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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

 lovely iconic kiwi batch 

2 Nile Court on Nile Street

 This house is very comfortable, convenient and well equipped. It is centrally located in Nelson within walking distance to parks, river and cafes. The owner is very easy to deal with and the representative who looks after the property in Nelson lived nearby and was available for when needed to check with about the house. 

Footprint Cottage, Ligar Bay

 A very comfortable house, very well furnished and eqipped. Was well presented and a quiet spot just a short walk to the beach. We found it very relaxing and would like to return. 

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. 

Relax to the birdsong, rural, convenient to town!

 Thanks for the great 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!