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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Almost Beach Front Bach

 This accomodation was suited to a family budget with all the space and comforts, close to the beach also, lovely stay. 

Watch the Sunset from the deck

 Excellent to deal with. Great location and layout- we hope to go back again. 

West Coast Retreat - stunning sunsets meets river

 We are from the East coast so it was nice to experience the West coast for a change! Beach was 5 mins down the road and there are plenty of places to explore on foot like the dunes, river, beach etc. 

Almost Beach Front Bach

 Perfect retreat with everything we needed, will definitely book again in the near future. Perfect location, clean and tidy Bach. Highly recommend to all. 

Total Relaxation

 Fabulous location and a great basic bach when staying with kids! The reserve across the road meant that the kids were outside most of the time. Really good to have a washing machine. 

Beachfront Bach 1 hour from Auckland

 Great location. Roomy and comfortable house. Magical sunsets.