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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page


 Great place in an amazing spot with 360 degree views. Place was clean and well equipped and Nora and Vera were great hosts (and not in an intrusive way!). The kids loved the rhubarb and we had a blast down on the river :) . Would recommend for a relaxing break. 

The Bunkhouse on Wainui

 Tidy and clean 

Kent Homestay Apartment

 Cute little apartment in quiet location. Have stayed in both the Kent Terrace properties now and have been really happy with both. This smaller property was ideal for myself and partner. 

The Bunkhouse on Wainui

 What a lovely place to stay. It is so clean and has a wonderful feeling about it. It is private and relaxing. The lady in the front house is friendly and let our girls jump on the tramp and ride her little girls bikes. It is a close walk to the main road and estuary. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and thank you very much for the bottle of wine and the chocolate biscuits, very welcoming. We would not hesitate to recommend others to stay here. 

Myrtle's View - peace, privacy and romance

 We had such a great time at Myrtle's View, we came here for a couple of quiet days straight after our wedding and it was perfect. Quiet and tranquil. Athalie and Steve were lovely, there were freshly baked cookies and a greeting card for us on arrival. The bath outside on the decking overlooking the bush was amazing and the sound of the fountain nearby just added to the tranquility. Lovely little bush walk down to the beach. We will definitely be back! 

Wildcoast Ruapuke cabins and horse adventures,

 This place is perfect, we loved each pieces of it, the homey, comfortable, full of window cabin, the amasing terrace with the sea and mountain view, the small lovely creek above the house, we will always remember for the waving grass of hills view what we saw in the morning lights from the bed and the enthralling beach with the bravest surfers of the world including the youngest girl of family :)) Dont miss WildCoast, we will always remember for these happy days there. Thanks and see you soon !