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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Paihia, Bay of Islands

 Suited our accommodation needs with 6 adults, 2 children and 1 infant. Great location to explore Bay of Islands 

Quiet and peaceful at a central location.

 The location was great. The place is clean, would take a family easily, and has everything there that you need for a stay. We found the Internet connection highly variable; but if you want a break maybe the Internet is part of what you get away from. There is also a good outdoor space. It was a real treat to stay so i would highly recommend it 

Palm Rock - Relaxing & private with stunning views

 beautiful setting with a very well equipped place, the first place in NZ where we had the facilities to make some cakes and cookies, very good beds and clean bathroom wifi was a bit slow (due to windy weather probably) 

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! 

Holiday Home in the Sunny Bay of Islands

 It was cosy and a excellent place to chill with the family. Easy drive to Paihia but not an easy walk. Certainly would stay there again. 

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Stunning sea views-private-fully equipped-spotless

 The Beach House in Paihia is just a dream! Stunning views from anywhere in the house but best viewed from the front deck at sunset whilst enjoying some of the fresh local produce and beautiful wines available within walking distance. This home has everything you could ever need including Wifi and a great collection of CD's to relax too! Clean, spotless & well cared for. The owners were simply fantastic and made us feel at home. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Paihia, best holiday ever!