Kereru retreat on 2441 m2 Waihi Beach area
<b> Eco-friendly, never been sprayed; development potential<b>
A private sanctuary so close to Waihi Beach...a rare opportunity for lovers of birds, native trees and privacy.
Only a few minutes drive from the rolling surf at Waihi Beach this serene, private property lies some 51 km NW of Tauranga in the friendly harbourside settlement of Athenree in the Bay of Plenty, approximately midway between Katikati and Waihi.
Currently in one title, the 2441 m2 is zoned residential and has potential for further development (subject to Resource Consent).
As you enter this hidden sanctuary, a leafy driveway splits into two - on the lower level, nestled in a treed sanctuary, are walkways and picnic spots; native trees abound and include Puriri (attracting Kereru or wood pigeon), Rimu and Pohutukawa. At different times of the year, Hibiscus and Magnolia shrubs provide a beautiful spectacle. An Acacia tree attracts Monarch butterfly. There are grassy areas where you could park a motor-home.
On the higher grounds lies the immaculate family home with 3 bedrooms plus studio and the living faces north; all bedrooms open out with ranch sliders to the generous courtyard where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun.
Between the double garage and the house is a generous room approx 5m x 3.2 m with own vanity, toilet and running water; this room, with its own access is ideal as a teenage retreat, healing room/art studio, music room or work from home situation. The family home has gas hot water, so convenient if this home is going to be a weekend escape! The main living has a cosy Kent-style solid fuel heater. High, sloping ceilings in the kitchen/living area give a wonderful feeling of space.
Adjacent to the house, a north-facing, level garden area sets you on a voyage of discovery where you will come across pear, varieties of plum, old-fashioned apple trees (Monty`s Surprise, a crisp apple great for eating and cooking...imagine the smell of that apple pie perfect for taking on your picnic to the beach), citrus, grapes & vegie garden enjoying all day sun. On this level, a flowering Cherry tree is a magnet for Tui.
What will you do? Work from home & love the prop as is... add a second dwelling (subject to building consent), maybe a tiny house amongst the trees for family or clear and contour the land for further development?
There is an active gardening club in the Waihi Beach/Athenree area so you might even want this property as a weekend retreat and get someone else to do the gardening.
The current house occupies a house site that would have magnificent views to Pio Shores and beyond if the trees on the lower level were removed or pruned. The harbour views shown are from a drone.
The local hot pools (open to the public for a small fee) are only 5 mins away at the Athenree Hot Springs and Holiday Park. Waihi Beach is accessible across the estuary (just about 200 m down the road) - walk, kayak or boogie board across the tide or a 5-10 min drive. Fantastic fish `n` chips at Wilson Rd, Waihi Beach and delicious ham from the local butcher.
Start your journey here...! Ph Renée now on +64274768768 to view.