Marjorie, my wife, and I have just spent a wonderfull 3 days at Bay View in Kaikora. Our host Margaret is the most wonderfull person you could wish to meet. Her one aim in life appears to be to make you happy and comfortabe in her home. Bay View is a large bungalow looking out over Kaikoura bay. The view from the large picture window in the breakfast room is awesome. Margaret produces most of the food in her own garden. She also bakes her own bread, which is so light and tasty, it is difficult not to ask for more. If you are going to Kaikoura ther is no accommodation to come anywhere near Bay View.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Margaret Woodill is the classic Kiwi grandmother and thinks nothing of getting up at 5.30 am to cook a full breakfast including homemade bread before your whale watching or dolphin swimming trip in Kaikoura, New Zealand. She’s lived in her Kaikoura peninsula home with its sweeping views of sea and mountains since 1934. She began taking in passing travellers over 20 years ago, just before the whales and dolphins turned the township into a tourist Mecca. When her four children left home, opening a bed and breakfast seemed a logical use for spare bedrooms and bathrooms. Since husband Bob’s death in 1999, Margaret says guests are her family and that’s why she calls it a HOMESTAY rather than a B&B. ... more less