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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Sunny Spacious Seaview Stunner

 This beautiful house with spectacular views was perfect for our short holiday in the far North. The house is well laid out with great kitchen and bathroom facilities and the living space is great. The driveway takes a bit of practice (quite tight) but internal access garage was worth it. Really loved the info booklet. We would definitely go back! 

STINGRAY RETREAT Russell Bay of Islands

 The house is absolutely wonderful and the views over the bay are the best we've seen. Watching the dolphins while sipping our coffee or wine - bliss! 

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. 

Bush backdrop, privacy and Bay views

 Not hard to see why there is such great feedback. Lovely place, well resourced, beautiful veiws, very warm, playground nearby, oceans beach 10mins away, beautiful bays and such a hospitable couple whom we had the pleasure of meeting before we left. We had our kids 11, 8, 6 and 2 and there was ample space. Kids loved it and can't wait to go back. Thanks guys - Charlie n Kelli 

Rangiputa-Absolute Beachfront !!!!

 Fantastic place. Wow. Place is outstanding. Beach is great, batch is great, people are great. Relaxing and wonderful. Everybody had a great time and when the weather was bad the beach walks were outstanding. Thanks for sharing this place with us. Cheers Matt 

Nestled in mature secluded grounds.

 This retreat is utter paradise! Utterly gorgeous and private with a wonderful house and immaculate gardens that somehow seem natural and relaxed, spacious and green. It's almost a rural setting, yet so close to the water and Tutukaka. We loved every moment of it, and only wished we could have stayed longer.