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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

SupaCute Chalet - Privacy, Big Sea View and Kayak

 The facility was great - clean and tidy with all needs met - great view and very relaxing private surrounds - 5 min walk down to beach - even though part of a resort complex you would think you are on a single private property - very secure/safe environment 

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PALM  BEACH  DELIGHT - Palm Beach

 A delightfully presented wee cottage. Tastefully blended colours and decor makes for a creative yet restful environment. If the weather is sunny you can make the most of a great deck overlooking the bush, while maintaining a sense of privacy. And if you are there on cooler winter days you can create a lovely warm and cozy space to retreat to after a day at the vinyards! 

Cosy Couple Hideaway or Family Retreat

 Lovely homely Bach in a gorgeous bush setting. Very family friendly and well supplied with everything you may need. Owners great to deal with and very prompt with communication. Many thanks :) 

Panoramic views from Rakino to Coromandel !

 This was such a lovely and comfortable home. Robin was great to communicate with and assured that everything was there for us and working. Everything we needed was there including vegetables and salad in the garden for our meals. A beautiful view! 

PALM  BEACH  DELIGHT - Palm Beach

 An amazing, beautifully decorated and comfortable cottage with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. The deck overlooks a delightful, sheltered private garden whistling with Tuis and Kereru. A five minute stroll takes you to the golden sands of Palm Beach. It doesn't get any better than this. The only potential drawback is the steepish climb from the car park to the cottage. However, the stairs are well-maintained and perfectly safe. 

Expansive sea views, modern design, all day sun

 Very warm, clean and tidy and bonus of basic essentials in the well equipped cupboards. Would be nice to have some lamps in the living room for some subtle night time lighting.