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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Tranquil on Tasman - Otaki Beach

 Had a wonderful 6 days and 5 nights at Tranquil on Tasman. Lovely Bach and lives up to it's name. One of best bach's we have stayed at in 10 years of renting Otaki Beach Bach's. Daughter came for lunch one day and talked about renting it for her family in near future. Plenty of books and DVD's for those wet days. 

Kohine - Beachfront Bliss

 Top location. Bach has all you require for a (weekend) get away. 

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48 On Tasman, The Little Blue Beach House

 This is the second time we've stayed here, and it was lovely once again. We especially enjoyed the sunny deck during the day, and the open fire in the evenings. 

48 On Tasman, The Little Blue Beach House

 Would definitely stay here again. Thank you... 

Otaki Family Beach Bach

 Good value for money. Easy to find, everything there. Good for families we will happily rebook this site 

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Kohine - Beachfront Bliss

 Beautfully serene and relaxing, with everything you could possibly need. E would love to return for another time out by the beach. 

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