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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Arkles Bay Beachside Apartment - The Bach

 A beautiful, quaint little bach with all the luxuries you can wish for. Set in a fantastic peaceful location, just a few strides away from a most lovely bay. The perfect location if you want to chill and get away from it all. I spent 2 weeks there and could easily have stayed much longer. Thank you Louise and Grant for your friendship and kindness. 

Amazing Cliff Top Ocean Front Apartment

 The Amazing Clifftop Apartment was just like the name says. Beautifully furnished apartment in quiet and peaceful surroundings. Awesome cliff top views to Auckland, Rangitoto and beyond. Handy to local shops, restaurants and so many activities. Snow Planet, Kawau Island, fishing, Waiwera hot pools and Puhoi were all minutes away. Next time we will stay longer! 

Hibiscus Coast Haven

 Ver clean, tidy, funky, modern, colour co-ordinated, most comfortable queen size bed, able to watch flat screen tv from the bed also, modern dvds provided, up to date magazines to read, handy parking space, excellent view of the sea, and great restaurant within walking distance Maisons Thai Restaurant. .. 

Hibiscus Coast Haven

 Ver clean, tidy, funky, modern, colour co-ordinated, most comfortable queen size bed, able to watch flat screen tv from the bed also, modern dvds provided, up to date magazines to read, handy parking space, excellent view of the sea, and great restaurant within walking distance Maisons Thai Restaurant. .. 

Hibiscus Coast Haven

 Very tidy and well appointed flat, very close to beach and shops. We had a lovely stay. 

Large beach house close to the sea

 Great house to stay at! Has a very large open plan lounge/dining/kitchen which is very comfortable. Kitchen is large and great for preparing family meals. Three bedrooms on the same level as the living area. 4th bedroom/study is small and on the lower level (we didnt use). Bathrooms are modern. Great location across the road from the beach with a view of the sea. Very safe swimming beach. Dairy, swimming complex and large playground all within a 5 min walk. We will definitely be back!