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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Chichley Lodge - The Ultimate Romantic Getaway !!

 A really nice stay, the house was neat and tidy and the view from the deck was amazing. Cheers. 

Isobel's on Scarborough- cosy, central cottage

 Had a great time. So nice to enjoy the fireplace on the cold days 

Garden Studio, Lake Tekapo

 Beautiful location and meticulously maintained grounds. Loved the garden studio and was a very comfortable place to stay. All in all would highly recommend. 

Chichley Lodge - The Ultimate Romantic Getaway !!

 Is a real kiwianna batch in a lovely quiet part of the peninsula and it a real treat to stay at. With it's outside toilet with view and interesting furnishings you will go home with interesting stories. Short walk to a lovely church and being dog friendly is such a big bonus it means we go away as a family. 

Oakston Cabin Little River Banks Peninsula

 Tranquil, relaxing and refreshingly low-fi. All the creature comforts you need to have a great break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Hosts just up the road if you have questions or problems. Very much the best of both worlds: relaxing and peaceful while still feeling special, romantic and cosy. 

Isobel's on Scarborough- cosy, central cottage

 Fantastic location, so close to everything in Hanmer springs! yet incredibly quiet location. Lovely wee Bach, well stocked, very cosy, perfect for a couple wanting a quiet weekend. Great to be able to take our dog, who enjoyed it as much as we did. Can't wait to stay again. Wouldn't stay anywhere else not I know this wee gem exists ????????. Thank you Alex !!!