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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

120 yr old, 6 b/room Villa with Beach Back/Front!

 The location is superb, and we liked the renovations that have been completed to date. The current facilities were more than adequate for our stay. 

The Ferns - Taupo. Beautifully presented

 Great house for a large number of people 

120 yr old, 6 b/room Villa with Beach Back/Front!

 Our family really enjoyed our stay. The beaches are really close and our two boys had a great time fishing, swimming and riding their bikes. The local community was really friendly and I look forward to returning in the future with friends to enjoy this peaceful and safe location. 

Bach and / or cottage - you decide

 Great location and very family friendly. Will definitely use again. 

Bach and / or cottage - you decide

 It was perfect. We needed to cater for 15 people for my wifes 40th birthday and Leonie allowed us to be flexible on those numbers if it was needed. It is a lovely property with easy walk to the beach. The kids loved using the boogie boards and the adults appreciated the sky sports channels!! Big deck and bbq, plenty of space. Thanks Leonie, my extended family had a great weekend for a family birthday. Would look to use again without hesitation. 

Hihitahi Sea View - Peaceful Stunning Views

 Thanks for lovely week. House was perfect size and layout for 3 couples and children. Plenty of space for people to spread out. Lots for kids to do outside and in. Very quiet private location with beautiful views. Karen very helpful and lovely to deal with.