Trip reviews


Did not want to leave. Thanks for sharing this special place.

Bill and Becky Mentz, Jacksonville

Beyond perfect

I’ve always dreamed of a cottage by the ocean. My dream has come true. Managed beautifully. Beyond perfect. I never want to leave…

Allen Belknap & Roberto Ranieri, Los Angeles

A perfect little peaceful escape

Loved hearing the ocean and even jumped in for an invigorating, morning splash.

MJ & Steve Halligan, Hanmer Springs

Enjoyed our stay here.

We enjoyed our stay here, this is a nice house, we liked the Pancake Rocks

Maarten Marsha and Martyn de Noer, The Netherlands

Such a great place

We had a great time, very stormy and sunny also. This is such a great place, we hope to come back again. Thanks. To all that follow, we hope that you have a great time too.

Tony Nolan and family, Australia

Never have waves sounded better

Martine, Michel and Korel, Belgium

Superb spot

Thanks for a lovely stay and what a superb spot. Perfect.

Maureen and Malcolm Bell, UK

It could not have been better

Lovely, great, amazing, wonderful, exciting…It could not have been better! Many thanks for being allowed to stay in this exceptional place.

Natalie, Markus and Amelie Rosengart

A magical place

A very nice house. A magical place with beautiful views. Thanks for the wine. Thanks for everything.

Job Nely and Jon Bep, The Netherlands

Had a very nice time

Had a very nice time, was good to stay over here. Thanks for the wine, enjoyed it!
ps. Loved your music also, the Rolling Stones!

Bas and Annette, The Netherlands

Rated Excellent on Flip-Key TripAdvisor

Rated Excellent on Flip-Key TripAdvisor

Flip-Key / TripAdvisor

Roaring ocean & sunsets – never seen such raw beauty

The location & views from Wave Watchers are stunning, the roaring ocean & sunsets – never seen such raw beauty & RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR!! Best of all though is the house; every little detail has been thought of and consumables are very generously provided. One of THE BEST holiday homes we’ve ever rented. Don’t hesitate to book!

Jenni Hill, April 2019

The house was fantastic and the views amazing

Just had a fantastic two nights here with my teenage daughters.  We all loved it. The house was fantastic and the views amazing.  Will definitely be recommending this to friends and family.

Arlene, 2018

What a treat Wavewatchers is – absolutely gorgeous

We recently had the good luck to stay at this retreat.  What a treat it is.  Absolutely gorgeous 2 bedroom/3 bathroom cottage which is fully self contained.  Fantastic ambiance with a surprise fireplace.  Great comfy beds etc.  Well stocked kitchen and bathrooms, spotlessly clean.  Can’t wait to return.

Well done Wavewatchers.

Maddy, April 2018

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