Sunny and quiet house near the sea

Sunny and quiet house near the sea




Feb 2013

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is spacious, light and sunny. There are three decks from which you can enjoy the nice views. There’s always a deck in the sun and a deck in the shadow.
We have a big garden with lemon trees.
The house has a large living room with a wooden floor, a master bedroom with a double bed, a spacious office and a smaller bedroom with a double bed. The bathroom has a shower and a bath with a view.
The house has lots of windows with beautiful views on the mountains and sea and is comfortable to live in. For the winter we have a heat pump and a cosy woodburner.
Our house is set in a rural, quiet area and is close to the sea. From our house you can make a nice walk to the beach or have a picknick at the beach. We have a double kayak and two bikes which you can use.


More about us

  1. We are Hijlko (55 years) and Suzan (53 years). We are originally from the Netherlands and moved to New Zealand in 2006. We work from home for our webdesign business. We can take our laptops and work from everywhere in the world. We have two lovely cats: Tomo and Streep and we prefer to swap houses with people who like cats. Tomo likes to sit on your lap and both cats love their cuddles.
    We are quiet and clean persons and we will look well after your house and pets. We like to walk, bike, read and cook.
    We are looking for a nice house close to nature, but sometimes a swap with a house in a city would be nice to. We regularly go to the Netherlands to visit family and friends and we look forward to swap houses with people from the Netherlands.
    We also like to prolong our stay in the Netherlands with a holiday and house swap somewhere in Europe. Our dream is to go to Costa Rica one day.

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Where is it?


We live in Golden Bay. Golden Bay is a peaceful, relaxed and friendly part of New Zealand in the northwest of the South Island with a nice climate. It’s a popular holiday destination for New Zealanders themselves.
There are lots of beaches and it’s a paradise for people who like to walk, kayak or swim. It has a really holiday feeling.
There are two national Parks in Golden Bay: The famous Abel Tasman National Park with golden beaches and the wilder Kahurangi National Park.
There are only 5000 people living in Golden Bay, but it has a lot of nice things for such a small community. There are 5-10 restaurants, a movie theater, a big supermarket, some fancy clothing shops and an organic shop. There’s a lot of fresh produce for sale.
It’s a nice area for nature lovers and for people who like to be outside. It’s less attractive for people who like a lot of culture and a city feeling.

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