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OceanSpray Homestay

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Auckland_New Zealand
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My 2 friends and I recently spent a wonderful 4 nights at this beautiful homestay. Frances and John are amazing and friendly hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. The sunny 3 double bedrooms in the guest wing at ground level are spacious and so comfortable. I had the best night's sleep ever in the bedroom with the...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

Sharing our homestay with these wonderful warm friendly guests and providing warm hospitality is a pleasure for us, as well as ensuring their stay is comfortable and cosy and providing an ample pantry of goodies so that all their needs are met. Also showing them what our area - Beautiful Ohope - has to offer - good coffee shops, restaurants,...

Tairua, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The value of this gorgeous apartment is astounding. Our comfortable room, large lounge and kitchen. All wonderfully appointed and super warm and comfy. We stepped out our door and within 20 paces we were at Ohope Beach. Our hosts Frances and John are really warm and generous. Thank you for our wonderful stay.

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

We enjoy providing warm hospitality to all our guests, and ensuring their stay is a memorable one . We endeavour to make our homestay a home away from home and making it as comfortable and cosy as possible so guests can relax and enjoy the ambience of our place. These guests were such a pleasure to have in our home...

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 25 December 2015

During our stay with the gracious, thoughtful hosts at OceanSpray we learned that many of their guests return year after year. We would count ourselves very fortunate indeed to be able to return to their home and enjoy again their impeccable hospitality. From the very first inquiry email through to our stay and beyond we were made to feel not...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

We warmly welcomed lovely guests such as these delightful people and enjoyed providing warm hospitality to such friendly people.We enjoy hearing about their travels and also their country and sitting around with a meal and a glass of wine while enjoying our ocean views, is a wonderful way to get to know our guests. We love sharing our home with...

Reviewed 22 December 2015

We spent 5 lovely days with our two little boys at ocean spray homestay. Its a perfect place for family holliday. There is everything you need and even more. Kayaks, lots of toys for the kids, even bicycles. The appartment is very spacious. The fridge was full of breakfast stuff, it was hard to eat it all ;-) The beach...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to host this lovely family and to share our home with them. The children loved the toys, and the beach. We were very happy they chose our Homestay as their holiday here in the beautiful Bay of Plenty here at Ohope Beach. Fran, Business Owner

Reviewed 11 September 2015

We recently returned here for four nights. Frances and John could not have been kinder or more accommodating. When a member of our party got sick, they even made sure we made it to the hospital safely AND allowed us to extend our stay! Our accommodations were wonderful - 3 bedrooms, two full bathrooms, huge living area, fully stocked kitchen...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have these guests returning to our Homestay, and offer warm hospitality and look after them, and when one of them became ill, ensured that they received good treatment at our local hospital. We were very happy to accommodate them and their needs and it was such a pleasure to have such appreciative guests. Our thanks to...

Reviewed 9 June 2015

The five of us had a lovely stay at Ocean Spray and would definitely return. We found all requirements were easily met with bonus activies (kayak use, longline fishing, bike riding) and comforts (slippers and bedsocks provided). Frances and John are very welcoming and generous hosts. Highly Recommended!

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

This wonderful family returned for their second visit and made the most of our wonderful beach and perfect weather with sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, with out kayaking and also using our bikes to go to local cafes for coffees. We enjoyed having them here and providing meals and all the comforts of home for them. They were a pleasure...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2014

We have loved staying at Ocean Spray many times, and after a few years overseas, it was lovely to return and stay in Francis and John beautiful exceptional quality home stay again. We had my 82yr mother with us, and B&B is perfect for each of us. Francis and John are warm welcoming hosts, however there is privacy and independence...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

These return guests are a delight to host - wonderful company - and they left the homestay in perfect condition. We enjoy hosting such warm friendly people, knowing they will return in the near future. Giving them a "home away from home" experience is what our Homestay is all about - genuine warm hospitality, clean spacious rooms with quality décor,...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

Along with 4 others, I had a wonderful weekend at Ocean Spray. It had everything the website said it offered and more. It is extremely well equipped and the food provided was delicious and abundant. I couldn't fault them and would be delighted to stay there again. Francis and John are very generous hosts.

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

These five hiking friends arrived in perfect weather which lasted the whole weekend making it an ideal place to come and experience "NZs most loved Beach - Ohope". We enjoyed hosting these lovely ladies and making our place "a home away from home" for them. Fran Business Owner

Reviewed 10 November 2014

What a fabulous place to stay. There were five of us ladies and the two bathrooms and three bedrooms made this a perfect place for us. The location is right on the beach! The fridge and pantry were stocked with everything we needed to make our stay great! And we were welcomed on our first night with a very tasty...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have these five wonderful ladies who really appreciated our home and enjoyed all the extras we like to provide. Their weekend of hiking was complimented with great weather, and we certainly enjoyed hosting them in our home. Fran, Business Owner.

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stumbled across this Homestay at the last minute and our expectations were totally exceeded. This is a spacious, well equipped, immaculate 3 bedroomed homestay right on the beach, with all the comforts you could wish for and more. Francis spoilt us rotten with her welcoming hospitality and generosity. We didn't need a thing, she had thought of everything and...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

This family arrived on a cold wintery day, but the smiles on their faces as they stepped into the warmth of my homestay, showed sunny smiles as they exclaimed over all the homely comforts we have within our homestay - very comfy beds, toys - DVDs for the kids, cosy warm ambience, a bath for the girls, and plenty of...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our slice of paradise at our Beachside Homestay. Within our two level home, downstairs - is a 3 bedroom self contained apartment with kitchen/lounge, two bathrooms (one is an ensuite). Modern decor, quality furnishings, and 3 TVs, DVDs. Comprehensive breakfast foods are supplied into the apartment for self help. Come upstairs to our living space and enjoy the wonderful sea views from our decks and our warm hospitality/home baking & complimentary wine. Families warmly welcomed, with toys,books,beach gear, two kayaks. A peaceful beachside retreat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about OceanSpray Homestay

Address: 283a Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohope 3121, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Ohope
Price Range: $147 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All 3 are lovely”
Kiwi_Classics, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There is no swimming pool or fitness centre but when there is kayaks overlooking the beach then your swimming pool is the Ohope Beach and your fitness centre is kayaking towards the magnificent active volcano White Island”
jtdrewett, 5 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Our room had an ensuite, but our friends also had their own large bathroom just along the hall.”
  • Relaxing after a long walk on the beautiful beach
uliveto, 3 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Loved the 3 bedroom apartment!”
MarianK467, 14 Aug 2012 | Read review
“We stayed in the cottage and that was so much room for 2 of us!”
chab186220, 2 Jan 2012 | Read review
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