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Okiwa Bay Lodge
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Stunning view, friendly hosts and outstanding food and I can't forget the wine! We had a short one night stay at Okiwa Bay Lodge. No complaints whatsoever but one suggestion, at this level of accommodation I did expect a few more wee luxuries, nothing major. Things like the shower gel should really be better than Radox and just little touches like a travel size shampoo or conditioner would be helpful in the bathroom :o) Also if you are entertaining guests in the lounge until 11pm it might pay to keep the door closed as the sound travels to the bedrooms. Otherwise it's a wonderful place, Susie and Martin are lovely people and we will definitely stay there again. Cheers.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Okiwa_Bay_Lodge, Owner at Okiwa Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2012

Thank you for your comments. We are currently in negotiations with a distributor for toiletries. We are glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us. We hope that when you come again you will be able to experience more of the delights of the Marlborough region but also relax in the tranquility of Okiwa Bay Lodge.

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Reviewed February 22, 2012

The lovely Susie and Martin made our stay at Okiwa Bay Lodge the highlight of our New Zealand experience. We were so warmly welcomed into their beautiful home which is uniquiely designed to make the most of their amazing view.

The cedar hot tub overlooking the bay is an experience not to be missed, as are the delicious home cooked meals and wine.

We highly recommend Okiwa Bay Lodge to others looking for a unique accomodation experience with breathtaking views, delicious food and fantastic hosts.

Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Okiwa_Bay_Lodge, Owner at Okiwa Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2012

Your stay was short and sweet but your company was delightful. Thank you for your kind words. Despite the unsettled weather we were so pleased you enjoyed the beautiful views from our Piece of Paradise. Any time you need relaxation and tranquillity, you know where to come.

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Reviewed February 22, 2012

This Lodge, and the owners, Martin and Susie, are simply amazing! We arrived at Picton airport and was picked up by Martin, and we nattered all the way to the Lodge. The views are simply spectacular, and one could easily spend all day on nice day on the deck looking at the view! Our room was modern, spacious and very comfortable.

Martin and Susie are fantastic hosts, with lots of stories to be told. As it was a surprise weekend for us given to us by a friend, Martin (and Susie!) drove us around a bunch of lesser known vineyards on the Saturday, and we had a fantastic day, as well as a fantastic evening as we drank some of our purchases!

I would absolutely recommend staying at the Okiwa Bay Lodge - be prepared to be entertained!

Room Tip: They have a spa to hop into as well!
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Okiwa_Bay_Lodge, Owner at Okiwa Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2012

The whole weekend was an absolute pleasure to us. We were so delighted you enjoyed your surprise. Sharing breakfast on the decking with our guests and watching the sting wrays down below never ceases to thrill us. We look forward to your return visit when we will have more beautiful local places to show you and activities to undertake.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

We had two lovely nights with Susie and Martin. Our room had a drop dead gorgeous view down the Sounds. Susie had rung and asked if we would like dinner and a wine the first night we were staying which we agreed to, they were marvellous hosts we had a fantastic meal and several glasses of ann excellent savvy and a pleasant evening chatting with our hosts. It was so good we repeated it the following evening after a day on the Queen Charlotte mTrack. We would recommend staying here to anyone after a relaxing special place to go.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris C
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Okiwa_Bay_Lodge, Owner at Okiwa Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2012

We were delighted to meet you both and thoroughly enjoyed our discussions. Next time you come we will try to take you up the hillside to find the wild goats! Or you could cycle to find the lost gold mining town - you never know your luck!! We look forward to your next visit. Safe Cycling.

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

From the main highway, with 25 minutes driving into the and around the green hills, we arrived at a breath taking lodging. without any preparation, the view from the deck was second to none (after having been to milford sound and doubtful sound), as if you were sitting in between the hills. cooking up a hot bbq, cold beer, chatting with super friendly staff, life is good! the hostess also offered to drive us for the day out for wine tasting, which made me(the designated driver) a very merry/cherry date. Fantastic!

Room Tip: take a drive to the near by town, picton, take a stroll at waikara marina and watch the sunset from the karara point! Perfect for 3-4 hours short driving trip.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Okiwa_Bay_Lodge, Owner at Okiwa Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2012

It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your parents stay with us. We were delighted to be able to offer you the experience of tasting so many of the region's wonderful and unique wines. We do hope you will be able to come and stay again and explore more of the the beautiful Marlborough region.

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