Homewood is beyond words. Our hosts, Nori and Dallas, made every moment perfect. The second we stepped off the boat we knew this place was magical. Set high on a hill, the views of the Pelorus Sounds are stunning. Inside Homewood no detail has been missed. Every room is luxuriously appointed and incredibly comfortable.
The area surrounding the home is filled with amazing hikes, boating, and more amazing views. It's the most peaceful, serene place I've ever been.
Nori is an amazing cook who went over the top with every meal. She cooked customary New Zealand dishes using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. At dinner she thoughtfully paired each course with amazing New Zealand wines.
Sunsets and evenings are spectacular too-- Homewood is the perfect place to spend an evening stargazing, especially with one of Nori's signature cocktails in hand.
This place is spectacular. Truly better than any experience you can imagine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Homewood Bay Lodge offers luxury accommodation in a unique setting featuring solitude and anonymity in the Marlborough Sounds amidst a private nature reserve. Enjoy breathtaking views and exclusive use of the 1100 acre reserve with its 4 miles of waterfront. Solitude and relaxation are at your disposal. Discretion is assured.The Lodge offers three luxury guest suites, with superb vistas of the Sound. All meals are included, paired with featured wines of the famous Marlborough wine region.The Lodge has no road access, and instead is reached only by boat, floatplane, or helicopter. There is excellent cell phone coverage and complimentary internet access. The experiences available at Homewood encompass a wide range, from relaxing on the deck with a book all the way to physical water- and land-based activities: you can be as active or inactive as you choose! ... more less