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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Whare hoa hoa  Retreat-School Hol Special, Free Wi

 Plenty of room for our families to stay - the extra bathrooms are a real bonus! Huge deck perfect for entertaining groups. Private and quiet. 

Whare hoa hoa  Retreat-School Hol Special, Free Wi

 Wonderful property for family get together, lots of space and wonderful outdoor area. Not too far from town, but far enough. Very elegant. 

Whare hoa hoa  Retreat-School Hol Special, Free Wi

 Property was beautiful! It has plenty of space. Great for events such as a bridal shower. Would be perfect for family get-togethers. Nice and central, an easy walk to town. Would recommend this place to anyone. 

Whare hoa hoa  Retreat-School Hol Special, Free Wi

 Wonderful property to stay at. Property is best suited to 8 people (3 couples & 2 singles) as unfortunately the bed in the "TV room" is a very small double pull out couch. We brought a large airbed with us so managed to sleep 4 couples & 2 singles nicely. Great facilities here. Not far to walk to town. Would definitely stay again! Thanks. 

Whare hoa hoa  Retreat-School Hol Special, Free Wi

 Beautiful house, close to square. 

Whare hoa hoa  Retreat-School Hol Special, Free Wi

 Fantastic property - really comfortable stay and lovely setting for a big group.