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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Hairy Hobbit Eco Cottage

 We loved this magical place, you really feel like you are at one with nature and the views are spectacular. The weather turned cold when we arrived but the cabin was well equiped with blankets and plenty of fire wood so we were nice and snug. A great base for exploring the local area and well equiped bach with some real charachter. Absolutly loved the outdoor bath under the stars at night and morning outdoor showers, just heaven. We'd love to return and will certainly recommend to friends/family 

Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

 lovely iconic kiwi batch 

Lovely Home @ affordable rates - Weekly Special

 Marion was lovely to deal with. The house was a perfect location in a very quiet neighbourhood with loads of off-street parking. Would definitely stay there again. A very clean and tidy house. We really appreciated the beds being made and windows open ready for our arrival. Thanks 

Rotoiti Cottage - St Arnaud

 Hi David,We had a good stay at the bach,unfortunatelly we had only half a shower left in the gasbottle.We replaced the bottle{35$} and we'll send our bankdetails together with the key. Thanks Dirk 

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'Orewa Sunrise' - Cliff Top Beach House

 Best view EVER! 

piha beach lounge, overlooking the tasman sea

 Charming property nestled on Garden Road, with stunning view to North Piha beach. (I've now stayed there three times.)