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Orewa, New Zealand

Orewa Beach a few minutes walk from home

Orewa Beach a few minutes walk from home

Orewa beach is popular for a wide range of sporting activities.

Orewa beach is popular for a wide range of sporting activities.

Aerial view of Orewa beach and town, looking down from our end of the beach.

Aerial view of Orewa beach and town, looking down from our end of the beach.

Some of the many popular eateries.

Some of the many popular eateries.

Local Centrestage theatre.

Local Centrestage theatre.

Orewa Estuary Arts Centre.

Orewa Estuary Arts Centre.

Part of the long walking/bike-riding path around the Estuary.

Part of the long walking/bike-riding path around the Estuary.

Aerial view of Orewa Estuary.

Aerial view of Orewa Estuary.

Orewa Beach a few minutes walk from home Orewa beach is popular for a wide range of sporting activities. Aerial view of Orewa beach and town, looking down from our end of the beach. Some of the many popular eateries. Local Centrestage theatre. Orewa Estuary Arts Centre. Part of the long walking/bike-riding path around the Estuary. Aerial view of Orewa Estuary.
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Welcome to coastal paradise in New Zealand. Holiday from home in our cute and comfortable 3 bedroom cottage, just minutes walk to stunning Orewa Beach and township, situated on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast in Auckland.

Cute, cosy and comfortable, you'll enjoy your stay in our newly-renovated cottage on a full section just a few minutes walk (approx 300 metres) down to the beautiful ocean beach of Orewa in North Auckland. Our home is tidy, modernised and clean with a mix of dark polished wooden floors and carpeting throughout. It has a bagged-brick exterior and new roof. The home is well-loved and lived-in, having been owned by the family for almost 25 years, with two of our four children born and raised here.

It has 3 bedrooms, sunny and warm, one doubles as a home-office for us but has a comfortable pull-out double bed. Each of the bedrooms (along with the main living areas) open up onto decks outside, creating a lovely indoor/outdoor flow that is especially appreciated in summer time. Wide wooden decks run the whole length of the rear side of the house and are ideal for entertaining, complete with BBQ, and 2 x dining tables. The house is situated on a 1/4 acre section with plenty of rolling lawn for the kids to play.

We live in a quiet, established neighborhood, with a peaceful outlook at the rear over to rural land and trees. Just a short drive up the road is Waiwera and picturesque Wendherholm, the first and perhaps most beautiful regional park in New Zealand: well worth a visit for a picnic, swim, hike or kayak.

Orewa is a sought-after home and holiday location in a prime position on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast. It is family and tourist friendly, with lots to do and a gorgeous seaside strip of trendy cafes and restaurants. There are regular community events and attractions available to enjoy and the town is known for its relaxed holiday vibe and the friendly locals. Easy motorway access to approx 20-30 mins drive (off peak-hour traffic) into Auckland central. See these links for more details...

https://youtu.be/wXOWx7StsI0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orewa

http://orewabeach.co.nz/

(Note Google Maps often shows our property location incorrectly as Stanmore Bay. This is a quieter neighboring suburb without the lively beach & holiday vibe of Orewa).

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 4 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Business owner and corporate executive.

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5
  • Living Area: 120 m2
  • Total Area: 150 m2

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • BBQ

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • France
  • Italy
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Scandinavia
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Morocco
  • France
  • Monaco
  • Russia
  • Switzerland
  • Montana, USA
  • Texas, USA
  • Wyoming, USA
  • Arizona, USA
  • Colorado, USA
  • Nevada, USA
  • Dakota, IL 61018, USA
  • New York, NY, USA
  • California, USA

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Auckland - Jumping on a plane to Auckland International Airport (AKL) is the simplest choice for many visitors. After you've filed off the plane, you'll be just 30 miles (48 km) from Orewa.

Orewa is a coastal town centre right on nature's doorstep. Just a few minutes from the urban hub you'll find native bush and beautiful sandy beaches. The retailers in the town centre are equipped to cater for all your leisure and sporting requirements from fishing, skateboarding, cycling, kiteboarding or surfing - we have it!

For those 'quiet days' you can eat at one of the many yummy cafes/restaurants, visit the local library or Arts Centre, enjoy the indoor swimming pool/gym/classes as a casual attendee at the local Leisure centre, zip ten mins drive up the way to a multi-cinema complex for a movie over a glass of wine & pizza, or be entertained at our local Centrestage theatre.

Information about the many year-round community events run at Orewa can be accessed at this link:
http://orewabeach.co.nz/

Occupation

  • Business owner and corporate executive.

Children

  • Boy - Age: 25
  • Girl - Age: 23
  • Boy - Age: 30
  • Boy - Age: 28

Pets

  • Batman is our friendly, independent family cat who looks after himself, has his own cat door and only ccasionally comes indoors to visit us:-)

About Our Family

House exchanges will be with just the two of us. We are a professional married couple in our 50's, been many years with wanderlust, enjoying travelling all over the globe :-) Other than working hard and traveling whenever we can, we like to go to the gym, do yoga, eat out at our favorite cafes and restaurants and attend the local theatre productions. We are tidy, conscientious people with strong family values, super proud of our lovely blended family: 4 adult children who have now left home, all young professionals, making their own way in the world. Our family are good fun, close-knit and every couple of years we rent a big property overseas and share a holiday together.

Although we are new to this particular website, Ian and I have almost a decade's experience of travelling via Airbnb, with approx 25 trips registered in that time and many glowing testimonials and reviews from their hosts. Having said that, we are delighted to discover the home-exchange option and this will be our preferred way of travel from here on in.

UPDATE: Please note...We are now already committed for travel in 2019 and 2020 (thank you Intervac!) but we are happy to look as far ahead as 2021. Generally Ian and I travel for 3-4 weeks at a time but we are flexible on this to fit in with our exchange partners. We can look at booking an exchange from May 2021 onwards. Do contact us if you are interested, we all know how quickly time flies and it is great to have new places to learn about, dream about and look forward to!

Lifestyle

Orewa maintains a wonderful village atmosphere whilst hosting a sumptuous selection of restaurants and cafes, stylish gift shops and clothing shops as well as all the business and conveniences you would expect in a thriving town, all within steps of the pristine foreshore of Orewa Beach.

Want to while away a few hours among the trees? Look no further than Victor Eaves Park. Visitors have a great range of options in and around this destination. If you're eager to bump a few strokes off your score, then head over to Peninsula Golf Club. Grab your clubs, hone your swing and talk to the locals in the clubhouse. Still got time to spare? At Silverdale Pioneer Village there are plenty of tales of the past simply waiting to be told. Pay attention and you might just hear them as you stroll through the streets and paths of this age-old place.

Information about the many year-round community events run at Orewa can be accessed at this link:
http://orewabeach.co.nz/