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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page


 Fantastic property for our two families with two bedrooms upstairs and two down. Had absolutely everything we needed including toys and puzzles for kids and a greatly appreciated air conditioner (heat pump in winter) for some very hot days! Close to town and short walk to river. Great place. Highly recommend. 

Moore Fishinn is centrally   located

 Thank you so much G for helping make our Christmas holiday so special. The home baking and Christmas decorations were very thoughtful and much appreciated. 

Sea Views and Private Beach

 We've stayed at several baches in the Sounds and all agreed that this was the best. The house itself has everything you'll need and more - with 3 children (7/14/16) you usually can't please everyone but the table tennis was a big hit and my young daughter almost adopted the friendly weka that roam around the garden. Kayaking in the bay early morning is peaceful and the views from the house are wonderful. Only improvement would be a few wooden steps for the last bit from the garden to the beach 

Kereru House - Stewart Island

 Very handy location to the town. Clean and warm and plenty of room. 2 x bathrooms (great). Will be back for sure and intend to bring more friends with me to experience your beautiful Island. Many thanks 


 Great location and lovely house, everything are so nice. I will be back. 

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Tigers Den outstanding water views

 Lovely place to stay, with a lovely view. Friendly to deal with and suggested several places to go to while we were there. Thanks. We all had a lovely holiday