WELLINGTON, Kapiti Coast, Semi Rural and Sea

New Zealand - WELLINGTON - RD 1 WAIKANAE

Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,NORTH FACING WINDOWS AND DOORS
NORTH FACING WINDOWS AND DOORS
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,GARAGE AND FRONT ENTRANCE
GARAGE AND FRONT ENTRANCE
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,ENTRANCE
ENTRANCE
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,KITCHEN FROM LOUNGE
KITCHEN FROM LOUNGE
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,KITCHEN TO OUR DOOR DINING
KITCHEN TO OUR DOOR DINING
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,LARDER TO LAUNDRY
LARDER TO LAUNDRY
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,DINING TO KITCHEN
DINING TO KITCHEN
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,DINING ROOM TO OUTDOOR DINING
DINING ROOM TO OUTDOOR DINING
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,MAIN BEDROOM
MAIN BEDROOM
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,SINGLE BEDROOM
SINGLE BEDROOM
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,KAPITI ISLAND AT DUSK
KAPITI ISLAND AT DUSK
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,LOOKING NORTH AND DOWN ON THE KAPITI COAST
LOOKING NORTH AND DOWN ON THE KAPITI COAST
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,WELLINGTON BY DAY
WELLINGTON BY DAY
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,WELLINGTON CITY BY NIGHT
WELLINGTON CITY BY NIGHT
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,A TRIP UP ON THE CABLE CAR ABOVE THE CITY
A TRIP UP ON THE CABLE CAR ABOVE THE CITY
Home exchange,New Zealand,RD 1 WAIKANAE,NZ  NATIVE BUSH IS BEAUTIFUL
NZ NATIVE BUSH IS BEAUTIFUL
  • Sleeping capacity5
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Sabbatical Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

View moreView less

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates Europe | France | Italy
Open to all dates Australia | Spain | New Zealand
Open to all dates Scandinavia | Prague, Czech Republic | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Open to all dates Japan
Open to all dates Open to all destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

MEMBERS SINCE 2012
Our wish list is long and we're open and flexible so do make suggestions.. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US REGARDING ANY POSSIBILITIES. We are a retired couple planning to travel to Europe/England/New York and any other exotic place each year. Our home is on 5 acres on the Kapiti Coast 65k [1 hour] north of Wellington city. We have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, library, lounge, separate dining, kitchen, larder & laundry. The house faces north west, is glass fronted with clerestory windows, captures all day sun with views of lake and farmland to the north. Sliding doors open to patios from all rooms. The sun warms the house through the year, underfloor heating throughout during winter with gas fire in lounge for supplementary heating.

Type

House - single floor/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Access for the disabled
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Security / Doorman
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Rural
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our neighbourhood is a hamlet of around 50 houses on lifestyle blocks in a natural wetlands area. A variety of bird life are attracted here. There are walkways, cycle paths, and streams to explore. We are a 5 minute walk to the beautiful under populated Peka Peka Beach which stretches as far north and south as the eye can see with views to Kapiti Island You'll find a garden centre/café at end of Peka Peka Road where a variety of jazz musicians play on summer/Sundays. An email link keeps neighbours connected creating a lovely sense of local community i.e. annual BBQ, plant exchange, fresh organic eggs etc. Drive 15 mins north to Otaki and the Ruth Pretty Cooking School, Outlet shopping, cafe's, restaurants. Drive 10 mins south to Waikanae, supermarkets, boutique cinema, specialty butcher, medical centre, pharmacy, galleries, outdoor pool, river walks, cafe's, restaurants, Saturday morning market + more. Drive 20 minutes south to Paraparaumu with shopping mall, library, swimming complex, supermarket, medical + more.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Train Station
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

The Kapiti Coast has many beautiful safe beaches that stretch for miles in the shelter of Kapiti Island a bird sanctuary and a must to visit. Let us know your personal interests + we will do our best to help you coordinate an itinerary. We have a comprehensive folder of information available on your arrival. To name a few: Cafe's and Restaurants are plentiful in every region offering excellent world class cuisine. There are numerous top class museums and galleries in the Wellington area. The Tararua and Orongorongo ranges provide wonderful walking and tramping opportunities. A vehicular ferry from Wellington connects with the South Island for a day trip or longer. Flights from Kapiti connect in 1 hour or less with Auckland, Nelson + Picton. Wellington airport is both regional and international. Many wineries and olive groves attaining International Awards are as near as Kapiti, Wairarapa or Marlborough. Mt Ruapehu + Mt Taranaki ski fields 4 hours drive north from here.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Quarter Acre, Manukau
  • Maison 8, Waikanae
  • Front Room / Long Beach / Waimea cafes

Cafés & bars

  • River Cottage Otaki
  • Relish Cafe Waikanae
  • Ambience Paraparaumu + Raumati Social Club

Special places to shop

  • Wellington City
  • Queensgate shopping mall, Lower Hutt
  • Otaki Outlet stores, Otaki

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Te Papa Museum, Wellington
  • Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
  • Wellington City Art Gallery

Walks or jogging paths

  • Kapiti Coast Cycle paths and Walkways
  • Waikanae river walks
  • Tararua Forest Park, Rimutaka Forest Park

Health or fitness clubs

  • City Fitness Coastlands
  • Configure Express Parparaumu
  • Curves Fitness & Weightloss Centre for women

Interesting day trips

  • Wellington City, Interislander Ferry
  • Kapiti Island Tours
  • Wairarapa wineries olive groves & typical small rural towns

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We wish you a lovely relaxing and enriching stay here in this peaceful environment and our beautiful city and just ask that you leave our home as you find it, as we will leave yours. Feel free to help yourself to supplies including vegetable garden and fruit trees. We prefer that you don't wear outdoor shoes inside. We have enjoyed many wonderful exchanges so far, arrangements falling in to place easily with genuinely lovely people.

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz
http://www.wellingtonnz.com/discover/things-to-do/events/
https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/Attractions-g255115-Activities-Wellington_Greater_Wellington_North_Island.html
http://rnzb.org.nz
http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/venue/st-james-theatre-wellington
http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/venue/the-opera-house-wellington
http://www.shorelinecinema.co.nz
http://www.penthousecinema.co.nz
http://www.doc.govt.nz/kapitivisit

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
  • Sabbatical Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered

Leader in home exchange since 1953

Over 64 years of home exchange experience

A worldwide network of home exchangers with local support

Local representatives around the world to assist you

Home Swapping in 5 Easy Steps

Travel, save and feel at home around the world!

please wait...