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“Our return trip as lovely as our first!”
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Homewood Bay Lodge
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We returned to Homewood for a second visit last week, and our second trip lived up to our first! Again our every request was accommodated, and the host/hostess as pleasant as before. We hiked, collected scallops, and enjoyed the open bar. :) Again we renewed our souls, feeling like we truly got away from the chaos that can infringe on our lives. We will return!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank K T
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NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2012

Thank you so much for visiting us again--we can't wait for you to return and try even more new activities!

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Reviewed March 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed in December 2011 and were immediately in awe of the location. If you are looking for a stay in a serene part of the sounds, this is it. It is intimate, tucked away in the hills overlooking the sounds. You really feel like the only ones around. The hosts are some of the most gracious people we've ever met. The meals were made according to our dietary restrictions and because meals were served in the dining room of the house, you really felt 'at home' even in such a spacious, luxurious place. The home is away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding towns and Chris from Pelorus sound taxi gave us a great history lesson on the area on our way to and from the home.

The rooms are immaculately clean and well decorated. The bed is huge and comfortable. We regretted our short stay - we hope to be back to enjoy the surroundings and mostly the hospitality again! It rained during our stay so we have yet to enjoy the many activities offered in the area. A stay at Homewood is well worth the boat trip over!

Room Tip: The Pohutukawa Suite has a sweeping view of the sound. But not to worry, once you book the lodge, y...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2012

Thank you ChefUzma! We appreciate the kind words and hope you'll be able to make it again sometime for a longer trip and more exploration of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds!

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

We felt so at home with the host/hostess at Homewood - our every request was accommodated. It was the perfect escape from our busy lives - we loved the solitude and privacy. My husband craves a true escape from his busy life, and we found it at Homewood. The surroundings are gorgeous - we hiked, biked, and finally felt like we really got away from it all. We will absolutely return! Thank you!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank K T
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NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2012

We're so glad you were able to get away for a little R&R--we agree that the Sounds are the ideal place to leave your worries behind!

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Reviewed January 18, 2012

My husband and I traveled to Homewood Bay Lodge and were delighted with not only the special scenery afforded by the Sounds, but also the beautiful accommodation provided and the delicious meals featuring local foods. The wine pairings proved to be spectacular in every way. The hospitality was superb and our every need was catered to as we hiked in the hills, had a picnic on the beach and in general just enjoyed our experience. Truly a unique time and my husband loved being there which is sometimes unusual for our travels together.

Room Tip: The Pohutakawa room is beautiful and one wakes to a view of the water.
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  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2012

Thank you for your kind feedback--we enjoyed having you and glad you were able to share our amazing view, as it never gets tiring for us either!

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Reviewed January 11, 2012

I can't rave highly enough about the Homewood Bay Lodge and our experience there. My wife and I wanted to get away from it all and this remote lodge was recommend to us by friends, who couldn't have picked a more ideal spot for us. We sat on the main deck off the main living room, enjoying the bay view, sipping local wines and we were in paradise. There was plenty of exploring to do--hiking, walking on the beach, mountain biking, kayaking, but we ended up just relaxing, enjoying the food and the hospitality. This was also the cleanest place we stayed in New Zealand and no detail was overlooked. There was Voss water in our room, with Port, chocolates and cookies. I highly recommend this place. We took a water taxi out there, which gave us a good view of the area and the driver told us lots about the history of the sounds. If you like things off the beaten path, this is a gem.

Room Tip: Ask for the "red room"
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2012

We're so glad you enjoyed all the amenities, activities and local touches that we like to provide to our guests. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Additional Information about Homewood Bay Lodge

Address: Pelorus Sound, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 86 Specialty Lodging in Marlborough Region
Price Range: $640 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Homewood Bay Lodge offers luxury accommodation in a unique setting featuring solitude and anonymity in the Marlborough Sounds amidst a private nature reserve. Enjoy breathtaking views and exclusive use of the 1100 acre reserve with its 4 miles of waterfront. Solitude and relaxation are at your disposal. Discretion is assured.The Lodge offers three luxury guest suites, with superb vistas of the Sound. All meals are included, paired with featured wines of the famous Marlborough wine region.The Lodge has no road access, and instead is reached only by boat, floatplane, or helicopter. There is excellent cell phone coverage and complimentary internet access. The experiences available at Homewood encompass a wide range, from relaxing on the deck with a book all the way to physical water- and land-based activities: you can be as active or inactive as you choose! ... more   less 

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