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Takaka, Golden Bay





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Property ID: 4328

Property type and description
Cottage / Cabin - Main residence

Location notes

  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Short drive to a river
  • Located in mountain ranges
  • Short drive to a small village / town
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • Long Term +6 Months

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
Takaka to Wellington service daily. Nelson
70 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 20934

We are looking to move to Wellington for an indefinite period of time for a school choice for our son. Ideally we would like to find a home swap with another family for 2020, from the beginning to the end of the school year. We are a working couple and our son is 9 years old. We like the idea of swapping homes with another family that would like to experience Golden Bay for a year. Simon and I are both therapists with established businesses that work either online, face to face or involve travel over seas. We have a taste for adventure and are up for something totally different from rural living for at least a year.

Our Dream Locations

Some locations we are interested in visiting

Marlbourough / Kaikoura
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West Coast
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Queenstown / Wanaka
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Property description and facilities

Our family home is spacious and comfortable, with a great indoor/outdoor flow. Nestled in the heart of Beautiful Golden Bay with 2 major national parks to the east and west. 5 minutes from Takaka township, and the possibilities of beauty spots at your disposal in Golden Bay are innumerable.
We have a big sweeping lawn for kids to run around on, climbing frame, swing and trampoline, and even a football pitch. A nice airy house with a balcony to catch the morning sun, or an outside entertainment area at the back. We are a 10-15 minute walk down our country lane to the beach and a 2 minute drive.
We are looking for a house swap in Wellington for the school year of 2020. Please contact us if this may interest you.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Boat Parking
  • Car-port
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Firewood available
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kids outdoor playground
  • Kids toys available
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Outdoor shower
  • Tank water
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Nestled between The Able Tasman and Kahurangi National Park, nature's playground is all around. The landscape is very diverse and you can amble along kilometers of isolated beaches, hike and tramp to your heart's delight in the bush and hills, and find many a waterhole to enjoy. There are mountains to hike up, and well developed rock climbing areas. Our small township is buzzing with culture and activity in the seasonal times and there's always some entertainment to be had.

Facilities close by:

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

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

There is potential for chooks and a milking goat if it was something you would like having as part of your lifestyle. However it is not necessary to take them on.

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