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gentle slope to waters edge sheltered bay

 Absolutely brilliant. House is just beautiful. the location was just amazing. ... once you get over the drive out there :) drive back was much better. The fishing wasn't fantastic but we enjoyed ourselves immensely and would love to return another time. It truly is paradise! ratihi lodge serve amazing meals too :) 


 Fantastic location, view and kit out of house! Completely recommend! 

'Love' Hanmer Couples Retreat

 Clean tidy private unbelievably well equipt. Location was out far enough to feel you were in the forest but close enough to walk to town. We loved it & will be back. 

KAKANUI luxury retreat, stunning beach views

 The property is extremely comfortable, spacious and well kept. The relaxing ambience and sense of space is complimented by the extensive gardens and the wonderful view. I can't imagine there's a better place to stay in Kakanui. Could a thing be done to make it even better? Not really, but I suppose some sun loungers and a larger cooking pot would be nice. 


 Outstanding views of the lake and plenty of parking. Easy access to lake, had all modcons that were needed. 

Kowhai Cottage & Studio - Fall in love with me!

 Wonderful, character filled cottage. Great location.