Guest Book What our guests are saying about us.

Thanks for a great stay!! Pleasant and peaceful. Lovely beach. Helpful and friendly staff.

NicoleWhangarei, New Zealand

Great place to stay on vacation. Everything here. We don’t need to bring anything.

Taka AiharaJapan

Clean, attention to details and a feeling of caring, welcoming!


We really enjoyed our stay.  Friendly staff, good location, thanks for all the suggestions!  Hate to leave.

Eoin, New Zealand

The service was friendly and great through out. Can’t wait to come back.

AndrewAuckland, New Zealand

Locality is great with fine dining in walking distance.

RobbieOpotoki, New Zealand

Loved that the villa had everything we needed.  Kitchen was awesome, bathroom nice and modern.  Sad to leave, wish we had booked longer.

Serene & Steven, Australia

Thank you for a great holiday, friendly and helpful in every way. Lovely clean villas, excellent service.

JulieNew Zealand

Lovely staff, beautiful island, felt like home in paradise!! Kid friendly :)


Thank you so much, we had such a great stay!

Conroy and BreeVancouver, Canada

Loved access to the beach, stars in the sky, owners helpfulness.

Carol and JohnLouisville, USA

This is a paradise!

Diana and DavideItaly

Comfortable, very well maintained units with all modern facilities.  The high standard of accommodation, library and other resources combined with the welcoming and friendly manner of our hosts contributed to a wonderful stay.

Robin & JohnNew Zealand

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We felt very welcome and were very impressed with facilities. Plenty of space in the rooms and lots of added extras like snorkelling gear/books which showed thoughtful attention to detail.

Griffith-familyNew Zealand, Dunedin

It was spectacular – thanks so much for making everything so easy (advice, reservations, everything!).  Spectacular snorkelling – ideal for beginners and families!  So many fish!

HallieVancouver, Canada

The Cooks Oasis was the perfect place for our first overseas family holiday! Roselle, Eric, Christine, and Kiel were so friendly and helpful! We will definately be back!!

Grigg familyNorthland, New Zealand

Your hospitality and friendliness, the overall amenities, and the extra little treats were appreciated. Wish we had longer…

Julian and Shelley-AnneGisbourne, New Zealand

I love the tranquil garden feel and the small touches such as the 1st day breakfast, the personal arrival and departure letter and Thursday donuts – lovely ideas that make you feel welcome.  Great local introduction to the area and fab location near the beach and sunset view over the lagoon.  Thank you :)

Sarah, Australia

We loved the warm welcome, first breakfast in the fridge is so ideal for flights coming in the night!! Lovely spot, sunsets: AMAZING!

TammyChristchurch, New Zealand

Fantastic and modern villas. Very nice decor. Definitely enjoyed our stay here and would definitely come back again and highly recommend :)

RowenaWellington, New Zealand

Had a great time here. Everything that we needed and good location. Great hosts.

Diane and RobNew Zealand

Very friendly and helpful owners; great to have free use of kayaks and snorkel equipment and lovely beach nearby.

MattPalmerston North, New Zealand

Great place to stay. We had a wonderful time. Thank you for helping make this a great holiday.

Shelley FurnessNew Zealand

Very comfortable, very helpful, friendly, everything you need for a great holiday.

Anderson FamilyAuckland, New Zealand

A very well appointed villa, comfortable clean and most welcoming, as you all are!

Sheila and AlexUK

I had a wonderful time staying here. You were all very helpful and friendly, great location and facilities.


Most enjoyable stay and fabulous hosts.

Jan and MikeWhangarei, New Zealand

Very friendly staff, new, clean facilities. Best equiped kitchenette!

Bob and DianaCalifornia, U.S.A

Thanks for the great accommodation and all of the useful tips and info for local activities.

Martin and CarolineWellington, New Zealand

Very friendly and helpful hosts. Clean and modern units that are very comfortable. Good place to stay and great value.

SteveCoromandel, New Zealand