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Stunning 3 Acre Parklike Property Near Ocean Beach

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Front of Main House with Native Fern Trees "Pungas"

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Last updated: 01/11/2011

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Kumeu chateau / country house description

This breathtaking, elegant, parklike 4 bedroom property with a 2 bedroom cottage in the Auckland wine country of Kumeu, is just 22 minutes from downtown Auckland and 10 minutes from 60 Km long, black sand Muriwai Beach and gannet colony. The main house with 4 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms can be rented with or without the 2 bedroom 1 bathroom cottage. The main house and the cottage are both elegantly decorated and each has a large fully equiped kitchen with every amenity and appliance you can imagine. The bedrooms are all elegantly decorated and there is New Zealand contemporary and traditional artwork throughout. All the bed linen is 800 coount pure cotton and all the duvets and pillows are down. The house and cottage are set amongst native New Zealand trees and well manicured gardens and lawns with a fig and apple orchard and organic vegetable and herb garden on the property. Also there is a lovely gazebo and a sauna that is over the goldfish pond in the front garden with a waterfall. The property is very private and quiet but with lovely bird life. Kumeu is a very fashionable area full of wineries, elegant restaurants and cafes and a lot of horseriding activities. There are plenty of hiking, biking, mountain biking,ballooning and trail walking activities in the surrounding area. For golf lovers, you have found your dream. Minutes away is the Huapai Golf Club and the Muriwai Beach golf course which is actually fronting onto the beach. You will not be disappointed.

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Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage
              • Linens Provided:

                All bed linen is 800 count pure cotton and all the towels are white high pile pure cotton...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Sauna
                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  NZD490
                  NZD3,000 NZD8,900
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Cleaning Fee on the Main House of NZ$350.00

                  Payment by Wire Transfer or through Paypal or for New Zealanders payment can be made by check


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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Beach

                  There is a lot of equestrian centers, wineries, hiking and biking tracks, surf beaches, a gannet colony, an annual classic car show, the Riverhead Tavern which is the oldest in New Zealand and has a ferry to down town Auckland. A great area to bring children or teenages to learn to ride horses.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: This property is owned by Anne and Patricia Barlow who inherited it from their mother Margaret Barlow who had been a registered nurse on the NZ Red Cross vessel 'Manganui' during World War 11. Anne and Patricia grew up in the Waikato where their father Edwin Barlow was a thoroughbread racehorse breader and twice bread horses that became yearly top two year olds in New Zealand racing. Their grand father Robert Barlow had owned and bread a race hourse called 'Depredation' which won the Auckland Cup, the Wellington Cup and the Caufield Cup in 1917. Anne and Patricia's uncle Leslie Barlow had respresented New Zealand as an Olympic cyclist and had played representative rugby for Taranaki. Both Anne and Patricia are keen gardners, skiers, cyclists and tennis players. Anne is a fashion designer and dressmaker in Auckland and Patricia is an aviation plaintiff's attorney in San Francisco.

                  Why the Owner Chose Kumeu:
                  Beacause it is beautiful, hlarge, has great cgardens and lawsm native birds and trees all around. ALso it is very quiet, near Muriwai surf beach which is great for swimming and surfing and fishing. ALso gear horse back riding centers all around.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  Just being at the property is lovely as there are so many beautiful trees, the garden is beautiful and in the summer the fig trees and apple trees are laiden with fruit and native birds such as the tui are flying around and flocks of parrots have migrated to the area from Australia. Also there is a beautiful vegetable and herb garden along with all the lovely flower beds.


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                  Speaks: english, English

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                  Photos

                  • Front of Main House with Native Fern Trees "Pungas"

                    Front of Main House with Native Fern Trees "Pungas"

                  • Garden

                    Garden

                  • King Sized Bedroom with Desk Overlooking Garden

                    King Sized Bedroom with Desk Overlooking Garden

                  • Kingsized Bed -Bedroom Main House looking onto the garden

                    Kingsized Bed -Bedroom Main House looking onto the garden

                  • Sauna and Goldfish Pond

                    Sauna and Goldfish Pond

                  • Kitchen in the 2 storey cottage

                    Kitchen in the 2 storey cottage

                  • Orchard

                    Orchard

                  • The Front on the Main House and Garage

                    The Front on the Main House and Garage

                  • Front Lawn

                    Front Lawn

                  • Entrance to property along a long driveway with trees -very private

                    Entrance to property along a long driveway with trees -very private

                  • Dining Room Main House

                    Dining Room Main House

                  • Gazebo

                    Gazebo

                  • Goldfish Pond

                    Goldfish Pond

                  • Beautiful Muriwai Surf beach and Gannet Colony-10 minutes from the property

                    Beautiful Muriwai Surf beach and Gannet Colony-10 minutes from the property

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, October 25, 2014

                  NZD490 per night (NZD)
                  5

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 11

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english, English
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/11/2011
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                  (415) 977 1107 (California, USA)
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