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Property ID: 2166

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Outer city suburb

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • Christmas
  • Summer Holidays
  • Public Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
Wellington International
3km KM

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

About us

Member ID: 13246

Hi. We are a professional couple (David is a university senior tutor and Jill an ESOL teacher) who have recently moved from Christchurch back to Wellington. We love our home in Lyall Bay - relaxing at home, enjoying the views, lots of walking on the beach and through the green belt - but we also really enjoy travelling about and getting to know other parts of the country, particularly out of the way places that aren't too crowded. We're non-smokers, like to keep our house clean and tidy and we are very reliable. We have a cat, Pookie.

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Property description and facilities

Our lovely 1920's home has beautiful views looking south over Lyall Bay and Cook Strait. We're on a steep, terraced property (path access from road) so the higher up you go the better the view! We are about 6 minutes walk to the beach (Lyall Bay is a great family-friendly swimming beach) and there are several great cafes in the area, including the Maranui and Queen Sally's Diamond Deli. There are many tui and other native birds that enjoy the trees around the property, including the odd kereru and kaka. There are lots of walking options as the Wellington Green Belt walkways are very close-by and we are also close to the Zoo. The house itself is very comfortable, with an open fireplace for the colder weather, and access to the grassed terrace at the back for lovely summer evenings. The main bedroom upstairs has a queen bed, as does the very large room downstairs. We have a good double inflatable mattress suitable for children which can be used downstairs too. Both rooms have lovely views out to the Bay.

  • Bath
  • Bikes available
  • Deck / Patio
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Blankets
  • Firewood available
  • Freeview
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

We are located on the south coast of Wellington, so loads of wonderful things to do right at the doorstep. We're about 6 minutes walk to Lyall Bay, which is very popular with surfers, kite-surfers, snorkellers and swimmers. The Green Belt is very close-by, so there are great tracks with excellent views to walk as far as you like, even into central Wellington. The Zoo is just over the hill in Newtown. There is a wonderful small aquarium at Island Bay, and many people snorkel nearby in the marine reserve. A walk to Red Rocks will take you to the seal colony. A variety of buses will easily get you into town, where all the galleries, shops, museums etc. are available. We are close to Miramar and the Weta Cave and Workshop, and only 5 minutes drive to/from the airport.

Facilities close by:

  • Aquarium
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Historical sites
  • Kids playground
  • Marine reserves
  • Paddle boarding
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Shopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Surf lessons
  • Surfing
  • Swimming beach
  • Windsurfing
  • Zoo

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

One bonkers cat.

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