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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Estuary hideaway close to the beach and estuary

 Every time we visit this bach it's like coming home. We love Whangamata and love this bach which is so homely. It's so close to the wonderful beach - a brief stroll down the road and there you are. The bach is fully equipped with everything you could possibly want. It's kept immaculately neat and tidy. There's a few games for those inclement days - Scrabble, cards, Jenga. And of course a television - just like home! 

Private Bush Clad Seaside Hideaway

 Cosy perfect, charming, modern. Terrific Bach to stay in. We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights here, the Bach is just lovely and great walks along the beach. Bird song is abundant. Fittings and furnishings in Bach of top quality. Comfy bed. Good linen. 

Lakehouse Paradise: We've got it all...

 Of course the view would be a great draw card, but it is a most comfortable and well supplied house. First fire of the year and we were toasty warm. The canoe was rather heavy to carry down but well worth it for the special time on the lake. Met the lovely neighbour who cleans and felt like inviting her to join the girly 4 days! Overall, a restful and comfortable stay. Many thanks 

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Bach251 absolute beachfront

 Bach 251 is a beautiful jewel. It is perfectly located on the beach front with stunning sea vistas and an easy walk to Raumati shops or the great Rosetta Cafe. It is supremely comfortable and very well equipped. It is very stylishly decorated and all the beds linens and furniture top class. Our wee dog loved the proximity to the beach and we enjoyed many lovely strolls. the teenagers swam despite the colder weather and we all had a very relaxing,memorable family holiday. 

Unique Private Cottage

 lovely location, great time was had 

Paddy's Cottage, Fruitlands Alexandra

 Another enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage. Highly recommended. 

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