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Auckland 0627 New Zealand

Listing # 112285

Rates From USD 2800 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2019

Auckland's native bush paradise - family haven (bring your kids) - 4 bedrooms – North Shore - so close to city, beaches and parks - great public transport

We are a couple both working at one of the Universities in Auckland who are going a sabbatical to spend some quality time with family and to see our own country. We absolutely love to travel and we have plenty of experience hosting guests and being guests be it with Airbnb, Homestay or Couchsurfing. We understand the needs of travelers short and long term and are happy to suggest some ideas if you're thinking of travelling in NZ.

Other than our confirmed bookings, we have no fixed agenda, nothing is set in stone, so we are very flexible. Feel free to talk to us about your plans. We can arrange for a Skype meeting and can do a virtual tour of the house. Please get in touch for more photos, as we can only list 10 photos here.

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 - one and four. Our house is suitable for families and 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.


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 $3.30 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: 20 minutes ride to Northcote 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 will be used for our storage. For stays under 1 month, we recommend hiring a car. For longer stays we recommend purchasing a car and then selling it afterwards. NZ market is full of reliable Japanese imports.


PICTURES - the site limit is max 10 pictures. We have more pictures if you wish to get to know the house a bit better.

UTILITIES: roughly around $100 per week. Here are the approximate monthly bills for a family of 4 adults + 2 children - of course it depends on usage - just to give you an idea:
Electricity: $150-$200
Water: $30-50
Internet: $95 (unlimited fibre or VDSL)
Rubbish: $20
Renter's Insurance: $20 (includes contents & liability)
We can supply a lawnmower - it takes less than hour to do the lawns every 3 weeks - or you can hire a local contractor for $30 per cut.

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!

February 2019 - not available
March 2019 - not available
April 2019 - available
May 2019 - available
June 2019 - available
July 2019 and beyond - possible, please inquire with your preferred dates.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
165 Sq. Meters
Suited for
7 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, December 31, 2018 until Sunday, March 1, 2020
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
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:

USD 2800 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
NZD $880 per week by direct bank transfer in NZD currency. Note that you can sublet the guest room to overseas students for around NZD$320 per week.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

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


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


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail
Housesitting Comments
We can recommend a cleaner and grounds keeper, or you can do it yourself.

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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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