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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page


 An amazing, beautifully decorated and comfortable cottage with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. The deck overlooks a delightful, sheltered private garden whistling with Tuis and Kereru. A five minute stroll takes you to the golden sands of Palm Beach. It doesn't get any better than this. The only potential drawback is the steepish climb from the car park to the cottage. However, the stairs are well-maintained and perfectly safe. 

Altitude 1 - Luxury in the heart of Martinborough.

 The property is upmarket, clean and excellently presented. Conveniently located for all services Martinbough has to offer. 

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

 A beautiful spot and Martin was brilliant to book with, highly recommended. 

Pinehaven Riverside Cottage - Escape the Rat Race

 Absolutely spectacular place. We loved coming home to such a beautiful, tranquil and private setting. The stars were amazing, especially from the hot tub. Great location to explore gorge, Waihi beach and easy to hire bikes. Would definitely recommend this place and look forward to coming back. 

pretty magical cottage

 A great location with a relaxing atmosphere,. loved the fantails , so many of them too! We enjoyed our walks exploring the Karangahake Gorge, the Martha Gold mining area in Waihi is an amazing place with so much history of the last century! The inspirational sculptures at varying distances along the pavement a ''must see'' for anyone visiting this historic town! 

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Beautiful Bliss Cottage

 Absolutely loved our stay, very comfortable, very cosy, very clean and the cheese and champagne waiting for us was a special bonus.