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Auckland, New Zealand

Spa Pool

Spa Pool

Browns Bay (3kms)

Browns Bay (3kms)

Browns Bay beach

Browns Bay beach

Green Dragon Tavern at Hobbiton

Green Dragon Tavern at Hobbiton

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

Shakespeare Park with friends

Shakespeare Park with friends

Lounge

Lounge

Dining Room

Dining Room

TV in Lounge

TV in Lounge

Bathroom

Bathroom

Kitchen view 2

Kitchen view 2

Kitchen view 3

Kitchen view 3

Master bedroom Queen

Master bedroom Queen

2nd Bedroom

2nd Bedroom

2nd Bedroom

2nd Bedroom

Sunrise

Sunrise

Full Moon

Full Moon

Lisa, Gareth & Fiona with Rupert in front - Christmas 2010

Lisa, Gareth & Fiona with Rupert in front - Christmas 2010

Spa Pool Browns Bay (3kms) Browns Bay beach Green Dragon Tavern at Hobbiton Hobbiton Shakespeare Park with friends Lounge Dining Room TV in Lounge Bathroom Kitchen view 2 Kitchen view 3 Master bedroom Queen 2nd Bedroom 2nd Bedroom Sunrise Full Moon Lisa, Gareth & Fiona with Rupert in front - Christmas 2010
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Member since

2013

Unavailable for exchange at the moment
Exchange dates Duration
July 01, 2019 - September 30, 2019

We are very flexible for anytime between early July to end of September anytime in the next 5 years. We specifically want to come up to the northern hemisphere during the late summer/early fall timeframe.

2 weeks

Visit New Zealand!

'World Famous in New Zealand' is a local saying down under! Our lovely home is located about 20kms from downtown Auckland in the beautiful little town of Browns Bay with fabulous beaches within minutes. There is so much to see and do here - from bungy jumping, trekking, and all manner of water sports! Come to New Zealand and experience paradise! Our home has spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf from all the bedrooms and the lounge area.

We have a 2-bedroom holiday home that is in the lower level of our home (see pics). It has a separate entrance with it's own kitchen and bathroom. The garden contains a hot tub and grill with picnic table.

My husband is a computer programmer and I run our holiday home and take care of the kids. We both work from home and enjoy the NZ laid back lifestyle.

Cheers!

Lisa & Rupert

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Rupert is a computer programmer and works from home.
  • Lisa manages the holiday home and works from home.

Our Home

  • House Type: Holiday home
  • Floor: 1st floor 75m2 apartment
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment

Outdoor

  • Garden

Our Destination Wish List

  • Montana, USA
  • Japan

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: AKL - 38kms

  • golfing Lake Pupuke Golf Club (7.0 km)
  • boating Torbay Sailing Club (3.8 km)
  • sea All types of water sports! (5.8 km)
  • beach Fabulous Beaches everywhere (5.2 km)
  • forest Awaruku Bush Reserve (4.1 km)

We live within 5 minutes of 3 spectacular beaches - Browns Bay beach offers cafes across from the beach; Waike beach is lovely and a bit secluded; Long Bay beach is a reserve in the town of Torbay with a mile long sandy beach with fabulous views and warm sand. This reserve is very quiet most of the year and occasionally orca, rays and seals can be seen from the beach.

Browns Bay is our closest town and is within walking distance (3kms). There are lots of shops and cafes, bars, etc. There is a great children's playground right on the beach and a local ice cream shop that makes it's own ice cream!

We also have a shopping mall with movie theatres, cafe, shops, restaurants, etc. about 3ms west of our home. There are lots of buses available all day to go to the mall, Browns Bay, Long Bay Reserve/Torbay and downtown Auckland. There is also a reserve walks that boast waterfalls within walking distance of our home.

There are also vineyards with wine tasting within an hour's drive or a ferry to Waiheke Island in the gulf.

Buses are available all the way to the airport and back - it's the least expensive way to get here at around $20 one way.

Occupation

  • Rupert is a computer programmer and works from home.
  • Lisa manages the holiday home and works from home.

Children

  • Boy - Age: 22
  • Girl - Age: 20

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

Our family loves to play card & board games as a family every night after dinner. The kids love to play games on the computer. We all read a lot and our house is filled with books.

I (Lisa) operate a holiday home in the lower level of our home and really enjoy meeting people who are holidaying in New Zealand. I love to offer suggestions as to things to do and places to see in Auckland and all of New Zealand.

Rupert also works from home as a computer programmer.

Lifestyle

We are very clean and tidy people who enjoy museums, palaces, churches and historical places to visit.

Lisa operates a holiday home so is very particular about cleanliness. I love to bake and we make fresh bread almost every day.

We are very proud to be geeks!

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