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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

The Paintbox, cute 1950s character, wide sea views

 Only stayed 2 nights but had a very nice time, the cottage is cosy, comfortable and quaint. Lovely view looking out over the town and the sea in a quiet street, only 10 mins easy walk into the township. The bed I slept in was quite firm but very comfortable, and I enjoyed having a long soak in the bath! I will be recommending to my friends / family and definitely plan to come again, next time for longer. 

The Paintbox, cute 1950s character, wide sea views

 "The Paintbox" was just gorgeous. it breathed "welcome" the moment we arrived, and included all the trappings of comfort relevant to the era it was built. Expect to step back in time and you won't be disappointed.The start rating is not relevant to today i.e. no shower, but the house was clean, and the location amazing! 

Chichley Lodge - The Ultimate Romantic Getaway !!

 We absolutely loved our stay at Chichley Lodge. It was the perfect getaway. So peaceful, with the most amazing views! We look forward to returning sometime soon. 

Delightful quiet cottage

 We loved how it was away from all the hustle and bustle of the city and just so relaxing very enjoyable 

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Historic Stone Cottage

 Tinker Cottage was a lovely cottage. We were greeted with shortbread, a bowl of fruit jug of milk in the fridge and fresh cut roses out of the lovely garden. Marilyn, Doug and Lizzie made our stay very enjoyable, The bed is really comfy, a great big shower and great water pressure and all lovely and clean. They told us about the surrounding area, which is lovely, we recommend doing the circuit walk to Alexandra, go along the rail trail, stop off at the Courtroom cafe then back along the river 

Lakeside Maisonette, Queenstown

 Location is incredible. 10 minutes out of the chaos of Queenstown towards Glenorchy. Overlooking the brooding mountains edging Lake Wakatipu. Completely private. Windows as walls. The property itself is like a Grand Designs project. I loved the care and attention to design and style. It has a minimalist feel, but somehow a homey feel too. (I think the chickens and beehives add to that sense). The wifi was great. (Imperative to our stay combining work and holiday). 

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