Fern Gully - Private Suburban Oasis close to the Beach

Fern Gully - Private Suburban Oasis close to the Beach


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
3 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is called Fern Gully because of the private,natural setting. It is a tranquil oasis with 3 bedrooms, 2 lounges, 3 bathrooms, a huge modern kitchen, separate dining room, saltwater pool, small spa, trampoline and separate laundry. If you like to wake up to the sounds of birds it will appeal.

The closest beach is approximately 10 minutes walk away but within 5 to 10 minutes drive you will be spoiled for choice. We would consider including our small BMW as part of the exchange. We have two cats and an axolotl that would need to be cared for. There is also a beehive on the premises. Our bees should not pose a problem and look after themselves.

The second lounge is very big. It contains a play station 3, television, dvd player and two sleeper coaches and is the perfect sun trap.

Property features

Who we are

  1. We are a family of four. Our pets I have already mentioned. We enjoy the great outdoors, camping, cycling, painting, hiking, fishing, good wine and good neighbours. My husband runs his own IT business and I work as a therapist specializing in conflict resolution. We are German speaking South Africans and immigrated to new Zealand about 17 years ago.
    Both our boys were born here. The oldest is 16 years and the younger one is 13 years old. The elder is a competitive cyclist and the younger is a passionate Unicyclist.

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

Mellons Bay is a exclusive suburb that is within walking distance of a small quaint village called Howick. You might enjoy the shopping, restaurants and cafes as well as the Farmers market on a Saturday morning.

As mentioned you will be spoiled for choice if it comes to beaches and beautiful walks. We'd be happy to advise you.

To drive into the city will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes by car or ferry. Half moon Bay is our closest Ferry terminal. From here you can catch a ferry to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. You might wish to walk up Rangitoto, Auckland's biggest volcano. Another option would be to visit Waiheke the biggest of the many islands which is renown for it's good wine and art. Motuihe is another island that is approximately 20 minutes away. This island is a nature reserve.

Besides island hopping there are numerous day trips that are worth considering. Most good websites will provide a good overview of these. you will be spoiled for choice.

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