My home is close to the beach and family-friendly activities. You’ll love my place because of the views, the location, the ambiance, and the outdoors space. Accommodation is good for 2 couples and 4 children so why not get together with your friends - NB; not suitable for children aged less than 5 due to stairs and fragile artworks and proximity to water.
NB Price reduction negotiable for single families at non peak times
In a peaceful location with amazing sunrises the house is a 10 minute walk to the supermarket, chemist, medical centre, and hair salon and a 15 minute coastal path walk to the boat club restaurant and Dairy - relaxing hot pools at the nearby Holiday Camp are available til 9pm every night in the summer and 7pm in the winter - Tauranga is a 15 minute drive away and the beautiful beaches at Mount Maunganui and Papamoa are a 30 minute drive. There are paddleboards and kayaks (and life jackets) for guest use which can be dropped in the water at the edge of the front lawn as well as fishing rods, board games, WIFI, sky TV, Mini Pool Table/Ping Pong Table
Guests have private use of this 4 bedroom 4 bathroom executive home with open plan living and a beautiful deck with outdoor furniture and barbecue and there's a games room with another tv downstairs for the kids
I will be available by phone and will have someone locally managing the property who can help with issues
Te Puna Quarry is 10 minutes drive away - and is definitely worth a visit on a sunny day :) (URL HIDDEN) beautiful bush walks, butterflies and interesting sculptures
another great day out is Waimarino Water and Adventure Park for kayaking water slides and crazy water activities - there's a hot pool and adventure playground and lovely picnic spots by the river (URL HIDDEN)
there are buses that go into Bethlehem/Tauranga or Kati Kati the mural town twice a day but it is best to have a vehicle. Buses depart from Hamurana Road.
There is a minimum 4 night stay over the Christmas Period but once you arrive you will not want to leave - there are so many activities available and 4 days will go by very quickly! :)
My new and much loved home must be left in the same condition that you found it please. If the fireplace is used the ash must be cleared out. Please take extra care with children around the glass frames in the stairwell and no food or drink is allowed in the children's bunk room (to protect the new carpet in there). Please do not park vehicles on the grass as it will damage the inground sprinkler system.
I'm a kiwi who has returned to the most beautiful spot in NZ (Omokoroa in the Bay of Plenty) after living in London for 13 years, Sydney for 3 and Hong Kong, for 10. My career as an actress has given me some amazing experiences around the world and now I am loving directing and producing theatre as well. My motto for life is Carpe Diem - Seize the Day - because we don't know how long we are here for and every day is precious! my greatest achievement in life has been raising two beautiful remarkable kind human beings and with my 2 children living in London (my son is a software developer for Amazon and my daughter is completing a masters degree in environmental law and policy) I can see myself being grateful to airbnb for several weeks of every year so I can spend time with them :)