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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Lake views and bushwalks

 we loved everything about the property and the location!!!! beautiful both inside and out! the kayaks on the lake were awesome fun, bbq area undercover - perfect for our rainy Saturday night and the hot tub is the most awesome hot tub ever!!!!!!! such good fun all round! :) the only thing I could say is that there were a few light bulbs that didn't work and could do with replacing. 

5 mins from Heaphy Track/ Kahurangi National Park

 Really liked the house. It has everything you need for a vacation away from everything. It is in a very quiet location. You only hear the sea, the birds and the crickets. And maybe once an hour a car passes by during the day. 

Stunning Clifftop Uninterrupted Ocean Views

 Fantastic location overlooking the sea. 

Lake views and bushwalks

 Unique property very comfortable, loved every minute spent there. Hot tub fabulous. We had a relaxing three days and location was beautiful. 

Lake views and bushwalks

 Unique property very comfortable, loved every minute spent there. Hot tub fabulous. We had a relaxing three days and location was beautiful. 

Smithies Bach Punakaiki

 Fantastic location - right by the beach, central to everything. The most amazing river and walk is a stones throw away. Easily walkable to everywhere but so cute it didn't matter if you stayed right there. Very family friendly. Not a pretentious place with lots of patch work everywhere but a great place to feel comfortable and on holiday. We loved it!