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“A lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Havenlee Homestay

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Havenlee Homestay
Ranked #3 of 16 Westport B&B and Inns
Newark, DE
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“A lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

I spent one night there on my trip from Glacier Area to Kaiteriteri. It Is one of the most lovely places I've ever stayed. The room is so clean and well appointed and it made me want to go home immediately to clean my own house. The included breakfast was not only full of choices but also fancily presented. The cookie Jan baked tasted heavenly, as well as the muffins she sent me for on the road. This place will inspire me always.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Lake Placid, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

My husband and I spent a night at Havenlee with Jan and Ian on our way around the country and couldn't have been more pleased with our choice! The hospitality was unmatched, and the room was clean and charming. We even received a chocolate on our pillow at night, and Jan's homemade muffins as part of our massive breakfast in the morning! We especially enjoyed chatting with Jan over coffee about New Zealand culture -- what better way to get to know a place than by learning from a true local!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

Jan and Ian go to a lot of trouble to make you feel really at home in their beautiful home. It was a delight to stay there, just wish we could have stayed longer. Very clean, very comfy, beautiful garden, tasty breakfast and welcoming hosts - it was lovely to meet them and we'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

Thank you Jan and Ian for a lovely stay in your home. As we were on the final days of our trip our visit to you made everything perfect. Our accomodations were perfect. Your interest and welcoming smiles made each day special....and the food!!! the very best!!! Homemade bread and muffins are still on our minds.....thanks again, Annie and Chris Burton

Room Tip: Loved the annex
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Entering the house of Jan & Ian just felt immediately like coming home: we were welcome like good friends and offered to feel at home in their entire sweet house.

We were travelling with our son and as they did not have another bed, Jan and Ian happily rearranged the room so we could let him sleep on one of our air mattresses. We had the room with private bath room/shower and toilet located just besides our room. Our room had access to the nice garden where there was a small terrace, table and chairs nicely arranged to enjoy the warm evening.

We could use their fridge and freezer for our fresh stuff and Ian invited us to make ourselves comfortable in the living room. Jan had plenty of hints of what we could do as well in Westport as on our way down to Hokitika - we very much enjoyed the Truman Walk close to Punakaiki, thank you Jan!!!!

We also found Carter's Beach, its playground and the Café at the beach road very enjoyable and had a good time at the lighthouse and the seal colony.

Jan and Ian's home is just in the center of Westport city so you can walk to the city restaurants, shops etc. However it is also quiet and we had a good and deep sleep at their home.

Although we stayed with Jan and Ian for one night, only, we very much enjoyed living their home. I forgot to mention that we were happily invited to use their phone to arrange our next stays.

We will return coming back to Westport!

Room Tip: We had the room vis-à-vis the entrance door with the nice garden terrace. We loved that room
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

Absolutely awesome hosts and accommodation. Has to be the best experience we've had away from home. We will be coming again. Jan and Ian you are the best, muffins were great too THANK YOU

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2011

Jan & Ian are lovely hosts who make you feel so welcome from the moment you walk through the door.The rooms are spotless and Jan gives you a great homemade breakfast.
You are made to feel at ease immediately. if you need to know anything about Westport or New Zealand,they are more than helpful.Also if you just want to chat,they have always time for you.I enjoyed my two nights here immensely.
Great place to stay,great value for money as well.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Havenlee Homestay

Property: Havenlee Homestay
Address: 76 Queen Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Havenlee Homestay 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Choice for First Class Hospitality. Havenlee Homestay is a spacious, quality home offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation to travellers. We are very centrally located in the South Island town of Westport NZ. There are 2 double guest bedrooms, 1 with a queen sized bed, with private bathroom suite. The 2nd bedroom is located in an annexed (or self contained) area located in the southern end of Havenlee. The bedroom has a king sized bed which can be converted into two singles, a well appointed private bathroom, a kitchenette with tea/coffee making facilities, microwave oven, toaster and fridge. A generous full breakfast is served in the dining room. Havenlee is within walking distance of many restaurants. WiFi and laundry facilities are available to our guests at no extra charge. ... more   less 
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