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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Bay Vista Bliss- with sea views over Golden Bay

 Great location, bit of info about rubbish/ recycling, would be useful for people. Nice property, clean and tidy. 

Bay Vista Bliss- with sea views over Golden Bay

 Lovely views, house clean and facilities good. 

Bay Vista Bliss- with sea views over Golden Bay

 A lovely and comfortable property in a very nice location. The site on the hill provided a beautiful outlook over the bay and we enjoyed the walk up and down the hill to the cafe. A really enjoyable property which we will use again. 

Subtropical Organic Farm - Bay Cottage

 the cottage was small but had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay.Clean and comfortable, and the organic orchard was great to wander around.Excellent location for seeing the sights of Golden Bay 

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Subtropical Organic Farm - Bay Cottage

 The cottage was comfy, cosy and secluded, set in a beautiful orchard with views over the fields and mountains nearby, but not too far from Takaka and activities in the area. Loved our stay, and hoping we come back one day. Our only problem was the toilet seat which kept falling down on us. 

Bay Vista Bliss- with sea views over Golden Bay

 Location lovely, property and fittings well up to standard. I would have appreciated some instruction in managing the digital water-heating controller, but maybe I'm more ignorant than most.