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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Fully self contained unit, central paihia

 Supreme location - only a two minute stroll to the centre of Pahia. The property managers were very informative on what to do/where to go and always keen with advice. The unit was very clean upon arrival and it was a pleasure to stay there. Well recommended! 

Koru Cottage - Pristine and newly renovated.

 Property had all mod cons. Towels and linen were included (as was cleaning charge), which was nice. Bay of Islands is a stunning location and Koru Cottage the perfect base. 

Holiday Home in the Sunny Bay of Islands

 Thanks for a fun five days in "The Winterless North". The bach is perfect with everything you need for a great holiday. The property is well fenced so your children and pets will be safe. Well placed to explore Paihia, Waitangi and Russell. We caught and consumed a fair number of Snapper (try Tapeka Point over the water in Russell). 

Affordable family fun!

 Beautiful location, close to the beach I like the fact that it felt like a home away from home?? 

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Sea, River and Bush Views

 Great location, beautiful view, this place had everything we needed 

Affordable family fun!

 Best place to stay in the far north!