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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

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! 

Coromandel Cottage  - Romantic Rustic - Sea views

 This is our third time at this cottage. It is probably the best equipped holiday home we have stayed in. The location is great and the deck overlooking the harbour is a perfect place to relax. It is extremely quiet, and a nice half hour's walk around McGregor Bay to the township. 

Classy cottage amongst the grapevines

 What a great place to stay and wonderful hosts / family. We felt very welcome and they did everything to make our stay even better. The local tips for family outings were a succes and the dogs and the trampoline a big hit with our 2 year old. And the cottage is just wonderful and has everything you need - reality is even better than the pictures. And of course I have to mention the delicious wine and the beautiful views and location. I hope we're able to return some day! 

Stunning Onetangi Waiheke Beach House

 A lovely beachside Bach - perfect location with great amenities Would definitely recommend this property 

Beautiful Bliss Cottage

 This perfect cottage is warm, beautifully decorated, well equipped and located within a two minute walk to the square and restaurants and shops. It is perfect for a weekend break and totally suitable for 2 couples to stay. We will definitely return. As the name suggests it is "bliss" 

Classy cottage amongst the grapevines

 The cottage was absolutely perfect for both our requirements, and the location for our recent trip to Hawkes Bay. The personal touches in the cottage were awesome, and very much appreciated. We will certainly rebook if we are back in the area again.