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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

At The Beach - Ruakaka Holiday Home

 Really nice place. Close to beach and Café which is a big help. A small TV that we weren't sure where to plug in but we'd already committed to watching no TV so not a big concern for us but maybe with a small family ? Very quiet and not too far from shops which is about a 5min drive away 

Ruakaka Beach Holiday Retreat

 Beautiful place! Wouldn't definitely recommend it to everyone 

Stunning Beach Front House

 The location of the property is amazing and the facilities available made for a very nice relaxing get away - which was just what we were after. Would definitely stay again :) 

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Ruakaka Beach House Retreat

 Lovely Bach, comfortable, quiet, good parking, great location 

Relax in Ruakaka - 5 mins walk to the beach

 Nice quiet location, property excellent for young families. Sit back and relax while you watch the kids play on the playground and jungle gym. Location great for scooters, bikes, skates. Excellent layout and facilities, a well equipped property close to the surf beach, ideal for the relaxed family holiday! 

Holiday Home Overlooking Bream Bay

 The house is very accommodating..... On the raining days we made use of the awesome activities the house has.....Board games, TV, DVD, Stereo, & the number of books that are provided. On the sunning days in between swims we relaxed at the beach & had lunch.... An amazing location to get away to.