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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Mereden - Fabulous Central Waterfront Location

 Close to the Mount, amenities like the hotpool, cafes, restaurants and the surrounding beaches/bays were just round the corner. Lovely views too! 

Tokaanu post office. Thermal village

 Great character. Provides everything you need and more. Nice and close to thermal pools and great spa pool. Lovely church next door, plenty of space, lovely outdoor area. My two year old loved it!! As did all the grown ups 

Magical West Coast Retreat

 Nice place and excellent location. Wifi was essential since there's no Vodafone mobile signal. 

Tongariro River - Trout Heaven Cottage

 It might be an older home, but it is homely and maintained with lots of personal items. It does not feel like a rental, it feels like home away from home. Don't expect it to be a hotel, this is casual but great. Location is good, just off SH1 and walking distance from the shops with everything you need. Love the wood burner, and there is lots of dry wood stocked. 

Mereden - Fabulous Central Waterfront Location

 Great location, walking distance to all the things you need at Mt Maunganui. Lovely unit, kids were happy playing with the toys in the cupboard, shame that we didn't have time to use the kayaks, next time we should stay longer. 

Mereden - Fabulous Central Waterfront Location

 The bach is perfectly positioned near the base of the Mount of the sheltered Pilot bay side. We are a family of five, and this bach catered for all our needs, a home away from home. Great spot for a glass of red as the sun goes down watching the ships come and go. Loved it!