Modern 3 BR house; magnificent sea views; swimming pool; near beautiful beach

Modern 3 BR house; magnificent sea views; swimming pool; near beautiful beach

Errol

Last logged in

Over a month

First joined

September 2006


Join free today to request an exchange

Begin your two-week free trial to contact members

Start a discussion

Begin a conversation with this member to organise an exchange

Propose exchange dates (optional)


Write a personal message

Not available

Not available

Added to shortlist

This home is in your shortlist. To access your shortlist click the icon in the navigation

Add to shortlist

This home is not yet in your shortlist

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms
Translate this listing into your language

Our home

Our house is on Waiheke Island, an island paradise only 35 minutes by fast ferry to Downtown Auckland City. We commute daily to Auckland, as do more than 1300 other people of the 8000 population on the Island. We offer a comfortable, modern 2 bedroom single level house, with 2 bathrooms, a dressing room, plus a study, that is clean, spacious and comfortable with open plan lounge, dining room and modern kitchen, all with magnificent views of water and vineyards from all windows. Sleeps 4 with a king size bed and two single beds. Indoor outdoor living to BBQ and salt water swimming pool. Beautiful garden with olives, citrus trees and native New Zealand plants. Magnificent views of water, the city and splendid sunsets to view in the evening. Car is available but excellent bus service from end of driveway. Garage attached to house for convenience.

Property features

Who we are

  1. Margaret is a retired school principal and director of her own education business, while Errol is an Emeritus Professor in Horticultural Science at Massey University. We love our life on Waiheke where Margaret has crafted a fantastic garden out of a grass field. We love to travel internationally, having been to many countries in the course of our work. Errol has international responsibilities in horticultural science that will allow travel to France, Spain and Italy over the next 4 years and we would like to exchange our home with like minded people during that time.

Our availability

White
Open to offers
Green
Available
Red
Not Available

Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

Our island is the home of a diverse mixture of people from all walks of life including the very wealthy and the creative. We have plenty of shops including a supermarket, shops for hardware, organic produce, souvenirs, several liquor outlets, 3 petrol stations, an excellent taxi and bus service, plus car and cycle hire services & two medical centres. The island has a wide range of live entertainment. Waiheke is renowned for the quality of wines that it produces and there are more the 20 vineyards in close proximity, many with cafes where lunch and tastings can be experienced during the warm summer days. Many artists work on the island and have regular displays of their work. There are many tracks around the beautiful bays for hiking and native birds abound in the forest. We have an art museum, a musical museum, a golf course, and active sports club, horse riding and of course magnificent beaches where swimmimng is safe. Boating is popular, kayaking and paragliding is available during summer months, and fishing can be rewarding with the right local knowledge. There are excellent restaurants on the Island where reservations must be made to ensure seats during the summer period. New Zealand is not making any new islands at present, and consequently land prices have soared on Waiheke Island as people rush to purchase land and property on a small piece of exotic real estate that is 'of the city but removed from the city' and only 35 minutes away.

Other exchanges that may interest you