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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent New Zealand property reviews

  • Stunning views

    "Incredible view from the balcony/living area. Really spacious. Cottage a bit dated so it's got that musty smell. Contact tel. numbers not working so we had some anxious moments a few days leading up to the rental date but everything turned out as promised. E-mail messages were promptly addressed. Bottom line - we'll go back again if the opportunity arises. Can't beat the views, the space and the privacy it offers."
    Guest: Rob Date of Stay: January 2011 Review Submitted: February 3, 2011
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  • Exceeded all our expectations !

    "My husband and I stayed here for 3 weeks (Dec 2012 / Jan 2013) and will definitely return on our next visit to NZ. It was the perfect location for us ... an easy, 20 minute walk to the holiday park where our family have a caravan ... and a stunning, tranquil retreat to escape back to each evening. Our late evenings in the hot tub, admiring the starlit sky became a daily favourite. The owners went out of their way to make our stay memorable and as pleasant as possible. There is plenty to do in the area ... amazing walks / hikes, stunning beaches, national parks, boating, great wineries, good shopping ... something for everyone. I would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone visiting the area."
    Guest: Lynne728 Date of Stay: December 2012 Review Submitted: February 4, 2013
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  • RONGOTAI - my favourite place in the world

    "Rongotai is my favourite spot on the planet. As a cosmopolitan child of the North, I had the luxury of growing up under Northland skies alongside East Coast beaches. Rongotai gives me the opportunity to be once again enchanted by both. The night skies, in particular, give me that sense of being totally encompassed by the immense expanse of the star studded sky, punctuated by the reliable blink of the Manganui Harbour entrance lighthouse (a sensation akin to night sailing). Another enchanting feature of Rongotai is the scope of panorama which includes views of the sun as it rises above the pastoral landscape - bucolic scenes of cattle on green hills - in the East and sets at dusk over the Manganui harbour entrance. Apart from the powerful and exquisite scenery I enjoy the minimalist beauty of the house, complete with Phillipe Starke fittings, which unobtrusively complements its surroundings. The sensation on arrival is one of simple surrender to and total immersion in nature at its very best. Alas for me its hard not to wax lyrical as Rongotai exemplifies the environment in all its magnificent splendour – there’s simply no place I’d rather be."
    Guest: Jennifer Date of Stay: December 2009 Review Submitted: August 26, 2010
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  • A Real Gem

    "We had a lovely week here on our visit from England. The accommodation is very spacious and there was plenty of space for four adults and two small children. The aspect from the garden is glorious with views of the sea but shade from the trees if needed. The house has real character and is very comfortable. We had a family party on our last night with four more adults joining us which worked really well. We would really recommend it."
    Guest: Poppa grumps Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 15, 2014
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