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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Lazy Days

 Lovely place to stay! (as always!) Perfect place for a family holiday, and we always look forward to our time at 'Lazy Days'. :) 

Superb Beach (Surf Club) Location

 Great location only a 1 minute walk to the beach, we had such a relaxing time and would definitely go again. Nicely renovated kitchen and bathroom! 

  • chadtownsend
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The Ace of Avalon

 Excellent little Bach, has all we needed for a fully relaxed stay. Cosy and welcoming colours, comfy beds and a wanderful garden with an awesome BBQ. Will go back anytime. 

Upstairs Downstairs, 2 for the price of 1!

 The property was very central to everything for our needs close to shops the beach and especially a lovely playground for the kids. 

Bunnies Beach House, private, borders the reserve

 Quiet, next to reserve, parking, back yard, deck, close to harbour and marina, close to town. 

  • keiter176
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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.