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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Amazing views of the bay and beach

 We really enjoyed our stay in Riverton and at this property. The house was very homely and warm. It had everything we needed, was nicely furnished and the beds were so comfy! The property was in a great location too - only a 1minute walk to beach. I would highly recommend this property and will definitely be staying here again when I'm next in Riverton. 

Elevated with stunning views of Harbour & Estuary

 Stunning views, very spacious home, walking distance to all amenities. 

THYME OUT RETREAT HOLIDAY APARTMENT

 It was lovely a one bed cottage with kitchen, with views of the sea and the animals they kept from almost every window. There were alpaca, deer, white doves, white swans, ducks, chickens, as well as a miniture horse, a donkey, a dog and an emu. Great location, easy walk to the beach and walkway to town or the headland. 

Amazing views of the bay and beach

 Great house. Fabulous views and close to amenities . Pics don't do it justice. Had a great time exploring southern coast from this base 

Modern Sunny Beach House

 Sally was fantastic .The house was perfect for family and in a beautiful location .I will be coming back . 

THYME OUT RETREAT HOLIDAY APARTMENT

 Great location. Nice & tidy Unit with a good ambience,