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Harcourts Otorohanga, (Licensed: REAA 2008)
Kerry Harty Kerry Harty

709 Waitomo Caves Road, Te Kuiti

Asking price: $990,000

Listing Description

Listed: Wed, 18 Oct

Lifestyle Opportunity in Popular Tourist Spot

709 Waitomo Caves Road, Te Kuiti, Waitomo, Waikato

Asking price $990,000


  •   6+ Beds
  •   5 Baths
  •   2 Living areas
  •   320m² Floor
  •   2621m² Land
Other Features
  •   6+ Separate toilets
Property type
Capital value (CV)
2 carport spaces
Agency reference
Broadband in the area ADSL, VDSL, Wireless


DO NOT even consider buying this property if living in a tranquil rural environment is not your thing. You will be plagued by birdsong day and night, and your eyes constantly offended by wretched lush greenery, garish sunrises and sunsets, and rolling hills. The local village is far too close, with its inviting, creative, adventurous community. The excellent HUHU restaurant will be an unwelcome temptation to palate and pocket, as will the Tomo Bar.

As for the building, don't get me started. On a small ridge with full sun for too much of the year, the unnecessary expanse of window allow too many amazing views from any angle, but maintain privacy! You'll be able to sit outside doing whatever, either on the upstairs deck, or in the patio area, without being in view of anyone.

The downstairs, with lounge and 4 ensuite bedrooms, has a ridiculous amount of native timber flooring, as if anyone wants that degree of beauty and easy care combined.

As for the private area upstairs, the views are even more distracting. Even the new bathroom has views. What were they thinking, you ask yourself. Up there are only 3 bedrooms, and an attic if you are less fond of one child, not judging, another lounge and a huge art studio apparently successfully utilised by one of the current owners. Another downside is the unnecessary amount of storage, and the wine cellar is too small.

It has been a successful B&B for over 23 years but who wants a job without the joy of commuting and searching for a carpark? And the three months downtime, who would want that much spare time? You could just abandon that and use the rooms as a home-base for your contracting business. Or perhaps just a large home, but with that many rooms the kids may move back in without you noticing. Being close to Blackwater Rafting, Waitomo Adventures, and the Waitomo Caves, offers far too many diversions risking unwelcome visits from friends and family, or even jobs for the kids.

Not for most folks. But if interested give Kerry or Karen a call.

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Harcourts Otorohanga, (Licensed: REAA 2008)
Kerry Harty

Kerry Harty


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Kerry Harty

Kerry Harty

Karen Lennox

Karen Lennox

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