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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Blue horizon

 Perfect place to stay and relax. 

Blue horizon

 Our stay has been fantastic, very comfortable place with delightful view of Muriwai, it would be a pleasure to come back there again! 

Relaxing beach escape with sea views

 We loved the spa and the view from the deck. 

Stunning Ocean Views

 Lovely big comfortable home, with lovely outdoor areas, views and all the amenities. Definitely recommend. 

Blue horizon

 Lovely location, good amenities. Studio is attached to the owner's property but when you are inside, it is completely private and you can't see anyone else from the deck outside. Would definitely stay again. 

Coast Retreat Muriwai  - Golf & Surf Holiday

 The property was neat and had a lovely beach theme throughout. It was close to the beach and offered nice views of the ocean at sunset. The outside bath did not disappoint!