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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 Very happy, the bach was great, good location, well maintained, plenty of space and beds, loved the decks. We had a great time and would rent it again next time a large group of us stay in Whangamata. 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 Great place to stay, close to beach, dairy and beautiful estuary. 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 Great bach for large family or 2 families. Comfortable. Close to estuary for kayaking and close to surf beach too. Off street parking for boat and hose to wash out motor. 

LOCATION  VACATION School Holidays now booking

 Great location, so close to town and beach. Main house was spacious and suited our needs. Outdoor area great for the kids to run around, highly recommend!! 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 This property is in great condition and offered a fantastic stay for our group. Plenty of room and space to relax and play cards or board games. Can accommodate large groups as we did not feel over crowed. A great feel to the house and it was truly a delight to turn up after 7 hours on the road travelling to see this house for the first time definitely made the trip worthwhile. Thank you Alan for an awesome stay. 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 Property was well presented. New carpet was nice and the living room, kitchen was perfect for our extended family.