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All reviews the jolly roger waters edge peaceful location bedroom unit short drive amazing location beautiful spot great view a great place to stay marlborough sounds we loved our stay south island the managers queen charlotte sound relaxing stay could not have been more helpful rooms are spacious
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

We spent a couple of nights at the Bay Vista Picton during February and thoroughly enjoyed it...delightful place to stay, only a short car drive away from Picton centre. The views across the bay are stunning, the apartment was spotlessly clean and well appointed and the host, Kerry, was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the local area. Cannot fault it and would definitely stay there again.

Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2015

Hi Folks,
Thank-you very much for the great review and glad you enjoyed all there is to see in our beautiful town. Lovely to meet you both and look forward to seeing you at Bay Vista again some-time.
Kind Regards
Kerry

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Reviewed 28 February 2015

We would like to say a big thank you to the owners of this motel. It was an excellent find and so much better than staying right in the centre of Picton. They went out of their way to help us with transport on our first day as we bungled our rental car booking. It is just a 5 minute drive around the bay to a little oasis complete with ducks and lemon trees. It overlooks the sound and you can watch the boats and see the ferry come in each day. The rooms are more than adequate and spotlessly clean. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was that we had Unit 2 which seems quite a bit smaller than the other units. All have a fabulous view and there's not a better place to sit with your glass of Marlborough wine at the end of the day. Thank you for 3 very enjoyable nights.

Room tip: All rooms have a view and an outdoor seating area. Unit 2 is a little on the small side.
Date of stay: February 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Kathryn G
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waterfrontPicton, Owner at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2015

Hi Kathryn,
What a lovely review thank you. It was fun having you both stay over and I am so pleased you were able to get a rental car, I was worried John was going to have you both heading off to Christchurch on push bikes. Great having you stay and glad you enjoyed your time with us in Picton.
All the best Kerry and John

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Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

Tucked into a beautiful bay, Bay Vista offers waterfront suites with each living room facing the water. Super comfy king sized beds and little kitchen. Great hosts who took us into town and back whenever we wanted. Picton is 4k or 45 minute walk

Date of stay: February 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Marsha S
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waterfrontPicton, Owner at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2015

Hi Marsha,
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We do offer a courtesy service to / from ferry's, trains and town for those who wish to leave the car at home. The option to walk along the Snout walk track is also appealing to some as it is quite scenic, you have the option to walk into town one way and take a different route on the way back, or we can pick up or drop you off if required.
Love to catch up with you again, if you come back to Picton.
Kind regards Kerry

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Reviewed 27 February 2015

This was our favourite of many places to stay in NZ. Great location, fab view, loveley helpful owners, great facilities and a view to rival any in NZ. I think it books up fast so don't hang about . Slighlty out of town but worth it for the view and peace and quiet. Room spacious and really well equipped.

Room tip: All rooms have agreat view
Date of stay: February 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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waterfrontPicton, Owner at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2015

Hello Moira,
Fantastic comments thank you very much, to be compaired to the whole of NZ is putting us under a lot of pressure ......but we love it and will do our best to live up to it. I think you will have to come back again and keep checking on us :) :)
Thank you for posting such a lovely review, all the best Kerry and John.

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Reviewed 27 February 2015

We loved our stay. Kerry and her husband were very friendly and helpful and the unit was spotlessly clean and well equipped. It was a very peaceful spot with good views over the water which were continually changing as the tide came in and out. Good bird spotting too.
We would thoroughly recommend Bay Vista to anyone who wants to spend a few days in Picton and enjoy this beautiful corner of New Zealand.

Date of stay: February 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Andrew M
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waterfrontPicton, Owner at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2015

Hello Andrew,
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and such a lovely comment re the bird spotting. That is one of the things that a lot of folk enjoy. Bay Vista Waterfront is tidal but it has some amazing bird life at low tide, not to mention the ducks who have adopted us, and at times are very demanding but also very entertaining.
Look forward to seeing you again if you are back this way, thank you for posting your review we really value your comments.
Kind regards Kerry and John

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