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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Sunny Spacious Seaview Stunner

 This beautiful house with spectacular views was perfect for our short holiday in the far North. The house is well laid out with great kitchen and bathroom facilities and the living space is great. The driveway takes a bit of practice (quite tight) but internal access garage was worth it. Really loved the info booklet. We would definitely go back! 

STINGRAY RETREAT Russell Bay of Islands

 The house is absolutely wonderful and the views over the bay are the best we've seen. Watching the dolphins while sipping our coffee or wine - bliss! 

Stunning sea views-private-fully equipped-spotless

 The Beach House in Paihia is just a dream! Stunning views from anywhere in the house but best viewed from the front deck at sunset whilst enjoying some of the fresh local produce and beautiful wines available within walking distance. This home has everything you could ever need including Wifi and a great collection of CD's to relax too! Clean, spotless & well cared for. The owners were simply fantastic and made us feel at home. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Paihia, best holiday ever! 

Paihia Beach House -  Central Paihia

 Lovely modern house. Everything was very clean and tidy. Nice decking and views of the sea through the trees. 

Wairoro Park 'the Point House'

 Fabulous location, a lot to do! Family friendly. One of the cleanest baches that we have ever visited. We will definitely return for another stay! 

Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

 Great house to cater for a large family group. Beautifully clean and well presented -has everything you need. Would highly recommend it.