Waterfront Serenity at Orua Bay
Idyllic waterfront holiday lifestyle with character-filled homestead plus separate title on approx. 9 acres - two properties on the market together for the first time in nearly 50 years and they won't last long!
Stunning, uninterrupted water views with high tide wrapping the front boundary creates the magical essence of this historic homestead, 'Jesmond Dene' - a popular guest house of yesteryear and now a much-loved 5-bedroom family home. Be captivated by the mesmerizing views from Orua Bay out across the Manukau Harbour and embrace a boating lifestyle. You'll always be able to launch from your driveway for an easy trip across to the Waitakeres and Auckland City. It's even possible to fish from the front lawn at high tide.
While the front of the property only has tidal access, a road through the adjoining Gap Road property ensures vehicle access at all times. Promising a sun-kissed, barefoot lifestyle of swimming, boating and bush and beach walks, the two properties blend perfectly together offering everything desired in a beach paradise escape from hectic city life - absolute beachfront, tranquility, coastal town charm and nearly 9 acres of bush on a scenic headland.
With the spectacular clifftop setting offering panoramic views, the approx. 9 acres (3.5945ha) at 5A Gap Rd extends from flat roadside frontage. The key feature is the spacious 18x10m high stud shed with a mezzanine floor and lean-to with the bonus of being able to drive the boat straight through using the convenient roller doors at both ends of the shed. Solidly built, this shed has the space for all your toys plus could easily serve as temporary accommodation while building your dream home in a grandstand position at the top of the property.
'Jesmond Dene' makes the most of the northerly aspect with a sun-soaked patio, easy-care gardens and a tidy lawn extending down to the pohutukawa at the sea wall. Relax with friends and family in the light-filled informal lounge listening to the sound of the ocean with huge windows framing the picturesque views.
Full of personality and encapsulating classic coastal character, this roomy home is low-maintenance living at its best. With a spacious kitchen and second lounge with fireplace, the ground level extends back past a double bedroom with access to the patio and beyond to a functional utility wing with office, laundry, bathroom and a covered entertaining area at the back of the house. At basement level a large games room provides a social winter retreat.
Upstairs feels inspired by "Green Gables", with two adorable loft-style bedrooms and three more bedrooms plus a full bathroom. Split levels and gabled windows add to the charm of this 1885 historic home, an established part of the Orua Bay community, which includes a local school, general store and regular local markets.
Two properties, one magical beachfront lifestyle. Whether you intend a quiet family retreat, a lively focal point for holiday gatherings or development on the 9 acres, this unique property duo really needs at least an hour set aside to view.
A sought-after rarity this close to Auckland City and bursting with potential and the opportunity to add value, these properties will be snapped up quickly - make an appointment to view today.