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Homewood Bay Lodge
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

My wife and I spent 5 amazing days at Homewood Bay Lodge. As we set off that fifth day, watching the red roofed Homewood recede in the distance and waving to Dallas and Nori (the lovely owners), we started making plans for how we could get back. This was a perfect get away for two people who really needed a get away - a relaxing, visually stunning, spiritually renewing adventure. From the moment we arrived and looked out of our bedroom window at the dramatic and relatively undiscovered Pelorus Sound, we felt relaxed and right at home. Nori and Dallas were such wonderful hosts, such wonderful and generous people - we were well taken care of and enjoyed getting to know this kind and generous couple. We ate well (green lip muscles!), drank well, and slept well. My wife and I enjoyed an amazing sunset hike, caught fish from the dock, and took a guided hike to homewood peak where we took in the 360 view. New Zealand is an amazing country, and Homewood Bay is an amazing place. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

We returned to Homewood for a second visit last week, and our second trip lived up to our first! Again our every request was accommodated, and the host/hostess as pleasant as before. We hiked, collected scallops, and enjoyed the open bar. :) Again we renewed our souls, feeling like we truly got away from the chaos that can infringe on our lives. We will return!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank K T
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NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2012

Thank you so much for visiting us again--we can't wait for you to return and try even more new activities!

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

My husband and I stayed in December 2011 and were immediately in awe of the location. If you are looking for a stay in a serene part of the sounds, this is it. It is intimate, tucked away in the hills overlooking the sounds. You really feel like the only ones around. The hosts are some of the most gracious people we've ever met. The meals were made according to our dietary restrictions and because meals were served in the dining room of the house, you really felt 'at home' even in such a spacious, luxurious place. The home is away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding towns and Chris from Pelorus sound taxi gave us a great history lesson on the area on our way to and from the home.

The rooms are immaculately clean and well decorated. The bed is huge and comfortable. We regretted our short stay - we hope to be back to enjoy the surroundings and mostly the hospitality again! It rained during our stay so we have yet to enjoy the many activities offered in the area. A stay at Homewood is well worth the boat trip over!

Room Tip: The Pohutukawa Suite has a sweeping view of the sound. But not to worry, once you book the lodge, you have the place to yourself and can choose from any of the 3 rooms!
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank ChefUzma
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NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2012

Thank you ChefUzma! We appreciate the kind words and hope you'll be able to make it again sometime for a longer trip and more exploration of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds!

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Reviewed 23 January 2012

We felt so at home with the host/hostess at Homewood - our every request was accommodated. It was the perfect escape from our busy lives - we loved the solitude and privacy. My husband craves a true escape from his busy life, and we found it at Homewood. The surroundings are gorgeous - we hiked, biked, and finally felt like we really got away from it all. We will absolutely return! Thank you!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Thank K T
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NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2012

We're so glad you were able to get away for a little R&R--we agree that the Sounds are the ideal place to leave your worries behind!

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Reviewed 19 January 2012

My husband and I traveled to Homewood Bay Lodge and were delighted with not only the special scenery afforded by the Sounds, but also the beautiful accommodation provided and the delicious meals featuring local foods. The wine pairings proved to be spectacular in every way. The hospitality was superb and our every need was catered to as we hiked in the hills, had a picnic on the beach and in general just enjoyed our experience. Truly a unique time and my husband loved being there which is sometimes unusual for our travels together.

Room Tip: The Pohutakawa room is beautiful and one wakes to a view of the water.
  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gretchen P
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NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2012

Thank you for your kind feedback--we enjoyed having you and glad you were able to share our amazing view, as it never gets tiring for us either!

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