This six bedroom three bathroom home (including "Granny flat") is situated on over five and a half acres(2.28Ha) of Whitford's northern slopes with wide views across native bush, grazed pasture and out to Beachlands, Waiheke and the Hauraki Gulf. The property is a mix of mature native and exotic bush and paddocks for the sheep. It is private and peaceful with the added security of electric entry gates. There are three bedrooms two lounges and family bathroom, with separate toilet, downstairs and the master suite upstairs with a beautiful bathroom and access out on to its own covered and tiled deck with glorious views. The addition of a two bedroom self contained granny flat gives the owners great flexibility. The kitchen is modern and well organized, includes a butler's pantry and has the view that is shared with the large lounge, dining and family areas. Winter warmth is supplied by the gas fireplace in the lounge and summer cooling via the heat pump and the fully opening sliders out on to the wide tiled deck which includes a spa and barbecue area. The recent addition of a dual HRV system gives fresh dry airflow throughout the home. There is a double garage with internal entry and rear vehicle door plus an additional double garage and a garden shed. Tuis abound in the Flame trees and native bush and frolic in the bird bath. Other native residents include Kereru and New Zealand Falcon along with the Kingfishers and Pheasants. This delightful property is a great home for entertainers' and home bodies alike and is situated on the Howick side of Whitford Village and therefore very close to Howick and Botany town centre's. The excellent school zoning is for Botany Downs Secondary College, Howick College, Somerville Intermediate and Shelly Park Primary. Whitford is just 35 minutes (non rush hour) from Auckland City Centre and the Auckland International Airport. There is also an excellent week day ferry service to the CBD from Pine Harbour and Half Moon Bay as well as services to Waiheke and Rakino islands. The wider Whitford area is a well known and sought after location. Recreational opportunities abound with white sand beaches and beach reserves along the scenic Pohutukawa Coast while access to the Hauraki Gulf for sailing, fishing and boating is literally on your door step with the excellent facilities at Pine Harbour and Half Moon Bay marinas. Golf and restaurant facilities can be enjoyed at both the Formosa International Golf course and the local Whitford Park Golf Club and you can also enjoy numerous recreational trails for pedestrian and equine traffic along the waterfront. Additional equestrian facilities are available at the nearby Whitford Pony Club.