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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty





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Property ID: 2122

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Coastal
  • Walking distance from the beach

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
2km KM

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

About us

Member ID: 12626

Our family consists of my husband and me, and our 2 adult boys who still sometimes holiday with us. Rick is a Landscape Architect and I am an Occupational Therapist. My boys are in the navy and ski instructing. As a family, we like to tramp, ski, cycle, walk, talk and eat. We have relaxed holidays where we like to get to know each area well without travelling around. We love living at the Mount, because we like walking on the beach, it is close to family and friends and we like doing our bit for the environment. Rick is involved with the Regional Park movement and I help with Boomerang bags. We are a local host for International students and Helpx. We are busy but happy people.

Our Dream Locations

Some locations we are interested in visiting

Central North Island
Queenstown / Wanaka

Property description and facilities

Our home is one street from the beach with a beach access right opposite ( 2 minutes walk to the beach). It is close to the Tay St surf beach (patrolled by surf life savers over the summer holidays) and Tay St Cafe (voted best cafe 2016). Our home has a private front and back garden, with lots of trees and sunny and shady areas to choose from. The house has been slowly renovated over 20 years, and now has all the mod cons. Its light and bright, cool and warm, and spacious. On a hot day we just open all the french doors up for a cool breeze. We have a wet back on the fire, and a solar water heating system for summer (electricity when needed). There are 3 double bedrooms, the master with an ensuite ( 1 queen and 2 doubles).There is a single bed/lounger in the lounge and a couple of foam mattresses if we need them. We live next to a school field that has been great for family sport activities. It's is a comfortable home and a great place to use as a base for the Mount.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bore water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Blankets
  • Firewood available
  • Freeview
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

The beach is so close, and climbing or walking around Mauao is a must for the views. The Mt Hot Pools can be relaxing after a Copenhagen Icecream. There is the Papamoa Heritage Regional Park, Pyes Pa TECT All Terrain Park, and the Kaimais for walking in the bush. Kaiate Falls is worth a visit, and McLarens Falls Park. And how about Wairoa River rafting and Blokarting if you want action. If you want shopping there are the boutique shops at the Mount, or Bayfair or Fashion Island. We are 1 hours drive to Rotorua and all it has to offer. We are 1 and a half hours from the start of the Coromandel. There is a cafe 2 minutes walk away, and award winning restaurants at the Mount. But the beach is only 2 minutes walk away, or 30 minutes walk to the main mount beach.

Facilities close by:

  • Archery
  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Go-carting
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Horseriding
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Marine reserves
  • Museum
  • Night clubs
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Rafting
  • Restaurants
  • Rock climbing
  • Rock pools
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Snorkelling
  • Surf lessons
  • Surfing
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Theatre
  • Thermal pools
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

We have a curious cat who would like to stay here, but we can arrange a cattery if needed.

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