Home with stunning views close to Wellington

Home with stunning views close to Wellington


Sep 2012

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is in a quiet residential area overlooking Pauatahanui Inlet with stunning water and hill views. Plimmerton beach is close by and we are just 20 minutes from the capital city, Wellington.

It's a very sunny house with four bedrooms (two with with queen beds, one bedroom with two single beds and a sofa bed in the 4th bedroom/3rd sitting room). Master bedroom has an en-suite. Main bathroom includes a double spa bath. Lounge leads out to garden and deck area with barbecue. Also, kitchen, family room with TV, dining room, study, third WC, integral garage and laundry area.


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More about us

  1. We are Penny and Iain, retired and enjoying travelling. Penny was in education and Iain worked for an oil company. We have done over 30 very successful exchanges (Canada, UK, France, Italy, Australia) and made some great new friendships as a result. We will care for your home as our own. We are able to exchange cars if you wish. We are usually two travellers but occasionally travel with two other retirees (with your agreement). We prefer to go somewhere warm and although this is our main home, we are open to non-simultaneous exchanges.

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Where is it?


Our home is in a beautiful area 20 minutes from the centre of the capital, Wellington. There is a beach nearby as well as a swimming pool, a boutique cinema, a number of restaurants and cafes, and numerous places to walk and explore around the area. There are also a number of golf courses nearby. Pataka Museum in Porirua holds a number of interesting exhibitions.

Drive into the centre of Wellington in around 20 minutes or take the train which runs approximately every half hour into Wellington.
Wellington is a beautiful compact city and easy to walk around.
Enjoy the huge selection of excellent cafes and restaurants. A visit to Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum, is a must - it is free and you are guaranteed to spend several hours there and maybe return another day. Take a ride in the cable car up to the top of the Botanic Gardens and walk down back through the gardens. Walk up Mt Kau Kau or Mt Victoria for outstanding views of Wellington. Tour the Parliament buildings. Walk around the waterfront and enjoy the weekend markets. Enjoy a concert; the theatre; relax watching your favourite sport; or visit Peter Jackson's Weta Cave (Lord of the Rings/the Hobbit); or take a trip on the ferry over to the South Island through the stunning Marlborough Sounds.

Visit the Martinborough vineyards in the Wairarapa which are an hour's drive from our house, over the Rimutaka Hills. Sample some wines and enjoy lunch while you are there.

Drive north up the coast from our house along the beautiful coastal road past Pukerua Bay towards Paraparaumu and Waikanae. Paraparaumu is approx 20 minutes away and Waikanae about 35. Visit Kapiti Island and try to eat your lunch before the kaka birds snatch it from you! Southward Car Museum in Paraparaumu is another attraction not to be missed.

For further information about Wellington and events, see the website

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