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Katikati, Bay of Plenty





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Property ID: 4438

Property type and description
Cottage / Cabin - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to the beach
  • Outer city suburb
  • River frontage
  • Short drive to a small village / town
  • Located in forest / bush
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
Auckland Airport
200 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 22403

We are a young family of 4. Ella who is 5, Louie who is 3 and Mum and Dad. Mum, Donna is a primary school teacher at a local independent school and Dad, Finlay is a Marketing manager with a local Dental company. We love bike riding, movie and game nights and exploring our country together. We live in a beautiful 120 year old restored villa. Our home is situated on a 5 hectare property where we love to grow blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Our property is surrounded by native ferns and bush with a river with swimming holes that surrounds the boundary. We enjoy spending our Summer swimming in our waterhole, eating berries and spending our nights by the fire in our bandstand with friends and family. We are looking forward to sharing our home with other kiwis and also exploring new homes and towns.

Our Dream Locations

Some locations we are interested in visiting

Nelson / Golden Bay
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Queenstown / Wanaka
All locations in this region

Property description and facilities

We live in a 4 bedroom Villa with a large outside garage with an additional bedroom. Our home is 120 years old but has been wonderfully restored to make it homely, family friendly and unique.
Our country kitchen and dinning room is large and very functional. We spend our evenings in winter around couches by our large fire. Our lounge is cosy and warm with morning sun. Yet, it can easily be turned into a 'den' with our vintage couches, blackout curtains and blinds and our extra large smart tv that lends to us watching our favourite movies!
The bedrooms are spacious with a master bedroom and two other children rooms with single beds and plenty of storage and space.
Our bathroom has a large clawfoot bath and shower with seperate toilet. It has many beautiful vintage features throughout our home.
Our property is beautiful and very private. We live at the end of a 1.5km long driveway that follows along tractor sheds and kiwifruit properties. Our villa sits on top of a hill with flower and vegetable gardens that surround the home. Our seperate bandstand is a wonderful addition for entertainment with BBQs, lantern lights and a awesome fireplace that you can sit around in the summer evenings.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Boat Parking
  • Car-port
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Blankets
  • Firewood available
  • Freeview
  • Games console
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Highchair
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • iPod Dock
  • Kids toys available
  • Lock-up garage
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Tank water
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

We are 15mins from Bethlehem, Tauranga and 10mins from Katikati. We are only 20mins from Waihi Beach, 40mins from Mount Maunganui. We have the best beaches in the Bay of Plenty just moments away.
The local golf course and country club is 5 mins drive which has a gym and yummy cafe that you can enjoy.
Both Katikati (10mins drive) and Tauranga (20mins) have wonderful weekend markets you can explore including the famous Big Little market.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Cafes
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horseriding
  • Kids playground
  • Marine reserves
  • Paddle boarding
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Surf lessons
  • Swimming beach
  • Waterfalls
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

We have a cat called Alby.
Dog, Ollie (he may come with us) he is a small lovely natured dog.
Ducks and chickens.

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