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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Country Retreat Within 50 mins of  Airport and CBD

 Great property, had everything we needed for a weekend escape. Loved it! 

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Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 The location was perfect, remote and very peaceful but still close to everything. Unit had everything we needed. Only wished our stay was longer - we will be back!! 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 We had an absolutely lovely stay at Tui Barn and would stay here again. Lovely serene setting, close enough to shops and just perfect for a weekend couple getaway. Thanks! 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 A beautiful getaway, tucked away up in the bush, nice and private. Close to the town and goat island and other fun activities. A lovely stay, thank you :) 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Great little bach - modern, nice and quiet, with everything you need. 

Matakana rustic retreat: bush/beaches/markets.

 Beautifully designed and comfortable. Everything was nicely clean and well presented. You feel like you are tucked away in the hills, with all of Matakana only a 10 minute drive away.