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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Location location!! Beautiful Cooks Beach ....

 Lovely location at cooks beach! The property location was perfect being only a short walk to the beach. We made the most of biking around the lovely township, playing the board games at night and just having a really enjoyable relaxing time! It is the perfect kiwi bach with everything you could possibly need. 

Relax & enjoy,close to beach,shops and boat ramp

 Thank you Heather & Wayne. Your house was fantastic, great layout, everything we needed, ideal location, room for the boat, fabulous master suite. We will be back. 

Cooks Sanctuary - Cooks Beach Holiday Home

 Very spacious. Generous bedrooms with comfortable beds. All amenities you could possibly need. Short walk to both the Cooks Beach shops and beach. 

Cooks Beach Relaxation

 Even more spacious than the photos showed, clean & modern and everything worked, a very easy place to relax in a lovely setting. It was great to have Sky for the kids inside and native birdsong for the adults enjoying peaceful evenings outside. We also enjoyed spotting the resident skink sunbathing on the pavers; discovering the fresh herbs and citrus in the garden to lift our lazy holiday cooking; we made good use of the kayaks thanks; and lastly loved the great showers! 

Gorgeous Cooks and Mercury Bay view beach house.

 The owner has a wonderful sense of style, and the bach could easily make the pages of an interior design magazine. We couldn't have been happier with the choice. 

Perfectly Positioned Beach House

 Well equipped home at a great location. Would happily stay there again and recommend to others.