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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3.3 8.15 acres
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 79776
Region: Far North

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Last Updated: December 17, 2017

WAIMATE NORTH is in the popular Bay of Islands region, near KERIKERI and PAIHIA

We have 3.3 fully landscaped hectares with two olive groves of 150 trees and four large ponds with waterlillies in flower and ducks and swamp birds.

Lots of birds and rabbits (all accepted and welcome) Two beautiful white swans and a goose called Eric.

An orchard of twenty trees includes avocados of four varieties.

Area of mown lawns/groves is 2.2 hectares mown weekly by Graham with a powerful machine. All very neat and peaceful. 200m of handmade rock walls. 200 metres of gravelled driveway and 200 metres of concrete driveway. Two electric self-opening gates. One lovely dog called Gemma.

Rural: rich volcanic soil.

313 sm modern two story four bed house. PLUS a new self contained, fully equipped UNIT for use of helpers/guests. (In New Zealand a UNIT is also called a FLAT or a small apartment. This 36 sm UNIT is fully independent and is equipped for comfort: the kitchen is brand new with electric cooktop and microwave oven. Fridge in unit, freezer space available. Fridge in unit, freezer space available.

There is a queen sofa bed in this UNIT plus a king single bed in a separate room within the UNIT. Hot shower. WC. Easy park alongside UNIT.

Please help Graham prune trees with pole chainsaw and tidy up. Odd jobs about the property as Graham broke his back and can only work from his quad bike. Help with a small, rich vegetable garden, planting for Spring/Summer. Noelle might like some help with housekeeping (eg clean windows with a window vacuum)and also with small gardening tasks in her gardens near the house. No more than about three hours a day (approximately)

HELPERS/GUESTS WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORT AND FOOD : the all-electric kitchen has every facility.

Tea and coffee and basic seasonings supplied. Bedding and towels supplied. Share laundry available, top loading.

This is an excellent handy location for day trips to the North (Doubtless Bay, Ninety Mile Beach,Cape Reinga): West (Hokianga Harbour and giant Kauri tree): East to Paihia, (boat trips, islands and historic Russell.)

We are 16kms to Kerikeri CBD (main shopping village) : 10 kms to Kerikeri Airport: 18km to Paihia (beach and ferries)

Ask to stay EXTRA DAYS FREE, we will enjoy seeing you enjoy your visit.

Graham is a retired Bay of Islands cruise boat skipper, Noelle is a retired receptionist and Hydrographic Office cartographer.

All our guests are NON-smokers.

The white swan's names are Prince and Princess. Princess is sitting on five eggs due to hatch end of November .......

Noelle and Graham are sixth generation New Zealanders. Graham writes and publishes non-fiction books. My website details are available on request.

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