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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Absolute waterfront, private paradise.

 Best place to relax, do activities like fishing and especially swimming, kayaking and surfing.. Great accommodation. 

 Dramatic views of Tory Channel and the West Head

 Great location excellant views could not be better. Great to get away from the rat race. 

Miles from Anywhere at Ruapuke

 Clean and tidy, new world charm in an old world cottage 

Absolutely Beach Front Bach with Stunning views

 We've stayed on Russell on a few occasions and this is head and shoulders the best place we've been to. Spacious, clean, great views, quiet, good facilities, access to private (or felt private) beach. Also really easy to deal with owner/manager. 

Affordable with sea views and close to the beach

 Very close to every thing lots of room outside for the kids to run around 

Private Headland, Waterfront, Sandy Beach, Kaipara

 The bach itself was great, had a cosy feel, we especially loved the pizza oven! Large surrounding paddock and situated on a private headland - great place for a getaway from city life. A short drive to the private beach was heaven. Pack a picnic and stay there all day. The owners welcomed us to go throughout the property and the views were amazing. Many a night we took a picnic and watched the sunset. Great TV back at the beach to unwind in front of. Definitely recommend to friends and family.