With the sea at the foot of the garden and bordering Waiheke's first established vineyard, this 1950's original encapsulates an essence of Waiheke's heritage. In ownership by the Goldwater family for 28 years it has been home to their winemakers and sits adjacent to the Goldwater Estate Vineyard (now Goldie Estate).
The slightly elevated weatherboard house in excellent condition not only captures hypnotic views directly into the bay but also the seasonal changes of mature vineyard. An authentic 1950's home complete with original features and native timber flooring that has been maintained with care and attention, modern essentials such as underfloor and ceiling insulation added for comfortable living. A spacious light-filled home with generous farmhouse style kitchen/dining room with original wood burning oven, separate lounge with ambient fireplace and two bedrooms. Practical space is well covered with under-house garaging and farmhouse sized utility room. The views and location are inspirational, the house currently sitting slightly elevated on the 1945 sq m (more or less) site of such potential.
A waterfront site of this size and such easy contour is a rarity and future development will now be in the hands of the new owners. Shelly Beach Road is a genteel no exit road and the bay is picturesque, sheltered and quiet. The kayaks and small boats that line the foreshore are testament to the sheltered conditions and hours of enjoyment spent out on the water. For locals this a well-kept secret for enjoying peaceful swimming and picnics. It will only take you a minute to reach the beach, towel in hand via a very gentle path at the foot of the lawn.
It's hard to define how heritage linked so closely to the sea evokes such a powerful reaction, but it truly does. Presented to market for sale by auction on the 5th June. (unless sold prior). CV $1.34m.
DISCLAIMER. Shelly Beach is depicted in the photography and while you access the beach directly from the property the beach is not within the property.