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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Modern Kakanui Beach House

 This property is amazing and in a wonderful location. It was tidy, clean and had the most amazing view. The house is beautiful and our family had such a relaxing few days. 

Historic Seaside Cottage

 The property and location are absolutely magical. The history and cosiness of the place makes it feel so welcoming and homely. It is gorgeous and the location is wonderful. I have travelled a lot over the years and stayed in some pretty amazing places and this is up there with the best of them. Before we left we had already started talking about how we could visit again. All this, and we didn't see much of the local sea life! It really is gorgeous. Thanks Barbara! 

Central Oamaru, great views of the town & sea

 Great location and views. Really warm, tidy and spacious. Great for large groups and families. 

Blueskin bay cottage, at low tide, collect cockles

 Was a relaxing, homely cottage. Super clean, comfortable and decorated with great taste. Had an awesome time exploring the bay and beach. Would definitely recommend. 

High above the Ida valley. Views to the Mountains

 Beautiful location with views of the whole Ida Valley. A warm and welcoming cottage in outstanding condition. Excellent communication. Very highly recommended. 

Modern Kakanui Beach House

 Great Bach. Very good value for money. Fantastic views. The boards and wetsuits would be a real bonus in summer (we'll be back for them). Very suited for families with teenagagers. Thanks.