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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Last Chance Lodge, Earnscleugh

 Great spot - we had a lovey week and would love come back in the future. Thanks Cathy! 

Fisherman's Rest- in magnificent Mercury Bay.

 Brilliant place, gladly recommend to anyone 

Fisherman's Rest- in magnificent Mercury Bay.

 What a place! Super!!! Thank you Chrissie for your hospitality and beautiful house. Highly recommended for familys with small kids- very safe :)))))) 

Cute and classy bach

 Great place to stay. Ideal for a quiet weekend away. Owners super friendly and wonderfully accomodating. Would reccomend. 

Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage


Lake views and bushwalks

 we loved everything about the property and the location!!!! beautiful both inside and out! the kayaks on the lake were awesome fun, bbq area undercover - perfect for our rainy Saturday night and the hot tub is the most awesome hot tub ever!!!!!!! such good fun all round! :) the only thing I could say is that there were a few light bulbs that didn't work and could do with replacing.