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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

 A modern home with great harbour views & gr8 vibe

 We all had an amazing long weekend at this property. There were 12 of us ranging in ages from 1-65 and we all had enough personal space but enough room for dinners, games etc. only a two minute drive and 10 minute walk into Raglan with loads to see and do for all ages it was perfect and we'd definitely return. Thank you x 

Raglan Farmstay !!!!

 Location was fantastic - close to Raglan. Views from the deck were amazing and sitting on the deck watching the sunset was a highlight for us all. Spa pool was enjoyed by all - especially the younger ones. Only comment would be, though it is up to quests to clean up after themselves, maybe the team could do a quick once over if it isn't up to standard. 

Holiday by the Sea, absolute waterfront bach

 Loved the balcony, kayaks and location. 

Aqua View-Kiwiana Properties

 Awesome property, close to town n all the activities, clean n tidy and comfy for our group, we felt like we were home. Bridget was nice to let us stay extra long on our departure day. Highly recommended to all and would surely book again. :) 

 A modern home with great harbour views & gr8 vibe

 Fantastic spot - the view is incredible, the house is very spacious, comfortable and nicely appointed. The roof top terrace is a real treat. We wish we could have stayed longer! Would definitely stay again. 

Holiday by the Sea, absolute waterfront bach

 This house was everything we wanted in a bach. Clean, charming, comfortable, well stocked, roomy and affordable. And it had great views. Chris and Yann were wonderful hosts.