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Mt Eden, Auckland





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Property ID: 102

Property type and description
Cottage / Cabin - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to the beach
  • Inner city
  • Central city suburb
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • Weekends
  • School Holidays
  • Easter
  • Public Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
20 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 309

We're a couple (Kiwi and English ex-pat) with a 9 year old daughter. We moved back to NZ at the end of 2005 and try to make the most of living in Auckland's inner suburbs while getting about whenever we can to explore in the great outdoors. In town we enjoy live music, our local cafes, art, occasional theatre and the museums nearby. We enjoy getting out of town as a family to walk, kayak, fish, horse ride, explore beaches and regional parks, swim and boogie board.

Property description and facilities

A character 3 bedroom early 20th Century villa with private hedged and fenced garden. Children's play equipment, deck, BBQ and small lawn area. This is a comfortable family home, high ceilings, kauri floors and doors and period features.

A double bed in the master bedroom, a single bed in our daughter's bedroom, and a home office with a couch that pulls out to a double bed. We also have an extra single foam mattress available.

Kitchen/dining/sunroom with double french doors opening onto a tiled area in the back yard. Separate lounge with French doors opening onto the deck.

We have ducted under-floor central heating for winter and this also provides air conditioning in summer. Recently insulated top and bottom. Car parking is on the road but despite being in the central city the street is usually quiet and parking is seldom an issue.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Central heating
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kids outdoor playground
  • Kids toys available
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

Location description and facilities

Situated on a tree lined residential street in a heritage area on the outskirts of the inner city, this house is perfectly located to explore the best of Auckland on foot, by bus or train.

You can bring your car, or discuss a car swap with us, but you could consider "living like a local" and going without! Not a common occurrence in New Zealand yet, but this is a perfect spot to try out the best of real urban living.

It's a 35 minute walk to the centre of the city (Sky Tower, Art Gallery, Central Library, Aotea Square, University) and the same distance to walk to Newmarket, the Auckland Museum and Domain. The Mt Eden train station is 5 minutes walk away: 2 stops from Newmarket, 3 stops from Britomart and another stroll from there to the Viaduct Basin and Wynyard Quarter. 5 minutes walk to the B-Line bus service (comes every 10 minutes) which will take you straight to the city centre in 10 minutes.

Walk to the top of Mt Eden for amazing city and harbour views. The cafes, bars and restaurants of Kingsland, Mt Eden and Dominion Rd are a 10 minute walk, as is Eden Park. There is just so much to see and do for all the family from here. If you're interested in live music, it's a 10 minute leisurely walk to the Powerstation, 20 minutes to the Kings Arms Tavern and a 20 minute train or bus ride to Vector Arena.

And for parents wanting a night out, we can even help you organise a local babysitter that we'd trust to leave our daughter with. We hope you'll enjoy what Auckland has to offer as much as we do!

Facilities close by:

  • Aquarium
  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Boat ramp
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Historical sites
  • Kids playground
  • Museum
  • Night clubs
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Swimming beach
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Theatre
  • Water slides
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Zoo

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

Maybe rats, but only if you're comfortable with them :-)

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