Character cottage on private beach

Character cottage on private beach

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Elaine

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

My NZ holiday cottage is on a 4 hectare north facing block overlooking a private beach shared by only 4 other properties. The cottage is perched above huge spreading pohutukawa trees, the NZ Christmas tree, with uninterrupted views out to Stephenson's Island about 4 km offshore. There are 2 smaller islets much closer which are easily accessible by kayak. The cottage has no electricity supply so is powered by gas for cooker, fridge/freezer, hot water and lighting. It has simple but comfortable furnishings and a well equipped kitchen so cooking good food is still possible! There is one double bedroom opening onto the deck with the bathroom next to that. The other bedroom is on the mezzanine above the main kitchen/living room.
There is a double bed and 2 singles upstairs. French doors open from all rooms onto the expansive deck. Outdoor BBQ, dining and lounging are all catered for. Two kayaks with life jackets are for guests use.

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Who we are

  1. I am a single female who loves to travel to new places. I usually holiday with a friend or another couple. I am a photographer and artist. In 2013 I was selected to exhibit my work at the Sydney Sculpture by the Sea show in October /November. I also exhibit around the North Island of NZ. I will be interested to arrange swaps to Tasmania,U.K. or Alaska. I love to meet people from around the world and would love to share my unique NZ holiday cottage, (we call them bach) with them. Everyone who goes there falls in love... the northern coast is very special.
    Please don't hesitate to contact me.

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The privacy of the position allows complete peaceful R + R or it is a good base for more active pursuits such as swimming, fishing, kayaking from Marble Bay. There are charter fishing boats in nearby Whangaroa Harbour for line fishings and deep sea in season. Top notch Kauri Cliffs resort and golf course is about 12km S.E.; Waitangi course, 40km S; Whangaroa club golf course about 30-35km N. There are various walking trails within easy reach too.

Historic Whangaroa Harbour is 11km. The old pub displays many deep sea fishing trophies and photos as does the Fishing Club across the road on the wharf. Meals are available there.
40 km south is Kerikeri, a booming small town in the centre of a rich fruit growing area; kiwi fruit, citrus and avocados are the main crops. All sorts on wonderful fresh produce, honey an chocolate are available there. It is a good day trip to Kerikeri to explore the history of the first settlers down at the inlet and enjoy the many cafes and restaurants in the village.

Marble Bay is a 4hr drive north of Auckland. You will need a vehicle as it is well away from transport systems.
November through to May is recommended for your stay.

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