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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Sunny, peaceful cottage

 Lovely stay at the tidy and cosy house. Friendly and helpful owners made it a very pleasant stay. 

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Altitude 1 - Luxury in the heart of Martinborough.

 It was a great stay. Right in the middle of the village so easy to get to all shops and cafes. Fantastic accommodation with lovely furnishings and very tastefully decorated. No problems at all with noise at night. Everything worked like clockwork including the bike ride. Will definitely be staying again. Thank you..... 

Karangahake Cottage B&B

 Great bach and helpful friendly hosts. You better like chickens though, as the bach is decorated with them throughout :) Also, a note to those arriving by bicycle on the Hauraki Rail Trail like we did: google bike directions will take you up Bridge St which is unmarked - never found it. So instead of getting lost like us, just take Crown Hill Rd :) 

PALM  BEACH  DELIGHT - Palm Beach

 A delightfully presented wee cottage. Tastefully blended colours and decor makes for a creative yet restful environment. If the weather is sunny you can make the most of a great deck overlooking the bush, while maintaining a sense of privacy. And if you are there on cooler winter days you can create a lovely warm and cozy space to retreat to after a day at the vinyards! 

Fantasy Island - seaview cottage

 Views and location are perfect 

Altitude 1 - Luxury in the heart of Martinborough.

 This apartment was amazing!! It was lovely warm place couldn't hear any traffic at all thank you so much !!