bay of Plenty here at Ohope Beach. Fran, Business Owner
Read more
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionOhope
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about OceanSpray Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to OceanSpray Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Ohope Beach (0.6 miles), Mataatua: The House That Came Home (3.6 miles), and Kohi Point Lookout (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at OceanSpray Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at OceanSpray Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to OceanSpray Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kopeo Indian Restaurant, Bar & Takeaway, L'Epicerie, and White Island Cafe.
Is OceanSpray Homestay located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Ohope.
Are there any historical sites close to OceanSpray Homestay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Te Papaka (3.8 miles).