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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

35 River Road luxury accommodation

 The location of the property was situated very close to Havelock North and an easy 10 minute drive to Napier. It is beautifully presented with stunning views. The property has wonderful heating and a fireplace for those cold nights. Full kitchen and bathrooms made this a wonderful property to stay at. Will definitely be back. 

35 River Road luxury accommodation

 Usually, photos of properties on websites make it look much better than they really are. 35 River Road is the opposite - the photos just didn't do it justice! What a place! It is a beautiful property, great views across grape vines and apple trees and down the valley. Lovely touches like a loaf of bread on arrival, home made jam. Thank you, we will be back!!! PS Loved watching the pukekos climb the persimmon trees!! 

School House - Riverside luxury

 Overall the accommodation was great and location superb. It was kitted out really well in the main. Our kids really enjoyed the croquet and cricket sets! A few minor question marks... the house was quite dusty on arrival and was missing a few things like soap in showers, no insect spray at a time of year when there were lots of flies, wasps and midges. Also a non-stick frying pan would have been good for bacon and eggs. These were minor issues and we'd definitely look to stay there again. 

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Top Cottage, rural and quiet

 Seclude, tranquil and quaint. Loved it 

Rural setting, views to Te Mata peak & Mt. Erin

 Good location. Clean and comfortabe 

35 River Road luxury accommodation

 Property is immaculate; 2 large bedrooms both with en suites; close proximity to Te Mata, Havelock North and Blackbarn. Beautiful views over the vines.