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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Koutu Retreat - Opononi Stunning New Beach House

 He whare tino ataahua Koutu Retreat! What a beautiful place and amazing view. Rented for work but were spoiled at the end of each day with such luxury. Thank you! 

Mini Whananaki Beach House

 Great stay thanks guys! One of the most chilled out and idylic breaks we've had in a while. Loved the house and the space for the extended family. 

Koutu Retreat - Opononi Stunning New Beach House

 Great spot for our two families! Perfect place to stay to check out Hokianga. Loved the ping pong table and darts board too :) 

Waitangi River Lodge - Nr. Paihia Bay Of Islands

 Great location, short drive to Kerikeri and Paihia beach. The lodge was very spacious (we were a group of 9adults&2kids) and the beds were very tidy. We enjoyed playing on the field outside, and taking in the view of the river right by the lodge. BBQ, fireplace, heaters, kayak, etc were well maintained and ready to be used. Would definitely come again soon! Thanks Jack and Di :) 

Koutu Retreat - Opononi Stunning New Beach House

 The location was still close enough to enjoy the area, e.g. the shop, pub and takeaways but away from the long weekend traffic, so nice a quite. The property was great, lots of room for everyone, outdoor areas for the teenages to play ball and have their own space. 

Stunning waterfront location with multiple baches

 Beautiful spot with stunning views. We stayed in a Bach at the top of the hill which was simple but really lovely. And our Bach had a bathroom. Even a bottle of wine awaited us! Neighbours to the nearby Driftwood baches, but far cheaper and was all we needed with that view. Thanks Gail for all your help.