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Waikanae Beach, Kapiti Coast

Bedrooms

3

Bathrooms

2

Max People

6

Car Available

Pets Possilbe

Property ID: 418

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Coastal
  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Short drive to a river
  • In a small village / town
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

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

Nearest Town / City
Waikanae

Nearest Airport
Paraparaumu Airport
15 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 1885

We are a family of four who love new adventures and exploring the great outdoors. Max, a Civil Engineer originally from England; Elisha, full time mum to our girls Rosie 8 and Eva 5 and our Labraspoodle pup Ollie. We enjoy the simple things in life- picnics on the beach, cooking together, cycling down the river path, watching the evening sunset from the deck, leisurely walks down to the lagoon and nature reserve and lazy sunday afternoons listening to live music at our local cafes. We work hard to lead a sustainable lifestyle and have developed our garden from scratch, planting organic vegetable gardens and fruit trees on a relatively small site. Life on the Kapiti Coast is pretty laid back. We are only a short walk from the beach and local cafes. There is an outdoor pool and aquatic centre close by as well as a number of walking tracks, mountain bike trails and splash pad for the kids. We are approx 45min drive into wellington if you wish to explore the city. Our home is elevated, clean and tidy, well equipped, light and airy, with views looking out to Kapiti Island. Having travelled through Europe for a few months housesitting with our girls prior to Covid, we are now keen to explore as much of NZ as we can (ideally during the school holidays) We see houseswapping as another great way to make connections with like minded people.

Property description and facilities

Located on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, an hour from Wellington and just 5 mins walk from the beach. Our single storey, split level family home is in a quiet cul de sac, with elevated views from the deck out to Kapiti Island and situated for all day sun. The house has multi tiered decking from the dining area, living area and master bedroom to capture the views and sunsets. All modern amenities including kitchen and bathrooms. We have a beautiful garden and also have a patio garden seating area at the front of the house, which is fully fenced and ideal for small children to play. Our place is child friendly with plenty of hideaway spots for kids tp explore, a tramp and play equipment. Master bedroom, (queen bed and ensuite) has ranch sliders onto deck overlooking the garden. Second room has double futon bed and third bedroom has bunk beds. We also have a small nursary room with a cot if needed. Family bathroom with bath and shower. This is a no smoking property. Car may be available, enquire if needed.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Bore water
  • Cot
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Blankets
  • Firewood available
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Highchair
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • iPod Dock
  • Kids toys available
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Sky TV
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Waikanae beach has an old world beach charm and is only a short walk from a variety of charming yet cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants near the waterfront. Walking distance from the river, estuary and bird nature reserve, we also have lovely beaches within minutes walk from the house. Home to Kapiti Nature Reserve, a trip to Kapiti Island is a must while you're here.

A multitude of activites with easy accessibility, including world renowned golf course and car museum. Only a half hour from Otaki Forks and the Tararua Ranges offering fantastic tramping and outdoor adventure watersports. Great bushwalks up the Hemi-Metangas only 5 mins drive away or bike ride along the river from the house. For the kids, there is Nga Manu Bird Sanctuary, the Waikanae outdoor pool, a farm park and numerous parks all within a few minutes bike or drive. We also have a boutique arthouse cinema in Waikanae town for those rainy days.

Great public transport connects the Kapiti Coast to Wellington City, which is less than an hour away if you wish to experience the arts and culture of the city. Only 20 minutes to Paraparaumu Airport with flights to Auckland and Christchurch.

Facilities close by:

  • Archery
  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horseriding
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Marine reserves
  • Museum
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Rafting
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Ten-pin bowling
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Zoo

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

We would love it if you can feed our cat Tui or we can make other arrangements. We are happy to do the same for you.

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