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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Hihitahi Sea View - Peaceful Stunning Views

 Lovely big place, had everything we needed and more, perfect weekend had by all! 

120 yr old, 6 b/room Villa with Beach Back/Front!

 The location is superb, and we liked the renovations that have been completed to date. The current facilities were more than adequate for our stay. 

120 yr old, 6 b/room Villa with Beach Back/Front!

 Our family really enjoyed our stay. The beaches are really close and our two boys had a great time fishing, swimming and riding their bikes. The local community was really friendly and I look forward to returning in the future with friends to enjoy this peaceful and safe location. 

The Alamo Crockett - authentic log cabin charm!

 Property has an awesome location (just a minute out of Ohakune). A really charming spot with a nice chunk of land and cool little river with firepit and trees. Interior of house is not a 5 class hotel but is perfect for what it is. The log cabin feel is very charming. 

Poplar Lodge - large comfortable home

 Incredibly central to Arrowtown shops and the stunning cycling/walking trails. Metres away from Arrowtown Bike Hire, where the owners are just as amazing as the folk who rent the house :) There was ample space for 15 of us and catered well for our range in ages - from 5 to 70. Plenty of offstreet parking and the unlimited hotwater was ideal for a large group, especially with younger ones spending lots of time in the snow! This property was a huge part of a brilliant holiday. 

Hihitahi Sea View - Peaceful Stunning Views

 Thanks for lovely week. House was perfect size and layout for 3 couples and children. Plenty of space for people to spread out. Lots for kids to do outside and in. Very quiet private location with beautiful views. Karen very helpful and lovely to deal with.