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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Apartment seaview 2 minutes walk to Beach

 So envious you get to live here all the time. Fantastic home away from home. small but modern, clean, and amazing deck. Beach just 200m down the road! 

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. 

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. 

Modern Beach House Stanmore Bay

 A beautiful ' home from home' with excellent facilities for our lengthy stay. Very well equipped and comfortable. The Bach is set near a cliff top with a view of Stanmore Bay and is within easy reach of Silverdale , Whangaparoa and Orewa. 

GREAT BEACHSIDE BACH -  GREAT VIEWS & LOCATION

 Loved it. Must be the best one out of the lot, with the lovely big tree keeping the house cool in the afternoon without interrupting the view. Nice fresh decor, love the decks on each side to either enjoy or avoid the sun and allow a breeze right through. Space outside for kids to play and such a short walk to the beach it was great. Would love to stay again. Many thanks. :-D