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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

120 yr old, 6 b/room Villa with Beach Back/Front!

 The location is superb, and we liked the renovations that have been completed to date. The current facilities were more than adequate for our stay. 

120 yr old, 6 b/room Villa with Beach Back/Front!

 Our family really enjoyed our stay. The beaches are really close and our two boys had a great time fishing, swimming and riding their bikes. The local community was really friendly and I look forward to returning in the future with friends to enjoy this peaceful and safe location. 

Julie's Beach House - Rawhiti Bay of Islands

 This is a great and peaceful location and a lovely well kept property. We very much appreciated the use of the boat, we didn't catch any fish but it was still great watching them eat our bait in the clear water 

Stunning Award Winning Twin Ocean View Beach House

 We had extremely high expectations of this property from the photos, the reviews and the website - we were not disappointed! The property really is an entertainers delight, with all the necessary equipment & facilities that you need. The location is breath taking, the views were jaw dropping. We could not have found a better venue and location. A real jewel. 

Stunning Award Winning Twin Ocean View Beach House

 The house is well designed, and pure luxury, but robust so I didn't feel as if we were walking on egg shells all weekend. Everything was set out for us and everything worked. The location is fabulous. 

120 yr old, 6 b/room Villa with Beach Back/Front!

 This is such a fantastic spot and lovely house. Its fully set up for large and small groups and very reasonably priced for what you get. I would definitely recommend this place to others. You won't regret it!!!