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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Modern Mountain View

 great holiday house! 

Modern Mountain View

 Good location. Lovely view of the mountain. Nice warm house with very good amenities. Would definitely stay again. 

Modern Mountain Escape

 easy care property, nice and clean, good location. 

Modern Mountain View

 Clean, tidy, warm and modern. This was a comfortable base for a family ski trip (two adults and two pre-schoolers), only a couple of minutes drive from the village and in a quiet cul-de-sac. My only quibble was the washing machine. I had hoped to return home with the family's laundry all clean but the washing machine is a tiny (maybe 3.5kg?) inefficient machine that could barely cope with half a day's washing. Otherwise all good, I recommend. 

Modern Mountain View

 Had a great few days at this bach with friends for a few days on the mountain. Lovely view of Ruapehu from the lounge room and bach is clean and tidy. We were luckily able to check out late to allow us to get up the mountain for the morning before the drive home which made life so much easier and was very much appreciated :) Would definitely rent again! 

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Modern Mountain View

 Well appointed, and well laid out to allow space for everyone. Close to town and easy to get too.