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Helen's Waikanae Beach B&B / Homestay

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Helen was a generous and caring host. She bought out baking, offered cups of tea, and was very happy to sit in front of the fire and have a natter with us. However she was also very discrete and was fine for us to disappear off to our room for an early night after a long day. The bed was...

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Youlgreave, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We arrived to a welcome of tea and home made drop scones etc and a well stocked complimentary fridge. Helen is an excellent host and it was interesting to hear her family background. The house is seconds away from the beach with amazing views of the nearby island and South Island. Perfect for a safe swim and a jog along...

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1Thank WanderingBrit
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We spent 3 nights at Helen's. We had the upstairs room with a very high level of comfort. We came and went at all hours and I had to spend a day in bed because of illness. She was very understanding and accommodating. Her breakfasts are out of this world and she bends over backwards in order to ensure that...

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1Thank Dongbird
Auckland, NZ
Reviewed 29 September 2014

What a wonderful place to stay. My partner had arrived earlier in the afternoon after a long drive from Auckland and was welcomed with a pot of tea and freshly cooked home-made pikelets, jam and cream. A delight. Our stay was in the "Kapiti" room upstairs which had great views from its own lounge, deck and also from the windows...

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1Thank Dodo22Auckland_NZ
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We stayed in the upstairs room, which has a private lounge and balcony views of Kapiti Island. The room was very nice, with everything you need, plus more (like make up removal wipes etc). Homemade baking was provided in the lounge, along with fresh fruit and a variety of drink options. Breakfast was delicious - can highly recommend Helens homemade...

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1Thank K_Dizzle_NZ
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Outstanding beachfront location, next to a perfect swimming beach and great sea views from our room and the guest lounge/terrace. Nothing is too much trouble and Helen's little touches are fantastic - nothing is too much trouble for this charming host. Breakfast was a real feast. Good restaurants within walking distance. Unlimited and fast wifi was a real bonus and...

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2Thank A and L H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Our stay here for four nights in the "Kapiti" Room was nothing short of absolutely delightful. We arrived very late in the evening after a long drive and Helen not only stayed up to welcome us but made a refreshing pot of tea and ensured we were advised of the key local attractions. After a relaxing sleep on crisp snowy...

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1Thank Rochelle I
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We spent 3 nights with Helen, arriving early which did not bother her, we were able to leave our posessions in our "private lounge". We had the whole of the upstairs in the house, a lovely en suite bedroom, a lounge with table and chairs as well as lounger and a balcony overlooking the beach and Kapiti Island. We were...

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1Thank Lynne C
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2014

My husband and I and our two friends enjoyed a wonderful stay with Helen at her B&B. Helen is the most wonderful host we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She is an excellent cook and the breakfast is one of the best we have ever had. The B&B itself is immaculately presented - very clean with beautiful linen...

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1Thank Emma F
Cambridge NZ
Reviewed 15 December 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful two days in Helen's home. The welcome was warm and refreshing beginning with chocolate cake and coffee and ending with sumptious breakfasts. The quality linens and facilities were outstanding. beyond what we have experienced in travelling and staying at B & Bs in UK, France and Italy. The whole atmosphere was conducive to...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only 55 minutes from Wellington to Helen's B&B where a warm and friendly welcome awaits you. Direct access to a sandy beach where you can observe nature, enjoy long leisurely walks, beautiful sunsets, spectacular views of Kapiti Island, and the Tararua Ranges. At night, fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the ocean. 100% cotton bed linen. Tea-making facilities. Generous breakfasts. Guest laundry. Off-street parking. Good restaurants nearby. Looking forward to meeting you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helen's Waikanae Beach B&B / Homestay

Address: 115 Tutere Street, 5036, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Helen's Waikanae Beach B&B / Homestay New Zealand/North Island
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you can book the upstairs room - the view is amazing”
 of 5 bubbles kglenie, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you like a view, go for the Kapiti room upstairs which has a lounge and deck area. Amazing views of the island and beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Dodo22Auckland_NZ, 28 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I'd recommend the “Kapiti” Room, great views and a skylight to watch the stars.”
  • Sunset Feb 2014 from the upper lounge deck
  • The view from the Kapiti Room, Jan 2014
 of 5 bubbles rochellei2014, 7 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The room upstairs had a stunning view of the sea adjoining a shared lounge”
 of 5 bubbles 602PaulS, 15 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Good for couples or families with kids.”
 of 5 bubbles MicL_11, 20 Feb 2013 | Read review
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