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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 Beautifully presented property which is perfect to get away from the busy world. 

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 The studio was very comfy. Had a good outside area that over looked the bush. The bed was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend to anyone. It was also in a good quiet area, but close enough to walk into town. 

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 Just paradise for that breakaway and recoup. 

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 This studio has everything you need to feel comfortable, it is surrounded by bush (which we love) and yet so close to town. It has a welcoming feel and I would highly recommend this stay to anyone who wants a break away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life. 

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 The deck area is wonderful for a cup of tea or some breakfast in the morning! Very relaxing being among the fruit trees and seeing the view. Thanks for a great stay. 

Ambient Studio, Private and Close to Town

 Loved the quiet setting. 5 minute walk from town but felt like we were miles away, it was so peaceful.