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birkenhead, Auckland





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Property ID: 3227

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to the beach
  • Outer city suburb
  • Short drive to a small village / town

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • School Holidays
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Summer Holidays
  • Public Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
32 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 15932

Hi there I'm a young at heart woman into nature, the outdoors, yoga, gardening, organic food and cooking and reading. I'm a trained early childhood teacher and trained journalist. I've been working mostly in freelance journalism for over 10 years now, and currently work as a TV researcher for a long running NZ doco series. I am a mother to a 9 year old son and we have a young one year old cat in our family. She joined us after our last legendary cat passed away at 19 years old, in 2016.We love animals. I own and rent a property in Kapiti, while renting a gorgeous place myself in Auckland (as I need to be based in Auckland for various reasons), so my preference is to house swap in Kapiti or nearby. The Auckland property is a classic old fashioned quarter acre section with a very productive vege garden and fruit trees. The neighbours have a lovely place next door on 3 acres and the property has a bordering large bush reserve on one side. There is lots of bird life and we frequently hear moreporks at night. It really is very peaceful and quiet and relaxing - but the shops are also just minutes away if needed.

Our Dream Locations

Some locations we are interested in visiting

Wellington / Wairarapa
Kapiti Coast

Property description and facilities

The house is a classic 3 bm 60's house on an old fashioned quarter acre section. It has beautiful solid wood floors in kitchen and bathroom and a fire place for winter time. The house is simply and comfortably furnished and the section has a well established productive vege garden and some fruit trees. The lounge, kitchen and deck area have wonderful views out to a native bush reserve. It is well placed for all day sun as it's slightly elevated. There is deck to enjoy views and relaxing on.The neighbours live on 3 acres so it really is very peaceful and quiet, yet close to all amenities.

It is a short few minutes drive to the nearby Birkenhead village, which has all you would need. Fresh fish shop, butcher shops, health shops, supermarkets, and a huge choice of lovely cafes in the area. There is also a wonderful boutique yoga studio if that is your thing.There are also many nearby bush walks on the Shore and if you feel like some beach time it's about a 10 min drive.

  • Bath
  • Car-port
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Firewood available
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kids toys available
  • Mains water
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Birkenhead is about a 10 - 15 min drive into the central city and about a 10 - 15 min drive to the Takapuna beach. There are multiple parks, playgrounds and bush reserves nearby as well as plentiful shopping. There are buses close by and local ferries from Birkenhead point that take you into the heart of down town Auckland.

Northcote Point is about 5 - 10 min drive and has New Zealands best voted boutique cinema playing a mix of art house and mainstream films.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Go-carting
  • Gym
  • Kids playground
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Weekend farmers markets

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

we have a one year old cat. She will need to be fussed over initially and make friends with you so she settles. If you don't wish to be responsible for an animal I could possibly book her into a cattery.

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