A lot of people claim their beachfront property location is the best in the country but in truth there are not that many like this. This property sits right on the beach and it's not squillionaires row like some of those "black dress at 6 for cocktails" beaches an hour or so out of Auckland.
There's a bit of an adventure to get to this property and it is the quintessential Kiwi bach, but a rather nice one at that. Two and half hours drive from Auckland - an hour and half down from the Bay of Islands.
Ohawini Bay is at the entrance to Whangaruru Harbour . You access the property by driving off the end of the boat ramp at the northern end of Oakura and drive around two bays on the beach - safely in your own car. The beach is white sand and well protected from the ocean swells. Perfect for family swimming and even launching the boat in front of the house is simple - you might need to buy a Massey Ferguson!
The house, built in in the early 2000s, is built to withstand all that mother nature can throw at it - palliside weather boards, zincalume roof, aluminium joinery. The living is all open plan, kitchen, lounge and dining all opening on to wrap around decks for great indoor outdoor flow. Three bedrooms, the master having its own en-suite complete the package. The 1572 sq m section allows tents over the summer and the land has riparian rights.
Once ensconced a whole world of activity opens up to you, if you want it - fishing, diving - snapper, tuatuas, mussels, scallops, oysters and crayfish - all water sports. boating, kayaking, great safe swimming or you can just chill out and look at one of the most wonderful sea views imaginable and still keep an eye on the kids. Soak up in the spa pool, fire up the barbie and enjoy. There's even a fish 'n chip shop 5 minutes away for that well deserved night off.
The owners have had many enjoyable summers here but feel it is time to move on and let some other lucky family enjoy all that this fabulous beachfront property and location offers.