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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

 Matakana Barn overlooking Sandspit Bay & farms

 Great Barn - tastefully decorated and quaint enough to say it has character. 2 large upstairs rooms with 3 single beds in each, and a double room downstairs. Nice linen and towels. Steep stairs, but ok if you're careful. Private outdoor table setting to sit in the sun. Perfect for our getaway! :-) 

Riverside Matakana luxury apartment style baches

 Fantastic location, wonderful facilities and stylish, comfortable bach. We used the pool, the kayaks and the tennis court every day of our stay and the grounds were great for cycling around with the children. 

Grace Cottage: Private retreat overlooking Bay

 Beautiful quiet location in the trees. Birds were exceptional every morning. Dealing with the owners was quick and easy. The bach was clean and well presented. Highly recommended. Be aware that the bay is tidal (but other beautiful beaches are within easy reach). We enjoyed our stay immensely. Thank you! 

Omaha River Retreat - Entertainers Paradise

 Everything specially the kitchen with a river view. 

Omaha River Retreat - Entertainers Paradise

 We had a group of 8 friends (3 couples and 2 single ladies) and the property was perfect. There was plenty of room and it was a very comfortable home. There is lots to do in the area, but we enjoyed staying in also - why leave when you have such a wonderful holiday home to relax in!! 

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Casa Coyote -  Waterfront WOW! 8km from Matakana

 Exquisite house- the design, it's character, available facilities and amenities from the pizza oven, pool and walk-in-showers to the spectacular views and only a stones-throw away from the beach. We had an amazing stay! So tranquil and peaceful and yet there is so much to do-that's if you even ever want to leave the house, because it takes a lot to pry you away! We can't wait to stay again! 

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