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Napier, Art Deco town. Comfortable, Modern single level home

House • Napier New Zealand

    4 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    4 Beds  
    2.0 Bathrooms  
    6 Car spaces 
    1 Car available  
    Primary home  

Exchange types accepted



Listed  September 2019
Views  460
Response rate  86%

General overview

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Air conditioning
Cupboard / drawers
Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Smoke alarms
First aid kit

Travel styles

    Long term
    Sport and leisure
    Good public transport

House rules

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


    Cat free
    Dog free
    Smoke free
    Fragrance free


Our home is situated in Hawke's Bay - Marewa, an Art Deco heritage preserved neighbourhood. Napier is a thriving seaside town with a population of 58,100. The Port of Napier welcomes thousands of passengers from the many cruise ships that visit from October to May. Blessed with a sunny, Mediterranean-style climate, Hawkes' Bay is one of New Zealand's warmest, driest regions with fabulous beaches, sheltered coastal plains and numerous long-established vineyards. With over 72 wineries the wines produced in Hawke's Bay are famous world wide. Our region is totally GM free & grow the country's largest quantity of stone fruit & apples. Weekend farmers Markets are fun & showcase the Hawke's Bay wonderful produce. The Hawke's Bay vineyards are all within a short distance of Napier and Hastings. Many are open to the public for wine tasting and many also operate cafes and restaurants in both indoor and outdoor settings and hold musical events. The region is especially known for its fine Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc varieties. There are 4 cinemas nearby (2 of which are the intimate Gold Class) The MTG (Museum, Theatre, Gallery) is an interesting place to visit featuring Maori art & hosting exhibitions, also the National Aquarium of New Zealand & a lovely Napier Municipal theatre which stages, live concerts, opera recitals, symphony orchestra and ballet. Shop in boutique stores,as well as antique shops, art galleries, and studios of potters, wood turners and craftsman. Many of Napier's house's built in the early 1930s reflect the style at the time Art Deco – as well as incorporating some unique Maori motifs. Walking Tours are conducted rain or shine every day (except Christmas Day) The Napier Art Deco festival takes place mid February every year, it is held over several days with usually 40,000 attendees. Planes, Trains,Vintage cars, dinners & dances & lots of fun, everybody dresses up in the period. A must see. Lovely deserted beaches not far away Ocean Beach & Cape Kidnappers with a Gannet colony, Interesting scenic drives with plenty of places to tantalize your taste buds. Lots of scenic walks on the specially created 150km walk & bike trails. Bike hire available. Hot Spa pools open all year.

Getting around

Local shops 400m away include Chemist, Bank, Post Office, Grocery, Take Away Foods, Indian, Chinese, Fish & Chips. 2 Major supermarkets 1.5km. Napier city shops 2km away. Also Bus service between Napier & Hastings & the Intercity Bus depot connects most of New Zealand, Hawke's Bay Domestic airport is 10 minutes drive from our house & a bus service that links most parts of New Zealand. Distance by car to the following places Taupo 141km, Rotorua 219km, Tauranga 281km, Auckland 418km & Wellington 322km We will provide our Mercedes Benz ML320 automatic SUV for your use provided this is reciprocal.

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Napier, New Zealand
Joined April 2019
Response rate 86%
LGBTQ+ friendly  
Travelling group
Member description
We are a retired professional couple in our 70's. We do not want Australian exchanges having lived there most of our lives, We hope to visit the South Island later this year & UK & Europe in 2021/2022.. We have completed 10 exchanges on 2 other home exchange sites.
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Germany (Flexible)
Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 31, 2022 (Flexible)
"We are offering our home for summer in New Zealand. Would love to visit Christmas Markets in Europe. So tempt us.""

Europe (Flexible)
Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 31, 2022 (Flexible)
"Anyone wanting to spend an extended time in New Zealand during our summer? Looking for offers for several simultaneous exchanges in Europe during the dates posted. Would love to visit Christmas Markets. Tempt us."

South Island, New Zealand
Dec 1, 2020 - May 31, 2022 (Flexible)
"interested in 1 or more exchanges in South Island particularly Cromwell but could be tempted by other places."

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