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Maraetai, Auckland





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Property ID: 1960

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

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

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • Weekends
  • School Holidays
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Summer Holidays
  • Public Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
30 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 8954

We're a family with 2 young boys (aged 4 & almost 2 ) who love the great outdoors and exploring new places. We love entertaining when at home and enjoying our beautiful location spending time at the beach, boating and walks. We've completed one exchange already with a family from Arrowtown which went really smoothly and keen to explore more of our beautiful country.

Our Dream Locations

Some locations we are interested in visiting

Central North Island
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Marlbourough / Kaikoura
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Nelson / Golden Bay
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West Coast
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Queenstown / Wanaka
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Property description and facilities

Our gorgeous new home ( July 16 ) is family friendly, cozy and warm with amazing views over the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island and lovely countryside behind.

The house is 4 bedrooms - Upstairs - Master Bedroom with walk in wardrobe, ensuite , Media room ( TV room ) , Lounge , Designer kitchen and Dining area. Expansive deck area with BBQ and large lounger chair everyone can fit on and outdoor table.

Downstairs - 3 bedrooms - Guest room has Queen Bed, Bedroom 1 - single bed, Bedroom 2 has Cot and we can put in a single bed also. Family Bathroom with large bath and walk in shower. Kids rumpus room with window seat to sit and relax and enjoy the pine forest views. Window seat makes into a bed, and we do also have a Queen blow up bed if needed for extra people.

We have a garden area with Trampoline, vege gardens and outdoor seating area. The section is fully fenced. Lots of native birds over our back fence and sitting on, so always something to look at !

We have lots of toys to keep you occupied, mountain bikes x 2 ( one with toddlers seat ), kids bikes, Paddleboard, fishing rods, boggie board, kids beach toys, beach shade tents.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Boat Parking
  • Central heating
  • Cot
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Blankets
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Highchair
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • iPod Dock
  • Kids toys available
  • Life Jackets
  • Lock-up garage
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Sky TV
  • Sky TV Sport
  • Tank water
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

We have the best of both worlds with being 35 mins drive from Auckland City ( and 35 mins by ferry which leaves from Pine Harbour 5 mins down the rd ), a few mins walk from stunning Maraetai Beach( we're located on the hill looking down to the beach and sea ) and we have the countryside over our back fence. Maraetai is a small coastal town on the stunning Pohutukawa Coast, with the beach, many coastal walks and Omana regional park as your playground . We often have Orca and dolphins cruising the coastline, and if you like fishing or simply being in the water - this is the place for you !

Waiheke Island is directly opposite Maraetai and we enjoy many weekends exploring the bays on our boat. Waiheke has so much to offer from Vineyards, Art Gallerys to Ziplining for the more adventurous. You can catch a ferry to Waiheke from Bucklands Beach which is 20 mins away.

Close towns of Clevedon ( amazing Farmers Market on a Sunday ), Botany and Howick offer everything you need great shopping mall, movies, restaurants and Auckland City is also really close to explore the beautiful harbour, viaduct with its restaurants, bars, playgrounds, shops, galleries, Sky Tower, Museum, Zoo etc!

We love our slice of paradise and hope you do too.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Horseriding
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Marine reserves
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Rock pools
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

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