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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Good private location- quick drive to town, clean and tidy. 

BEAUTIFUL WHITIANGA WATERWAYS

 Property was new and excellent in presentation. Hosts were extremely friendly. Highly recommended. 

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Cosy Straw Bale Studio near vineyards and Square

 We were after a studio type unit, based close to town. We weren't disappointed and high highly recommend this property to others. We intend to be return guests. 

Private Bush Clad Seaside Hideaway

 It was fully furnished with comfortable beds and stunning views from the patio. 

2013 Gold Piwa Best Setting ~ Castaway Cottage

 Great little spot to hide away - waking up to the noise of the sea is lovely and not far to drive and access more beautiful beaches and the surrounding area - would definitely come again had everything you needed to escape. Thanks :) 

Affordable Luxury w Magnificient Lake and Mt Views

 Location is more about the view than being close to town. the batch came with basic coffee and tea making facilities which was a nice surprise.