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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Waikare Retreat Stunning Views up the inlet

 Close enough to all the tourist spots, yet far enough away for peace and quiet. Recommended! 

Waikare Retreat Stunning Views up the inlet

 Neat holiday home! The spa saved our holiday! The weather was so wet it was the best place to be in the evenings! Lovely view too (when the clouds parted!) 

Waikare Retreat Stunning Views up the inlet

 We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon trip and it was perfect. Waking up each morning to the most wonderful view, having a big apartment with private deck area and all the facilities you need, being able to walk down to the water, drive to Russell in 10 minutes and each night come home to an even better view from the hot tub...it was just fabulous! I think this would be a great place to stay at any time of year and would recommend it to anyone going to the Bay of Islands. 

Waikare Retreat Stunning Views up the inlet

 Bad weather is no issue with such a fantastic view! The house is well-equipped, comfortable and tidy. The hosts are lovely people who went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and attended to all our needs. 

Waikare Retreat Stunning Views up the inlet

 Lovely spot, bags of space and THAT view! Would love to say how much we enjoyed it but then that would mean everyone would know what a find it was ;) 

Waikare Retreat Stunning Views up the inlet

 The Bay of Islands is beautiful! The Bach is nice with a great view of the water, the stars at night were amazing, we enjoyed our honeymoon just lazing about checking out the area, the spa is great, we enjoyed our honeymoon stay here :) Thanks miles for letting us stay, we enjoyed our talks and wish you all the best :)