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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

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... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2015

What a place to visit. The experience of boating 45 minutes to this Lodge with all the beautiful scenery was outstanding. Peaceful and a lot of history. Choices of activities a plenty including kayaking, fishing, hiking ( 1100acres of land ) through forests, boat trips, brilliant scenery or you can relax in the lodge and just enjoy the peace and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We rate Homewood Bay Lodge as one of the best places in the world. Its where you can do as much or as little as you feel. We wanted a special weekend away and that's exactly what we got. All arrangements were taken care of to make our trip effortless. The attention to detail at Homewood is outstanding - its... More 

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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Homewood: this NZ vacation paradise, nestled on a mountainside overlooking a scenic expanse of Pelorus Sound (at the northern tip of the South Island) is a sensory delight: the interior of the house is a masterful construction of red and silver beech, western cedar, and Douglas fir; the furnishings are impeccable, the meals exquisite, the hospitality superb. This is not... More 

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Thank Jasonslate
Seattle, Washington
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1 review
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... More 

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Portland, OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank K T
NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this review

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

Palo Alto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank ChefUzma
NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this review

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! More 

Portland, OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank K T
NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this review

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! More 

Los Altos, California
2 reviews
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... More 

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Thank Gretchen P
NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this review

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! More 

Los Angeles
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2012

I can't rave highly enough about the Homewood Bay Lodge and our experience there. My wife and I wanted to get away from it all and this remote lodge was recommend to us by friends, who couldn't have picked a more ideal spot for us. We sat on the main deck off the main living room, enjoying the bay view,... More 

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1 Thank Heath J
NZ_travelSTAR, Guest Relations Manager at Homewood Bay Lodge, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed all the amenities, activities and local touches that we like to provide to our guests. We look forward to hosting you again soon! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Homewood Bay Lodge

Address: Pelorus Sound, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region
Price Range: $914 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Every room has a great view of the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles Jasonslate, 25 Mar 2014 | Read review
“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!”
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 of 5 bubbles ChefUzma, 25 Mar 2012 | Read review
“The Pohutakawa room is beautiful and one wakes to a view of the water.”
 of 5 bubbles GretchenP_12, 18 Jan 2012 | Read review
“Ask for the "red room"”
 of 5 bubbles HeathJ266, 11 Jan 2012 | Read review
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