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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Okepuha Station - Unique coastal farm stay

 We had such a great time at Okepuha - the shearer's quarters were perfect for a family - lovely finishing touches that made the quarters comfortable and cosy.The station itself is beautiful, lovely walks all over the farm, lots of animals for the kids to feed and play with too. Great beaches nearby, surf for the hubby, everyone was happy! We'd love to come back and will definitely recommend to others. 

New to the holiday market

 Perfect for what we wanted, plenty of room, good shower and sunny deck. Hope we can book it again 

New to the holiday market

 Really good size bach with everything you need. Well kept both inside & out. 

Okepuha Station - Unique coastal farm stay

 Okepuha is, as advertised, converted shearers' quarters but the beds are comfortable & everything required for a great holiday is provided. Eggs, strawberries & fresh herbs included. It is a somewhat isolated location but offers a unique opportunity for guests to experience life on a remote station in beautiful surroundings. 

New to the holiday market

 A well loved family home, comfortable, clean and tidy, everything we needed, Plenty of room and good location. 

New to the holiday market

 a very easy way to have a great holiday! the house was very easy to find and had lots of room.had a great shower and good garaging. great decks and views,everything worked like it should.we will be coming back and will recommend this place to our friends. thanks very much for a great house.