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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Bridle Creek Retreat

 Lovely stay, only a short drive into Raglan, beautiful location. Clean and modern with everything you could need. 

THE GREAT ESCAPE - REVITALISE AT CARA MIA

 An excellent hideaway for city folk needing peace and quiet. Restful atmosphere, pleasing views of bush, farms, estuary. Also very handy to the local big smoke, Raglan. Cara Mia is fitted out with everything a visitor could want. 

Bridle Creek Retreat

 nice and quiet with lovely surroundings. but close to town for all your needs. 

A Cosy Bach in the heart of Raglan, 'WHARE AROHA'

 Small cute bach. Perfect for our needs. So central to the cafes and shops. Clean and tidy and well equipped. Very warm. Great hammocks to hang out in also. Will definitely be back. 

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A Cosy Bach in the heart of Raglan, 'WHARE AROHA'

 Loved the character of the property. Our son was in heaven in the loft bed. Found the lighting a bit dim especially in the pantry. Noise from town was loud on Saturday night. Overall however a lovely place to stay that is well equipped. 

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Miles from Anywhere at Ruapuke

 We loved our stay here!!! What a perfect place to get away from it all- the nearby beach was beautiful! We especially loved that we could bring our two little dogs along with us. We packed our food for the long weekend and only needed to head in to town on a couple of occasions (it's about a 30 minute drive). Thanks so much for a lovely stay!