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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Lake views and bushwalks

 Absolutely LOVED our stay here. This was such a relaxing place and we SO enjoyed the kayaking on the quiet lake. Everything we needed was here. A lovely break in our busy touring schedule. 

Lake View  Cottage at Mitchells

 The cottage was lovely: big, light and clean but a little pricey. The beds were comfortable. The setting is beautiful. We particularly liked the two huge waterfalls coming down from the bush-clad cliffs behind. We were tired when we got here and it was a great place to relax and watch the light change over the lake. Covered outdoor seating would have been a bonus. Bring mosquito repellent! 

Lake views and bushwalks

 For absolute peace and privacy it's perfection. However if you do need noise, there is a sound system and the acoustics in the church are amazing. With a hot tub, beautiful views (and wekas) what else do you need? 

Lake View  Cottage at Mitchells

 Loved the quiet location of this bach and a walk up to the waterfall is a must. Don't be put off by a 25km gravel road track from Kumara. It's fine :) 

Lake View  Cottage at Mitchells

 We loved staying at this batch it had a beautiful view and a peaceful location! The boys loved heading down to the lake for a late night fish. The only thing was we had to pay for 2 infants which was a bit strange especially since there was no children equipment (high chair, portacot etc). Apart from that would recommend this batch! 

Lake views and bushwalks

 Great as always; been going for a week each year for the past 5 or six years and have never been disappointed with the scenery, facilities, or experiences! Great vacation site! Nice people to deal with! Love it each and every time!