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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Beachside Escape 2 hrs from Auckland

 Bach is perfect in every way. We had the most relaxed, peaceful time with our friends. Had every amenity possible and was clean and tidy. Highly recommended 

Private Headland, Waterfront, Sandy Beach, Kaipara

 Value for money we found it to be great. Just what we wanted. Nothing flash but everything we needed. We only have a 2 wheel car but found the trip out to the private beach was awsome. Our 3 and 5 year olds found the walk to the beach easy... Lots for them to investigate on the beach. Brilliant for our dogs... Relaxing and quite. Thanks. 

Iconic Kiwi Batch Awsome beachside location

 A great Kiwi bach, great big sunny deck and uninterrupted harbour views 

Un-interrupted harbour views beach house

 Close to Auckland with amazing views and a very reasonable price, especially if going with a few people. Nice quiet location and only a short drive to the other coast to Mangawhai. Spa is a great addition although it was not turned on before we got there so we didn't get to use it the first night but it was lovely for the other 2 nights. 

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Time out in Tapora, ideal for golfing or fishing

 What a beautifully redecorated house! So comfortable and clean, we will DEFINITELY be back! Everyone enjoyed the gorgeous bathroom and snuggly beds and we all gobbled up the delicious fish and chips at the Golf Club's "Fish and Chip Saturday". This is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed at on Bookabach. Thanks so much for sharing it with us! To anyone staying in Tapora, make sure you get over to Sand Island for a sunset...take your camera! 

Private Headland, Waterfront, Sandy Beach, Kaipara

 Orongo Point was the perfect Easter getaway, Plenty of room for friends, kids and our dog to play and stretch our legs along the beaches. The kids loved watching the cows being milked, feeding the sheep and finding crabs on the rocks. A perfect place for a bit of glamping but fantastic to have the bach that had everything we required, very well equipped. Definitely keen to stay again and will be recommending.