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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Te Kakau -  "home away from home"

 Clean and tidy. Access to key was easy and as described. Very comfortable and spacious house. Beds made up and comfortable. Convenient for doing further travel North. The only comment would be that the microwave on top of fridge is too high for ease of seeing/using. This could be dangerous with hot food. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay. 

Cottage on Abel Tasman Park & Tasman Bay

 Really great bach. Amazing view, was able to walk to town (try the Fat Tui for burgers!) and the start of the Abel Tasman track. A chilled bottle of wine waiting on arrival and some kid-friendly DVDs to keep the 3-year old entertained in the evenings made it a great and memorable stay. Thanks for everything! 

Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

 Hi David,We had a good stay at the bach,unfortunatelly we had only half a shower left in the gasbottle.We replaced the bottle{35$} and we'll send our bankdetails together with the key. Thanks Dirk 

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Time and Tide...A place to unwind

 Views stunning Piece and quiet 

Nelson/Monaco Holiday Home

 Superb Bach, well fitted and equipped inside, nice garden and great views over the estuary! Slightly convoluted route to find the bach off the main state highway bypass of Nelson, but worth it for the peninsula setting and the views. 

Pupu Springs Golden Bay - Strawberry Cottage

 Awesome spot cant wait to get back there