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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Four Seasons in one Day

 A wonderful quiet location, handy to Oneroa. I loved all the personal touches that the owner has put into the accomadation and the artistic flare is fantastic. Nice tidy place with full kitchen. 

OHOPE BEACHFRONT BACH

 The Bach was basic but clean and tidy. The best thing was the location, just directly across the road from the beautiful Ohope beach. I highly recommend. Our 2 boys loved it! 

WAITETI LODGE - Lake Rotorua & Waiteti Stream

 This is an amazing place to stay. We stayed as an extended family group of 12 and there was plenty of space for everyone with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and dining facilities for 12. Amazing garden too. Wifi was a real bonus as we had overseas guests with us. Loved the setting next to the stream and looking out over the lake. It has a slightly old fashioned but very comfortable feel to it. Plenty of space for everyone to hang out and do their own thing. Would agree previous comments re oven. 

Beautifully Appointed Swiss Chalet

 Thankyou for a lovely get away in the cutest little chalet in Ohakune. 

Lakehouse Paradise: We've got it all...

 3 really high quality bedrooms that were set up to a really high standard. Cosy fire, tremendous view. Immaculate bathroom. Decor was classy but also gave you a good settled homely feel too. Top class. 

Lakehouse Paradise: We've got it all...

 Beautiful bach! They even had the fire on for when we got in :) Only negative was there was only a single roll of toilet paper and no spares. meant a trip into rotorua to pick up more toilet paper! :(