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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Crewquarters - Short and Long stay accommodation

 The house was great for our large group. It was clean and in a great location for easy access to cafes, groceries, clothes shops, etc. Each room has its own en suite bath which was great. The common rooms made it easy for early risers to not disturb the other members of our party. 

Lovely secluded beachfront homestead

 This rural island house and sleep-out is a truly NZ experience, with sea to skyline opportunities and it gave all 15 of us (from 3yo to mid 50's) a great rural easter time. Wet-back heated water, a convivial outside barbecue area and self caught blue cod and gurnard for dinner were a couple of highlights as well as finding crabs and many other creatures under every rock in the bay, helping muster wayward sheep and kayaking... We also enjoyed the friendliness and sense of community on the island 


 We had an excellent time at Tohoranui. The house was big, clean and well equipped. The location was perfect right on the beach and made for a terrific week of swimming, surfing and fishing. We loved it. 

Seas the Moment. Stunning ocean front beach house.

 Very good property. Will recommend to all. 

Springfield Rise Lodge - overlooks the golf course

 Huge property, great facilities, but still felt really homely and comfortable. 

 A modern home with great harbour views & gr8 vibe

 We all had an amazing long weekend at this property. There were 12 of us ranging in ages from 1-65 and we all had enough personal space but enough room for dinners, games etc. only a two minute drive and 10 minute walk into Raglan with loads to see and do for all ages it was perfect and we'd definitely return. Thank you x