We didn't want to leave and immediately booked our trip for next year. The house was absolutely perfect for our combined families of 9 adults and 3 kiddos. You cannot beat the views from Matarangi, whether you are inside cooking in the kitchen, on the main level deck or sunbathing on the top deck. The views of the dunes AND the ocean made you feel like you were the only house for miles. It was so quiet and breathtakingly beautiful. The kids had so much fun spending the day on the beach, checking out Seaside or just running around on the decks. The adults had an even better time doing all of the above with plenty of wine! We loved staying in Grayton, giving you all of the touristy beaches so close but keeping you away from the madness. It was the only vacation where I could say we truly got away!! I am in full depression mode right now as I go back to work. I have to wait a year to start my day with a cup of coffee overlooking the ocean and end it with a glass of wine and the most perfect sunset. But I have tons of pictures to look back on and can't wait to create new memories in 2014 on our next trip to Matarangi.