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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Private Headland, Waterfront, Sandy Beach, Kaipara

 The bach itself was great, had a cosy feel, we especially loved the pizza oven! Large surrounding paddock and situated on a private headland - great place for a getaway from city life. A short drive to the private beach was heaven. Pack a picnic and stay there all day. The owners welcomed us to go throughout the property and the views were amazing. Many a night we took a picnic and watched the sunset. Great TV back at the beach to unwind in front of. Definitely recommend to friends and family. 

Quiet and tranquil, overlooking the sea

 nice very quit location. good place to relax, just 22 km to Kauri museum 

New Lockwood Holiday Home

 Lovely house, great views. Would love to come back and see if we can catch a fish next time. 

Harbour Views and Sunsets

 We were very happy all round with this property, love the place had everything we needed we hope to come back some time, lovely views awesome deck with comfy sofa just an awesome place to stay thank you for sharing this beauty with us !!aaaaa 

Quiet Seaside Beach Home

 The house and location is stunning. Views over the water and so close to the beach. We walked to the sandy beach around the corner every day. Great swimming spots everywhere for us and the dog. Property manager is so excellent. So lovely and always a text or phone call away if need be. We really like dealing with her, and are hesitant to rent other bach's because of how good this one and the property manager is. Comes highly recommended. 

Stylish modern bach with rural and water views

 Great Bach! Amazing views, very well presented. Enjoyed our stay will definitely be back!