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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Panoramic Views from the beach

 The location is just perfect! safe for kids and dogs and great swiming and walking and getting on/off the boat with the esturay right on the door step. The beach for sunbathing and swimming is only a few minutes drive away as are the marina with bars and restaurants. The local store with its yummy fish and chips is just a small walk down the road. The batch is basic yet fully equipped. We needed nothing more than is provided. Just an all round perfect spot! 

Panoramic Views from the beach

 Very convenient location. Handy to walk down to estuary and for kids to swim. Good grass area for kids to play. 

Panoramic Views from the beach

 This property was exactly what John had said it would be. We loved being there and found having just a little of the home comforts enough to make our stay more enjoyable. I would recommend however, that you take a hefty hammer if you are putting tents up as I think that may be where the "Rock" part came from. It was tough in spots but we still got them up and we did not have to sacrifice space or tents due to inability of putting them up. 

Panoramic Views from the beach

 See above. 

Panoramic Views from the beach

 Had a great time, exactly as described with everything we needed. So handy for the water, excellent views over estuary. Great space outside, front and back. Enjoyed the sports complex and the shops were handy. Beautiful area to stay and would love to stay again. John was excellent, helpful and great at keeping in touch.