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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Poplar Lodge - large comfortable home

 Incredibly central to Arrowtown shops and the stunning cycling/walking trails. Metres away from Arrowtown Bike Hire, where the owners are just as amazing as the folk who rent the house :) There was ample space for 15 of us and catered well for our range in ages - from 5 to 70. Plenty of offstreet parking and the unlimited hotwater was ideal for a large group, especially with younger ones spending lots of time in the snow! This property was a huge part of a brilliant holiday. 

Quality Barn Lodge for short or long term stay

 This was a fantastic place to stay for our netball team. It had everything we needed, was a great size and very well set out. Thank you so much for having us and for the little extra things you did to make our stay enjoyable. An added bonus was the owners coming to watch us play. Towels and cleaning an appreciated extra too. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay for any teams coming to Christchurch. 

BLUESKIN BAY HOUSE - beach, space, views and peace

 The house was very comfortable, and the views were great. Lovely location, a relaxing environment. 

Quality Barn Lodge for short or long term stay

 The location was five minutes from the airport and five minutes from our even in Hornby. Plenty of room and loads of bathrooms. Plenty of space for the kids to run around , friendly owners always with a smile and very helpful. The owners collected us from the airport , hired us their van and dropped us back at the end of the trip. We will be back and will be recommending to all that we know on their trips to Christchurch 

BLUESKIN BAY HOUSE - beach, space, views and peace

 The location of the house was great. The house great. Yhey way the house was set up to show its age and style was good as well. Its just a shame We never got to stay ther because of bookabaches system we never were able to get in touch with lynne 

Quality Barn Lodge for short or long term stay

 Extremely handy location to Ruapuna Raceway which was the reason for our stay