Sea and sand, million dollar views, three bedrooms,Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
Million dollar panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean will entrance you as you fall asleep listening to the waves breaking on the shore.This fabulous, private and sunny modern home boasts wrap around decks for outdoor living and a lovely garden with hibiscus and fruit trees. The house consists of an upper level and a bonus semi self-contained studio apartment ideal for the academic to work away from children while still enjoying the million dollar views from his desk.
Only 35 minutes by fast modern ferry to downtown Auckland, and from there, only a few minutes' walk to the University of Auckland, the location has been enjoyed already by twelve overseas professors so you can be assured that this will work for you.
A short walk to world famous vineyards such as "Stoneyridge", a golf course, a forest reserve (with walking tracks for nature lovers) there is always plenty to do here in a vibrant community. For the children there are two Primary Schools and one High School about ten minutes away by school bus. Past tenants have recommended the local school as "superb" and it is in the top bracket on school rating.
Layout:The upstairs area of the house consists of the main living area with sweeping sea views and large "ranchslder" doors opening onto the extensive decks. This area has broadband access, phone, and contains the lounge, kitchen, master bedroom (queen bed) and second bedroom with two single beds, toilet, shower and laundry opening on to wrap around decks and a barbecue area.
The kitchen has a large pantry, plenty of storage space, a fridge-freezer and a microwave as well as a conventional double oven and cooktop. While cooking, you can gaze out to sea through the extensive floor to ceiling windows. There is a TV and DVD player in the lounge and a separate TV for the master bedroom.
There is a semi self-contained studio apartment downstairs with laptop desk and internet connection, bed, table, fridge, microwave, tea making facilities, and a bathroom. The studio is ideal for quiet research as it has broadband access and phone or as a separate private area for your visitors. From the studio, three sets of French doors open onto an extensive deck with glorious views extending all the way to Little Barrier Island.
The bus stop and children's playground are at the corner of the street.
Additional information: Ferry trip is 12 nautical miles in 35 minutes. Bus to ferry 10 minutes (6 miles), walk from ferry to University 10 minutes, just over half a mile.
Long stay Academics (more than one month) purchase a 40 trip concession card or a Captain's Club monthly commuter pass -trips cost $11.85 each way. Even cheaper is the concession to the University's Tamaki Campus on the eastern Sealink ferry-$10.66 on concession, much cheaper than a one off trip on the city ferry $19 or $35 return.
There are two ferries servicing the island one to downtown Auckland and the city University and one to the Eastern suburbs and Tamaki campus of the University. Sealink is the vehicular and passenger service and Fullers is the downtown service.
You pay a monthly rental for the telephone but after that all local calls are free.
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|Available from Sunday, April 14, 2013 until Friday, December 20, 2013
|Available from Saturday, June 14, 2014 until Sunday, December 20, 2015
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Cost for 3-5 week rental $450 per week