Large beautiful new house overlooking river

Large beautiful new house overlooking river




Jun 2010

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
4 Bathrooms

About our home

We live in a beautiful 2 year old house overlooking the river in Hamilton. Our house has a large kitchen and family area with doors opening onto the covered barbeque area on the east side, overlooking the river and another covered area on the west side overlooking the pool; the other part of the family area is where our children like to play and there is a TV. The kitchen has the usual modern appliances as well as a small scullery. We have an office with computer, which we will leave running and we also have wireless. We have a separate dining room with a piano and a formal lounge with a second TV. The master bedroom has doors opening to the garden and has an ensuite with a bath and a walk in wardrobe. Upstairs are the children's bedrooms - 3 bedrooms with 2 single bed in each (2 rooms open onto a deck) and a large bathroom with a bath. Upstairs there is also a guest bedroom with a double bed and ensuite. We have a swimming pool which we use in summer, as well as a spa pool which we use all year. We have a separate pool house opening onto the pool area which has a sitting area, bathroom and sauna. We have underfloor heating which keeps the house very warm in winter as well as two gas fires inside and an open fire outside. Our house is at the end of a driveway so is very private and has a lovely outlook from every room. Our house is a real family home but at the same time we feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful house.


More about us

  1. We are Walter and Janice, a married couple with 3 children Ben (99), Zachary (02) and Grace (04) Walter owns a car dealership together with his brother ( and I am a full time Mum involved in many activities at school as well as the children's after school activities. Our children attend the Hamilton Christian School which is an independant school. Both Walter and I were born in New Zealand, but both sets of parents are from the Netherlands and so we hope to spend about 10 weeks in total in Holland in the European Summer of 2011 and explore the country and visit family. We realise 10 weeks is a long time so would look at a minimum of 4 week exchange.

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Where is it?


We live in Hamilton, which is a city of about 150,000 people. There is a tennis court on our driveway, and at the end of the drive is a walkway/bike path alongside the river. We use the walkway a lot for running and biking. Hamilton has many parks and gardens to visit and the closest golf course is less then 2 kms away. Hamilton has a great variety of shops and well as many cafes and restaurants (the closest only 200m away). We have a great mountain bike track on the edge of the city and there are a large number of hiking tracks within a half hour drive of Hamilton. Hamilton is centrally located - only a 45 minute drive to west coast beaches and 1 1/2 hour drive to east coast beaches, 1 hour drive to the spectacular geothermal sights of Rotorua which has probably the best mountain biking in New Zealand and numberous tourist activities/attractions, white water rafting; 1 1/2 drive to Lake Taupo with its world class fly fishing and trout fishing, Jet boating, bungy jumping etc., the limestone caves of Waitomo with its adrenaling pumped activities such as Black Water Rafting and abseiling; 2 1/2 hour drive to the ski fields and a 1 1/2 hour drive to Auckland. The Rugby World Cup is bing played in New Zealand in 2011; it starts on 9 September and finishes with the final on 23 October and we are within driving distance to many of the games.

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