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Large “country –like” two storied character home in a quiet suburban cul de sac, 5 minutes from town centre and beach!

Timaru Canterbury New Zealand
5 Guests   4 Bedrooms   4 Beds   1.5 Bathrooms   2 Car spaces  1 Car available  
Primary home  
Exchange type Simultaneous  Non-simultaneous  Hospitality 
Listed July 2019
Views 39
Response rate 100%

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Bed sheets
Toilet paper
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit

Travel styles

Long term
Sport and leisure

House rules

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


Our neighbourhood is very safe and quiet in a cul de sac and because our house is secluded it feels very private as if we were in the countryside. Our beautiful beach ,Caroline Bay is one of New Zealands safest...(five minutes away from our home) where holiday makers have flocked to for over 100 years .Timaru is considered one of the best places in New Zealand to grow Roses so visit the Trevor Griffiths Roses garden at Caroline Bay -A garden of National significance with more than 1200 rose varieties..Visit one of the South islands best Art galleries, Aigantighe with a permanent collection including works by NZ masters along with local artists and temporary exhibitions. also explore Te Ana Maori Rock Art centre for meaningful and authentic cultural interpretations of some of the nations most significant examples of Maori Rock Art.

Getting around

The Timaru down town centre is seven minutes drive away but within five minutes are two separate shopping malls complete with large supermarkets,pharmacies,shoe shops and Post offices. Five minutes walk away is a quiet cheap Golf Course that welcomes casual golfers. Just 1.5 hours drive away is Lake Tekapo, in the heart of the vast Mc Kenzie District, another popular tourist destination with its awe inspiring scenery. a family friendly ski field, Horse treking, Hot Spa pool complex, skating in winter , a night sky observatory which was recently granted an International Dark Sky reserve status .”.where the sky is so clear and vast that millions of stars seem to appear right before your eyes!”... and is one of the best stargazing sites on earth! Another unforgettable day trip from Timaru just 2.5 hours away is to Aoraki Mt Cook village at the head of Lake Pukaki, part of the UNESCO World heritage park in the heart of the southern alps which you can explore by walking, guided tramps, ski plane or helicopter... Our closest Ski field is Mt Dobson...40 minutes away...but Round Hill at Tekapo and Mount Hutt are also only 2 hours drive from our home. Timaru is two hours south of Christchurch International airport and three hours North of Dunedin or the central Otago Queenstown area and Timaru even has its own domestic airport with flights in and to Wellington twice a day! A wonderful place to sta

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Kate & Horst

Timaru , Canterbury
Joined May 2019
Response rate 100%
Travelling group
Hi, I am Kate, a 59 year old New Zealander married to Horst, my German born husband..We met in NZ in 1981, married a few years later after travelling extensively and we raised three sons in our Timaru home. They have all left home now and are leading busy happy lives ,in Auckland,Christchurch and Melbourne.. We both originally trained as Nurses. Using our professional backgrounds we established and managed our own Residential Care Home for the Elderly for many years and then ,wanting a change and a chance to travel around NZ Horst designed a successful Waffle Hut Mobile food business. Kate is a busy community volunteer and helped establish the local Migrant centre as well as other Environmental organisations. Horst once studied Architecture and now has turned that interest into miniature Model building of local iconic buildings. as a hobby
Member description
We are interested to travel to the following places. South Germany, France& Austrian & Switzerland close to Germany Sometimes Melbourne

Desired destinations

Can travel at any time

Dates flexible
"depending on season"

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