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Pohara, Golden Bay





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Property ID: 2083

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Coastal
  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Short drive to a river
  • In a small village / town
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired

Swap periods available

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
100 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 11773

You can be assured that Debbie and I value and appreciate the opportunity to stay in your loved home and will treat and respect it as if it were our own. The two of us have had interesting and varied careers in self employment devoting most of our working life to orchards, market gardening, pottery creation, restaurant ownership, motels and other entrepreneurial activities. Now it's time to relax! We moved to our brand new home in Golden Bay in mid 2014 and just love it for its warmth, views and close proximity to natural, unspoilt environments including a range of beautiful swimming beaches, and Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. Our home is just 700 metres from Pohara Beach and, perched beneath the Pikikuruga mountain range, is adjacent to nearby native bush and farm grazing land. In theTasman/ Nelson regions' warm and sunny climate we can pursue our favourite past-times of swimming, walking, exploring, gardening, yoga, motorhoming, reading and preparing healthy tasty food much of which is prepared from our own organic garden!

Our Dream Locations

Some locations we are interested in visiting

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Waiheke Island
Hawkes Bay
All locations in this region

Property description and facilities

We are retired so swap times are flexible however we are unable to swap late Dec to early Feb.

Ours is a modern, warm double-glazed home overlooking Golden bay with views out to Farewell Spit, Kahurangi National Park, native bush, as well as nearby hills and farmland.
Open plan living, noth-facing heat gathering windows, windows with sun-set viewing to the west, sea-views from the master-bedroom with ensuite, heat pump, Net-flix , subdued lighting and good reading lighting in living areas and bedrooms will all contribute to the comfort and enjoyment of your stay.

While there are other homes nearby, our neighbourhood is a quiet safe one as Pohara is largely a seaside holiday town with a smattering of locals and quite a few holiday homes and a golf course! The beautiful and safe for swimming Pohara beach is 700 metres down the hill from our home.

Pohara also has a range of bars, cafes, convenience store and health spa and of course Takaka is only7kms away with more cafes, galleries, bars, shops and picture theatre etc for you as you step out to explore the Bay and all it's hidden treasures!

  • Bath
  • Boat Parking
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Lock-up garage
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Tank water
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

Location description and facilities

Abel Tasman National Park and Track
Te Koropupu crystal clear natural springs
Historic Collingwood and the remains of a variety of early Golden Bay settlements, buildings, industries and artefacts.
Rawhiti and other spectacular caves
Beaches galore!
Farewell Spit
Wainui Waterfall
Pupu Hydro Walkway
The Cobb Valley Hydro Electric Power Scheme and bush walks
Takaka Hill and famous Harwoods Hole
Rock climbing and abseiling at Tarakohe and Paynes Ford
Salmon fishing at nearby salmon farm
Historic monuments including Abel Tasman monument and landing spot at Wainui Bay

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Horseriding
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Museum
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Theatre
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

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