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

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Listing #112285

House | Entire Home
Rates from NZD $850 | Weekly
Last Updated 70 days ago


UPDATE 6 April 2021 Availability: we currently have guests who committed to stay in our home until at least end of 2021. We are open to receive inquiries past that date, however we will better be in position to confirm later in the year. Please do contact us now, and we'll keep in touch until closer to the date of your arrival. COVID-19: NZ Government is now allowing all Kiwis, their families and some qualifying professions to enter NZ (specialist medical professionals feature on that list), 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. --- 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 2022/2023, 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. You can also see 20 more pictures 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 - five and eight, 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. There's an in-ground trampoline for your kids to use. 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, fibre connection is due early 2021. --- 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' 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 currently unavailable. --- EVERYTHING ELSE --- 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.




120 m2

Suited For

Property Type


From January 1, 2022 until December 31, 2023

Minimum Stay

6 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We prefer long term. We very flexible unless there's a confirmed booking already.


House in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Closest University

North Shore Hospital, University of Auckland

Nearby Universities
Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Massey University, Auckland Hospital, North Shore Hospital, Waitakere Hospital, Middlemore Hospital

Comments: Auckland, North Shore, UoA, AUT, Northcote, harbour bridge


  • Off Campus
  • Urban
  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from NZD $850 Weekly

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: plus approx $100 utilities per week. Negotiable with long term rentals.


The home is suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning


Security System









Comments: Ask us if you have any needs - we are flexible


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