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Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments

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MAKE CARTERS BEACH YOUR DESTINATION !! 10 contemporary spacious (30m2) studios (opened Dec 2015) overlooking the Tasman Sea at Carters Beach, a pretty little village 5 min from Westport. Each studio has under tile bathroom heating, ceiling fans, a full kitchen, choice of luxurious queen or king beds and occasional chairs. Two studios have corner spa baths. The upstairs studios have balconies (all with sea views) and the ground floor studios have patios (studio 1 and 2 with sea views). Each studio is designed for maximum comfort and relaxation to the soothing sound of the sea and the local bird life. The studios have been built to maximum earthquake code and are sound proof from each other by use of concrete midspan floors and concrete block construction. Carters Beach is a sandy beach, suitable for swimming and surfing, located within Buller Bay, with relaxing walks either to the Buller River mouth or up to the impressive Cape Foulwind cliffs and Tauranga Bay with glorious sunsets. Carters by the seas is the perfect destination to base yourself and relax by the sea. We are close to the beautiful Punakaikai Rocks via the spectacular Great Ocean Road , the UNDERWORLD RAFTING TOUR or the GLOW WORM CAVE TOUR at Charleston , the SEAL COLONY & LIGHTHOUSE WALKWAY at Tauranga Bay and THE DENNISTON EXPERIENCE up at the famous Denniston Incline (30 mins out of Westport ) as well as a day out at KARAMEA and the PREHISTORIC OPARARA ARCHES ( 1.5 Hours from Carters Beach).
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Complimentary tea
Beach
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
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Street parking
Wifi
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
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Private balcony
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.5 of 5 stars
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Ocean View
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Shaila Pinto wrote a review Jan 2024
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions2 helpful votes
Our rooms were clean and well presented. We received all the information we needed for arrival well before we arrived so we were very comfortable. The view of the beach was really pretty. It was a convenient location so close to the seal colony/lighthouse walk.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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gilharry wrote a review Apr 2023
christchurch65 contributions37 helpful votes
All the units are studio style and are ideal for couples. The units are just like the photos, really clean comfortable and well presented. Location is excellent, just across the road to a great kids playground and the beach. We stayed in a beachfront unit just lovely to sit out on the little balcony and watch the waves. There is a nice restaurant next door which is open from breakfast through to dinner.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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evets1232016 wrote a review Feb 2023
Sydney, Australia437 contributions148 helpful votes
Our apartment was located right on the beach, in the peaceful village of Carter's Beach. No issues with entry to the apartment. The apartment was large, the bed was comfortable and everything was in very good condition. There is a restaurant right next door, but we tried the pub up the road at Cape Foulwind for dinner and that was oustanding. We'd love to come back here again!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Noeline M wrote a review Jun 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1068 contributions50 helpful votes
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A great place to stay .A lovely reserve & play area across the road as was the beach . We had a sea front Unit upstairs with amazing views ( it was wet the whole time we were there & unable to sit out on the balcony ) The unit was well equipped , very clean, loved the part open shower , had everything one would need. There is a Great friendly restaurant / Bar about 100 steps down the road , with great food & wonderful service . The Accommodation is about 10min drive from the township south of Westport . It is a place I would Highly Recommend & would definitely go back
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from chris cooper, Owner at Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments
Responded 23 Jun 2021
Thanks Noeline for your lovely review. Very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Chris and Erica
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Kej5 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand220 contributions38 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay here with the little balcony. Really clean unit, well equipped and a lovely range of toiletries. Friendly check in and helpful staff with advice on activities in the area. We would stay here again when next in Westport.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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DaveAnita2016 wrote a review Apr 2021
Snells Beach, New Zealand66 contributions22 helpful votes
Right across from the reserve and Carter’s Beach the Motel is a great place to stay. Modern and clean this motel is a step above your average 1970s style motel that you expect to find in the west coast. Friendly host and fair price. Walk next door for a good dinner.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cathy A wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand117 contributions12 helpful votes
Nice a clean room with great in room facilities and bar/ restaurant walking distance. Sadly our major disappointment was the bed which was too hard we could feel the springs and wouldn’t be able to sleep in it again without some pain killers.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Hondarider1 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand137 contributions48 helpful votes
Stayed one night and you couldn’t fault the location Unit was well appointed and clean and tidy with everything we needed . Check in experience was efficient and friendly The only think that let this motel down was the bed , which I thought was too hard
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Posie J wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand51 contributions7 helpful votes
Our ground floor, ocean view apartment was modern and fresh with a beachside decor. The bed was very comfortable, room was clean and well appointed with everything you’d need for a longer stay. Noise insulation was great!! Wish we’d had a couple of nights here! The garden is very pretty, with an outdoor grass area for relaxing with a drink. This was a nice point of difference. So much to enjoy at this location...An excellent cafe/restaurant is located just a few doors along the street. The beach is across the quiet road, as is a really great children’s playground (fenced). Only a 10 minute drive to Westport township and about the same to Cape Foulwind, the seal colony, and some lovely walks. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Priscilla K wrote a review Jan 2021
Hamilton Island, Australia27 contributions8 helpful votes
Had 3 lovely days at the apartments. Serviced daily, lovely and clean. Our hosts were most helpful with their recommendations and suggestions. WiFi was a bit of a problem kept dropping out once the apartments all filled up with guest. Would definitely stay again at Carter’s on the Beach.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Jan 2021
Thankyou for your lovely review. Most appreciated, hopefully will see you again in rhe future.
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New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionWestport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Coaltown Museum (3.2 km), Shortjaw Brewing (3.2 km), and Kawatiri River Trail (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include PR's Cafe, Star Tavern, and Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Carters by the Sea Beachside Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.