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Army Bay, Auckland





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Property ID: 1939

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

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

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • School Holidays
  • Summer Holidays
  • Public Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
65k KM

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About us

Member ID: 8593

Hi everyone! We are the Pring Family. Originally from the UK we have been in New Zealand for 7 years and are loving it! We absolutely love living on the Hibiscus Coast with all it's beaches, water sports and fun! Gareth is a student studying to be an Educational Psychologist and I (that's Charlotte) am a Teacher, Actor and Business owner. I am co owner of a thriving Performing Arts School on the Coast. We live on the edge of Shakespear Park. We love Kayaking and live right next to a beach so we drag our Kayaks down to the water and we are off! There is even a shipwreck at the edge of the cove to explore or we kayak round to the marina for a coffee! Okoromai Bay is great for cockle picking and perfect for young kids as it's really shallow when the tide is in. You can also walk to Army Bay which is a lovely swimming beach or 30 mins will get you to Te Haruhi which is at the end of the peninsula and is awesome! There's so much to do here and just a ferry ride away from Auckland City.

Property description and facilities

We live on the edge of Shakespear regional park in Army Bay right next to Okoromai Bay. There are so many cool things to do around here with walks in Shakespear, feeding the stingrays at Gulf Harbour and jumping off the Wharf. The Bay at Okoromai is great for kids swimming as it is really shallow at high tide. We have an open plan lounge, kitchen, diner as well as a media room/rumpus for the kids! There are plenty of toys for the kids to play with. We have two doubles, a single and a bunk with a double underneath and single on top. We have a double, 2 single and 2 kids kayaks that you are welcome to use.

Our section is fully fenced and backs on the reserve where you can go on a great walk along the cliffs towards Gulf Harbour. There is a small track to the front at the end of the Cul de Sac (two houses down) and the back on the reserve that takes you down to the beach. In the Summer we usually have an Index pool up in a gated off area at the back. It's a great place for the family and we love it here!

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Boat Parking
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freeview
  • Games console
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • iPod Dock
  • Kayaks
  • Life Jackets
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • SkyTV: Bring your own card
  • Tank water
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

Location description and facilities

There's loads to do here. Restaurants by the marina and a fabulous wharf to jump off. Shakespear Park with Waterfall Gully and Te haruhi reserve. Sailing and fishing charters at Gulf Harbour. Waiwera Hotpools, Whangaparaoa Railway.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Boat ramp
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Marine reserves
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Rock pools
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Snorkelling
  • Snow skiing
  • Surf lessons
  • Surfing
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Theatre
  • Thermal pools
  • Water slides
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

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