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OceanSpray Homestay
Ranked #3 of 9 Ohope B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stumbled across this Homestay at the last minute and our expectations were totally exceeded. This is a spacious, well equipped, immaculate 3 bedroomed homestay right on the beach, with all the comforts you could wish for and more. Francis spoilt us rotten with her welcoming hospitality and generosity. We didn't need a thing, she had thought of everything and stocked the kitchen! The beach is beautiful and the stay, quiet, easy and very comfortable indeed. I wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely be going back when we are next heading that way! Thank you Francis and John.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

This family arrived on a cold wintery day, but the smiles on their faces as they stepped into the warmth of my homestay, showed sunny smiles as they exclaimed over all the homely comforts we have within our homestay - very comfy beds, toys - DVDs for the kids, cosy warm ambience, a bath for the girls, and plenty of provisions in the well stocked larder and fridge for instant snacks and for a meal. They were a pleasure to have here, and we enjoyed spoiling them for their stay.
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ocean Spray is an amazing place to stay, I have been fortunate to stay there many times and each time I am greeted with the same level of amazing service as always.

The facilities that are provided are far in excess of what i expected, the beds are all comfortable, there is plenty of space for young and old. The only person who likes Ocean Spray more then my self is my young Son who loves staying here.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

These guests come so often, they feel like family and we enjoy having them here to stay. They love our home and all we offer, and we enjoy their company and having a social time with them.
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Frances and John have kindly hosted us for many years. Oceanspray accommodates the changing needs of our family - from relaxation to adventure.

The beachfront location means you are literally a hop skip and a jump from the spectacular Ohope Beach - one of New Zealand's most beautiful.

I have stayed at Oceanspray for business and for pleasure and every time I return I breathe a sigh of contentment and joy.

Would recommend Oceanspray on every level.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

These guests have come so many times they sure feel like family and we love having them here. They enjoy our home so much and we enjoy their company. It is a pleasure to have them here.
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were met with such great hospitality and warmth.

The hosts, Frances and John ensured we felt right at home for the entirety of the trip and were more then happy to provide us with invaluable local insight into the our travel itinerary to make sure we didn't miss out on anything!

If your going to Whakatane or Ohope the OceanSpray Homestay then this is the best accommodation!

I cannot wait to come back!

Room Tip: There is no swimming pool or fitness centre but when there is kayaks overlooking the beach then your...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014

We enjoy hosting such wonderful guests that appreciate our home and enjoy our food and hospitality. Providing the guests with local knowledge of our area and offering them places to see, things to do are part of our hospitality, which we enjoy doing. Also making our place like "home" for them with home baking, good food, and wine and plenty of conversation. Plus showing off our "volcano" - White Island, and the wonderful sea views from our upstairs living spaces over a glass of wine, and platters of food.
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Wonderful, comfortable accomodation with everything you can think of on hand in case you have forgotten something. Frances thinks of everything including fantastic home baking to greet you on your arrival. Peaceful location with the sea at the bottom of the garden. Wonderful beach walks whatever the weather or season. I think we have now stayed at OceanSpray 8 times so I can safely say it's GREAT!!! Stay here just once and you are guaranteed to return again and again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

This lovely family have been coming here 8 times, they are such a wonderful family and love the family apartment we provide. They have become firm friends now. It is great to catch up on their happenings each time they come.
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

If you are seeking all the comforts of home plus more, then Oceanspray is the holiday spot for you! What with amazing hospitality, friends for life, direct access to the beach, comfortable beds, superior linen, chocolates, wine, home made goodies, well stocked pantry, flat screen TV's, DVD's, books, magazines, games, brazier for those marshmellows, kayaks & much much more - Oceanspray definitely exceeds all expectations & has to be the best B&B in the world! We have been visiting this very special spot for 10 years & it never fails to please. All B&B's / self contained places should pay a visit & take a leaf out of Fran's book on how to satisfy the customer. Thanks yet again to Frances & John for another memorable holiday - we will be back!
Our only disappointment is that we couldn't stay longer as work beckoned!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

These guests( friends now!) have been coming here for 10 years, and we immensely enjoy their company, especially around the brazier on New Year's Eve with marshmellows and liqueurs. They are a pleasure to have in our homestay, they appreciate all the extra touches we provide. They enjoy the benefits of "their holiday home" without having to do maintenance, lawns etc. We look forward to their return each year, wtih providing great hospitality with a weekly BBQ together, and lots of evenings - drinks in hand - watching the sun go down over "our slice of paradise" here at Ohope Beach. We appreciate their wonderful comments about our Homestay. We love hosting and having return guests.
Fran & John - Business Owners.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

I returned after visiting with my mother last September 2011 during the Rugby World Cup. This time I brought my wife and two adult children before going tramping at Lake Waikaremoana. Once again excellent, with great accommodation, superb food, and wonderful hosting from Frances and John.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

It was such a pleasure having these guests again, and to meet the rest of the family so they too could enjoy our slice of paradise and our hospitality. We really enjoyed their company and wished they could have stayed longer. We hope they will return again. Frances, B&B Owner, Oceanspray Homestay.

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Additional Information about OceanSpray Homestay

Address: 283a Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohope 3121, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Ohope
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ohope
Price Range: $110 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 

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