Comfortable family home with sea views

Comfortable family home with sea views

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Gisborne on the east coast of the North Island is a town of approximately 30,000 people. Gisborne is an hour by plane from both Auckland or Wellington. It is about a 21/2 hour drive to Napier and 3 hours to Rotorua. My home is handy to the centre of town and beautiful beaches. It has great views of the city and bay. It is a comfortable family home with a deck looking out to sea and a smaller deck at the other side. There is also a patio area. It is situated in one of the best parts of town and the area is quiet. It is two storey with the main living upstairs. Downstairs is a separate self contained flat which means swaps do not have to be simultaneous. It is a 10 minute walk to local shops.

Gisborne enjoys one of the best climates in New Zealand. It is a grape growing region and produces wine and there are several local wineries. It is also a horticultural region and grows citrus, apples, tomatoes, kiwi fruit etc. The weekly Farmers Market sells all this fresh local produce.

Gisborne was the first place in New Zealand where Captain Cook landed. Sadly, it didn't go well with the Maori inhabitants, leaving two dead, and he left without trading. He said " At 6 a.m. we weighed and stood out of the bay, which I have named ‘Poverty Bay’ because it afforded us no one thing we wanted.” The name remains although the region is rich in resources.

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More about us

  1. I am retired and love to travel , preferably with an adventure involved

  2. I like to keep fit by walking, tramping and biking

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Cozy cafés
Great cafes and bars down by the wharf
Retail therapy
Local shopping centre 10 minute walk with cafes, pharmacy, butcher, grocery, hairdresser, bakery etc
Bit of culture
Small but interesting museum and art gallery
Walks in the park
Walking and cycling paths by the river and sea
Spot of exercise
Gisborne is well known for its surfing beaches. They are also safe for families. Trout fishing in the area is also world renowned. There is an excellent swimming pool complex with an indoor pool and outdoor pool, water slide, picnic areas etc.
Day tripping
Gorgeous, almost deserted beaches, to the north. Hot springs at Morere, stunning Lake Waikaremoana to the south. Gisborne's worst kept secret Rere rock slide and Eastwoodhill Arboretum are inland day trips.

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