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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

beach front , sea views , no roads to cross

 Great simple place in a fantastic location with direct access to the beach. The house is as pictured however the beach view must have been taken before the trees have grown or from standing on the deck railing. No complaints however as its still great value for money and the location is wonderful, esp with no roads to cross to the beach. We had a really relaxing stay. Make sure you do your research on Piha before you go as there is no material in the house on food places, walks, rubbish day etc. 

Arahina Piha Couples Retreat

 Stunning location overlooking Piha beach, the property is cosy, clean and furnished to a very high standard. The home baking and chocolates were lovely, as was the warm welcome. Highly recommended, and we hope to stay again in the future. 

piha beach lounge, overlooking the tasman sea

 Charming property nestled on Garden Road, with stunning view to North Piha beach. (I've now stayed there three times.) 

Piha, Auckland. Stunning modern beach-front house.

 The location was great and house worked really well for us. It's not huge but there is a good separation of spaces to allow kids to hang out and adults to have their own space in the dining area. The view is just amazing and to be able to just walk across the road to the beach was such a bonus. 

Absolute Beach-front Bach, North Piha

 Warm and cosy and right on the beach. Loved watching the waves from the bach. Piha was more than we thought it would be. 

Slice of Kiwiana in the Pohutukawas

 The property is wonderfully secluded, surrounded by native bush. You almost feel like you are living in a tree house! You can see and hear the sea, which is just lovely. The bach has been renovated to a very high standard and has a lovely bathroom. We also appreciated the coffee machine!