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120 yr old, 6 b/room Villa with Beach Back/Front!

 The location is superb, and we liked the renovations that have been completed to date. The current facilities were more than adequate for our stay. 

The Ferns - Taupo. Beautifully presented

 Great house for a large number of people 

120 yr old, 6 b/room Villa with Beach Back/Front!

 Our family really enjoyed our stay. The beaches are really close and our two boys had a great time fishing, swimming and riding their bikes. The local community was really friendly and I look forward to returning in the future with friends to enjoy this peaceful and safe location. 

Southstar on Selwyn - large character house

 Would book again for various groups from family to mates. Comfy, relaxing property. Plenty of outdoor space to have fun. 

Southstar on Selwyn - large character house

 Excellent for our big family group , plenty of room inside, and great outdoor area for our host of under tens. Great location for visiting the area. Very pleasant and helpful owners. Wonderful holiday home !! 

Koutu Retreat - Opononi Stunning New Beach House

 He whare tino ataahua Koutu Retreat! What a beautiful place and amazing view. Rented for work but were spoiled at the end of each day with such luxury. Thank you!