Cedar bungalow in a quiet harbour town suburb

Cedar bungalow in a quiet harbour town suburb

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

A traditional character cedar bungalow in a quiet private section. Three bedrooms, with the main bedroom en-suite and having a private veranda. Two lounges, two bathrooms and a fourth bedroom which is currently an office. The house is equipped with a wood burner in the cosy cottage lounge and a wall mounted heat pump in the main lounge, plus a gas flame effect fire. The house has HRV air conditioning.

There is cable wif-fi with unlimited data access, TV with netflix and a DVD library. Outside is upper and lower deck seating with BBQ, a lawned garden which is virtually maintenance free being contract mowed monthly. A double car port.

Property features

Who we are

  1. Originally from England, we are a retired professional couple now living in New Zealand since the mid 90s.. Since our arrival we've also lived and worked in the Solomon Islands, Bhutan and Papua New Guinea, Richard as a consultant and Carole opening community libraries.

    We have two adult children now living overseas.

  2. Our interests include amateur theatre where Carole enjoys a backstage role, whilst Richard directs, acts and writes. We also enjoy walking and reading.

  3. We both appreciate the diligence which living in another's home demands. Whilst overseas we have both had guests in our own home and also house-sat for others. Between which times we ran a successful B&B on the outskirts of Whangarei.

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

The house is situated in a smart quiet road leading up to the picturesque Whau Valley dam. There is a park within five minutes walk and a ten minute walk will bring you to shops, a restaurant and take-aways.

Whangarei itself is a charming harbour town with a climate varying from very warm to merely temperate through the year. The most settled weather is mid January to mid May.

The town has a plethora of parks, walks, gardens and a multitude of pristine beaches within easy reach. The town lies at the head of the Hatea river and provides marina anchorage for yachts from the world over. Auckland is a two hour easy drive and to the north the stunning and historic Bay Of Islands is just over one hour drive.

The town is surrounded by natural beauty. Head out to Whangarei heads and discover small coves and beaches which even at the height of summer are often devoid of visitors! To the north is the Ruakaka coast and to the south lies the vast Tutukaka beach-line.

See www.WhangareiNZ.com for more details.

Best restaurants
There are a full range of restaurants which include Traditional, Chinese, Indian, Israeli, Japanese, Thai, Italian, Turkish. Korean.
Nightlife
A five screen cinema. A weekly film club. Numerous pubs. Three theatres and various nightclubs.
Favourite cafés
Various harbour side cafe's along with a bustling central Whangarei.
Where to go shopping
There is a suburban shopping centre, and central Whangarei. Various growers weekend markets.
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
Parihaka Pa overlooks Whangarei. Mount Manaia guards the entrance to the estuary.
Local walks
Dozens of walks, including Whangarei Loop. Parihaka scenic reserve. Hatea Park Loop.
Places you love to exercise
Numerous fitness centers. Sport is very well represented, including five golf courses, multiple fishing locations, cycling tracks, horse riding. Kayaking, Tennis.
Top day trips
Bay of Islands. Kai Iwi Lakes. Kauri Museum. Tutukaka coast. Waipu Settlement. Poor Knights diving.

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