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Reviewed March 8, 2017

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights. This is a fantastic B&B with a wonderful hostess, Collette. She made us a delicious breakfast every morning and shared stories about NZ.Did I mention she had cookies and fruit to welcome us? She was also really helpful in making last minute reservations for a wine tour. One of the mornings we went kayaking in the beautiful Bay. That was AMAZING -a bit cold- but absolutely stunning. Collette has a dinghy and kayaks for you to use. Really, her home is one of the most beautiful places we have been to and we miss waking up to that view.

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. Our spectacular view right on the waters edge with easy road acess is why we chose to build Whatamonga Homestay. Being able to explore the area from the water at your own pace is just one of the many special activities our B & B offers. Colette looks forward to welcoming you back to Whatamonga Homestay in the very near future.

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Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

We were warmly greeted by Colette on arrival and she did everything to ensure we had a wonderful stay. Our cabin was clean and cosy, no tv but not necessary with the amazing views and we were just sad we didn't have good weather so we could sit on our decking. The only criticism is there is no wifi and we struggled without for 5 days!

Colette suggested wineries to visit and kindly booked a lunch for us at one of them when it was raining, which was great as we would not have got in without a phone call and it was a wonderful lunch. She also phoned the boat company for us when we did The Queen Charlotte Walk and nothing is too much trouble.

Continental breakfast is provided with muesli, fruit, yoghurt, and either homemade scones, muffins or croissants each day.

We had a very enjoyable stay at Whatamonga Homestay.

Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Victoria996
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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your 5 days at Whatamonga and got to see and appreciate all that the area has to offer. Thanks for your feedback on WiFi. As we are in such an idyllic location, fibre optic internet connections are simply not available. Our guests do enjoy the calmness and serenity of our picturesque location and often comment how nice it is to take a break from the fast, paced, instant cyber world...We hope to welcome you back to Whatamonga some time soon...Kia Ora.

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Reviewed January 10, 2017

We stayed at this piece of paradise October 2016 and will definitely stay again. We were greeted by Collette who was a joy to talk to, was very attentive to insure we were comfortable and was very knowledgeable about the Picton area and New Zealand in general. There were homemade cookies and fresh fruit in our cozy, clean, modern unit with stunning views of the sound. Enjoyed homemade jams and homemade muesli for breakfast and delicious sandwiches for our trip to our next destination. Saw lots of birds, seals, dolphins, stingray, ferries, ships, etc. Would have been great to stay longer than 2 days. Exceptional value. Exceeded expectations. Tip on finding the location: it is on the left hand side of the road just after you see the house number 424 on the right if you are coming from Picton. Tip on getting onto the road from the homestay - roll down your window and listen for traffic as it is a bit of a blind spot.

Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

"Magnificient View" is so often exclaimed by our guests as they initially enter their unit at Whatamonga Homestay. We are so thrilled you had the chance to see for yourself the birds, seals, dolphins, stingrays that frequent the bay and are so easy sighted from your very own private deck. Colette enjoys providing the homemade extras for her guests - jams, muesli, biscuits. We hope to see you back in NZ one day soon. Thanks for taking the time to post your comment.

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Reviewed December 21, 2016

Our family of six had a wonderful visit at Whatamonga Homestay. This very nice bed and breakfast sits above the Marlborough Sounds though a quick walk takes you to the rocky beach below. The views are spectacular, even on the one rainy day we had. Colette is a terrific host and is always willing to answer questions about local restaurants and activities. Her breakfasts were amazing and included a hot baked treat each day. If we are ever lucky enough to return to Picton, we will stay here again.

Room tip: The separate chalets have the best views and are wonderful.
Date of stay: December 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Lyn5757
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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2017

Hosting your family at Whatamonga Homestay was such fun for us to. The opportunity for you all to be together but still have your own space in units and rooms certainly made for a fun holiday. Colette enjoyed meeting you all and encouraging you to see all that the Marlbourgh Sounds offers. We hope to see you again for your next family reunion.

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Reviewed December 16, 2016

We stayed two nights and wished we could stay longer. Collette was charming and we enjoyed the breakfasts she made. The views from the units were amazing and very relaxing. It is close to Picton and not far from Blenheim Marlborough Wineries

Room tip: Drive is very steep but it is worth it for the view
Date of stay: November 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alistair W, Owner at Whatamonga Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2017

Spectacular,beautiful, stunning are some of words are guests exclaim as they step onto their private balcony and view the picturesque Marlborough Sounds for the first time. It truly is a beautiful spot and so hard to capture in photographs. We are so thrilled you got to see it for yourselves and enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for posting a comment and Colette looks forward to seeing you back at Whatamonga Homestay very soon.

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