Tauranga, Sunny Coastal Bay of Plenty 3 Bedroom lifestyle home
We are an active, responsible couple in our 60's who would like to stay in Melbourne for 4 - 8 weeks to support our son and his partner with their new baby which is due in early November 2019. Geoff is a business owner and I have worked for many years as a registered health professional as well as owning an organic orchard. Our son and his partner are a professional couple, living in Fairfield, Melbourne, so we would like to stay somewhere relatively close by to help them out over the initial busy time of settling a new baby into their home. This would allow us to spend time with our gorgeous 3 year old grand daughter also. We are happy to look after pets. The exchange can be simultaneous or non simultaneous as we have a large caravan and can travel away to accommodate your dates. We are rural, but close to the city. We have low maintenance hens which would provide you with plenty of eggs, but can make other arrangements if you are not able to check their feed or collect eggs.
In 2020 (August onwards) we would like to travel through Spain, France and Italy , so open to exchanges of variable length between August to December 2020. We would treat your home respectfully and take good care of your property. Look forward to your enquiry!
Our lifestyle home is a 3 bdrm house on a 1 acre property situated 10 minutes drive from the centre Tauranga City, Papamoa Beach and 15 minutes drive from Mount Maunganui Beach in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
Facing north, it is a sunny relaxing home, elevated, with views over the inner harbour towards Mount Maunganui.
There is an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, which has been recently redecorated.
The main bedroom has a King bed, ensuite including a wet area shower, and walk in wardrobe.
There is a large, outdoor deck from the dining and lounge areas as well as the main bedroom. The BBQ and outdoor seating provides a relaxing area with a large, retractable awning for shade.
Tauranga is a rapidly growing and vibrant city with good shopping options, theatres, beauty spas and hotpools. There are many great cafes and restaurants both along the beautiful coastline close to us, or in the city. Mt Maunganui is Tauranga's most distinctive landmark, situated at the end of a peninsula and overlooking a highly popular entertainment strip packed with cafes, bars and fashionable retail shops There are very popular and family friendly walking trails, around the base, or 50 minutes to climb the slopes dotted with majestic pohutukawa trees. There is a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean on one side, and picturesque Pilot Bay on the other.The white sand expanse that is Mt Maunganui beach and its accompanying Marine Parade esplanade is always a popular picnicking and recreational spot. There are multiple cycling trails to enjoy.
Tauranga (population of 110,000) is a beautiful coastal city on the,East coast, Bay of Plenty, North Island. Popular Mount Maunganui beach is a 15 minute drive, so beaches are easily accessible and offers great swimming, surfing, with great shopping and cafes as well as beautiful coastal walks and amazing scenery. The house is 4.5km from the Welcome Bay Shops and 10km to the large Bayfair Shopping Mall. Tauranga area offers great shopping especially in the Mount area, wonderful restaurants in a number of areas, bush walks, fishing charters, swimming with the dolphins, horse back riding, wineries and a number of golf courses. There are hotpools nearby, including one that is 2 km from the house. Well developed biking trails throughout the area cater for all levels of fitness. We are centrally located, so a 45 minute scenic drive will take you to Rotorua, with multiple geothermal and cultural attractions, or Hobbiton in Matamata.
Nearby Golf Clubs include: Omanu Golf Club, 11 minutes drive; Mount Maunganui Golf Club, 13 minutes drive; Summerhill Estate Golf course 15 minutes; Otumoetai Golf Club 20 minutes drive.