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Discover the picturesque Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


House • Papamoa New Zealand

    6 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    2 Bathrooms  
  Primary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  
  Hospitality  
Hospitality Description: Hospitality - We are happy to home host up to two guests for up to three nights. If schedules permit we'd be delighted to enjoy a dinner together one night at our home. We'd provide a comfortable bedroom, your own bathroom, breakfasts and point you in the right direction for fun activities in our area... Come and meet some locals!

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Listed  February 2022
Views  3791

General overview

We own a semi-rural property in one of the loveliest parts of New Zealand. The popular beachside areas of Mount Maunganui & Papamoa are only a 10 minute drive from our place and the beaches are spectacular plus there are many lovely restaurants and plenty of places to shop - this region is a tourist hot spot for both locals and international visitors in the summer months. Tauranga is a 15 - 20 minute drive from our place and this region is the perfect gateway to many of the most popular places for tourists to visit (Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo & the Central Plateau and the Coromandel). We are 40 minutes drive from Rotorua with its thermal pools, geysers and world class mountain bike trails, 50 minutes from “Hobbiton” which will appeal to fans of “Lord of the Rings” and 3 hours from Auckland. If you are interested in scuba diving there are some fantastic dive sites, particularly out at Mayor Island and if keen on golf there are plenty of golf courses as well. The scenery photos on our listing depict places located within 1 hours drive from our home, most are taken within a 20 minute drive. For more details on what to see and do in this region please check out these websites: https://www.bayofplentynz.com/ https://www.boprc.govt.nz/living-in-the-bay/our-places https://www.newzealand.com The largest shopping centre in the region, 3 supermarkets, public library and a gym are all just a 10 minute drive away, along with pristine swimming, fishing and surfing beaches. About us - We are early retirees with grown up children who have flown the nest so we now have plenty of time on our hands to enjoy seeing more of the world. I’ve been involved in the travel industry for the past 30 years and Richard is a manufacturing jeweller by trade and also makes bespoke furniture. We love to explore new destinations and experience new cultures. We are extremely house proud and can assure you that your home will be treated with care and respect. We are non smokers and would not want guests to smoke inside our home. We look forward to hearing from you… Regarding Home Hospitality - We are happy to home host up to two guests for up to three nights. If schedules permit we'd be delighted to enjoy a dinner together one night at our home. We'd provide a comfortable bedroom, your own bathroom, breakfasts and point you in the right direction for fun activities in our area... Come and meet some locals!

The space

Our single level home has an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge with multiple bifold doors opening out onto a large deck. Great indoor / outdoor flow and spacious landscaped grounds featuring an outdoor fireplace. It is a spacious home with 3 bedrooms, (all with queen beds) 2 bathrooms, large deck and an outdoor fireplace. When you depart we ask that you strip the beds and place used sheets and towels in laundry hamper plus clean and vacuum the house. Alternatively we can arrange a cleaner to come on the day you depart at a cost of $80 NZD for 2 hours. We use Starlink for our internet provider so have unlimited very good wifi. We are interested in swaps of a minimum of 1 week up to 2/3 months and keen on summer and also winter destinations if there is a ski area nearby. This is our primary residence but we can do non simultaneous swaps if required.

Guest access

You must be able to manage a few steps to access the house. This is our primary home so storage is limited but we will ensure we leave ample space in wardrobes for guests.

Notes

We are semi-rural so no public transport available and house swappers will need a vehicle. We are ideally looking for longer exchanges - 1 week up to 2/3 months. We are keen to spend time in Italy, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain, Croatia, Canada, USA, UK, Australia and Vietnam We love the opportunity PLU provides to “live like a local” in the destination visited. We are seasoned, confident travellers and can't wait to discover more of what this wonderful world has to offer!

Features


Washer
Washer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Clothes dryer
Clothes dryer
Oven
Oven
Microwave
Microwave
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
Iron
Iron
Hair dryer
Hair dryer
Heating
Heating
Air conditioning
Air conditioning
TV
TV
WiFi
WiFi
Bathtub
Bathtub
First aid kit
First aid kit
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Workspace
Workspace
Fireplace
Fireplace
BBQ
BBQ
Garden / yard
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Travel Styles

    Long term
    Weekend
    Adventure
    Family
    Romantic
    Sport and leisure
    Foodie
    Relaxing
    Beach
    Hiking
    Cycling
    Golf

House rules

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

Allergens

    Cat free
    Dog free
    Smoke free

Dates of Availability

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Neighbourhood

Our home is surrounded by farmland to the rear of the property along with avocado and kiwifruit orchards on either side Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and it’s pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers and retirees. It’s a great destination for those that love sports and the outdoors and want to make the most of the recreational facilities that abound on their doorstep such as boating, surfing, fishing, diving, mountain biking and hiking. And don't forget about the vibrant food and focus with plenty of great cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Getting to my home

Must have a car as no public transport servicing our home. We may consider making our VW Tiguan available to potential exchangers subject to insurers approval.

Nearest airport

Tauranga Airport is a 10-15 minute drive from our home. Nearest international airport is Auckland which is a 2 1/2 hour drive or 45 minute flight from Tauranga.

Getting around

You will need to have a car as public transport is not available.

Map of Approximate Location

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People Like Us Local Guide

Happy to meet up for coffee or glass of wine if you are visiting our region. We can offer advice on local activities, e.g. walks, good swimming spots, bike trails, fishing & diving as well as some great coffee shops and restaurants. You would also be most welcome to call in for a coffee, tea, beer or whatever we have to share if you are just passing through our area. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch! New Zealanders (or “kiwis” as we like to call ourselves) are down to earth and friendly, and a smile goes a long way. Don't be afraid to ask for directions and recommendations from people you meet, whether it's where to get a decent latte or suggesting somewhere with a good atmosphere for dinner. Also Don’t forget that New Zealand uses the metric system, distances will be given in kilometers rather than miles (likewise, the weather is measured in degrees Celsius rather than Fahrenheit).

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