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Devonport cottage near the beach


House • New Zealand

    4 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    3 Beds  
    1 Bathroom  
    2 Car spaces 
    Primary home  

Exchange types accepted

    Simultaneous  

Statistics

Listed  February 2021
Views  390

General overview

Historic Devonport is a 12 minute ferry ride from central Auckland. The relaxed lifestyle with cafes, restaurants, boutiques and beaches make it a wonderful holiday destination. https://devonport.co.nz/webpages/about-devonport/

The space

Downstairs consists of a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, a simple dining room that seats 4-5 people and leads out to a small conservatory with an easy chair for reading. The living room is quite spacious , with a fireplace, and opens onto a courtyard , which admittedly needs re-cobbling in the near future! Upstairs our home comprises two bedrooms with king single beds and one with a queen bed. The bathroom and toilet are seperate and are upstairs. We share a washing machine with my adult son and partner who live in a studio attached to, but not part of, the house. These two adults may also join us on an exchange, in which case you would also have the use of their studio, with queen bed, extra shower and toilet.

Guest access

Two level living, with carparking right by the front door. We don’t have TV but there is a screen if you want to connect your computer and watch movies.

Notes

I am currently living here with just my children (hubby stayed in France for work) so the exchange would be for 3-5 people (if the older couple join).

Features

Washer

Washer

Dishwasher

Dishwasher

Oven

Oven

Microwave

Microwave

Fridge

Fridge

Iron

Iron

Heating

Heating

WiFi

WiFi

Smoke alarms

Smoke alarms

Bed sheets

Bed sheets

Towels

Towels

Fireplace

Fireplace

Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Covered porch / verandah

Covered porch / verandah


Travel Styles

    Weekend
    Adventure
    Budget
    Family
    Romantic
    Sport and leisure
    Foodie
    Relaxing
    City
    Village
    Beach
    Culture
    Cycling
    Last minute
    Good public transport
    Golf

House rules

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

Allergens

    Cat free
    Smoke free

Neighbourhood

Cheltenham and Narrowneck beaches are equi-distant from the house at just 400 metres. Two dormant volcanoes, North Head and Mt Victoria, are lovely to walk up and around - with views to die for - and fun for chikdren to slide down on cardboard boxes! We are licky enough to have the delicious French cafe, Chateabriant , situated just 500 metres away, and there is a good choice of other cafes, restaurants, milk bars etc very close by. The Navy museum is a must , and the Devonport ‘historic’ museum is also interesting for its memorabilia, records and photos.

Getting to my home

The nearest international airport is Auckland. There is a bus that takes you to the cuty and then a 10 minute ferry ride to cross over to Devonport. Alternatively a rental car trip would take 45 minutes outside of rush hour.

Nearest airport

Auckland

Getting around

Walking and cycling are very popular here and we may be able to leave a bike or two to use. A bus stops opposite our driveway and will take you the two kms to the centre of the village. In the other direction you have Takapuna, which is also serviced by a bus. The ferryvto the city goes half hourly most of the time https://www.fullers.co.nz/timetables-and-fares/?from=DEVO&to=AUCK Rangitoto , Tiritiri and Waiheke islands can also be reached directly from Devonport or woth a city connection.

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Jose

Le Pecq, Paris France
Member Since January 2020
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Our New Zealand-French family of 4 ( occasionally 5 when either granny or my eldest son from New Zealand joins us) have recently moved to a Parisian suburb after spending 7 years living overseas. We all love exploring the world, meeting new people and learning languages. We have two small studios elsewhere in France that could also be used for a swap.
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