Secluded 3 level home nestled in native bush. Peaceful suburb, just 15 minutes from the CBD. Watch the sunrise over Rangitoto island or enjoy a drink on one of many decks. Cafes nearby, Birkenhead a 15 min walk away, or drive to Takapuna beach.
**Heatpumps + Air conditioning added upstairs and downstairs, and super fast internet**
**Methven Satinjet Showerheads throughout, new flooring and furniture**
Sonos speaker system through the house - just download the app and you have music everywhere. The speakers are located in the kitchen, lounge, upstairs mezzanine and downstairs lounge.
The upstairs bedroom is large with a Queen-size bed that has a built in sound system suited to an iPhone 5. There is a large bathroom upstairs as well with spa bath (jets not working) and bidet.
The middle area has the lounge, dining, kitchen and laundry as well as a bathroom with shower with two shower-heads. This shower has the best water pressure.
Downstairs there is a bedroom with a double bed (with slats, so firm and comfortable). There is a cot in this room also. Another bedroom has both a full sized single bed as well as a junior bed and lots of toys, so there are plenty of options for different configurations of sleeping!
The second lounge has a fold out couch that can become a King-size bed or pull apart to two singles. There is another bathroom with shower in this area.
Manual espresso coffee machine in the kitchen.
Boxing bag and gloves, beach toys, cricket set and tennis racquets in the garage.
Children's toys including a balance bike for toddler - preschool age.
Picnic equipment great for day trips.
All linen provided.
Small gas BBQ.
There is a path in the bush section which is a loop. Especially lovely first thing in the morning. Other times of the day it is worth wearing mosquito repellant. Take in the native trees: Nikau, Kauri, two ancient Totara and Puriri trees to name a few. Watch your step, it is only partially maintained to keep its natural look.
We have a vegetable patch on the side of the driveway just up from the garage on the left. Feel free to help yourself to anything that is ready, there are plenty of herbs. It is mostly organic and we use our own compost to help it grow.
There are fruit trees: lemon, lime, plum, feijoa, fig and macadamia nuts. If they're ripe help yourself.
The whole house and property will be available except one locked room.
Uncovered parking space for 3 cars in front of the double-garage, first right as you come down the drive. The house entrance is down the stairs to the right of the garage.
Общение с гостями
We will be available by email all the time and there will be someone you can contact via mobile.
Другие важные подробности
This is a new listing - please see our previous home for host reviews.
We have lovely friendly neighbours who will respect your privacy, but be there should you need anything.
We share our driveway with the neighbours at 6A so please be respectful and don't block their access or drive further down into their driveway.
Also be mindful of this if you have small children as visibility on the driveway can be restricted.
We have 6 big goldfish fish in our garden pond. We can have a neighbour feed them during your stay but if you would like to have complete privacy you can feed them yourself. They have about 2 teaspoons worth of fish-food (located on the shelf in the laundry) twice a week. Or you can feed them daily (give them a bit less) if you want to - a fun task for pre-shoolers :)
There is a large black plastic compost bin, you can see it from the lounge, tucked a way to the right. Feel free to use it only if you want to, it can be a bit of a trek in winter. You can put anything in here except meat scraps.
With regards to rubbish, please tie the rubbish bags and put them out in the garage beside the garage door. The blue and yellow wheelie bin in the garage is for recycling. If you are here for a long stay you can put tied council bags (orange ones provided) on the footpath by the driveway on Wednesday mornings for collection as the cleaner will not remove them during your stay.
Please make yourself at home and treat our home as your own and leave it as you found it.
Please run the dishwasher on the day of your departure, leave all used linen in the washing machine or laundry and make sure all rubbish and recycling is put out into the garage.
If you must smoke please smoke outside and be very careful to dispose of butts carefully, this is a wooden house in the bush!
I'm originally from England - Joce is from South Island New Zealand.
I'm a composer for film and TV - Joce is an actress!
We've got 2 lovely daughters, currently nearly 4 years, and nearly 2 years old. We're a very creative, relaxed, adventuring and happy fun loving family!