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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Spacious, Sunny Designer Bach 4 Minutes to Beach

 This lovely bach is a great size for two families to share, with a big living area and plenty of seating. The bathrooms and bedrooms were great too, although we couldn't use the bottom double bunk because there were bolts missing to fix it in place. It was well-equipped and very clean, though not so pristine that it stops you relaxing with children: we felt very at home. It is in a quiet, friendly cul-de-sac close to the beautiful beach and with a wonderful partly-covered deck to relax on. 

Toa Iti (Little Warrior)

 Great location & place was tidy and clean. 

Modern bach with everything.

 Perfect property for a relaxing time with the open plan design. Everything you could possibly need for a family of oldies, parents and young children. 

Whangapoua Escape Award Winning Bach, Coromandel

 Excellent bach, wonderful relaxing holiday in perfect location. 

Charming Family Bach

 I’m not from NZ originally but I imagine that this type of place and all that it has to offer in the area is what my NZ friends loved about their childhoods. Jan, who lives 2 doors down gave us some delicious homemade marmalade and feijoa’s when we collected the key.It’s on the western side of the road set back from the beach fronted houses but only a short walk to the beach. 

Seas The Day. Modern family bach.

 Great layout to the house, clean and tidy and well equipped. Loved the quite street and short walk to the beach - great location. Highly recommend!