The following are reviews posted on the Bookabach website by guests who have stayed in the cottage:

“Lovely bach! Booking was super easy, response was very quick as we decided to book a last minute getaway. Well appointed bach, friendly hosts, wonderful location and views!”
Erica M – Feb 2016

“We really enjoyed our stay here. It is in an excellent location, great view, yet very close to seafront. Very clean property, well furnished and professionally managed. Would definately return.”
Julia G – Feb 2016

The place was light, cosy and clean. There was a great balcony with lovely views to the harbour.”
Zoé H – Jan 2016

“Fantastic view and location, perfect for 2 people. Had everything that was required for the short stay! Highly recommend this property and cant wait to go back again!” Keaneray June 2014

“We had a fantastic time at Te Manaaki villa! Beautiful view of Russell with incredible sunsets. Comfortable HUGE bed and everything you need is provided . Friendly and easy owner and property manager to deal with. Highly recommended.” ThomasW  April 2014

“A perfect and like new bach with an amazing view of the harbor. Nothing but positives.” SusanCa2  April 2014

“Awesome view- the villa is up on a hill back on from the town so you get privacy but there is a 2 min shortcut to town- you get the best of both worlds really! Nice roomy one bed villa with a large, modern bathroom. all very well maintained and inviting.” AmyW9988  December 2013

“Nice and tidy accommodation with a great view and really comfortable bed. The property manager Barry was great to deal with.” bradon158  October 2013

“Immaculate stylish presentation and close proximity to everything. King Size bed!” SteveWo3  September 2013

“The property is as good as the advertisement implies! Fantastic outlook from the cottage. The quandary is, if we recommend the property as highly as we should, it might not be available when we want to return!”  VC  August 2103

“We had a lovely time at Te Manaaki villa. so nice and relaxing, with amazing views over the bay. The villa is very comfortable, with lots of little thoughtful touches to make guests’ stays enjoyable. We hope to return again!” steper123  June 2013

“Charming property, ideal for couple. Modern, well appointed and super view over Russell. Love to go again.” TonyW868  January 2013

“Property was excellent, very clean, compact and had everything we needed. View was exceptional. Bed very comfortable. would highly recommend and would visit again.”  susaay350  December 2012

“This was a fantastic place to stay. Very modern and comfortable. Easy access to the shops, cafe’s and restaurants. Close to the waterfront and it had magnificent views of Russell. We would recommend it to others. Thanks.” clains716  May 2012

“Great property, great location, all we needed.”  richff632  April 2012

“Good location with views over Russell habour. Facilities are good: basically everything you need for a short stay. a bit of updating wouldn’t go amiss though.”  patrrt643  February 2012

“Great little spot with a nice outdoor area, and fantastic view of the water. Perfect for a couple looking to get away and relax in a comfortable apartment/house style environment, and there is plenty (to) do in the area as well. We hit up a jet-ski safari and loved it”. nwink27  January 2012

“Lovely little place”. steply688  January 2012

“Lovely bach- everything was fine. Beautiful aspect. Bed wonderful. Love Russell. Thanks. mereng693  March 2011

“This accommodation was the highlight of our visit to New Zealand – We (sailed) on Gaingha II- great day- knowledgeable crew (my husband is a serious sailor so not easy to please) We loved Russell- a little gem with good ambiance and whatever we needed- first class art gallery, cafes, wine and food shopping.”  kareer123  March 2011

“A wonderful, peaceful little spot a short walk from town with stunning views. A little peace of a paradise. Self contained with all the facilities you could need.” niconi106  February 2011

“Great view, perfect for 2 people. had everything that was required for a short/long stay! Highly recommend this property!” breten106  January 2011