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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

'Stunning Ocean Views'  Beach front cosy cottage

 This property has a brilliant location, close to Napier's attractions and wonderful coffee outlets. Parking is easy and access good to the property, there is a spacious well thought out interior with the ability to sit and relax outside. The owners have been very thoughtful with the well equipped kitchen and provisions. The children really enjoyed the cup cakes, chocolates and amazing platter of fruit on our arrival, a really lovely touch. Will stay again when next in Napier. Many thanks. 

Iconic Kiwi Beach Front Bach

 Wonderful situation near the beach were we had cheese and wine every night 

- Beach Road Batch -

 Nice and quiet lication. Our kids loved to feed the ducks and chicken 

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Perfectly Located Beach house at Westshore

 Loved the large ( huge!) , sunny bedrooms upstairs. Very comfortable beds. Great having 2 toilets , and separate bathroom. Large, brand new BBQ. The bikes were so useful, as this area is perfect for exploring lots of bike trails.( the bikes are in very good condition). Walking distance to great sports bar, and two fish n chip shops, dairy, chemist. Would definitely stay here again. Loved the area, and the house was very comfortable and had everything you need. 

Off The Track Lavender Cottage

 Great central location to Hastings and Napier, friendly and helpful staff... ps. sunrise on Te Mata peak (only 10-15 minutes away) was breathtaking! 

Beautiful Art Deco house by the sea

 The Art Deco character of the home made our visit to Napier unique and memorable. Our children were intrigued by all the authentic deco details. The wood fire was a real bonus - making for a cosy stay despite very cold weather. 

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