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Birkenhead, Auckland





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Car Available

Pets Possilbe

Property ID: 4642

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

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
30 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 24878

Kia ora! We are a family of three - myself Amy, my husband Colin and our baby Dylan. I grew up doing house-swaps at least once a year for my whole childhood/teenage years back in the UK and always assumed I would start up again once I had a family. We never once had a bad experience and my family really enjoyed getting the house ready for our guests. Colin and I love exploring and going away. Previously we were always away in our converted camper, kayaking, hiking and rock-climbing; however, now our definition of adventure has changed somewhat! We just enjoy exploring new places at a leisurely pace, taking walks and wanders and showing off New Zealand's great outdoors to our little one! I am an occupational therapist and Colin is a data analyst (who mainly works from home). We are open to offers of house swaps from anywhere, at any time! We just love going away. We would even be open to a staycation in a different area of Auckland! We would be particularly keen for weekend/long weekend swaps that we can drive to but are open to all ideas!

Property description and facilities

Our home is right down in the bush, surrounded by trees and birdsong. When you are out on the deck it feels like you are a thousand miles away from the city! We love our home - it really comes into its own on a sunny day. You can fully open out the patio doors and sit out on the top deck or the large bottom deck. Our garden backs onto a nature reserve and there is a little stream running through our land, where glow worms like to hang out in the summer.

Our home has four bedrooms in the following set-up:
* Master with queen double and little en-suite bathroom (toilet and shower)
* Spare bedroom with queen double
* Nursery with cot
* Office with a double sofa bed

We have a TV with Chromecast so you can connect your device if you have Netflix/Spotify etc but we don't have Freeview/TV channels.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Car-port
  • Cot
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Electric Blankets
  • Firewood available
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Highchair
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Kayaks
  • Kids toys available
  • Life Jackets
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

We live in the lovely suburb of Birkenhead. Birkenhead village is a 15 minute walk away and is full of amazing cafes, restaurants and craft beer pubs. We are round the corner from the leisure centre (which has an outdoor swimming pool, climbing wall, skate park, high ropes and lots of playing fields). During lockdown we discovered local bush walks EVERYWHERE - we didn't realise just how many nature reserves, beaches and parks we have on our doorstep.

There is a bus stop at the end of our road and regular buses that head directly in to the CBD (a 15 minute journey) if you fancy going to a show, gig, or dinner on the viaduct. We love going to the (free) film screenings projected onto the Silo in the summer. Albany is 15 minutes north and full of fantastic shops and a large shopping mall. The wonderful Takapuna beach is a 10 minute drive away. We LOVE tramping and going on day trips/mini adventures and would be more than happy to let you know all our favourite spots around the Auckland area.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Surfing
  • Theatre
  • Weekend farmers markets

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