House in a gated community

House in a gated community

Tim & Kate

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

My wife Kate and I own a 3 bedroom plus office stand alone single story house in a gated community Diamond Sands at Papamoa Bay of Plenty New Zealand. The house sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 doubles 1 with 2 beds) and the complex has a swimming pool, gym and sauna and we are 800m from the beach with nice walks in the area. There are no lawns to mow as there is a resident caretaker on site. Two cars are available if required stored in our 2 car garage attached to the house with internal access.
Our only grandchildren live in Folkestone UK. We are looking for a house swap/rent in or around that area for a long term stay in 2015.

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Who we are

  1. Kate and I are retired aged 68 and 70 respectively and have just moved here when our son, his English wife and our 2 grandchildren moved back to the UK earlier this year. Living in a gated community (54 properties) means we have the security of leaving home for extended periods knowing it will be looked after and safe.
    We plan to spend a considerable time in the UK over the next few years visiting them and in 2015 would like to have our own "residence" for some 4-6 months in the period April to Sept that they can come and stay with us.

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Papamoa and the Mount Maunganui area adjacent are regarded as one of the premier beach areas in New Zealand. We are 3 hours south of Auckland 1 hour to Rotorua, 2 hours to the Coromandel Peninsular and there are many activities nearby.
The location of our home is in a quiet urban suburb of mainly single storey residences near the beach with good road access to main highways.

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