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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

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! 

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. 

Panoramic views from Rakino to Coromandel !

 Property was exactly what we required and had beautiful views. Had everything we needed as well. 

Palm Beach Family bach with magical beach views

 AMAZING views with a fantastic and quiet location. Yes driveway and goat track was a novelty but definitely worth it once we were up there! Had such a great weekend away, the house accommodated all our needs. The owners were so lovely and thoughtful, providing a gate at the top of the stairs so the little one could not fall, everything was ready to go with easy instructions and a phone call the night before to ensure we had everything. Look forward to returning one day so as we loved it so much! 

Expansive sea views, modern design, all day sun

 Great place to stay with fantastic views to the North, very well presented and ideal for a family, would rent again.