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Waikava Harbour View

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14 Larne Street, Waikawa, New Zealand
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1 room 1 adult
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here only one night, but wished we had another day or two. Peaceful setting with view of the Bay. Close to attractions. Fully equipped unit with fridge, stove, micro.. There is a restaurant 5k's away. Need reservation for dinner. Best to bring food as no grocery store in the area.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights as a couple, only using the "Boat Room" - large double bed and ensuite, of the Harbour View house. We heard nothing from the owner, prior to our visit, as to where to collect keys from but managed to contact her by phone on the day. Good cooking facilities but the pots, pans and utensils... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in Tois Tois and found it clean, comfortable, nice bed, Wifi was a bonus, albeit you needed patience. Forewarned we had bought food for supper so we relaxed with the amazing views. On retiring we took advantage of the electric blanket. In the morning there is a Rinnai gas heater if it is a bit chilly. We would... More 

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Thank Julian009
Cromwell, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled with set of twins, one tetraplegic and two adults. Waikava catered seamlessly to our needs. The modern bright Harareke cottage had awe inspiring views and soothing dawn to dusk chorus of native birds. And the rice cooker worked a dream.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really disappointing stay here before Christmas, which was disappointing given the great reviews on TripAdvisor, which we tend to rely on when making accommodation choices. I normally don't write reviews but I felt I owed it to the TripAdvisor community. Let me start by saying that the location of these chalets is amazing, with solitude and amazing... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice accommodation especially with a large group. We were traveling around New Zealand with a group of 11 in our extended family. Renting the lodge and one of the cottages suited us just fine. The surrounding area is beautiful and peaceful. Don't miss the hidden fern forest!! Keep going back past the house and there is a large lot... More 

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Waikava, Owner at Waikava Harbour View, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and effort to post your feedback and comments this is very much appreciated! Yes the WIFI can be marginal at times due to the satellite internet connection, however it is an extra service we provide for our guests to stayed connected. Kind regards Judy Leith More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find, sensational setting and what a stunning part of the country. If I review the area itself, I cannot fault it, breath taking and the wildlife, walking tracks, water falls etc are out of this world. For overseas tourists I cannot recommend this location more. BUT this review is about the accommodation. Yes it is in a beautiful... More 

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Waikava, Owner at Waikava Harbour View, responded to this review

To Meir 782 Thank you for your review of your stay at one of our cottages at Waikava Harbour View recently. I endeavour to answer all enquiries from guests prior to their booking date and as you did not receive a reply I either did not receive your email or it went into my spam box. If this is the... More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Rented both chalets. Had problem locating where the keys would be. Tried all 3 numbers left but got no responses. Just managed to work out to get to museum and pick up keys before lady left there. One Chalet smelt very musty and had mould on curtains, daughter with asthma couldn't sleep there. Lovely place though

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

room was fine - clean, spacious and well equipped. We also experienced difficulty with the TV and communication as others have reported. May just be too remote. My main beef was the very high booking fee tacked on by the Global Availability booking service. I booked through my phone and did not read all the fine print. This is the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I stopped in at the Information Centre in the tiny Waikawa hamlet after 5pm and wasn't expecting them to be open. Lovely people. The folder of photos (no computers - love it!!) didn't show up how wonderful these cottages are. I booked into the Toi Tois cottage; a one bedroom ensuite with lounge/dining and kitchen with deck, laundry and parking... More 

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