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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

MODERN 180° VIEWS WATERFRONT, PRIV. JETTY & BEACH

 A great holiday escape - wish we had longer! Kids had fun in the lake and we took kayaks and a canoe with us. A great place also for our young dog - lots of short walks nearby. We will be back. 

THERMALLY HEATED VERY COMFORTABLE 4 BEDROOM FLAT

 Modern open plan design with 4 large bedrooms. Nice warm comfortable house. 

Relaxing beach front living with easy beach access

 The property is located directly at the beach and provides ideal location for the family with kids (and also for couples). The property is clean and well equipped with all the necessary equipments which are required for the long stay. We loved our stay at Fiona's house and will book again if we visit New Zealand next time. Thank you so much for excellent stay and accepting us as a guest. Best regards from Germany 

Relaxing beach front living with easy beach access

 Location great - right on beach - the house has all & more than you could need on holiday - 3 bedrooms, perfectly formed - it's not 'glamorous' but you could easily spend lots of time here and it is comfortable, sweet even when raining - like a holiday house should be... we took our sky decoder & the coffee machine was already there ;) it was great - comfy beds - good instructions for everything - bonus kayak etc - note locals dogs poo on track so watch your feet going to beach :( 

The Fidgety Fantail Holiday Cottage, Lake Tarawera

 Loved the little log house. great location especially for our dog, right next to a reserve and a fenced section. House had everything you could want cosy and warm. Location was excellent. We took our boat and could easily get to boat ramps. Had fun exploring lake Tarawera and surrounds. 

Lake Tarawera - Lakefront bach

 Great spot for a getaway, house is well equipped for both Summer and Winter stays.