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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Hot Water Beach Bach

 Location can't be beaten. Lovely deck to sit out on for breakfast or dinner once the crowds have gone and the carpark is empty. Worked well for our needs although toilet is small and shower head is very low so not easy for a 6ft person to shower in. 

Enjoy our unique Hot Water Beach with hot spas.

 Couldn't ask for a more relaxing spot to unwind after a busy wedding week. I hadn't stayed at someone's "home" before so wasn't quite sure it would feel private enough, but it did, and Jenny was around just enough to make it not feel too secluded. View was spectacular, and the place was spotless, very comfortable. Kitchen supplies limited, but this wasn't promised or anything, just a suggestion to bring your own coffee, salt & pepper, etc. Regret only staying 2 nights instead of 3. 

Hot Water Beach Cottage

 Awesome spot, right across the road from the beach. 

Ocean View Cottage - Beachfront - Fabulous Views

 Awesome location. Thanks for a great holiday. 

Hot Water Beach House with Views

 very nice location! 

Surf Sounds Cottage Hot Water Beach

 very good location