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Kepplestone by the Sea

9 Surat Bay Road, Owaka 9585 New Zealand
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#5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Owaka
As of 2008 we now have converted our separate bedrooms away from the main house into 2 warm fully self-contained units. We supply breakfast to the units. Our accommodation is a short walk (100 metres) to the sea lion beach and short drive to the coast (5 minutes) from Owaka. We aim to make your stay an experience you will not forget as we have done to hundreds before you.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking rooms
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JohnSB3 wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand789 contributions600 helpful votes
We stayed in the one bedroom two star cottage which is just along the road from the backpacker lodge owned by the same couple. They also have a caravan selling coffees and icecreams. Cottage was clean and comfortable although the electric fry pan didn’t have an electrical cord to make it work. We’d brought a cold dinner with us so were untroubled. Breakfast was supplied – cereal, fresh fruit, bread and jams. Tea, coffee, toaster, kettle and two ring hot plate were all there. Bed was comfortable and the bathroom and shower all functioned as they should. Small sitting out area at the front. Park at the door. Not in any way a luxurious stay, but quite suitable without roughing it. The beach is lovely and can be easily reached by walking out to it
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Date of stay: January 2021
2 Helpful votes
rob C wrote a review Feb 2020
Coromandel, New Zealand102 contributions54 helpful votes
four days in the Catlins is only just enough to begin to appreciate this magic part of Aotearoa and the place to base is here, awesome hosts Ester and Jack go above the level to make you feel welcome and come back. the eggs couldn't be fresher and the coffee perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Elekule wrote a review Jan 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands242 contributions33 helpful votes
We truly loved our stay. The owners are awesome friendly people, very helpful and know the area well (they live next door). The area itself is very secluded, the nearest bars/restaurants are probably 10 km drive away. What was great the owners handed us a selection of home-grown eggs for breakfast. It just felt like home, and the bed was very comfortable. Thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Joy Pringle wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Friendly and helpful hosts. Very clean. Good base for great walks. Quiet location. Totara forest outstanding, Sealions exciting, beautiful beaches. Five minute drive to eateries and supermarket in Owaka.
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Date of stay: December 2019
abbieb360 wrote a review Sep 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Jack and Ester were so warm and welcoming and had a wealth of local knowledge. The photos of the place dont do it justice it was very lovely and well maintained. Spotlessly clean. Great shower, farm fresh eggs, warm, comfortable and so peaceful. 10/10 I reccomend Kepplestone to others and I will be returning as soon as I can.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$75 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOwaka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kepplestone by the Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Kepplestone by the Sea?
Nearby attractions include Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre (4.9 km), Cannibal Bay (6.5 km), and Catlins Horse Riding (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kepplestone by the Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kepplestone by the Sea?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kepplestone by the Sea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kepplestone by the Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lumberjack Bar And Cafe, BakeHouse Takeaway, and Catlins Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Kepplestone by the Sea?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaka Point Scenic View Point & Picnic Area (11.9 km).