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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Classic charm at Denee family bach

 Great New Zealand traditionally family bach in central Leigh but hidden away in natural bush and with a nice sea view. Very clean and with everything you need. 

Classic charm at Denee family bach

 Excellent, original kiwi bach with a lovely family feel. Great for two families who made the most of the close proximity to Goat Island and the lovely outdoor areas. Nice being well off the road and the view of the bush and sea was lovely to wake up to. 

Stunning views on 7 acres above Leigh Harbour

 The biggest WOW factor of the stay was the fantastic view! Great outlook over Leigh Harbour - spectacular at any time of the day. Accommodation was spacious and comfortable and close to everything we wanted to see and do. 

Gary and Marie at Leigh by the Sea

 very comfortable home. 

Classic charm at Denee family bach

 Had a lovely time, very relaxing, easy to find and enjoyed the beautiful view and quiet location 

Gary and Marie at Leigh by the Sea

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