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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

A perfect place to relax & wind-down

 Fabulous home away from home. Relaxed, spacious & light filled. Well-equipped throughout with everything we needed for a relaxing stay & thoughtful touches throughout. Like staying at a friend’s place. Children & adults entertained by an array of entertainment, an outside games room with pool table & outdoor equipment. Just a short walk to a local cafe & Otahu Estuary. This is a wonderful home to stay & chill out at. 

Beach Front Lodge with Views

 We had a great time at this property thanks. Was perfect for our large group of 3 families. Excellent location close to beach and town and plenty of parking (including a boat). Would recommend a fan for the down stairs bedroom as there was only a tiny window which could not be opened due to wood stacked outside and it was extremely hot in there even in April. We will definitely be keen on staying here again for our annual family vacation next Easter. Cheers! 

Whangamata kiwi bach on full site

 We enjoyed our stay and extended out time. The bach itself was small but the sleepout, deck, garage and big back lawn more than made up for this. Everything we needed was there and we enjoyed the quiet location. 

Whangamata kiwi bach on full site

 Perfect little beach bach, close to everything 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 A great property for large numbers or two families. We had a great time 

Luxury Tuscan Beach Home Whangamata

 Location is great - just 100m from the beach and next to the access. Top class décor. Has everything you require. Kitchen 7 Dining facilities superb. Especially loved the beach / sea toys. Communication from tenants was great also. Enjoyed it a lot and thanks. The family had an awesome time. We also felt it was very good value for money.