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    Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu

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    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Walking distance to beach, shops, restaurants

 Fantastic location only minutes from the town and beach. Beautiful views from the living area and deck. Plenty of space in the house and very relaxing. 

Secluded Waterfront Lodge

 Well appointed, nothing could be added!!! 

Walking distance to beach, shops, restaurants

 The house was nice and tidy with all household items required. Nice beds. Good location. The only let down was that the BBQ gas bottle was virtually empty ...we had to raise bottle to finish BBQ. The house is on a steep drive which for some may be troublesome. On the whole though a nice place to stay. No hiccups in the booking process. 

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Secluded Waterfront Lodge

 Great stay, owners were more than accommodating, would highly recommend !! Thanks again. 

Holiday Home in the Sunny Bay of Islands

 great place, nice and clean and tidy. really really well fenced which was important to us. would happily stay again. 

Holiday Home in the Sunny Bay of Islands

 great place, nice and clean and tidy. really really well fenced which was important to us. would happily stay again.