Bay of Islands Luxury Real Estate: Just SOLD

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Thank you for your interest, these two stunning coastal properties have now SOLD.

The Bay of Islands region is proving popular with property buyers.  If you are interested in the property market, register to receive the latest news from Luxury Real Estate New Zealand.  Call me on 0212 444 888 or email charlie@luxuryrealestate.co.nz.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Coastal and Waterfront Specialist

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Bay of Islands: From the ocean to the trails

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coastal classic 7 2.jpegAfter the success of the walking weekend, the focus turns back to the water next weekend for the annual Coastal Classic Yacht Race.  The race from Auckland to the Bay of Islands has been a popular Labour weekend event since its inception in 1982.  It’s always great to see Russell’s harbour a picture of boats and the skippers and sailors who have crossed the finish line. To all entrants – have a fabulous race and we look forward to seeing you in Russell!

This year, a heads-up to the land-based support crew of family and friends is to pack your mountain bikes.
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Sunday marked the opening of the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park (pic above).  What a momentous achievement for Tiffany and Robin Holland who have given their all to this project. The facility looks amazing.  It is evident that the generosity, hard work and united vision of everyone involved has delivered an outstanding result.
The mountain bike park is on track to be a leading attraction in the Bay of Islands.  It will provide a healthily activity for everyone to enjoy and significant benefits to the region. Find out all about it and become an ambassador now at Waitangi Mountain Bike Park.

If you are planning a visit to the Bay of Island next weekend, I would recommend booking accommodation and restaurants to meet your travel plans.  If you like the sound of music in the vines, don’t miss the Cellar Door Session at Kanui Road Vineyard on Saturday.

If you are interested in property, make an appointment now.  The property market is very active.  Call me on 0212 444 888.  I look forward to showing you a selection of the finest property offered for sale in the Bay of Islands.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Coastal and Waterfront Specialist
Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

 

 

 

SOLD: Luxury Real Estate Russell

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Thank you for your interest, this property in Russell has now SOLD.

There is strong interest in property for sale in the Bay of Islands region at present.  To keep informed of the latest listings, contact me on 0212 444 888 or charlie@luxuryrealestate.co.nz.

If you are interested in property for sale in the Bay of Islands region, register to receive the latest property news from Luxury Real Estate New Zealand.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Coastal and Waterfront Specialist

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Luxury Real Estate: Property for sale, Bay of Islands

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  • Privacy on the waterfront with two-way water views
  • Stunning coastal home, stylish interiors, pool and entertaining area
  • Set on two titles totalling approximately 1,737m2
  • Ancient kauri floors and curved ceilings
  • Overlooking Doves Bay and Opito Bay, track to the water’s edge
  • Just moments from Kerikeri Cruising Club, marina, boat ramp

View further information.  With such a winning combination of qualities, this stunning waterfront sanctuary will have broad appeal.  Call me now to view, on 0212 444 888.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Coastal and Waterfront Specialist
Luxury Real Estate New Zealand (Licensed REAA 2008)

 

The Bay of Islands – Sky high views

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New Zealand offers stunning views from land, sea and air.  With its beautiful coastline, the flight north to the Bay of Islands from Auckland, can be nothing short of spectacular.  In addition to fixed wing craft, helicopters can make for a short and sweet ride.  There are a number of helicopter charter operators available on the Auckland Airport website: Auckland Airport Helicopter Charter.

The NZ Herald reported this week that a new terminal and hangar is due to open in November catering to increase demand from luxury tourist market.  The new terminal will be 200m from the international terminal, allowing helicopters to be Auckland Airport-based.  It will be built, owned and managed by Helicopter Me.  Along with many operators, they offer packages for flights and luxury accommodation to places such as Eagles Nest and Kauri Cliffs.  Locally, Salt Air in the Bay of Islands also offers charter flights.

However, it is not just luxury tourists who are looking to the sky.  New Zealand property owners and those such as my clients who are in the market for property, find helicopters an efficient and convenient way to travel.  Given the layout of the Bay of Islands with its waterways, peninsulas and islands, an aerial view is certainly a quick way to get your bearings.  It is also a very enjoyable way to take in the superb views.
That’s the thing about helicopters though – they may be undeniably fast but can leave you wanting to spend more time in the sky.

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Pictured: Helicopter at Edmonds Road Waterfront offered for sale by Luxury Real Estate.  If you would like further information or an appointment to view properties for sale in the Bay of Islands, please contact me on 0212 444 888.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Luxury Real Estate Bay of Islands
(Licensed REAA 2008)

SOLD – Luxury Real Estate, Bay of Islands

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Thank you for your interest, this property in Kerikeri has now SOLD.

If you are interested in property for sale in the Bay of Islands region, register to receive the latest property news from Luxury Real Estate New Zealand.

Please feel free to contact me on 0212 444 888 orcharlie@luxuryrealestate.co.nz.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Coastal and Waterfront Specialist

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

SOLD on the Bay of Islands

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Visitors have been sold on the Bay of Islands this winter, enjoying the attractions of the region and a great calendar of events.

