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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Beech Hill Accommodation

 Gorgeous holiday house - simple, beautifully decorated, sparkling clean and very, very relaxing. Feels like you're away from it all but at the same time very close to lovely places to visit. Perfect place for a retreat but we also think the children would love it and will take them next time. 

Magnificient rural views

 We feel very at home when staying here. This property has magnificent views of the valley and mountains, and it is very convenient to the stores, cafes, and the many sights of Golden Bay. 

Gunado - a cosy kiwi bach.

 Great little place in a lovely spot. Well thought out and equipped, clean and well maintained. 

Beech Hill Accommodation

 A really nice, secluded spot. 

Punanga - Waterfront Cottage in Quiet Location

 The view is ever-changing and beautiful. Decks are well placed so you can enjoy all the view and garden has to offer. Friendly local birds are a bonus. Comfy beds and well arranged living/dining & kitchen areas. Lovely place to relax, with many walking tracks nearby, if you can tear yourself away from the property. Beach access is well constructed. Great family getaway. 

Stylish estuary-front bach

 This property and its views are gorgeous. And perfect location for exploring Golden Bay. Thanks Simon!