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Maraetai Beach, Auckland





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Property ID: 1816

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Coastal
  • Short drive to the beach
  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Outer city suburb
  • In a small village / town
  • Located in forest / bush
  • Short drive to vineyards
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • Anytime

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: 6725

We are a family of five with three teenagers - 2 boys 13yrs and 14yrs and 1 girl aged 16yrs. We love the beach and exploring. As we are a blended family sometimes the children will be with us and sometimes they will not. We both work and all ours kids now attend college. We have a dog called Doug (shitzu/maltese we think!) and a cat called Big Puss both are wonderful pets full of character. We are particularly keen to sort something out for Christmas 2016 but also any long weekends or school holidays would be great - don't get me wrong we love where we live but also want to explore other parts of NZ and the world.

Property description and facilities

We have a large 5 bedroom home located at Maraetai Beach which is part of the beautiful Pohutukawa Coast. We are surrounded by bush with amazing seaviews over to Waiheke Island in one direction and towards the city in the other. On the top floor is the main living comprising of lounge, dining, 4 bedrooms (master with ensuite) main bathroom including bath and laundry which also includes a separate toilet. We have a huge front deck with amazing seaviews which can also lead you around to the back of the property which has lovely gardens and another good sized deck with a seaview. The house itself is large and spacious so even with the entire family at home together it still has a feeling of space. Downstairs is the fifth bedroom which is more like a studio flat, although there is no bathroom facilities there is a double bed and lounge area with own entrance if required. There are stairs to go up to the second level but unfortunately there are no ramps. We have a lovely double fireplace if visiting in the Winter and loads of doors opening to the deck for good airflow during Summer. We have t.vs in the lounge, master bedroom, dining room and studio bedroom with sky and netflix available, also loads of board games and jigsaw puzzles. We also have loads of books for you to enjoy whilst you are here or swap a book if you would like. We have a Sonos sound system for those days and nights when you feel like chilling out to music. All in all a light and airy home with a really nice vibe.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Boat Parking
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Firewood available
  • Freeview
  • Games console
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • iPod Dock
  • Kids toys available
  • Lock-up garage
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Sky TV
  • Tank water
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

There is so much to do here from driving around the coast to bush walks, mountain biking, fish and chips at the beach, ferry into Auckland City or over to Waiheke Island, explore the area by bike, fishing from the wharf, sit on our huge deck and relax with a book, loads of board games if for the unlikely event that the weather turns bad or just watch a movie. At the bottom of our driveway is the entrance to the forest which is used extensively by mountain bike riders and walkers aike. Just before the bottom is another bushland to explore and will take you to the beach through Platts Mills Reserve or hit the pavement for a 8-10 minute stroll to the beach. We do live on a hill so you may want to take the car to the bottom then walk but if your keen on the exercise then walk it like we do. Just 3km away is the small village of Beachlands so again walk through the bush and headlands or take the car for a look around. We have bikes in the shed too so feel free to use them. Pine Harbour is a short 5 minute drive away so if you want to explore Waiheke or take a ferry into the Auckland its all there at your doorstep, including a couple of restaurants. We love living here with the quiet of the bush (although the Tui's are very chatty), the fun of the beaches, the excitement of mountain biking or the city lights within reach if you want them. We think you will enjoy it too!

Facilities close by:

  • Archery
  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Horseriding
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Marine reserves
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Rock pools
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend farmers markets

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

1 x cat - Big Puss
1 x dog - Doug

Although when possible Doug would travel with us

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