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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This house is a gem with a fantastic and ever-changing view over the estuary. We enjoyed watching the 'dynamic' weather through the floor-ceiling windows. The house was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. Key was ready waiting for us at the Waikawa museum. We'd certainly love to return and have already recommended Waikava Harbour View to others.

Thank Sarahben2004
Waikava, Owner at Waikava Harbour View, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review and yes the view east and north across the harbour is ever changing all year round.

Reviewed 22 December 2016

Having checked the Waikawa museum opening hours, we made sure to arrive before closing to collect the key. Hence, unlike others, we had no problem in gaining entry. The unit was clean, well-equipped and comfortable. There was a problem with Wifi which the owner acknowledged and was going to fix. The views of the inlet were amazing and it is...

Thank gertrudesurrey
Waikava, Owner at Waikava Harbour View, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. There is now a new WIFI voucher system in place - a voucher enables 100mb/day of data and is replaced daily. There is now a new key system. The key will be in the door of your room on your arrival or at Jim's place next door.

Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

First of all the Service like Check in and Check out is Not existing. There is no one to ask what to Do so that I was asked by three different guests during my stay how to Check in and where the room is. Some even nocked AT my window AT nicht. I am Not the Reception!!! So as you...

Thank Jankhaus10
Waikava, Owner at Waikava Harbour View, responded to this review

Hi Denis Thank you for your feedback. It is correct there is no onsite reception, however there are contact numbers for guests to ring if they require assistance on the entrance door of each unit. It is unfortunate that you were disturbed by other guests trying to find where their unit is located, for this I apologise. Waikava Harbour View...

Waikanae, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a nice property in a lovely place with plenty of space, kept clean and tidy. The only negative is probably the lack of reception and inadequate instructions for collecting the key. Why not email guests a few days before your stay and explain you need to collect the key from the museum on the main road. Instead there...

Thank Gillian C
Waikava, Owner at Waikava Harbour View, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I have requested that the instructions for collecting the room key is to be displayed on the booking confirmation. I hope this alleviates any future confusion in regard to collecting the key. Kind regards Judy

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Large modern and nicely furnished house, very well taken care off, fully equipped kitchen, Freeview and DVD players with a small selection of DVD for everyone. View was even nicer than it looks like in photos and the house is about 10 minutes drive from Curio Bay. The place was spotless and the garden is very well look after too!...

Thank Bhzvar
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The only difficult part about staying was that you will have to check in at the museum and info center, which is a 200m from the lodges itself, which I did not realize coming there. Other than that, I had a great experience. The beds were comfortable and clean, and the nice lady at the desk helped me find a...

Thank Lucas A
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We arrived at the lodge late at night and woke up to the most stunning uninterrupted views in the morning. The lodge was warm, with central heating throughout, the beds were all very comfortable and extra linen was provided if we required it. Everything was immaculately clean and tidy and the kitchen was well equipped, we even managed to whip...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The Waikava Harbour View lodge is lovely, with beautiful views. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the moon come up and the sunrise the next morning. Clean, tidy, warm and beautifully presented. Everything needed for our group of 8, including kitchen equipment. It is hard to find good accommodation for 8 people. Great to have the option of arriving after 1pm (it's...

Thank suetawa
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Here is a place that is very well set up and comfortable in a magnificent location, that has wonderful, helpful cleaning staff but gets the little things wrong! The owner knew the TV didn't work but did nothing about it (thus only dvd's were available). Our Saturday night meal was spoilt by incorrect information in the guest directory, which the...

Thank helloAdelaide
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We arrived late in the afternoon after a long drive and were amazed to find such a wonderful accommodation for us at such a reasonable cost. With only four of us in the party, we had excellent bedrooms and bathrooms to spare!!, Not to mention the spacious and well furnished lounge and the breathtaking view from the lounge and deck...

Thank Don G

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Address: 14 Larne Street, Waikawa, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Waikawa
Price Range: $92 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“We had the disabled chalet. Both seemed to have good views.”
GillianC693, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great, they only have 3 seperate cabins and all have a good view.”
lucasaT6199UN, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a cabin facing the Bay. The area is very quiet and peaceful.”
Takuri, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Best access, views, local knowledge”
BLieven, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Of the two single cottages, the Toi Tois has the better view.”
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  • Toi Tois ensuite
  • Toi Tois bedroom
  • deck view
  • little church across the field
explorer1002015, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
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