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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Arthurstown Rd just across from the Hokitika river

 Beautiful view. 

Lake views and bushwalks

 The perfect retreat, no mobile, Internet or phone to interrupt. Loved the use of the kayaks and the hot tub is superb. Thanks so much for creating this beautiful spot. 

Perfectly Positioned Beach House

 Hi Clare, Thank you for your wonderful hospitality we all had an amazing stay at Drifting Sands. The house was perfect for our very large two family group. The fresh daily bread was awesome. Until next time. Best Wishes Kathy, George, Deb, Stu, Emily, Scott, Jamie, Matt, Ollie, Katie Andrew, Anna, Josh and Sophie. 

Awesome Lake Views - Bach Mea Noi

 Great time, lovely weather and awesome views! Thanks so much :) 

Lake views and bushwalks

 A great property in a beautiful location. Very clean ,well equipped and comfortable. I would certainly recommend a stay here. 

Awesome, wild location

 Lovely house. Easy planning with the owners. Comfortable lounge area and plenty of beds/bedrooms. We have a great time!