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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Romantic Sanctuary in the Bush

 Amazing! Will be returning. 

Romantic Sanctuary in the Bush

 Kauri Cabin is just gorgeous. It is well furnished and tastefully decorated. The bed was very comfortable with lovely warm linen and bed coverings. We really appreciated the thoughtful extra touches such as the heater and the citroella candle. The bush location is blissful and completely private The heated flooring in the bathroom was utter decadence. We would love to visit again and highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a peaceful, classy get-away. 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 we really really enjoyed staying there. very cute place. got everything you need! And spa was extra treat. Would like to stay again! 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Lovely. Already recommended to others! 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Quiet and left alone 

Country Retreat Within 50 mins of  Airport and CBD

 The rural location was absolutely beautiful. A change from all the coastal scenery in that neck of the woods. and the Bach was in a perfect location to take advantage of the landscape. A highlight for us. Would have loved to stay longer but for other commitments.