We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Felt like home”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Picton
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Whatamonga Homestay
Ranked #7 of 23 Picton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Our first time on South Island and we made the perfect choice. Colette is a wonderful host, her breakfasts are everything you could want and the view is perfection. We used this location to explore some of the North part of South Island including Picton, Havelock, Blenheim and the wineries of Marlborough.
Yes it's a winding road and the parking is tight but neither is an issue and since there isn't much traffic on the road it's really quiet.
Highly recommended

Room Tip: We stayed in the first chalet and it met all our needs.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Milesriver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management response:Responded 24 June 2012

Thank you for your feedback and for posting the yacht race photo. It is always so amazing to see how the scene from your unit/deck can change thoughout the day. We are thrilled you found Whatamonga Homestay a great location to undertaken your various Marlborough excursions from. Colette looks forward to hosting you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (53)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

48 - 53 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 20 June 2012

We loved our visit to Whatamonga Homestay! It was a short drive on a curvy road (what other kind of road is there in NZ?) to get there, which made it easy to head to town for dinner or to visit the Queen Charlotte Track. We were at the end of a fantastic but fatiguing 3 weeks in NZ, so we decided, why drive to the Track to find a view, when we had the same spectacular view of the Marlborough Sounds right from our deck? We stayed in one of the 2 cottages with our own deck and small kitchenette, all very clean and tastefully decorated. We had lots of privacy with the hillsides and landscaping all around and only the next cottage door for a neighbor. It was quiet! When we did want company or directions for things to do, Colette was a wonderful host. We really enjoyed our visits over breakfast, with the same fantastic views. She gave us great ideas for wineries to visit in Blenheim, which as only a half hour drive away over good roads. And what a place to come back to, and have a glass of wine on the deck looking over the water! Plus we made the short climb down to the water and used the kayaks for a paddle on the very calm waters.

Parking was fine and very convenient but I agree with other reviewers that it was a little tricky getting out but once you learned the trick it was not a problem. The cottage was roomy until we pulled the hide-a-bed out, and then it was cozy but not cramped.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank JohnS_from_MN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management response:Responded 21 June 2012

Thanks for taking the time to review Whatamonga Homestay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our tranquil setting, our individual cottages with panorama views of the bay and took up the opportunity to explore the water from our kayaks. Your 2 night stay gave you a great opportunity to explore the local area, but we are sure there is more that the Marlborough Sounds can offer you. We would be delighted if you would visit again.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 June 2012

We stayed in one of the units for 2 nights and loved it! The location is excellent having stunning views and peaceful and private surroundings - simply wonderful!!! It is well worth the 10 minute drive from Picton to stay in such a beautiful place, a show case of New Zealand scenery at its best.

Colette is an excellent host and very knowledgeable about the area and what it has to offer.

The unit we stayed in was spacious, clean and well appointed with a view from the deck over the sounds. The walk down through the gardens to the water listening to the native birds made this extra special

If you are planning to visit the Marlborough Sounds we recommend the Whatamonga bed and breakfast homestay to all. We look forward to visiting again soon - actually we wish we could live there!

Room Tip: The unit we stayed in had a comfortable queen size bed and a sofa bed which was great for our daught...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Discerning_Kiwis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2012

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Whatamonga Homestay. It was a pleasure to be your hosts.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 June 2012

The pictures you see on the website are an accurate representation of how lovely this place is. Truly beautiful views. We stayed in one of the individual units which were very comfortable with big windows and a deck overlooking the water. Parking was a bit tight, but the room was much more spacious than I expected and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was delicious and there were homebaked treats in the fridge to enjoy upon arrival. You feel very welcome at Whatamonga but still are able to enjoy your privacy. Colette is a friendly host. Excellent place for a homestay and a very nice area to explore. I quite enjoyed Picton and if you have a vehicle (this is a few kilometres outside of town) it's a good base for exploration.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Patricia G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2012

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are thrilled that you had such a enjoyable stay. Colette would really welcome the chance to host you again when you return to the Marlborough Sounds.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank gilles p
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 May 2013
Google Translation

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank kasago9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2013

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Picton
2.7 km away
Bay Vista Waterfront Motel
14.1 km away
Okiwa Bay Lodge
Okiwa Bay Lodge
#1 of 5 in Anakiwa
250 reviews
12.9 km away
Tanglewood Bed & Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.5 km away
Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast
6.1 km away
Glengary Bed and Breakfast
21.8 km away
Kiwiss B & B
Kiwiss B & B
#1 of 3 in Havelock
55 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Whatamonga Homestay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Whatamonga Homestay

Address: 425 Port Underwood Road, Picton 7281, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Picton
Price Range: $111 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whatamonga Home Stay is a unique bed and breakfast experience located in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Whatamonga was purpose-built to provide two separate guest apartments and two guestrooms with private entrance on the ground floor of the main house. All offer private sunny decks overlooking the picturesque waters of the Sounds.Set in idyllic bush with panoramic views over Whatamonga Bay and Queen Charlotte Sound, the accommodation offers seclusion and direct access to the beach,yet Picton is only 9 kilometres drive away. Water activities abound, including swimming at the beach, fishing from the jetty, taking the dinghy or kayaks out in the bay, visiting the salmon and mussel farms, or fishing charters.Meals are served in the house, apartments, rooms, or alfresco on the deck.Whatamonga Homestay enjoys a Five Star TripAdvisor rating. See more details at dub dub dub whsl.co.nz ... more   less 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing