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What our guests have to say

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We always love to hear about guests enjoying their stay at 175° East.
Here is a selection of some of our 5 star reviews.


"We have been to Great Barrier many times and stayed in many Airbnbs. This has to be the very best we have stayed in! The photos don't do it justice. Everything is brand new and every amenity has been thought of. The view is incredible and the place was so comfy we didn't want to leave. Very private and all day sun. This is a stylish home and the attention to detail is perfect. Super comfy beds and luxurious bathrooms. Epic, sheltered outdoor setup for those BBQ nights. Full cell phone coverage and good WIFI for those who need it. Very close to the beach and Claris. Check in couldn't be easier and Lyn and Ian were great to communicate with. We can't wait to come back with family and friends and rent out their other houses on the same property. Definitely staying longer next time."

"Beautiful place to stay, lovely and quiet and close to the beach. Would highly recommend staying here. We didn’t want to leave!"

"Great house - spacious, thoughtfully designed and just a short walk down the hill to Medlands Beach. Lovely outdoor seating areas where you can enjoy the view. The owners were helpful and assisted in making sure we had a wonderful stay on Great Barrier Island. Look forward to returning and will certainly choose Pitokuku House again."

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"This accommodation well exceeded my expectations! Will absolutely be coming to stay again. Beautifully furnished, stunning views and lots of outdoor space. 10 mins walk to Medlands beach. Only tip is that I was happy to have a 4-wheel drive to get up the driveway on some of the wetter days."

"Fantastic location and lovely house, well laid out. Private and central to Medlands/Claris, but with a high vantage and great view. All that, yet still easily survived Cyclone Gabrielle with ease thanks to the northerly aspect and hill helping to block the easterlies. Thanks for accommodating us for the extended stay, too, owing to cancelled flights from the Barrier."

"We enjoyed our stay at Pitokuku House, which is a perfect holiday house. It has a great design with a homey atmosphere and a great view. The location is great too, it’s close to a stunning white sand beach and not far away from the airport and a grocery store. It has great WIFI connection, hot water and solar power. We also loved the group of lovely and friendly cows down the hill. Thanks so much for creating this beautiful place, we’d love to come back again and stay longer. Thank you for having us!"

"An excellent house for a group. Very comfortable and well-equipped - really appreciated good linen, plenty of towels and pantry essentials. Highly recommended. Thank you for having us!"

"Perfect place for our island stay with an awesome deck and backyard area to relax and soak up the sun in. Lovely hosts and great location on the island too as it was fairly central to all the places we ventured out to. Thanks!"

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Ruru reviews


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"Absolutely awesome stay. It's been the best place we have stayed at in our years coming to the Barrier. Good value, great location, wonderful house. Thanks heaps - look forward to doing it again soon!"

"Excellent location only 8 min walk to the beach. A very nice place for any holiday. Peaceful and beautiful surroundings, very helpful and responsive host. Would recommend to everyone who wishes to stay on the property. Thank you.

"This is such a perfect house to base yourself while in Aotea (Great Barrier Island). The house is a short walk down to Medlands Beach with beautiful views from the house to the water and the bush. Aotea Brewing are also only a short walk downhill, they brew some great beers that you can enjoy while relaxing on the two decks. The water pressure is fantastic along with the lovely shower gel, shampoo and hand wash that all smell divine. The bedrooms are spacious for six people and are very comfortable after a long day of hiking on Aotea’s many tracks! The house is equipped with everything you’ll need for your stay, including all the cooking equipment. Lyn, Bob & Ian are fantastic hosts, are quick to respond if you have any questions."

"Modern, stylish bach in awesome location- loved our stay, beautiful views and kakas flying over - This place surely has some Mana! Stylish and clean easy living complete the perfect picture. Will come again, thanks for hosting us!"

"Perfect property to stay at with all amenities that you would expect. Great views from the deck and a nice open plan kitchen and living space. An easy short walk to a fantastic quiet beach. Definitely recommend."

"Lyn’s place was perfect for our stay on Great Barrier, it is tidy, well appointed, has a beautiful view and ideally located for the Medlands and Tryphena sides of the island. Great stay."

"Great house, with an amazing view. Would come back there for sure. Lyn and Ian are ready to help with anything. Thank you for everything."

"Our family had a great stay and loved the house so have booked again! We loved being elevated with great views and bird life from the house and large decks. The wood burner kept the house super warm for our winter stay."

"Great week on Aotea. Blessed with the weather. Ruru was amazing place to stay - great views and very comfortable. Loved the outdoor shower after an afternoon on the beach. The microbrewery at the bottom of the hill was a great little spot in the afternoons. Loved the mermaid pools at Medlands Beach."

"After roughing it on our hike around Mt Hobson for two days, coming to stay at the Melands Batch was a welcome haven. Stunning views, immaculate property, we couldn’t have chosen a better spot to unwind tired muscles with a beer in front of the fire. Thank you so much for having us :) "

"Great position and superb facilities. Best accomodation experience from many visits to the Barrier."

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Treehouse reviews


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"Amazing holiday, loved the elevated deck amongst the tea tree and what a bath! Perfect for our family. The kids loved the space of the bunk room and having their own deck."

"A quirky, cool place suspended in the trees, with lovely bird life. We will come again."

"The Treehouse was the perfect accommodation for a family with young children. Really comfortable, well thought out space and we loved all the board games! Lynne and Bob were great hosts and were so accommodating. Would love to come back, it was a very special holiday made easy staying there."

"Beautiful relaxing house. Has absolutely everything you could want. And wonderful hosts. Thank you for a terrific stay."

"Private but so close to the beach and shops. We loved it! And will come again."

"Cosy and close to the beach but private and elevated. With a lovely peek through trees to Medlands Beach, it had everything we needed. Thanks Lyn and Bob - great hosts."

"Amazing little house, easy to access, lots of covered outside space, great fire for our winter nights. Amazing hosts."

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