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Waiheke Island, Auckland





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Property ID: 598

Property type and description
House - Holiday home / Bach

Location notes

  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Outer city suburb
  • Short drive to a small village / town
  • Short drive to vineyards
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
35 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 2681

We are are retired couple and grandparents of a total of 7. We are looking for swaps that could vary from 2 people to a likely maximum of 8, depending on the circumstances. Janet is a retired Interior Designer and Gordon a retired Consulting Civil Engineer. We have retired to Waiheke because we find it both stimulating and relaxed at the same time. Janet is a life member of the Community Art Gallery and has significant involvement in its activities while Gordon is currently chairman of Trustees of the Waiheke Literary Festival. We enjoy gardening and travel to new locations both in NZ and overseas. We like to visit new areas and are open to suggestions as to where a swap should be. However, logically, the most interesting places will be those generally recognised as holiday locations. The house we have available is used as holiday accomodation and, when not otherwise being used, is available for short term rental. It is fully self contained and provides for self catering for up to four people. It is smart, modern with a scandanavian feel. It is on a block of about 8 acres of land and privately situated adjacent to native bush, yet within a five minute walk to the beach in Okoka Bay.

Property description and facilities

Separate house,fully self contained and full kitchen and ensuite bathroms in quiet rural location near Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island. The property opens onto Council walkway to Okoka Bay beach. It is on 8 acres of land with half of that area taken up with native bush, with many native birds.

The cottage has open plan kitchen, dining and living which opens to a substantial north facing courtyard with seating, lounging and barbeque facilities. The main bedroom has a generous ensuite with shower and a west facing private balcony. The second bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom with shower. A further toilet, off the living area, is available or visitor use.

The cottage interior is furnished in a scadanavian style to give it an uncluttered feel to be easily maintained.

There are two houses on the property with the owners permanently living in one whilst the cottage, situated 40 metres away with its own parking, has been established as visitor accomodation.

The location is very quiet and away from roads and the adjacent bush attracts significant birdlife.
Within a few minutes travel of the cottage are Palm Beach, Onetangi Beach and numerous vineyards and restaurants as well as the supermarket, golf course and many other activities.

  • BBQ
  • Boat Parking
  • Bore water
  • Cot
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Blankets
  • Firewood available
  • Freeview
  • Highchair
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • iPod Dock
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Sky TV
  • SkyTV: Bring your own card
  • Tank water
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

This is Waiheke.

Facilities close by:

  • Archery
  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Museum
  • Night clubs
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Rock pools
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Snorkelling
  • Surf lessons
  • Surfing
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Theatre
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

This is optional. We have a 5 year old Chocolate Labrador, neutered male. He loves walks to the beach and behaves well.

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