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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

The Lakehouse Retreat

 remote location, lovely lake view, great deck and BBQ, and kayaks :) :) 

The Lakehouse Retreat

 Stunning property that is located in the most beautiful spot. Right on the waterfront and very peaceful with lovely neighbours. Everything is at the bach that you could possible need for a relaxing break away. Great to know we didn't have to lug kayaks and kids bikes as these were all there. The lake was so stunning and hours or even days could be spent exploring all the inlets and walkways. Cant wait to go back!! 

The Lakehouse Retreat

 Wonderful bach! Beautiful and clean and in an incredibly natural place. If you want a place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a nice libation - this is for you. Lived the kayaks and the kids were very excited about the sleep out. Thanks for letting us stay. 

The Lakehouse Retreat

 A tranquil spot close to a great range of activities or just a quiet paddle around the lake in the kyacks. 

The Lakehouse Retreat

 Location was great and everything we needed was available - Grandson Loved the toy box!!! 

The Lakehouse Retreat

 Wonderful quiet lakeside location. Clean and tidy.