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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

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. 

Karangahake Cottage B&B

 Great bach and helpful friendly hosts. You better like chickens though, as the bach is decorated with them throughout :) Also, a note to those arriving by bicycle on the Hauraki Rail Trail like we did: google bike directions will take you up Bridge St which is unmarked - never found it. So instead of getting lost like us, just take Crown Hill Rd :) 

Heart of Russell, key to the Bay of Islands.

 Great house to cater for a large family group. Beautifully clean and well presented -has everything you need. Would highly recommend it. 

Beach Front Bach in Private Bay

 Perfect as usual, still excellent value and still on the beach! I'll keep coming back. 

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! :(