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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Lovely secluded beachfront homestead

 This rural island house and sleep-out is a truly NZ experience, with sea to skyline opportunities and it gave all 15 of us (from 3yo to mid 50's) a great rural easter time. Wet-back heated water, a convivial outside barbecue area and self caught blue cod and gurnard for dinner were a couple of highlights as well as finding crabs and many other creatures under every rock in the bay, helping muster wayward sheep and kayaking... We also enjoyed the friendliness and sense of community on the island 

Lovely secluded beachfront homestead

 This location is magic. We loved being away from it all. There is plenty of room for our 3 families. The fishing is great. The jetty and beach are so close & lovely clear water to swim in. We enjoyed a very relaxing holiday. 

Lovely secluded beachfront homestead

 We like the isolated location , proximity to good fishing and diving, it sleeps a good number of people, it's clean and tidy , 

Lovely secluded beachfront homestead

 It worked perfectly for the four families that stayed there. Plenty of space and warm. Whilst very rustic and remote, think of it like an old farm house that hasn't been lived in permanently for many years, if you go there knowing that you'll throughly enjoy it.