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Beautiful waterfront setting, Waiheke Island, New Zealand


Holiday house • Auckland New Zealand

    6 Guests  
    2 Bedrooms  
    5 Beds  
    1 Bathroom  
    2 Car spaces 
  Secondary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  

Statistics

Listed  January 2019
Views  11415

General overview

Our house is situated on beautiful Waiheke Island, 30 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland. Waiheke is consistently voted one of the top ten island destinations in the world! It is close to Auckland but seems like a world away as it is so peaceful and serene. It is famous for its vineyards, olive groves and stunning scenery. Our house is only 50 metres from the waters edge and has gorgeous views. We have three sunny outdoor decks and the house is very well furnished and equipped. We have three adult kayaks and one child's kayak for your use! Waiheke has many local artists and craftspeople as well as top class restaurants and cafes. There are over 50 vineyards producing medal winning wine, olive groves producing exceptional olive oil, and many local food artisans.

The space

Our house is a modern split level home with polished wooden floors in the living areas. We have two bedrooms and a mezzanine area with a third bed. The master bedroom has a queen bed and opens onto outdoor decking. It has lovely water views. The bed has a new pillow-top mattress and is very comfortable! The second bedroom has twin beds and also opens to the outside decking with water views. The third bed is a brand new king size which can be split into two singles. This is in a mezzanine area up from the living room. It is open to the living room but doesn’t affect day to day living. The kitchen/dining room is open plan and very well equipped. A new oven and cooktop were installed last year. We have an espresso machine and just about every utensil you could ever need! This area also opens to an outside seating area. The living room is very comfortable and sunny with new couches and opens to yet another outdoor area. In the dining room there is seating for 6, plus a small children’s table and chairs. The house was renovated last year so is in top condition. We have two separate outside seating/dining areas and a gas barbecue. We have an internal access garage plus parking for one more car. There is a ping pong table you can open up in the garage! We have quite a large garden with lemon and olive trees and lots of lavender!

Guest access

Our house is on 4 levels from the garage to the mezzanine, although day to day living is over 2 levels. It may not be suitable for anyone with severe disabilities. Our grandchildren have used the house since they were babies but if you have small children there are stairs and it may not be suitable. Also please be aware that part of the garden is fenced but it is not a childproof fence. There is a stream at the bottom of the garden, on the opposite side of the fence. The access to the beach is also not fenced, although it is not obvious to children that it is possible to go to the beach that way. For all these reasons we do recommend the house for 5 and up.

Notes

Our little corner of Waiheke is very peaceful and relaxed. We enjoy sitting on one of our three sunny decks with a glass of local wine and a bowl of locally grown olives! The views are beautiful and it is good to get out on the water in the kayaks. We have a sea kayak, a fishing kayak (byo rods) and a sit on kayak for your use.We also have a small kayak suitable for children (weight limit 50kg). We are close to the local golf course and tennis clubs and there are many walking tracks through protected reserves in the area. You can access the beach directly from our back garden down a bushy track, but the track is not on our land and is often poorly maintained. It is a rocky beach but you can swim. It is very quiet and peaceful where we are and our garden is home to many native birds. We are not walking distance to shops but if you don’t have a car there is a very good local bus service. We are not short of excellent food, coffee or wine on Waiheke and there are many arts and crafts. Swimming is good from our beach although it is not sandy. We are sometimes lucky enough to see dolphins, orcas or little blue penguins! If you are a keen fisherman, take out the fishing kayak and catch snapper for dinner!

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
High Speed Internet
High Speed Internet
Bathtub
Bathtub
First aid kit
First aid kit
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
BBQ
BBQ
Balcony
Balcony
Garden / yard
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Kayak
Kayak

Travel Styles

    Adventure
    Family
    Romantic
    Sport and leisure
    Foodie
    Relaxing
    Luxury
    Village
    Beach
    Water
    Hiking
    Cycling
    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
    Dog free
    Smoke free

Dates of Availability

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Neighbourhood

Waiheke is consistently voted one of the top ten island destinations in the world for a reason! We have beautiful unspoilt beaches, amazing vineyards, incredible food in spectacular settings and an incredibly diverse mix of people. There are many different nationalities who call Waiheke home, including artists, craftspeople and musicians.

Getting to my home

Our nearest international and domestic airport is Auckland. To reach the island you will then need to either take the passenger ferry from downtown Auckland or the car ferry either from the city or Half Moon Bay in East Auckland. If money is no object you can take a helicopter!

Getting around

We recommend a car for really getting the best out of the island. However there is a very good bus service and the nearest bus stop is less than 100m.

Map of Approximate Location

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People Like Us Local Guide

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Joan

We are Joan and Jeff and have been exchanging for about 20 years! Jeff is a semi-retired accountant/company director and I have just retired! We are keen boaties and own a 40ft motor launch. We have sailed around the Pacific Islands (Fiji and Vanuatu) in our previous boat. We'd be happy to take you out on our boat if that is of interest to you! We love skiing, golf, tennis and exploring new places. We will take the greatest care of your home
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