I was expecting an older home with all the problems that are associated but this home has been completely renovated with relatively new carpets throughout, three large screen televisions plus one in the workout area.
All in all, I complement Chris on a home exchange of superior quality and thank him immensely for allowing us to enjoy his piece of Paradise.
Also, the large swimming pool appears to be maintained impeccably along with the gardens. Again, since it’s winter we were unable to use.
It also features many areas to sit outside including a barbecue which also we didn’t have an opportunity to use.
As Chris states it is like a tropical paradise in the middle of Auckland.
The location is fantastic and a short 10 -15-minute drive to downtown Auckland.
Your view is of a huge park and what may be a soccer field.
We enjoyed lovely fresh quality smoked salmon and bagels.
There are some great walks to be had around the Hobson Bay area just a few minutes walk from the front door of this home exchange.
A must see is the Auckland museum, approximately 8 to 10 minutes away by car. The kids will love it.
During our stay we took a short jaunt to the West Coast of Auckland which features that Mriwai and Bechell Beachs, a Surfers Paradise.
The scenery along the way with its rolling hills, black Agnes Cows and thousands of sheep was truly memorable.