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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Cottage in quite park-like surroundings

 I liked the experience of staying in a typical New Zealand home. 

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Ideal fishing / skiing house. Outside fire & spa

 It felt like home, warm and cosy. 

Carmel Cottage Trout Fishing Mountain & Bush Walks

 A fabulous holiday home very well presented in a great section. Clean, fresh and with everything you need. Highly recommended 

Spacious home, 2 indoor living areas large sundeck

 Great location, handy to all amenities. Plenty of room in the house/garage and a lovely peaceful garden. New, large, north facing deck was great. Only wish a longer stay was possible. 

Excellent winter activity base

 We totally enjoyed our time. The house is very cosy and comfortable. We had everything we needed to feel like home. The kids enjoyed the Playstation while the adults made use of playing card and board games. We will definitely be back and would recommend this holiday home to anyone!! Thanks again Bruce 

Carmel Cottage Trout Fishing Mountain & Bush Walks

 Really clean and comfortable place with everything you need. Great area with lots to do. Walks, watching the fly fishermen and hot pools.