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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Stunning beach house with views of Farewell Spit

 This was a great family bach to stay in...fabulous view and lovely to be able to get straight onto the beach. We stayed when the weather was wet and cold at times, but the oil heater was definitely enough to keep the bach warm. We would love to come back next time with a set net for the fish 

Stunning beach house with views of Farewell Spit

 This was a great family bach to stay in...fabulous view and lovely to be able to get straight onto the beach. We stayed when the weather was wet and cold at times, but the oil heater was definitely enough to keep the bach warm. We would love to come back next time with a set net for the fish 

Poharadise - Modern Holiday Home near the beach

 We can't wait to plan next year's stay. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot for our needs. 

FABULOUS KIWIANA STYLE FLAX COTTAGE

 Would highly recommend. Lovely stay at flax cottage with very hospitable hosts. 

Beautiful New Holiday Home in Paradise

 A beautiful location and very private. The beach is so close only a few steps away and what a lovely beach it is too. The walks in the reserve were just over the road and we enjoyed the walks immensely. Best of all was the birdlife. The tuis, fantails and bellbirds were all there as promised. The highlight for us was the Weka family of 4 who came every day and enjoyed a bit of cheese with us. Got some really good pictures. Amazing tides and sunsets. Thanks Kate we will be back. 

Special Place with stunning sea views and privacy

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