Woodside Bay Estate comprises 12 acres of private Waiheke parkland. It commands a magnificent view over Destiny Bay vineyard, and across the water of the Tamaki Strait to the Coromandel, as well as a more intimate, north facing view to Whakanewha Bay and Regional Park. This holiday house is perfectly positioned in the landscape, is spacious and tranquil, making the most of the surrounding natural beauty. A designer home, it is furnished to a high standard.
The main house features a large, sun-filled, main room with 270 degree views, a designer kitchen and scullery, a central dining area which seats at least 10, a living area with television and fireplace and a huge corner window seat. There is also a “snug” living room for watching TV or having some quiet time. Downstairs you will find the very private master bedroom, opening onto the lawn and native bush beyond. The bedroom has an en suite with a two person bath, overlooking the garden and two walk in wardrobes.
There are dining courtyards on both sides of the main house: the formal limestone-paved court with open fire, which can also be used for cooking and a more casual pebbled court with gas barbecue. Both these outdoor areas and the living rooms have speakers which will play music from your own i-Pod through the sound system.
Bedrooms two and three – the Green Room and the Blue Room are each self contained with their own en suite bathrooms. They too have breath taking views past a mature Kahikatea tree, over the garden, the native bush, the vineyard, to the long view of the water and sky beyond. The Blue Room has a king size bed and the Green Room can be either a super king or two twin beds.
The Estate was designed for relaxation. The peace and privacy give a real sense of “getting away from it all” although the shops, restaurants and vineyards are only 10 or 15 minutes drive away. Relax in a hammock and read a book, stroll through the olive grove, go for a morning walk in the regional park or take the track through the bush, past the huge kauri trees down to Woodside Bay for a swim.
The house is also a delight for long lazy lunches, or dinners under the stars with good friends and family. The kitchen is well appointed and very sociable, opening up onto the dining court. A visit to the wonderful Destiny Bay winery may be arranged for guests, though this is not normally open to the public.
This is a home where you can really make the most of every moment of your holiday. Totally relax. entertain, be active or inactive, stay home, or go and try all the wonderful wine and food that Waiheke offers. The sunrise and the sunset are magnificent from this stunning property.