We arrived in Owaka late afternoon after having a rock smash through our windscreen, not a good start.The minder just took our surname wrote it in a book and I paid up. There wasn't any milk she hadn't been to the store! The unit wasn't especially clean and the carpet stained. The lightbulbs in the kitchen had blown. Only channel 1 could be found on the TV. No extra bedding there was only a thin continental blanket on the bed we were cold. [and there was a hard frost that night].No telephone in the unit and didn't appear to be anyone in reception after dark. We were completely alone!
We were told there wasn't any hurry to check out as she wouldn't be there until after the bus run.
After a cold and uncomfortable night we couldn't wait to leave, such a shame really as it was a lovely small place. We did enjoy a meal at the local cafe where the hosts couldn't have been friendlier.
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