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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Ferndale Cottage - Warkworth

 Just fantastic being able to take the dog. Close access to very quiet beach. Great view from the picnic table. Had everything we needed 

Ferndale Cottage - Warkworth

 Great property with wonderful views. Nice and practical layout. Very quite. 

Affordable with sea views and close to the beach

 Has everything you need for a mini-break, we really enjoyed our stay and liked it was a short walk to the beach :-) 

Affordable with sea views and close to the beach

 The Bach was only a short walk to the beach. Has everything you need for a weekend away. Very cheap for what you get. Not far from Auckland, or the shops if you want a coffee. Would defiantly recommend, and stay again. 

Ferndale Cottage - Warkworth

 The property was very clean and tidy. There was more than enough linen and a few nice touches which we appreciated very much. Having kids, it was nice to have a washing machine and tumble drier in the unit. The location is quiet and peaceful. 

Affordable with sea views and close to the beach

 Bach was exactly as in photos. Very simple, but it does the trick. Handy to lots of beaches, walks. In quiet, safe neighbourhood. We would stay here again definitely.