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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Frances and John have kindly hosted us for many years. Oceanspray accommodates the changing needs of our family - from relaxation to adventure. The beachfront location means you are literally a hop skip and a jump from the spectacular Ohope Beach - one of New Zealand's most beautiful. I have stayed at Oceanspray for business and for pleasure and every...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

These guests have come so many times they sure feel like family and we love having them here. They enjoy our home so much and we enjoy their company. It is a pleasure to have them here. Frances, Business Owner

Reviewed 6 July 2014

From the moment we arrived we were met with such great hospitality and warmth. The hosts, Frances and John ensured we felt right at home for the entirety of the trip and were more then happy to provide us with invaluable local insight into the our travel itinerary to make sure we didn't miss out on anything! If your going...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

We enjoy hosting such wonderful guests that appreciate our home and enjoy our food and hospitality. Providing the guests with local knowledge of our area and offering them places to see, things to do are part of our hospitality, which we enjoy doing. Also making our place like "home" for them with home baking, good food, and wine and plenty...

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Wonderful, comfortable accomodation with everything you can think of on hand in case you have forgotten something. Frances thinks of everything including fantastic home baking to greet you on your arrival. Peaceful location with the sea at the bottom of the garden. Wonderful beach walks whatever the weather or season. I think we have now stayed at OceanSpray 8 times...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

This lovely family have been coming here 8 times, they are such a wonderful family and love the family apartment we provide. They have become firm friends now. It is great to catch up on their happenings each time they come. Frances Business Owner

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2013

If you are seeking all the comforts of home plus more, then Oceanspray is the holiday spot for you! What with amazing hospitality, friends for life, direct access to the beach, comfortable beds, superior linen, chocolates, wine, home made goodies, well stocked pantry, flat screen TV's, DVD's, books, magazines, games, brazier for those marshmellows, kayaks & much much more -...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

These guests( friends now!) have been coming here for 10 years, and we immensely enjoy their company, especially around the brazier on New Year's Eve with marshmellows and liqueurs. They are a pleasure to have in our homestay, they appreciate all the extra touches we provide. They enjoy the benefits of "their holiday home" without having to do maintenance, lawns...

South London
Reviewed 7 January 2013

I returned after visiting with my mother last September 2011 during the Rugby World Cup. This time I brought my wife and two adult children before going tramping at Lake Waikaremoana. Once again excellent, with great accommodation, superb food, and wonderful hosting from Frances and John.

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure having these guests again, and to meet the rest of the family so they too could enjoy our slice of paradise and our hospitality. We really enjoyed their company and wished they could have stayed longer. We hope they will return again. Frances, B&B Owner, Oceanspray Homestay.

Reviewed 4 December 2012

We have enjoyed staying at Oceanspray twice and would love to return. Who wouldn't???? Especially when you are given such a welcome with homemade Brownie, a quiche and a bacon & egg pie with a salad for dinner; plus a fully stocked fridge with everything imaginable! Home preserved fruit for breakfast along with an array of cereals, yoghurt, etc as...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such positive comments about our Homestay. It is wonderful to have such sociable friendly guests that makes us enjoy hosting and we love providing great service and hospitality to guests that appreciate our home by the sea. We really enjoyed having these people and their friends to stay.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 September 2012

In our experience of accommodation we have found all sorts of people with varying motivations for doing what they do. Frances is one of those rare gems who considers others before herself. She has hospitality pulsing through her veins. Kindness is offered over fiscal considerations. A point John, her husband, has tried to enlighten her to but which seems to...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have this fun loving family here to stay at Our Homestay. We love having families here and to be able be able to provide for children with the books, toys, DVDs, etc. It is our aim to provide qualilty accommodation and warm hospitality and give the guests a unique experience of our "slice of...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We have been enjoying the wonderful hospitality offered by Frances and John for about 10 years. We come for a long weekend break and our children now grown, still love it. The quality of the accomodation has been consistently high. The living area is spacious and comfortable, a lovely place for the family to relax when not enjoying the beach,...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

This family have returned many times to our home, and it has been wonderful to see the children grow up - and now as adults, they still love the home baking! Such a warm positve enthusiastic family that love our beachside retreat. We enjoy their company and ensuring that each stay they have been here, still continues to provide a...

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Reviewed 15 August 2012

While our stay was only one night, it was one of the most memorable experiences of our trip. When we arrived, we were shown into a beautiful large living room which we thought was the owners' residence. Imagine our surprise when we were told that it was our accommodation! We can't sing the praises of Frances highly enough. Because we...

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FranOhope, Owner at OceanSpray Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you to these guests for writing such a positive review abour our Homestay. Their stay was brief, one night, but with our aim of providing quality accommodation, warm hospitality, and good food, we are glad they enjoyed their experience here at our spot beside the ocean. We do hope they return, to experience more hospitality, maybe some fresh fish...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2012

My husband and I stayed here in 2004 and LOVED it. We stayed in the cottage in the garden and were overwhelmed at the choice in the fridge. I recall we had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs! Dinner was gorgeous. Highlight had to be wallowing in the sea till about 7pm and it being so warm and perfect. We took...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $159 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“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”
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles uliveto, 3 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Loved the 3 bedroom apartment!”
 of 5 bubbles MarianK467, 14 Aug 2012 | Read review
“We stayed in the cottage and that was so much room for 2 of us!”
 of 5 bubbles chab186220, 2 Jan 2012 | Read review
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