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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Surf Sounds Cottage Hot Water Beach

 Very comfy bach, plenty of room and great location to hot water beach. Would love to stay here again. 

Hot Water Beach Bach

 Location was amazing. Little details well thought out..eg shovel. Clean and tidy, my 9 and 12 year old kids loved the stay. Thanks again. 

Hot Water Beach House with Views

 A truly iconic kiwi Bach on an iconic beach with astonishing views. Accommodated the 5 of us easily with plenty of room for more and has all the amenities one could need. Thanks for a great family holiday! 

Comfortable family bach with stunning beach views

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Surf Sounds Cottage Hot Water Beach

 This bach is a very comfortable place at a very good location. Everything is there to have an enjoyable stay. We have enjoyed our time there very much. 

Hot Water Beach Bach

 Bach was clean and tidy with a typical kiwi Bach retro feel. Excellent location directly over the road from the beach.