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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

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. 

Beautiful beach-front house

 The property is in the perfect location, right on the beach front! The house was great for us, we were 3 couples and a single in the area for a wedding. House has everything you need including a great deck and view. Highly recommend. 

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! 

Modern Beach House Stanmore Bay

 Property is very well maintained and location near to Stanmore Bay is great. 

Modern Beach House Stanmore Bay

 This property is modern, attractive and beautifully maintained. It is in a gorgeous neighborhood with a beautiful beach across the road and down some steps/or slope. The beach has some tree shade, and kilometers of sand, often nearly deserted, and safe for children and adults. The property has a pretty garden, is secluded and has a charming outdoor eating area. We stayed for a month here, and enjoyed every bit of it, especially our hosts who provided us with fresh flowers and home baked cakes.