FAMILY HOME: This three-bedroom home is situated off the street and has plenty of parking and a surprisingly large backyard. Photos supplied

NESTLED on a rear section at the end of a cul-de-sac, this three-bedroom home is very nicely presented and comes with a lovely big backyard.

Plenty of care and attention has been given to the 1970s-built home, both inside and out. Outside, the gardens are well-kept and attractive and tidy with new plantings of ornamental flowering shrubs in easy-care pebbled gardens in the front yard.

The front of the home also offers a generous turn-around area, plenty of off-street parking as well as vehicle access to the backyard beside the garage.

The front door opens to an entrance way and sunny, north-facing lounge with a free-standing wood fire as well as a heat pump. The fireplace comes with a wetback for economical water heating. As it is throughout the home, the paint work and carpeting are fresh and up-to-date. Insulation in the ceiling and under the floor have been taken care of as well.

The lounge leads through to the dining area, which has a ranchsliding door opening to the deck. This large, north-facing deck is painted and ready for entertaining.

The adjacent galley kitchen is very tidy with dishwasher, stainless steel benchtops and plenty of cupboards.

The three bedrooms are all doubles with built-in wardrobes. The bathroom has been completely overhauled with a new bath with overhead shower with glass door and a new vanity. The toilet is separate and there is a second toilet in the laundry, next to the back door.

The private backyard also has easy care gardens along with vegetable beds. A woodshed and a lock-up shed in the backyard means plenty of storage space. There is plenty of space for children and pets to run around safely as well as private relaxing areas for adults to enjoy.

Neighbouring homes are equally tidy and well-kept and being situated down a long driveway which isn’t shared with any other homes makes this home quiet and private.

With schools nearby, this home would make a great option for families or for empty nesters wanting to downsize.


5 Wikepa Place, Whakatane
Agents: Hayden Austin and Sarah Frater
Phone: 07 307 7274 or 027 534 1355
Price: $369,000
Open home: Sunday, 3pm to 3.30pm