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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Woodpecker Bay Bach - Live life on the edge.

 Outstanding location- a good old bach with a very comfortable interior. very dramatic views and ever changing. we enjoyed sunny days but we are sure on a stormy wet day you would be quite happy curled up reading and enjoying the sea crashing in on the rocks. 

5 mins from Heaphy Track/ Kahurangi National Park

 Reasonably priced and with everything you need. 

Revell Street House.

 Great House has everything you could ask for great location close to town and beach 

Woodpecker Bay Bach - Live life on the edge.

 Brilliant location, cute set up, and very affordable. 

Walking distance to river, beach and town!

 Great place, warm, dry and comfortable, the children love the adventure playground. Cate and Rick are fantastic to deal with. Happy to recommend and I'm sure we'll be back. 

Okuru 81 Comfortable beach house

 Lovely Bach in beautiful location