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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Puka Bach ***WINTER SPECIAL*** $85/night!!!

 Great bach 

  • bartay311
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Raglan Farmstay !!!!

 Location was fantastic - close to Raglan. Views from the deck were amazing and sitting on the deck watching the sunset was a highlight for us all. Spa pool was enjoyed by all - especially the younger ones. Only comment would be, though it is up to quests to clean up after themselves, maybe the team could do a quick once over if it isn't up to standard. 

Puka Bach ***WINTER SPECIAL*** $85/night!!!

 It was just what we needed - we thought it was great. Quiet and relaxing, a home from home. Everything we needed had been thoughtfully provided. Perfect location, just across the road from the beach access - and what a beach! Miles and miles of white sand, a turquoise sea and no one else around. We were sad to leave and wish we could have stayed longer - we will be back for sure :-) 

Puka Bach ***WINTER SPECIAL*** $85/night!!!

 Well appointed, no fuss, comfortable bach. Linen included is great- no need to lug blankets & towels. Dog friendly- our pooch did not manage to find an escape route. 

  • MichielG
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Puka Bach ***WINTER SPECIAL*** $85/night!!!

 The owner was very easy to deal with friendly and good customer service. Gave us a great deal and even a late checkout time which made things a lot easier. Excellent bach and well equipped would recommend to anyone. The view and walk to the beach was great as well. 

  • AlyssceT
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Puka Bach ***WINTER SPECIAL*** $85/night!!!

 Magnificient weather, warm water and good fishing. The beaches of the Peninsula were at their sparkling best. Humans and dogs alike had a great time. The bach was clean and welcoming as usual. We try to get up there at least once a year. Thanks once again Grant for sharing your seaside home with us.