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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Central Mount Maunganui Townhouse

 We loved our stay, we were with 2 small children and found the location perfect with cafes a short walk, a fantastic playground and pilot bay at the end of the street. The kitchen was very well equipped. The bed in the master bedroom was so comfortable. This place is obviously used by the owners which I always find makes it much more comfortable than a holiday let. The property was very clean and lots of towels available, washing machine and dryer worked well as well a private area to hang out. 

Miners Retreat - North End Waihi Beach

 Great location, nice clean property, plenty of room and convenient to beach, dairy and park. Will definitely stay again 

The Fidgety Fantail Holiday Cottage, Lake Tarawera

 We really enjoyed our stay at the Fidgety Fantail, accommodation was very clean and tidy, excellent facilities, made use of the Kayaks, great fun! Stunning location, very tranquil spot with friendly locals. Loved taking our puppies down to the beach each day for a dip! Thank you Martin & Caroline 

The Pumphouse - Quiet relaxation in stunning Ohiwa

 Kia Ora Patricia we enjoyed the stay we had at the Pumphouse on the weekend of 20/21 February and sincerely apologies for the needle that was accidentally left behind. As explained to you, our grand daughter is a diabetic and, she miss-placed one of her needles. Never the less we would be happy, with your blessing, to stay at the Pumphouse again. Thank you. Fred Maynard. 

The Fidgety Fantail Holiday Cottage, Lake Tarawera

 Great location, great little bach. Lovely for kids and pets. Access to the kayaks was a real plus. We had a great time. Thanks so much! 

Lake View Apartments

 We very much enjoyed staying at this property. There was lots of space to stretch out in this apartment. The location was fantastic and it was lovely to have a great view of the lake from every room. It was very peaceful and also close to all the great attractions in the area.