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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Ocean Front Kiwi Bach

 Beautiful place. Perfect end to our South Island holiday. Comfortable, stylish and well equipped. Having the ocean at our front door was amazing. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others. 

Ann's Cottage - By the Sea

 Lovely cosy cottage with plenty of character. Close to the beach and town, and in a beautiful part of the country. Highly recommended! 

Waterfront Lake Brunner

 Fantastic views across the lake. It was a comfy home to relax in. 

Granity's Secret Beach Holiday Gem

 Fantastic location, the view is memorising! Property was well equipped and tidy. A little bit more toilet paper provided would have been nice but we possibly shouldn't have made the assumption that it would be. A very enjoyable and relaxing stay. Thank you. 

Cozy Old Mill Cottage

 We had a truly wonderful stay on the coast in this bach for three nights. We have two small children and the bach was perfect. Beautiful runs along the beach, fresh fish for dinner, happy children playing in the sand, what more could you ask for! Thanks so much for a very economical comfortable stay :) 

Cute country cottage, close to beach/cycle trail

 Lovely cottage, friendly folk and great shop to browse around in. Really enjoyed our stay and would book there again if in the area.