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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

TheCaboose - Romantic Getaway

 Great location and the Caboose is a quirky and unique accommodation. Lovely hosts- provided eggs and beer and great fishing tips. Perfect for a romantic stay for couples. Wouldn't recommend it for kids though see from guest book that some have stayed with children- I say this is due to the size of the Caboose and the fact that toilet, shower, bath etc is outside- which may not be convenient for people with small children. Definitely recommend as a getaway for couples! 

Kawhia by the Sea, Overlooking Kawhia Harbour

 We had an absolutely lovely weekend in the bach. Beautiful, cute lock-wood cottage...with everything we needed. Perfect location and amazing views! Owners were great to deal with. Handy key pick up and good instructions for finding the place and parking. 

Stunning waterfront beach house at Coopers Beach

 3Kupe is fantastic! We loved our holiday there and can't rate the house highly enough. The views are fantastic - we loved spending our evenings on the deck watching the sun set with a glass of wine. The house is very comfortable and had everything that we needed. We fully recommend 3Kupe to anyone who wants a great place to stay in Coopers Beach, it's an ideal location for a holiday in the Far North. We will definitely be back!!! 

Lovely cottage in beautiful Portobello

 Had an amazing stay, Jenny was a perrect host in all ways. Very cleran and warm home. Love to go back 

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Stillwater Cottage - Peaceful, romantic, seaside

 a most comfortable and well furnished cottage - everything one needed. The cottage and environs were just as advertised. Would totally recommend as a perfect retreat. 

Stillwater Cottage - Peaceful, romantic, seaside

 A very peaceful and beautiful setting. We found it to be the perfect get away for a relaxing break from the city, yet still close enough to all our shopping needs and more. We loved looking out to the water view and watching the bird life in their natural environment. The rooms were nice, welcoming and adequate for our needs. The house also provided most modern day gizmos to enjoy, a lovely deck for entertaining or relaxing. Thanks