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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Self-contained cottage close to beach and river

 Nice, tidy wee cottage with everything we needed. A lovely spot. 

Kakanui - Modern, Sunny Coastal Escape

 Our family really enjoyed the time we spent at this house. It was well presented and equipped with everything that we needed during our stay. Close to the beach one way and views the other way that make you keep looking just in case you missed something! Good communication from the owner before, during and after. Hope to return. 

The Hideaway @ Kakanui

 Property : This property has everything needed for a good or bad weather stay and is very comfortable. Location : Conveniently close to the River Mouth, headland and the beach is reasonably close by over the hill. There is a cute wee Playground nearby. Friendly locals. 

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Restful Sea and River Views.

 Our second stay at this nice comfortable holiday bach. Kakanui is close to Oamaru, Moeraki, Waimate, Timaru, and the Waitaki Valley. We had very warm weather so made good use of the deck, with its lovely view over the river and beach. This bach has some of the best views in Kakanui, is warm comfortable, and well equipped. Great for a break. We will be back! 

Kakanui - Modern, Sunny Coastal Escape

 Great house, deck, section and views. House clean, tidy and very well equipped. 

The Hideaway @ Kakanui

 I liked the art work, the handmade cushions and the cosy feel of the bach. It was in a great location just over the road from the beach and river where I went for a walk every day.