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Hillsborough, Auckland





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Property ID: 2172

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to the beach
  • Central city suburb

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • School Holidays
  • Summer Holidays
  • Public Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
12 KM

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About us

Member ID: 13340

We are a busy family of 5 + 1 (au pair) + two guinea pigs in central-ish Auckland. We all work full time - one paediatrician, one primary teacher, and three busy learners. The kids are into numerous sports - everything from soccer to swimming to sailing - and our week also includes dance classes, music lessons and chess. There's been talk of a dog. Hmmm... the olds a bit commitment-phobic. We've compromised on dog-sitting for now, and maybe teaching the guineas to fetch?

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Bay of Islands
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Bay of Plenty & Rotorua
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Hawkes Bay
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Wellington / Wairarapa
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Nelson / Golden Bay
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Property description and facilities

Our comfortable, recently renovated family home is centrally heated and has plenty of space for you to enjoy a relaxing break in central-ish Auckland.

There is ample car parking (or roller blading space) on our long flat driveway and you can close the gate for added security if you wish. There is a large open plan kitchen/ living area with an extra long dining table. You can leave Monopoly laid out and return to it after dinner! There is WiFi and a large screen TV with Freeview, a DVD player and an HDMI cable to connect to other devices. This is the original 1950s end of the house, with polished wooden floors and open fire with plenty of firewood.

Enjoy the morning sun streaming in across the large back deck. Snuggle up in an armchair with your coffee while you watch the kids out on the private flat lawn or jumping on the 12 foot trampoline. Read your book under the plum tree, pick a fresh lemon or two. Stroll down to nearby Sierra for delicious espresso, or walk across to Monte Cecilia Park to the Art Gallery and Cafe, or just for a walk at any time with gentle green hills and beautiful old trees.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Boat Parking
  • Central heating
  • Cot
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Firewood available
  • Freeview
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kids toys available
  • Life Jackets
  • Lock-up garage
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

There is plenty of shopping, local parks, the nearby coastal walkway (Waikowhai/Hillsborough), beaches on the Manukau side for high tide swimming, and cycle paths.
Excellent Lido cinema in Epsom (Manukau Rd) - less than 10min away.

We are very close to the Hillsborough exit off SH20, the southwestern (airport) motorway, just 11 minutes from Auckland Airport. This motorway now also links via the new tunnel to the northwestern, and to SH1 in both directions.
Frequent buses to the city run along both Hillsborough (50m) and Mt Eden (200m) roads, and cross-town buses will take you along Mt Albert Rd to St Lukes or Sylvia Park. We are less than 3km from DressMart in Onehunga, an easy bus ride or drive, or you can walk through beautiful Monte Cecilia Park with historic Pah Homestead housing the art gallery, gift shop and cafe. We are only 2km from the Manukau Rd gates of Maungakiekie/ One Tree Hill Domain (the playground side) and walking distance to two supermarkets and a public library.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Ice skating
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Museum
  • Night clubs
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Rock pools
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Zoo

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