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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Lazy Days - modern family friendly holiday home

 Close to the beach, good deck area and easy care house. 

*A Cosy Cottage Retreat at the Beach!*

 Property is has everything that you need for a warm, relaxing stay. Very close to the beach, a great cafe and amazing wood fired pizza bar, along with a lovely gallery exhibiting local artists varied and interesting work. It is away from everything and yet had everything anyway, so you don't need to leave. 

Best of Both Worlds - situated close to beaches

 My family and I had the most relaxing Easter break at this warm, inviting property. Plenty of room for us all (5) to do our own thing - kitchen was easy to work in and having large pantry space was a bonus. The outside area was great catching the sun at the various times of the day. We just loved it and would love to stay again. Definitely recommend to others - just a wonderful property. Many thanks. 

*A Cosy Cottage Retreat at the Beach!*

 We were thrilled to have spent 5 days in a little piece of peaceful paradise to rejuvenate both body and soul-highly recommended by all-including Dudley, the labradoodle, who had a blast! 

The Green Bach - Ocean front beach house

 The Green Bach is a perfect batch to get away from hustle and bustle of busy Auckland and experience paradise on the coromandel. You could not ask for a better location of being right on the beach waking up to 180 degree sea views every day and going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the sea. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will defnitely be back. The bach is well equipped and the beds very comfortable. Thanks for an awesome time! 

A brilliant beach retreat!

 A great classic kiwi bach! We had a lovely time thanks.