Homewood Bay Lodge, Old Homewood Bay, Pelorus Sound, NZ

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Comments (10)

Greg Swinfield on May 14, 2011

Hi Ian Now that is a hideaway! This would take some money to build and maintain. It is also very cut-off from civilisation? Just what the doctor ordered. Quite amazing. like

jeff_msn123 on May 14, 2011

Very Nice

Cheers, jeff

Ian Stehbens on May 14, 2011

Yes Greg. No roads reach here. Just the boat. [Maybe Obama's hideaway!! :) ] I believe that an American family use this get-away each Christmas period. A great time to be here away from snow and icy weather.


Ian Stehbens on May 14, 2011

Imagine what Hong Kong engineers could do on this slope, Jeff. Thanks for the visit.



bdeh on May 14, 2011

What a nice area Ian. A pity to use such a nice house only with Xmas. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on May 15, 2011

It is a wonderful area, especially weaving among the inlets by boat, Berend. If you have plenty of capital you can spend Xmas in NZ instead of Acapulco or Nice!



ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on May 17, 2011

Hi Ian,

Does it really belong to Americans? I am wondering because they could easily find similar place to enjoy back home without a need to fly ten thousand miles down under. What do they do with their meals and cooking everyday?

Regards, ah-p☺ng

Ian Stehbens on May 17, 2011

Yes it does, Ah-Pong. It may be much cheaper to buy a bit of NZ, than a bit of northen California, and then you will have plenty of change after flying south for a life-time of holidays away from the rest of the world.

I am sure their yacht can bring plenty of supplies, and their off-road vehicle has no problem hauling the supplies from the jetty to the mansion.

Solar cells and generator should provide adequate power to keep the Christmas drinks cold!

Do you have enough capital to invest in NZ?


janewesley8 on November 16, 2013

Actually, it's Kiwi-owned. This is the most exclusive wilderness lodge in the Marlborough Sounds, and perhaps in New Zealand. See www.homewoodbaylodge.co.nz.

Ian Stehbens on November 16, 2013

Thanks for the correction (or update), Jane. Much appreciated. The information I had was a quoting the Mail Boat Captain. I have now captioned it Homewood Bay Lodge, Old Homewood Bay, Pelorus Sound, NZ


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