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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Rose Cottage, near Takapuna Beach, North Shore, AK

 Excellent location. Well presented property. Would recommend. We were made very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Would stay again. 

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Rose Cottage, near Takapuna Beach, North Shore, AK

 we liked the privacy, the surprisingly green bush setting, the birdlife and the butterflies. The property offered all we could think of, from cutlery, dishes, bbq, fridge (even milk was provided upon arrival). Nothing was missing and everything was of very good quality. The location was perfect as it is close to one of the best city beaches in Auckland and also close to stores, golf course, ferry terminal, stunning viewpoints and Takapuna restaurants. 

Takapuna Tuscany - Auckland Holiday Home

 Nice and clean with all amenities provided, off street parking 

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Private beachside haven, with own beach access

 It was fabulous. Very clean, comfortable, you really felt like you were in your own home and the view from the kitchen out across the water was lovely. Next time hopefully the weather will be better so we can sit on the balcony. 5 min walking distance to Takapuna central. Would definitely stay again. 

Private beachside haven, with own beach access

 The location was second to none, direct access to the beach was perfect for the kids. Loads of local cafes, beautiful food, great weather. Loved Roxy the cat! My son misses her big time. 

Rose Cottage, near Takapuna Beach, North Shore, AK

 the in-laws loved their stay and will be back. thanks so much!