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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Matakana - A Touch of Tuscany in Matakana

 We loved the cottage with its unique rural quiet location yet only 10 mintes car ride to Matakana.Its a foodie heaven with superb restaurants nearby.We swam and picnicked at so many choices of beaches everyday.Want to return as we stayed mid week n missed the Saturday markets 

Matakana - A Touch of Tuscany in Matakana

 very private & amazing views. 

Matakana - A Touch of Tuscany in Matakana

 Outstanding views, lovely private space and excellent proximity to all attractions without being in the main center of matakana. 

Matakana - A Touch of Tuscany in Matakana

 Situated privately in a completely rural setting with beautiful valley views, Kotare Cottage is a relaxing haven set well off the road and elevated near the bush-line. Very conducive to peaceful relaxation. The Cottage is a good size for two people with a comfortable bed and everything needed for an enjoyable stay.The hosts are very helpful if any needs arise. We loved the location which seems central to many beach spots and only 5 minutes to Matakana. Highly recommend this one. 

Matakana - A Touch of Tuscany in Matakana

 Fantastic location and accommodation for couples and singles looking for a peaceful holiday with immediate access to Matakana, Omaha and the numerous beaches and attractions in the area. I could not recommend this place more highly. 

Matakana - A Touch of Tuscany in Matakana

 Great little place, lovely and quiet, beautiful views and very accommodating hosts - highly recommended!