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Papamoa Family Beach Retreat

Bay Of Plenty New Zealand
8 Guests   4 Bedrooms   6 Beds   2.0 Bathrooms   2 Car spaces  1 Car available  
Primary home  
Exchange type Simultaneous  Non-simultaneous 
Listed January 2019
Views 494
Response rate 100%

* Great outdoor living area with spa pool, and huge north-facing backyard (that's sun-facing in the Southern Hemisphere!) * Perfect location – an easy walk to the beach and close to everything * Open plan living designed for summer enjoyment Picture this… It’s a hot summers day so you and your family head out for the morning to Mount Maunganui – maybe for a climb to the top of Mauao or maybe for brunch at one of the many cafes. You then head back to the house, grab your beach gear and take a stroll to Papamoa Beach where you spend the afternoon building sandcastles and splashing about. When you are beach tired you head back to the house, get out the lazy afternoon nibbles and pour a drink! The kids entertain themselves in the backyard while you relax, knowing the yard is fully enclosed. Fire up the BBQ at some point to cook the evening meal while the outdoor play carries on. After the kids are all tucked in bed, you enjoy relaxing and stargazing in the spa.

The space

This is a modest but lovely 4 bedroom family-friendly home designed for summer living, an easy 5 minute walk from the gorgeous Papamoa Beach in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand The open plan living area has 4 ranchsliders so has fabulous indoor/outdoor flow and easy access to the outdoor areas which feature a spa pool, gas BBQ and 10 seater outdoor table to enjoy those lazy summer afternoons. Fully fenced section with a huge, private, north-facing backyard perfect for kids with playhouse, sandpit, trampoline, basketball hoop, plus lots of sports gear. INCLUSIONS: * WiFi – unlimited ultra-fast broadband is included * Portacot available, plus various other baby/toddler equipment including a highchair * We have a collection of bikes that you can use including 2 adult bikes plus various sized kids bikes (and a baby seat) * Boogie-boards and beach equipment

Guest access

Single storey, no stairs (although not 100% wheelchair accessible as entries are not ramped)


BEDROOM LAYOUT: * Bedroom 1 – The master bedroom has a super-king bed, a walk through wardrobe and an ensuite. This is a really sunny room that has a ranchslider giving access to the spa area. * Bedroom 2 – A children’s room that has two single beds * Bedroom 3 – A children’s room that has a set of single bunks (ie two single beds) * Bedroom 4 – A quiet room at the other end of the house that has a queen bed. This room also has an office desk perfect for digital nomads who are working and travelling.


Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Toilet paper
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit
Hot tub

Travel styles

Sport and leisure

House rules

Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
No smoking


Papamoa is a coastal suburb of Tauranga, and has a 16km white sandy beach stretching from Mt Maunganui. The area is known for fishing and surfing and you might even be lucky enough to witness dolphins and orcas cruising the coastline. Our street is a quiet cul-de-sac where kids are often found riding scooters. If you're an active family then you'll love the scenic cycle/walkway that runs through the reserve behind our street - there are sports fields, a playground and a skate/scooter park. A short drive / bike ride away are the Papamoa East shops which have The Pap House, a cafe and takeaways. In the other direction is Papamoa Plaza where you will find anything else you need (supermarkets, shops, bars, library, clothing stores). Papamoa is only a short drive along the coast from the iconic Mount Maunganui, a favourite holiday destination for New Zealanders. Soak in a pure, sparkling mineral hot pool, check out the boutique shops and local markets and people watch from one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants. We are only 1 hour from Rotorua which is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing Maori culture.

Getting around

We have an 8 seater vehicle that could be included in a swap. Alternatively there is a bus stop within 2 minutes walk that will take you to Papamoa East, Mt Maunganui or Tauranga.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
Joined January 2019
Response rate 100%
Travelling group
Member description

Desired destinations

Open to any destination

Destination flexible
Dates flexible

Dec 6, 2019 - Feb 1, 2020
"We're planning a 2 month trip to Canada Dec 2019 - Jan 2020 and would be interested in a couple of exchanges in Alberta and BC"

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