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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Absolute beachfront apartment

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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! 

Modern Beach House Stanmore Bay

 Robin & Allison are fantastic hosts and their home is perfect, a home away from home. The house was very clean and comfortable with so many lovely extra touches, like fresh flowers and the best banana cake we have ever tasted. Lovely place, beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - Thank you so much for having us. 

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.