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The Last Straw Cottage
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Best rental home ever for us”
Reviewed 20 September 2008

I write this with some concern. If I tell everyone how wonderful this cottage is, you will book it at a time I want to stay there. Oh well here it goes. Stay here.

The beauty of both the house and the surroundings are amazing. We stayed for 4 nights in the early July and loved it. The house is very up to date, clean and cozy/comfortable. The beautiful wood throughout the house really makes it unique. The straw construction in the thick walls keeps it warm, unlike many other NZ accommodations, even on the frosty mornings of winter.

The host was wonderful and gave us the right amount of help, information, and privacy. Take a look at a few pictures and you will get an idea of why this is a wonderful place.

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Paget Parish, Bermuda
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2005

We stayed in Last Straw cottage in late Nov 2004 and it was the highlight of our 6 week trip through Asia and New Zealand. After being in so many hotels and cities the last straw cottage was a unique haven of tranquility.
The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the cottage is great for a romantic retreat but is also big enough to cater for family groups. Jon and Lynne provide lots of little welcoming treats eg home made muffins, chocolate fudge etc. They also provide a breakfast hamper which includes home made bread, bacon, smoked salmon etc.

We left behind by accident some bottles of New Zealand wine that we had collected on our wine tours around New Zealand and Lynne organised for them to be sent back to us in the UK. We really appreciated this great service and level of thought.

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Property: The Last Straw Cottage
Address: Mt Heslington Road, Brightwater, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Brightwater
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Brightwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 4
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