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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Absolute beachfront bach on sand dunes

 What an amazing view! The beach is right on your door step. It's a great place to unwind and relax. The fishing was great too. 

Character beach bach

 This star rating is not a true reflection of the enjoyment we had staying at this property. This is as typical kiwi bach, the kind I remember from my childhood. It has its quirks, but it's so relaxing, great outdoor living, and the kids loved being so close to the beach. The home is well equipped and I didn't have to worry the kids might damage something, which helped with the relaxation. Thank you very much for allowing us to share a family occasion in this stress free setting. 

Cute lockwood with stunning lake views

 Amazing views of the lake and mountain, cosy fire to snuggle up in front of, comfy sofas and well stocked kitchen. The only tiny issue we had was sorted very quickly and efficiently. 

Character beach bach

 It suits our big family. Thanks Cathy 

Cute lockwood with stunning lake views

 Great views, nice clean batch, kitchen well equipped, enjoyed the wooden fire (very nice at night) was good to have a washing machine to use. Would visit batch again many thanks 

Ohope  Ocean Road Beach House

 The location of the house was wonderful, just a short stroll across the road to the beach. We had everything we needed and the house catered well for families. We highly recommend staying here (especially if you love angles) and we would certainly consider it again in the future for an Ohope escape.