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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Sun, Sea, Sand and Surf with super views

 Great location, views on very nice beach with access to the shops. Very tidy and very homely. The three bedrooms and three bathrooms is a bit misleading as up stairs the two bedrooms had a toilet each and shared a shower with no additional doors for privacy. I feel the website could make this a bit clearer. Please also note that the building site to the right and behind did make access a little disruptive. Power cable from pump to house was a surprise too. Other than that we enjoyed our stay. 

Sunny, peaceful cottage

 Lovely stay at the tidy and cosy house. Friendly and helpful owners made it a very pleasant stay. 

Arkles Bay Beachside Apartment - The Bach

 A beautiful, quaint little bach with all the luxuries you can wish for. Set in a fantastic peaceful location, just a few strides away from a most lovely bay. The perfect location if you want to chill and get away from it all. I spent 2 weeks there and could easily have stayed much longer. Thank you Louise and Grant for your friendship and kindness. 

"Tui,s Song" Holiday Home

 Nicely tucked away in the bush and easy to access. Perfect for the family. 

Magical West Coast Retreat

 Nice place and excellent location. Wifi was essential since there's no Vodafone mobile signal. 

Cute Studio for Two,  in Lovely Leigh

 There was everything you could wish for, extremely well appointed and quiet location.