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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Coast Retreat Muriwai Beach

 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! 

Coast Retreat Muriwai Beach

 Nothing beats the rugged beauty of the west coast beaches, especially when the winds are high and the waves even higher. The perfect place to be after a long walk on the beach is in a cosy little bach like Coast Retreat to warm the cockles and rest the bones. We had a perfect stay here. 

Coast Retreat Muriwai Beach

 Great location. Lovely place. 

Coast Retreat Muriwai Beach

 Lovly place with everything you need, beds were comfy & everythink you need for a great stay was in the house.. Takeway shops 1-2min away and cafe just down road also. For a golfer (like myself if it wasnt my wedding day) then the golf course is just over the road & is a links course & is a great course (have played it many times). Beach 2min down road also so a great location looking over muriwai also. 

The Lookout - Special Rate

 Lovely house - well appointed and comfortable - beautiful location! 

The Lookout - Special Rate

 Beautiful views over the beach and nice walks right from the doorstep. Plenty of extras in the bach to make our stay an even better experience. A totally relaxing location.