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Mediterranean oasis with wide waterfront canvas

An opulent family home with one of the largest canal frontages in the upscale Whitianga Waterways is expected to receive heightened interest as holidaymakers are drawn to the resort town this summer.

Bayleys Whitianga salesperson Bev Calder says visitor numbers swell across the Coromandel Peninsula during the summer months, giving out-of-town visitors a chance to fall in love with the region.

“Migration has reached a fresh high, and the tourist sector has well-and-truly recovered from pandemic disruption, meaning we will likely see holidaymakers scouting out locations for their dream home or family bach,” she says.

“The commanding position and double site frontage of this property sets it apart from others in the area, with a private pontoon and mooring, it is sure to appeal to water enthusiasts and boaties.”

Bev is marketing the property at 31 Aquila Drive with Bayleys colleague Sheree Henderson for sale by tender, closing at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, 7th February 2024 (unless sold prior).

Completed in 2016 to the current owners’ discerning specifications, the property is unmistakably Mediterranean, blending beautifully into the picturesque Coromandel landscape.

It is held in one title totalling 1,505sq m (more or less), making it one of the largest lots with 48 metres of canal frontage in the lifestyle development.

Casa Aquila – as it is known in the community - features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, multiple living areas and triple car garaging.

“With an impressive street profile, gabled roofing and timeless exterior, the property is a charming Italian-inspired estate facing due north for all-day sunshine,” Sheree says.

“The grand entrance foyer offers visitors a taste of the elegance inside, leading to an expansive entertainers’ kitchen. The ground level provides plenty of space for respite, with a primary living space that unfolds into a sophisticated formal lounge connected by a bespoke double-sided Belgian fireplace.

“No expense has been spared in the meticulous craftsmanship of fixtures and fittings with romantic architecture adding to an effortless alfresco flow.”

A covered patio adjacent to the sunny courtyard provides all-weather enjoyment with a view of manicured gardens, terraced grounds, and the private 7.5 metre pontoon and mooring.

“Bedrooms are located on the top level and can be easily accessed by either the lift or staircase. Here, every detail has been carefully curated for comfort and functionality.

Set in an exclusive avenue, Sheree says the sellers are reluctantly parting with the treasured property to move closer to family.

“Casa Aquila presents an extraordinary opportunity to secure one of the most spectacular properties in this luxurious lifestyle community.”

A charming coastal township, Whitianga has experienced phenomenal population growth in the last decade, buoyed by significant commercial and residential development.

In creating the Whitianga Waterways, original landowners collaborated with family development firm Hopper Developments in a joint venture to combine three former dairy farms. This has delivered a development area of some 200 hectares with some 6 kilometres of meandering canals.

The transformation provides property owners with stunning water views and an opportunity to dock vessels immediately outside their homes.

“The safe and exclusive community is filled with like-minded individuals and a high proportion of permanent residents. It’s a true lifestyle proposition for selective house hunters,” Bev says.

“We expect a high degree of interest in this exquisite property, which will appeal to retirees and families. Perhaps, moving away from large urban centres with a renewed emphasis on lifestyle enjoyment. Equally, we may see interest from expatriate Kiwis returning home, of which enquiry tends to spike in the summer months.”

Click here for more information on the listing.

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