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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

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! 

Large beach house close to the sea

 Beautiful location - could hear and see the beach. The home overall is lovely, with a dream kitchen to use. Elizabeth and Gary are hospitable people, they live downstairs but do not invade your privacy at all. Thank you, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. 

Large beach house close to the sea

 Great location close to the beach and local shops. 

Large beach house close to the sea

 Lovely spacious house, perfect for family groups. We had a great stay and have already mentioned this place to friends. We would look to stay here again if we were in the area. 

Large beach house close to the sea

 Wonderful place so tranquil and with all the modern comforts! Great facilities and extras like the use of kayaks. Located right by the beach, an ideal getaway without having to go too far from Auckland. 

Large beach house close to the sea

 Beautiful property.....lovely location....