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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Right by the surf club 41 steps to the beach

 Was convenient and just enough for our needs for overnight stay for a nearby family wedding. Clean and really close to the beach too. 

Fabulous modern studio flat in lovely quiet street

 Close to town and beach, nice little deck. 

Whangamata Central - close to beach and shops

 great location, only a two minute walk to the beach and two minutes to the nearest shops. Great bach, comfortable beds and new bathroom facilities. quiet street, private section :) 

A PIECE OF BEACHFRONT PARADISE

 Basic, but great location, professional managed. Thanks 

Beachfront Whangamata, lovely bach, stunning view

 The location was outstanding. Right on the beach in a quiet area but near enough to the shops and cafes to walk rather than drive. The property was very well equipped, clean, comfortable and attractively furnished. We had a really enjoyable stay and would love to go back. 

Right by the surf club 41 steps to the beach

 Excellent access to beach (pull board out of garage, catch first wave 3 mins later at beach break or walk 5 mins to the bar break), small dairy 5 min on foot, cafe across the road. For us the perfect place to balance surfing life with fun for Grandpa and a toddler :-)