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    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

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. 

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 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. 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 Great location, close to store and estuary. Lots of space for a large family 

Patuwai ('By the Water')

 Nice property and well renovated. Large, spacious and was able to take our group. Close to little estuary. We could also walk between our property and Patuwai which was very convenient. We know the property well so have always been familiar with it. Easy to deal with owner - very quick and co -operative. We had an enjoyable time helped by knowing that we could accomoate our guests comfortably.