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Auckland, North Island





Max People


Car Available

Pets Possilbe

Property ID: 746

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Coastal
  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Outer city suburb

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

Nearest Airport
40 KM

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

About us

Member ID: 5016

Hi there, I am a project manager working full time and a solo mum with a 7 year old boy and we love living and holidaying near the beach. We both enjoy being outdoors at the beach, or riding our bikes and going for walks and relaxing in front of a DVD at night. We would love to swap with other families who live near a beach and are hoping to swap over the Summer holidays.

Property description and facilities

We are really fortunate to have a beautiful, new fully renovated three bedroom home with stunning views over the water and only a two minute stroll to our local beach. Our home is on three levels with two large sunny decks and a trampoline, basketball hoop and bikes for the kids.

We get full afternoon sun and love to have our meals on one of the sunny decks, overlooking the water or at the breakfast bar. We also have a BBQ which gets plenty of use and have a large egg chair on the main deck off the lounge which is an amaaaazingly relaxing way to enjoy a glass of wine watching the kids play or the sun setting across the water. My sons bedroom also has a swing chair which is definitely a favourite when his mates visit.

Our street is a very quiet cul-de-sac so safe for the kids and we also have friendly, quiet neighbours.

We have several great parks close by and are a short 15 minute drive into the Auckland CBD (during the holidays) and are on a good bus route.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Blankets
  • Freeview
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • iPod Dock
  • Kids outdoor playground
  • Kids toys available
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

Location description and facilities

'Our' beach is a short 2 minute walk - great if you want to enjoy a glass of wine without worrying about driving. We often pack a picnic dinner and enjoy the late afternoon sun, swimming and climbing the pohutukawa trees. The beach is very safe for kids and is good for swimming at least 2 to 3 hours either side of high tide.

There are two boat ramps within 5 minutes if you feel like a spot of fishing.

If you fancy a movie, there are three large cimema complexes within 15 minutes drive.

Also, its a fun trip to catch a ferry into the City from Birkenhead, which takes you right under the Auckland Harbour bridge and drops you in the viaduct where you are truly spoilt for choice for places to eat. It is especially beautiful once the lights go down and enjoying the City lights by night.

We have a couple of parks about 20 minute walk or 3 minute drive and a wharf where you can get the ferry into the City.

There is a fantastic 'bike park' 5 minutes drive away that is super popular for the kids and families to picnic or BBQ.

We have two local shopping malls within 5 minutes drive and Auckland City is about 15 minutes drive. Albany Westfield is one of the largest shopping malls in Auckland and is 15 to 20 minutes away.

There are some great cafes and restaurants locally and Takapuna is about 15 minutes drive. Takapuna has a beautiful beach looking out to Rangitoto and has world class restaurants galore! Takapuna is a great spot for beach to beach walks where the kids can explore the sea life in the rock pools.

Waiwera is a well know thermal pool not to be missed if you have family and is about a 35 minute drive.

We also have the West coast beaches if you feel like going more rugged and they have fantastic fresh fruit ice creams that are a must! There are plenty of vineyards out this way too.

Facilities close by:

  • Art gallery
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Jet skiing
  • Kids playground
  • Lakes
  • Museum
  • Night clubs
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Rock climbing
  • Rock pools
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Thermal pools
  • Windsurfing
  • Zoo

Pets to care for at this property

There may be pets to care for on this property.

One cat called Silver - he tends to hide out if there are visitors around. After he feels comfortable he may venture inside and snuggle up on the couch.

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