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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

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! :( 

  • GeorgeSt3
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Chapel Cottage - in the village of Russell

 Chapel Cottage has everything one would want or need in a holiday home. It was very clean, well laid out and spacious enough for a family of four. The location at Russell is very central and walking to the shopping centre was a breeze. Will be back. 

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

 Our second stay at this bach which is indeed in a part of paradise. The house has everything you need to make your stay comfortable and self sufficient. We were hoping we could use the hot tub on this visit but sadly it was out of order. We love the fact we can bring our dogs with us. Great bach, wonderful location, highly recommended. 

Estuary hideaway close to the beach and estuary

 Every time we visit this bach it's like coming home. We love Whangamata and love this bach which is so homely. It's so close to the wonderful beach - a brief stroll down the road and there you are. The bach is fully equipped with everything you could possibly want. It's kept immaculately neat and tidy. There's a few games for those inclement days - Scrabble, cards, Jenga. And of course a television - just like home! 

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

 Of course the view would be a great draw card, but it is a most comfortable and well supplied house. First fire of the year and we were toasty warm. The canoe was rather heavy to carry down but well worth it for the special time on the lake. Met the lovely neighbour who cleans and felt like inviting her to join the girly 4 days! Overall, a restful and comfortable stay. Many thanks 

  • Edwina
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Sunny Spacious Seaview Stunner

 Stunning place to stay, very clean and close to everything. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends and family