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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. 

 Character Log Lodge with Great Mountain Views

 Lovely stay in a lovely chalet. Loads of room and lovely and warm with a friendly greeting from Wayne. Fully recommend! 

Uncle Bill's Cottage - a gorgeous country retreat!

 had the most wonderful stay at Uncle Bills. Having read so many good reviews I kept thinking it can't be that good? Well it was, perfect for us thank you so much. Lovely hosts, lovely house, lovely holiday. Two boys are still talking about jenny, Gordy and the dogs. Really great holiday, hope to go back soon 

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'Haus Dachstein' - Modern, warm and comfortable!

 Great batch, great location. Would definitely stay again. 

Mountain Lodge - much more than a chalet

 The Lodge was pretty much exactly what we had expected. A lovely 'rustic' feel to the place, with a big roomy lounge, ideal for our group. SKY was provided and all the appliances worked well. Beds were very comfortable and everyone seemed to sleep well. Views of the mountain were awesome. Location was fine with a nice little walk into town or a very short drive if you preferred. 

The Blue House Ohakune - warm and inviting lodge

 Walking distance to town. The drying cupboard was very useful and the house had spacious rooms