Modern family home

Modern family home

Mike and Jennie

 

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a spacious family home located amongst other quality homes in a quiet,safe, landscaped no exit street. It is a light airy home with rural views yet we are only 10 minutes drive from the centre of town.
The home has an open plan modern kitchen with a sunny breakfast nook as well as a formal dining area. There are 4 bedrooms plus a study. Ensuites are annexed to both the master and guest bedrooms. Master bathroom has a spa bath.We have gas water and space heating.
The house has a pleasant indoor/outdoor flow with landscaped gardens and peaceful outoor paved areas which face due north so receive sun from dawn to dusk. A gas bbq is available. The location is very quiet and peaceful- so quiet you can hear birds singing all day from the nearby country bush area.
Our immediate neighbourhood is picturesque with rural views including stone walls, fields and native bush. Walkways link sidestreets and the adjoining Heritage Park with it's Kiwi House, Museum and Live days is a 5 minute walk from home.
We can also offer our 3 bedroom beach house situated at Whangarei Heads a 40 minute drive from our home as an alternative/additional option.

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More about us

  1. We are Mike and Jennie, a married couple with a 22 year old son who is on a working holiday in the UK at present. We have a small friendly cat also. We are both in our early 50s and are beginning to wind down from fulltime work so that we can travel. We would also be interested in a non-simultaneous exchange or hospitality some time in the future.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Situated 2 hours drive north of Auckland International Airport, Whangarei is Northland's largest city with an urban population of 47,000. Whangarei is known for its fertile farmland, beautiful native forests and stunning beaches.
Many beautiful beaches are all within a 30 minute drive from the city. The Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve located off the Tutukaka Coast is renowned as one of the worlds top dive locations, offering spectacular water clarity and variety of sea-life. There is good shore fishing also and excellent Big Game Fishing in season (December to April). The district has abundant native forest and a great variety of marked walking trails to suit any age or fitness ability.
If you want to go further field an easy one-hour drive north leads you to Paihia, base for the famous trips and cruises of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Here also you can catch the passenger ferry to Russell, New Zealand's earliest settlement. Alongside Paihia is Waitangi where the historic Treaty was signed in 1840.
Just a 45 minute drive west leads you to the Kauri Coast where you can discover the rugged beauty of the West Coast with its huge sand dunes and wild surf.
Whangarei is an excellent base for a laid back relaxing holiday and ideal for exploring the upper North Island.

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