The Point House - Raglan's most beautiful view

The Point House - Raglan's most beautiful view

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Extremely private 1920's bach (traditional NZ cottage) with stunning views over Raglan estuary to Mt Karioi. Completely self contained and while totally private is only 5 mins walk from the village centre and 5 mins drive to some of the worlds most stunning beaches.

The Point House is a characterful old New Zealand bach which shows it's age but wears it gracefully. It is a shabby chic family bach, not a luxury resort

The Cottage itself features two double bedrooms and an open plan lounge/dining room/ kitchen. Bi-fold windows open onto the expansive deck bringing the view right into the house and both bedrooms open onto decks along the front and side of the house. The Sleep Out is a large open plan room with a queen size bed, a double bed and a lounge area. "I bought a view...and the house came with it..." Winston Churchill. And ain’t that the truth! What a magical, tranquil sanctuary!! Lay back on the deck on the old cane sunlounger, looking over Mt. Karioi and the inner harbour. Take the winding path down to the harbour walkway for a leisurely stroll around the bay. Listen to the gulls, Tui's and Morepork's while reading a book or flick through a magazine. Ahh, this is heaven - you will have to be prised out of here - you will never want to leave... All you have to do is arrive...

The Point House is a short walk from the centre of the picturesque village of Raglan yet is incredibly private. In fact the house cannot be seen from land apart from a brief glimpse and for that you need some local knowledge! The house also enjoys easy access to the estuary via a path which leads down to the water from the deck. There is a walkway at the foot of the track which runs around the estuary to the village - this can take anywhere from 25 mins to 40 mins, depending on which way you walk.

The Point House is within 10 mins drive from the major surfing breaks - Manu Bay and The Indicators at Whale Bay. The most popular swimming beach is a 5 minute drive from the house. The estuary and harbour can be accessed from various points near the town and kayaks and stand up paddle boards can be hired from a variety of outlets in town. The town features a number of cafes open during the day, several of which remain open in the evenings for dinner. Which ones open does vary with the season so please don't hesitate to give me a call if you want further information or recommendations. There are also a variety of stores featuring local and international gifts, books, clothes etc. Zinnia and Atamira on opposite sides of Wainui Road are among our favourites alone with Kanuka which specialises in NZ made and Jet Collective which is a co-operative of local artists. The best fish and chips, fresh fish etc can be found down at the wharf a couple of minutes drive from town - just head for the silos and you will find the wharf area. The wharf is also home to Tony Sly a famous NZ potter who is one of the few artisans producing hand made pottery on a commercial scale,
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More about us

  1. We're a couple

  2. Chris is a music publisher, Claire a retail manager

  3. We don't live at The Point House, having just built a new home on 2 acres 10 mins outside Raglan

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Orca, The Wharf Restaurant & Bar, The Raglan Social Club, Rockit
Cool bars
You Club
Cozy cafés
Rockit, The Shack, Raglan Social Club, Indy
Retail therapy
lots of speciality shops feature local products and clothing. Being a surf town also several surf shops
Walks in the park
Plenty of walks, parks, beaches, river, up mountains etc
Spot of exercise
surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, cycling, walking, horse rifding
Day tripping
Hobbit, Hamilton, lots of lovely country towns and activities within an hour. Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga and Auckland are all within 2 hours drive

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