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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

The Loveshack.Romantic secluded lake front cottage

 The Love Shack was an amazing place to stay. Beautiful location, very quiet and relaxing, but close enough to Rotorura that you could still do lots of site seeing. The batch is a wonderful, tranquil place. Perfectly appointed with anything you would need. Had coffee on the deck each morning and listened to the tui birds sing and watched the black swans on the lake. Great fun kayaking. Thousands of brilliant, amazing stars at night. I have never experienced anything like it!! 

The Loft at Cypress Ridge Estate

 Stylish and spacious interior. Well equipped - except virtually no space for guest clothes - no drawers and tiny hanging space. Great views from windows and BBQ area 

Beech Hill Accommodation

 Gorgeous holiday house - simple, beautifully decorated, sparkling clean and very, very relaxing. Feels like you're away from it all but at the same time very close to lovely places to visit. Perfect place for a retreat but we also think the children would love it and will take them next time. 

Beech Hill Accommodation

 A really nice, secluded spot. 

Nikau Cottage - Cosy Forest Hideaway

 Amazing homely bach. Great place to relax. 

Nikau Cottage - Cosy Forest Hideaway

 really good, private, had everything we needed (including nutella), would highly recommend.