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Property ID: 299

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to the beach
  • River frontage
  • Located in forest / bush

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
110 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 1470

We are an artistic creative family who are developing our own retreat centre. Tony is an eco builder and events organiser and Rebecca an organic mum and interior designer. We are a family of four with a 4 year old girl Amber and baby Fae who is 4 months old.We enjoy healthy living, socializing, the great outdoors, we love animals and wildlife and exploring new places. We just enjoy the simple pleasures of life mainly family time. We feel we are living our dream here in Coromandel with our stunning lifestyle house by the Tapu River. We enjoy having people stay and help contribute to developing our vision of creating a retreat centre for small events and workshops.

Property description and facilities

Our beautiful wooden home is situated high up on one of New Zealands famous river valleys Tapu Valley (sacred valley). We have 8 acres of native bush and fruit trees and the river to swim in at the bottom of the drive.Yet 2km to the sea for great fishing on one of the most scenic coastal roads on the north island.
We are developing some glampsites here with unique caravans/house trucks and tipee. Coromandel is a famous peninsula for its beautiful beaches and special spots, wineries, walks, cycling and nature, also arts and galleries and ofcourse gold ! and we are right in the middle of it. An easy drive to Cathedral Cove, Hot water Beach, The Lost Springs.. Driving Creek Railway..The Mussel Kitchen, Butterfly Farm, The Artists House...Purangi Organic Winery,just to mention a few..

The house is warm and wooden with incredible views and comfortable country style furniture. The wrap around deck is fabulous for entertaining while watching the hawks, Tuis and wood pigeons flying near by. The house is great for kids, its sturdy and has a teenage den if needed.
The kitchen is modern and the bathroom is big and very old country style with a clawfoot bath. The atmosphere is very relaxed, extremely private and everyone loves the energy of the land. We also have two caravans, a beautiful house bus (that sleeps 4) and a camp kitchen, a tipi and plenty of spare space for people to enjoy different areas on the land. Ideal for large groups and family gatherings, but also perfect for a couple as a romantic hideaway.We have kayaks, a Tinny for those fisherman and bikes to ride. Car swap also optional.

We would like to swap over New Year for a longer swap -anywhere with great tramps or by the ocean. Open to city swaps too at the weekends.Just into unique places to stay and relax.

Our location is very well suited to nature lovers and people who like to tramp, one famous hike to a DOC hut Crosbies is just up the road. and the Pinnacles is 30 minutes away. We would love to share this place with clean living happy folk who would look after and respect it like their own.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Boat Parking
  • Bore water
  • Car-port
  • Cot
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Blankets
  • Firewood available
  • Highchair
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kayaks
  • Kids outdoor playground
  • Kids toys available
  • Life Jackets
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Outdoor shower
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

We live on The Arts Trail Road through to Coromandal and Whitanga. There are galleries galore, watergardens and cafes all within the hour.

Cathedral Cove - 40 minutes
Hot Water Beach - 40 minutes
Beaches - 2 minutes drive
River and swimming hole - 1 minute walk
Great Coastal Cafe - 15 minutes
Rapuara Watergardens and Cafe 5 miinutes drive

Tramping, Doc huts, The Pinnacles, Famous Kauri trees. Water Gardens
Great seafood Restaurants - The Mussel Kitchen, The Oyster Bar, Coromandel town, Thames Farmers Market, Gold Mining Museums

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Marine reserves
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Rock pools
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

Goats, chickens and one very aloof cat

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