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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Absolute Beachfront!

 Hugh deck Great outdoor areas the out door beanbags are awesome. Love love love this place. 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 Very happy, the bach was great, good location, well maintained, plenty of space and beds, loved the decks. We had a great time and would rent it again next time a large group of us stay in Whangamata. 

Bach 125 -All the Modern Conveniences at the beach

 The property was in a lovely location within close proximity to the beach and harbour however there was a slight misunderstanding with the photos as we thought we were right at the beach. Beach is at least 15min walk and harbour 10min walk. Whitianga approx. 20min drive for supermarkets and supplies. House was lovely and there was ample room for all considering we were a group of 15. Kitchen was well equipped however you do need to take your own tea towels. Sleepout was great. All in all great 

Huge - Quiet - Handy

 Great price, well set up for groups 

Te Punga Lodge - The Perfect Year-Round Getaway!

 Loved everything about the property, well equipped, beautiful surroundings and even a one hole pitch and putt. A swimming pool would have taken it to a whole other level, but wasn't a major. Beds all super comfy, plenty of room for everyone and entertaining was a breeze in the super kitchen. Felt palatial yet very homely and comfortable. 

Sea views, 2 levels, elevated deck, 6 bedrooms,

 The bach is very comfortable and we had so much space with only four of us there. The beach access and views are great and so is the selection of books and games. Great if you want to be close to surf club/playground. Many thanks for a great stay and sorry about the dates mix-up (my fault). 

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