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Auckland 0627 New Zealand

Listing # 112285


Rates From NZD 850 Weekly
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Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2020

FAMILY HOME 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in North Shore, Auckland - so close to city, beaches and parks - great public transport

COVID-19 UPDATE 11 Augist 2020:
NZ Government is now allowing some people to fly to NZ, with a strict managed 14-day quarantine in a hotel after arrival. The criteria is strict and you need to do a bit of research before you can fly. Once the quarantine period is over, you will be able to stay, work and explore NZ. Please seek your own legal and health advice.
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We are a family - we used to work at The University of Auckland until we went on a sabbatical. We are currently thinking that we'll return home sometime in late 2022, but until then we have our home available for guests. We're pretty flexible. We're looking for long term tenants. Please inquire.

Please get in touch for more photos, as we can only list 10 photos here. We can arrange for a Zoom meeting to meet you face to face, also if there's no one living at our home at the time we can also do a virtual tour of the house.

We own a medium sized (165sqm/1775sqf), single level, 4 bedroom family house on Auckland's North Shore on large land situated on the edge of an extinct volcano in a nice neighbourhood. The property is quite large, and even though we are suburban, we have some lovely bush, which is a habitat for native birds. Our section is away from the road, the backyard is fenced off and there's plenty of space for the kids to run around and for you to relax. Our neighbours are friendly.

We are very close to the Harbour Bridge, great swimming beaches, sports, fishing, sailing, walking, hiking, cycling tracks, theatres, movies and restaurants. Two large recreational parks are less than five minutes' walk (Onepoto Domain & Tuff Crater). Perfect accommodation for AUT, University of Auckland, ACG, Taylors College, NZIE and more, or those working in Auckland or North Shore. Northcote Shops are 10 minutes’ walk with two supermarkets, pharmacies, doctors, post office, bank machine, fast food and a great array of restaurants with tasty kiwi and ethnic foods.

We have two young kids - three and six, so our house is suitable for families and also couples - the backyard is fenced off, with plenty of room for the kids to run around, jump on the trampoline and play in the sandpit.

While the house was originally built in 1967 - it's being modernised in stages. It's warm with plenty of insulation, double glazed windows in bedrooms, central heating, ventilation, central vacuum, new bathrooms and while the kitchen is still from the 1980's, it is still very functional and comes with an induction hob. There is also a study/office space and a conservatory.

Our property is 100% smoke and drug free. There is absolutely no smoking or vaping of anything, these rules are non-negotiable.

The guest bedroom (see pictures) is quite large and very private - it includes an ensuite, kitchenette and separate entrance, but there's a door to the house too (dining room) - we host boarders (overseas students) there. You could also continue that or keep that room for your guests or family.

Bed arrangements: room 1: queen, room 2: queen, room 3: 2x singles, room 4: 1x single; The beds can be moved, or put in storage as you wish. We also have some floor mattresses for short term stays. All linen and towels is provided.

You can expect the house to be warm with lots of sun. Enjoy views of an extinct volcanic crater and native bush, entertainment provided - just open the windows to listen to NZ birds, cicadas and crickets. Internet here is fast and not limited.

--- GETTING AROUND ---

PUBLIC TRANSIT: our location is only 15 minutes by bus from Auckland City. The bus stop is literally just outside - routes take you directly in and out of the City. During the morning peak commute (until 9am) the journey takes a bit longer. Fare is $3.60 per ride with "AT Hop Card" and free for kids under 5 years old. You can use google maps to plan your transit in Auckland. If you want - email your plans and we can give you an idea of what your commute would look like.

BIKE: 25 minutes ride to Birkenhead Point Ferry terminal. The ferry will take you and your bike into the heart of the city, and you can connect to a network of cycle trails from there, or you can take your bike on the train from there too.

WALKING: there are many points of interest within walking distance. 5 minutes’ walk: you're in one of three parks with great walking tracks, kids playgrounds with a flying fox, kids bike training course. 10 minutes walkminutes’ walk: local shops, restaurants, takeaways, supermarkets, doctors & library. 20 minutes’ walk: AUT University North Shore campus.

CAR: it's less than 15 minutes to/from the city off-peak. Peak hours are usually 6.30am-9am and 4-6.30pm) and it will take longer to get to your destination depending on the number of people in the car (we have some great transit lanes). There are multiple parking spaces for your car in our driveway. Garage is be used for our storage.

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UTILITIES: around $100 per week - depending on number of people staying.

The rent for this property is kept low in return for you looking after it like your own home while we're away. The property is pretty low maintenance - other than lawns (which can be done by a contractor), the gardens might need an occasional sprinkle with water if it's super dry - but otherwise you will have plenty of time to explore!

--- AVAILABILITY ---
We're very flexible - so let us know what your requirements are and we might be able to work something out.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
4
Number of Bathrooms
3
Number of Offices
0
Surface Size
120 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
House

Availability:

Available from Sunday, January 17, 2021 until Saturday, December 31, 2022
Minimum Stay
4 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
We prefer long term. We very flexible unless there's a confirmed booking already.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Auckland
Postal Code - State or Province 0627 Auckland
Country New Zealand
Neighborhood Keywords Auckland, North Shore, UoA, AUT, Northcote, harbour bridge
Closest University University of Auckland
University nearby Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Massey University, Auckland Hospital, North Shore Hospital, Waitakere Hospital, Middlemore Hospital




Rental Price:

Asked
NZD 850 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
plus approx $100 utilities per week.
Rent Negotiable
No
Utilities Included
No
Cleaning Services Included
No

Surroundings:

  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Ask us if you have any needs - we are flexible

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Yes
Small Children Safe
Yes
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
No
Car Available
No

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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We are a young family with two kids living on the North Shore in Auckland and planning our sabbatical in 2017/2018. We are experienced Homestay, AirBnB and Couchsurfing hosts and our family loves to travel and explore.

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