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Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Bedrooms

3

Bathrooms

2

Max People

7

Pets Possible

Pets Possilbe

Car Available

Pets Possilbe

Property ID: 2173

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to the beach
  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Central city suburb
  • Short drive to a lake
  • 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
Auckland

Nearest Airport
Auckland
36 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 13376

We are a family of five Americans (kids ages 12, 10, 7) living on the North Shore of Auckland. We moved here in January of 2016 for my husband's work and have felt like we're on holiday ever since. New Zealand is an amazing and beautiful country! We're keen to explore more, especially if we can cut out the cost of accommodation by swapping houses with another family who wants to come hang out in Auckland.

Property description and facilities

Our house is centrally located in Mairangi Bay, which is part of the East Coast Bays on the desirable and safe North Shore of Auckland. The community has a very beachy cafe vibe about it and almost all of Auckland's amenities and sites are within a short drive. It's also easy to head to the north or west coast surfing beaches.

For kids, we have a dedicated play room off the main living area with loads of toys and games, and a ping pong table in the garage. We don't have a garden for kids to play in but we are located across the street from an intermediate school and a primary school. The kids can use the playgrounds there as well as the green space, basketball courts and netball courts. We have an Xbox gaming system in the upstairs lounge. We don't currently have a DVD player but if this is important to you, we can grab one from the store - no biggie. You are welcome to use our Netflix account.

We have three bedrooms available for use. The first has a queen sized bed and is quite comfortable. The second has single bunk beds. The third is on the lower level and has a full sized bed with a single mattress on a trundle. This bedroom also has an en suite.

7 can comfortably fit on the beds but if your kids want to camp out, additional children can sleep in the upstairs lounge.

There are two bathrooms, a modern kitchen, two lounges and two decks.

The house is private but we do have neighbours closeby (such is the living in Auckland) so we ask to keep the noise to a minimum after 9 PM. NO PARTIES! Families or retirees preferred.

Cars can be parked in the driveway or on the street. Our garage is too full, unfortunately, to allow for any indoor parking.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Car-port
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Electric Blankets
  • Freeview
  • Games console
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kids toys available
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

Location description and facilities

Mairangi Village is a 5-10 minute walk and has a dairy, multiple restaurants, shops, a fish shop, a grocery store, barbers and more. Mairangi Bay beach is popular since it is sheltered within the bays but is still monitored by lifeguards.

Murrays Bay Beach is also a 5-10 minute walk and has a wharf which is hugely popular for jumping off of. A nice coastal rock path connects these two beaches.

Rothesay Bay is a 10-15 minute walk and has some additional cafes and restaurants.

Browns Bay, Milford, Takapuna and Albany are also popular places for beaches, movies, theatre, restaurants and shopping. These are within 10-15 minutes of driving.

The CBD is approximately a 20 minute drive. If you're keen to head north, Orewa can be reached in 25 minutes with no traffic.

Heading west, you can reach the wild west surfing beaches with caves and sand dunes in around 45 minutes.

Facilities close by:

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Lakes
  • Lawn bowling
  • Paddle boarding
  • 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
  • Theatre
  • Weekend farmers markets

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