Clifftop home in leafy harbourside suburb of Devonport

Clifftop home in leafy harbourside suburb of Devonport




Feb 2006

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our harbourside Auckland home is ideal for people who enjoy being by the water. It's very comfy, bright and cheerful, as we have lots of large windows and a large deck. We are built on a point, and have the harbour to look at on two sides! The garden is well established, rather on the au-naturel side, with a footpath leading down to the beach. Depending on the tide, you can swim off our garden, and twice a day we listen to the tide rushing in. It's ideal for kayakers too. We have three bedrooms and the house is best suited to a couple or small family.


More about us

  1. We are Henry and Trish, in our 40's, and our 10 year old daughter Ruby. We have had eight very successful exchanges in Uk and France, and we would treat your home with the utmost respect. We enjoy hiking, birdwatching, boating and cycling, and share a passionate amateur interest in English history and architecture. Ruby's main passion at the moment is violin. We prefer home exchanging to staying in hotels or hostels because we enjoy feeling "a part" of the local community. Plus, we like sharing our beautiful lakeside holiday home with overseas visitors to New Zealand! We are totally flexible on when you come to our house at Lake Taupo. We are seeking a non-simultaneous week or two anywhere near the coast in Britain, Scotland, Italy or France. Longer term, we are also seeking an exchange near Bakewell, Derbyshire, from March 2010 for several months. This can be simultaneous or not, depending on what suits you!

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Where is it?


Devonport is a mature established suburb on the harbour in NZ's biggest city Auckland. We have several excellent safe swimming beaches minutes from our house, and the harbour is perfect for anyone who likes fishing. As the sun comes up in the morning we often watch from our deck as fishermen launch their boats on the other side of our bay. Devonport has many good cafes and is ideal for walkers, as there are spectacular views of the harbour wherever you go. Devonport has no nightclubs or McDonald's outlets, but the central city is a very pleasant 10-minute ferry ride away. Our house is ideally located for access to both the north shore and the city-side of the harbour, as we are close to the ferry. So if you are working here it is relatively handy to everything, yet it's a peaceful haven away from the traffic. And at the end of a busy day it is very relaxing to sit and watch the sunset across the harbour, from our deck! I am pleased to say that Devonport is also considered a very safe, pleasant area in which to live.

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