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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Stunning house with sea views

 Thanks, a great but to shorter stay 

Stunning easily enjoyed near new quaility home.

 Wow, from the moment you arrive you know this is a special Beach House where the owners have though of everything you could possibly need plus more. The Bach is in a very private location yet only a one minute walk to the beach or the lovely little Restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Thank you very much for the complimentary wine and snacks. 

Stunning beach and ocean views

 great view and location - easy walk to quiet beach. (although a steep driveway - hence the views :) ) 

Flaxmill Bay Paradise

 Perfect place for a few couple friends to stay as the rooms are independent and have direct access to the deck. Will definitely stay again if we need a place in our favourite, Flaxmill. 

Cooks Retreat. Roomy beach house

 Property very comfortable and well presented. All the facilities. Cooks Beach without peer of course. 

Cook's Beach

 The bach was awesome, and Grant was so accomodating letting us have our post wedding BBQ there for family, and the day went really well. The Bach is super well supplied with just about everything you need and I wish I could have stayed longer. Thanks Grant for making everything easy and smooth, best wishes.