Gorgeous double storey Victorian villa with stunning water views, recently renovated

Gorgeous double storey Victorian villa with stunning water views, recently renovated


Jun 2012

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
3 Bathrooms

About our home

A gorgeous double storey Victorian villa in Remuera, which is one of the most sought after areas of Auckland. This is a substantial house, set in half an acre of lawn and gardens, with a large solar heated pool. The house is nestled on a hillside overlooking Orakei Basin (an ancient volcano crater, now a recreational lake), with expansive water views over the Basin and beyond to the Waitamata Harbour.

All the rooms are bright and spacious, and enjoy all day sun. Our home was extensively renovated in 2016, to create new kitchen, dining, informal seating areas and deck, and to enhance the heritage aspects of the property. Four generous bedrooms, 3 living rooms, dining, study, spacious kitchen, opening to the deck, garden, and swimming pool. Huge games room with pool table, table tennis, and X box. Three bathrooms and a powder room - of high standard. The house is well furnished throughout, with a mix of antique, mid-century and modern furniture, and in excellent condition. Other facilities include internet access, TV, DVD player and stereo, and lots of books. Everything you could expect in a generous and well cared for family home.

The house is located on a quiet private lane. A few minutes’ walk in one direction takes you to the Orakei Basin, and the walkway that encircles it (a 2.8 km walk or run that we do most days). A few minutes in the other direction takes you to a small cluster of local shops and cafes, for good coffee and bread and milk, and the local playground with Skate Park, flying fox and swings. The local shops, with great fish and fruit, are 5 minutes’ drive away. The heart of the city is only a 12 -15 minute drive – with the wonderful dining and harbour city experience that Auckland now offers. A 5-10 minute drive in the other direction from the property takes you to sandy beaches for family swimming.

Within an hour’s drive north or west of the property are vineyards, wild west coast beaches, sheltered east coast beaches, marine reserves, and forests with walking or bicycle tracks. Auckland is also a great place to base yourself if you intend to explore everything that New Zealand has to offer.


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More about us

  1. We are a couple with 2 boys, aged 13 and 11. I am a lawyer, and my husband owns a business. We are an active family (running, swimming, skiing, hiking and biking). We also enjoy both cosmopolitan cities, escaping to the beach or countryside, and active holidays (skiing, biking etc). We love our house, and would take care of your home as though it was our own.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Depot, Cafe Hanoi, Soul Bar, District Dining, Mapel Room and lots more!
Cool bars
Whiskey Club, Brittomart Country Club
Cozy cafés
Imperial Lane, BRD, Domain Ayre, Shore Road cafe and many more
Retail therapy
local French market (every Saturday and Sunday); Brittomart precinct, High Street, Newmarket, Remuera (local shops)
Bit of culture
Art Gallery, visiting events (there are many), museum, maritime museum
Walks in the park
Orakei walkway, cornwall park, domain, many regional parks and the wild west coast
Spot of exercise
Orakei basin walkway, Tamaki Drive, local gyms, woodhill forest for mountain biking, kayaking from Tamaki Drive, golf
Day tripping
Matakana (wine, farmers market and beaches), west coast beaches (walking surfing), Waiheke island, sailing on the Gulf,

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