Seaside Heritage Villa, Napier

New Zealand - Hawkes Bay - Napier

Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Our villa built in 1878
Our villa built in 1878
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,The seaward side of the house with deck
The seaward side of the house with deck
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Grey-roofed house (centre) with Hawkes Bay beyond
Grey-roofed house (centre) with Hawkes Bay beyond
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,The front courtyard and front door (left)
The front courtyard and front door (left)
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,The front courtyard and driveway
The front courtyard and driveway
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Looking down on our courtyard from above
Looking down on our courtyard from above
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,View to our garden
View to our garden
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Hallway and stairs
Hallway and stairs
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Sunny living room
Sunny living room
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Dining room
Dining room
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Dining room with fireplace
Dining room with fireplace
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Dining room and doors to scullery
Dining room and doors to scullery
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Kitchen open plan with dining room
Kitchen open plan with dining room
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Sunny kitchen with sea view and doors to deck
Sunny kitchen with sea view and doors to deck
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,View from the deck
View from the deck
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier, Guest bedroom (Queen)
Guest bedroom (Queen)
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Super-king bedroom
Super-king bedroom
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,Upstairs bathroom
Upstairs bathroom
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Napier,
  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms1

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Hospitality Exchange Offered

Hospitality Exchange Wanted

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is not offered

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We are looking for a home exchange in ...

May 1, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021 France | Marseille, France | Grenoble, France
Open to all dates New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand | Nelson, New Zealand
Jul 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 Australia | Sydney NSW, Australia | Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Open to all dates Open to all destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

MEMBERS SINCE 2007

Tempt us with an offer!! Especially if it''s for a 6 month exchange in France! Or come visit our 1870's heritage home in sunny Napier Hawkes Bay. From here, it is a 5 minute walk to the centre of our stunning architecturally-significant town, set in New Zealand's Hawkes Bay region with its wineries and beautiful coastal scenery. Our 2-storey villa overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the cultural centre of New Zealand's Art Deco capital, Napier (an easy one-hour flight from Auckland).

The layout of our house is best discovered through the photos attached. It is tastefully furnished with a mix of antiques and contemporary furniture and the walls are hung with (mostly) NZ art. We have a productive vegetable garden which we'd love you to enjoy during your stay.

We prefer no more than 2 couples or 4 family members for exchange (excluding children, sorry). Beds include 1 x super-king bed and 1 x queen bed.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Furnished with Antiques
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

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

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Urban
  • Waterfront
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We are walking distance to coastal walks, seaside hot spa/pool complex, numerous cafes, a 180 kilometre network of off-road coastal and wetland walkways (cycling or walking), a Saturday farmers' market (Napier) and heritage architecture guided walks. A favourite with visitors is the art deco earthquake memorial week-end held each year in the third week-end of February. [Napier was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931]. The town turns into a popular street party with locals and visitors dressing in art deco style. A short drive from our home takes you to the historic port of Ahuriri, where you can wander around galleries and cafes, or if feeling more strenuous, walk the Ahuriri wetland walk, enjoying local seabirds along the way. A 25 minute drive takes you to celebrated Havelock North Village, a mecca for shoppers and those looking for a quiet coffee or a movie at the boutique cinema, Cinema Gold.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Public Swimming Pool

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Corner Shop

Attractions

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

Hawkes Bay is noted as one of the food bowls of New Zealand (check out the 2 Farmers' Markets) and is one of the largest grape-growing areas in the country. Many of the local vineywards have winery cafes/restaurants or cellar doors where one can buy and taste the wine. Each year we visit a new and different vineyard for our wedding anniversary and we can't decide on our favourite, although Clearview estate is a winner for informal lunches. As keen golfers and members of the Maraenui Golf Course, we can recommend one of the beautiful golf courses in the Hawkes Bay. Two boutique cinemas (Cinema Gold in Havelock North and the Globe in Ahuriri) provide an interesting selection of Arthouse movies. If bird watching is your thing, we can recommend a visit to the Cape Kidnapper's Gannet Colony or a walk around the estuary walk at Ahuriri. Being health foodies, we are proud to boast one of the largest organic shops in the country - Chantals - only 5 minutes walk from our home.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Mister Dee's, Tennyson Street, Napier
  • Trattoria alla Toscana, Emerson Street, Napier
  • Indigo Restaurant, Hastings Street (Indian), Napier

Cafés & bars

  • Emporium Cafe/bar, (waterfront), Napier
  • Shed 2, West Quay (waterfront), Ahuriri
  • Milk & Honey, Hardinge Street, Ahuriri

Special places to shop

  • Chantals Organics (Hastings Street), Napier
  • Havelock North Village (20 minutes drive)
  • Napier (Sat) or Hastings (Sun) Farmers' Markets

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Hawkes Bay MTG (Museum, Theatre, Gallery)
  • CAN (Creative Arts Napier)
  • Ahuriri Historic Port & Marina

Walks or jogging paths

  • Napier waterfront Walkway/Cycleway (180kms)
  • Te Mata Peak walk, Havelock North
  • Ahuriri estuary walk, Ahuriri

Health or fitness clubs

  • Ocean Spa (Gym, hot pools, swimming pool)
  • The Works, Pilates Centre, Havelock North

Interesting day trips

  • The Mission, Craggy Range, Clearview, Elephant Hill, Black Barn: Wineries
  • Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony
  • Lake Tutira walk & Boundary Stream bush walk

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We are currently planning a winter escape to Australia in July/August 2020 and a European trip in the northern spring 2021. The Australian trip will be a road trip from Brisbane to Sydney and we already have some great exchanges lined up. Otherwise we continue to be interested in exchanges in New Zealand for 2019 - 2020 (either sim or non-sim up to 14 days). We also like surprise requests anywhere and we enjoy providing short hospitality stays. Sadly, we are no longer able to exchange the car (unless it is a simultaneous exchange in Australia, say) as we have become a one-car family. We have 2 bicycles available for your use. We are attracted to heritage homes and villages or coastal locations in particular.
We count it a privilege to be welcomed into someone else's home and would treat your place as we do our own, with utmost care!
Please check our exchange preferences below:

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange Offered
  • Hospitality Exchange Wanted

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