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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Stunning absolute waterfront orua bay beach house

 The bach was great! Can't get any closer from the water. During high tide, we actually fished from the ramp and the kids love it! We will definitely coming back! :-) 

Quiet waterfront kiwi bach

 The location is opposite the beach. Couldn't get closer. Very quiet spot. The Bach is old but sun filled with stunning views. 

 Beautiful views, lovely and clean and tidy, very spacious, relaxing and had everything we needed in the house to make our stay enjoyable. Really liked the option to have linen and cleaning included, thanks! 

Stunning absolute waterfront orua bay beach house

 Even though bach is one of many along the beach front, this bach offers privacy. You sometimes feel you are the only house at the bay. Awesome.. Also creates a safe feeling with friendly locals. 

 The house is equipped with everything you need and in good condition. A really nice place to stay. 

Stunning absolute waterfront orua bay beach house

 Great spot for a group of people to enjoy a beautiful place!