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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Pickles Place by the park

 Great accommodation in an excellent location. Slightly weird upstairs layout with the bunk room having the en suite toilet but doesn't detract from the modern, clean, and well presented place. Very comfortable and affordable. 

Quiet, relaxing, modern home away from home

 Nice house with all the creature comforts you could need for a relaxing stay. We were unlucky as the whole stay there seemed to be an issue with the modem and as such there was no internet for us. But apart from that a great time in a comfortable house. 

RUSTIC  Hamersley Homestead BY Palms Mall Shirley

 The property is being renovated at the moment and has a huge potential to be a beautiful place to say. I talked to the owner about the plans and I am very excited about the prospects and look forward to seeing the final product. 

Quiet, relaxing, modern home away from home

 Spacious, ensuite and walk in wardrobe were great. Lovely outdoor setting. Under floor heating in the bathrooms was lovely to walk on. Main bedroom separated from the rest of the family by the ensuite added nice privacy 

Quiet retreat near the Heathcote River

 Lovely place and great location. Will definitely use this house again. 

Ilam Cottage suitable for short or long term stays

 A wonderful Cottage in a great location. Nice and clean with pretty much everything you need. Excellent place to stay for a family of 4. We loved being close to Orana Wildlife Park and the Antarctic Centre. A big thank you!