If you haven’t yet marked it in your diary, the Bay of Islands Walking Weekend is on 7th-9th October, this year.  The walks in this area are incredible and so varied.  You can challenge yourself or opt for a stroll with a local guide to enjoy the history and flavour of the region.  From island cliffs to sandy shores, views can be spectacular.  Walking Headquarters is at the Russell Bowling Club this year in the charming town of Russell.  What a place to soak in the atmosphere at the end of a day’s walking.  This is a very popular event, so book ahead.

I also suggest booking ahead if you are planning to visit the Bay of Islands for a holiday as accommodation providers are reporting strong forward bookings.

Likewise, if you are planning to view property for sale in the Bay of Islands, please call for an appointment to view on 0212 444 888.  It has been very busy on the property front.

Pic: SOLD Trophy Waterfront Peninsula – Thank you for your interest, this property has just sold.  If you are interested in property of this calibre and wish to stay informed on property for sale in the Bay of Islands, contact: charlie@luxuryrealestate.co.nz.
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Celebrate Winter in The Bay of Islands

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Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 2.20.38 PM.pngWinter is a great time to escape to the Bay of Islands.  There are so many indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy, year-round.  Of course there is the option to simply find a quiet place in the sun….

Many of the region’s luxury providers advertise seasonal offers.  Winter can be a great time to sample luxurious accommodation at Kauri Cliffs, Eagles Nest, or a selection of private rental properties across Northland.  Enjoy a round of golf followed by fireside dining at the Duke; charter a yacht or join the boats that head out to spot dolphins and whales in the Bay.  Stock up at the Farmers Market or let someone else do the cooking and book a table at one of the many great cafes and restaurants in the Bay of Islands.

Upcoming events include The Russell Birdman Festival on 14-17th July and Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues 12-14th August.  It is the ten year anniversary of the very popular  ‘Birdman’ so bookings for accommodation and activities are highly recommended.

I also recommend you book ahead if you wish to view property.  The halo effect from Auckland is certainly casting a glow over the Northland property market.  In turn, this is spurring locals who are looking to upgrade or invest.  It’s great to see that activity throughout the region with sold signs, new projects, building and renovations taking place.

For the latest property news and to view a selection of the finest property for sale in the Bay of Islands, feel free to contact me:
Charlie Brendon-Cook
0212 444 888
charlie@luxuryrealestate.co.nz

Pictured: Long Beach 5 July, 2016

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Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 11.56.03 AMSummer may have made way for autumn but the ‘No Vacancy’ signs continue to shine in the Bay of Islands.  The weather and water remain warm and ongoing events and local attractions have seen an influx of visitors from New Zealand and around the world.  Statistics New Zealand reported annual visitor arrivals to NZ end-Dec at a record 3.13 million, up 10 per cent from the previous year.

Interest in coastal property has certainly notched up a few degrees.  A number of high-end properties are in the process of negotiation, are under contract or have been sold.

If you are heading up the coast for Easter, call me for an appointment to view the finest selection of real estate for sale in the Bay of Islands, from character holiday homes to luxurious coastal estates.

UPDATE: THIS PROPERTY HAS NOW SOLD
Just listed property for sale in Russell – 38 Wellington Street, Russell
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Property for sale Kerikeri – Prime Waterfront with Jetty
If you are looking for a waterfront property with a jetty, this is a must-see.
View detail at Luxury Real Estate New Zealand (Licensed REAA 2008)

UPDATE: THIS PROPERTY HAS NOW SOLD
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Sensational Summer Sailing

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Summer sailing is proving spectacular in the Bay of Islands.

Over 90 boats hit the start line for the annual Tall Ships Regatta.

For the Tall Ships Division it was a second-time win for Kerikeri’s Sofia and Slyvan Kuczera onboard Sylvia.  The 80ft steel ketch was built by their late father Bernard.

Another local vessel, Shanty headed home with three trophies onboard.  Jim and Terri Cottier, who have a remarkable skill-set between them, built Shanty over at Robertson Island.

Fastest around the track was the foiling catamaran MARWINGC32.  Team Marwin Racing is in the Bay of Islands for the summer, including former Olympian Sharon Feris-Choat and Flavio Marazzi, a four-time Olympic sailor.

The vessel is out on the water most days and it is quite a sight to see it in action.

Bay of Islands Sailing Week and The Millennium Cup

Racing continues this week with Bay of  Islands Sailing Week, 26-29 January 2016.  It is the super yacht race for The Millennium Cup.

With the likes of Kealoha, Janice of Wyoming, Silvertip, Tawera and Shamoun among the entrants, it  is shaping up to be a spectacular event.   According to milleniumcup.com, Owners and Skippers have nothing but praise for the Bay of Islands venue.  Among comments made are ‘picturesque venue’, ‘beautiful islands’, ’pristine diving’, ‘world class fishing’,  ‘beautiful anchorages’ and ‘amazing cuisine’.

A big welcome to all sailors and visitors.  Have a fabulous time in the Bay of Islands.

 View further details and keep up with Twitter/Facebook for the yachts at: