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Live like a celebrity, and own your own private beach just north of Sandy Bay on Whananaki’s pristine coastline

Tucked away at the end of a secluded three kilometre private road, a rare treasure awaits those in search of ultimate privacy in a coastal retreat.

This exceptional 6-hectare waterfront estate, featuring a totally private sandy beach nestled between two enchanting peninsulas, is a rare opportunity for those searching for the epitome of luxury coastal living.

“The key is the scarcity of owning your own private beach. I’ve been selling Waterfront property for 25 years and there’s almost none that sell which are totally private” says Bayleys salesperson John Greenwood.

Despite standing for two decades already, 350 McAuslin Road displays the very best in enduring design and modern living. Positioned strategically at the core of the private beach, the house is surrounded by multiple decks that seamlessly integrate the living space with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding natural beauty.

“The word that jumps out is serenity. You’re far from the madding crowd in total peace and quiet. The only interruption is the waves and bird song.”

“From the property there are some rocks off Sandy Bay that whales use to rub their backs on, and you’ll often see pods of them in front of the house.”

The main dwelling encompasses the central living areas, and a contemporary kitchen has been tailored for culinary enthusiasts. The master suite with ensuite provides an intimate retreat, while sheltered decks connect three additional bedrooms and a shared bathroom.

Relax as an intimate pairing or group, but also comfortably accommodate up to 10 family members or guests.

“It was designed in two totally separate pods. The main pod with the master bedroom and kitchen/dining was created so the owners or parents could go there and stay without having to open the whole house up.”

“The second pod contains two double bedrooms and a third set up as a bunk room two double beds and bunks above as a children’s retreat, underneath this block is a huge space for all of the water toys.”

The sheltered deck spaces offer the perfect setting for al fresco dining, with an outdoor fireplace, carefully shielded from the changing weather conditions. Whether you’re soaking up the sun's warmth or seeking shelter from the rain, residents can relish the beauty of their surroundings all throughout the year.

“The fireplace is warm and comforting in those big northerly storms. You can hunker down and enjoy a mulled wine.”

As the tides shift, the beach transforms from a pristine sandy swimming haven during high tide, to a captivating landscape of exposed rock pools at low tide.

The estate's coastline also provides an ideal setting for water enthusiasts, offering canoeing, kayaking, and fishing right from the beach. Whether embarking on a tranquil paddle or venturing out for an exhilarating fishing expedition to Elizabeth Reef or the Poor Knights, this property seamlessly blends luxurious living with the marvels of nature.

“Sandy Bay is one of the best surfing beaches in Northland, and just three kilometres away. You can also easily launch your boat off the front lawn.”

Whananaki’s natural beauty makes it an attractive tourist destination, with potential opportunities for owners interested in holiday rental or bed and breakfast businesses. It’s also a short drive to Whangarei, where you’ll find all the essential amenities including shopping, educational and healthcare facilities.

For those seeking the pinnacle of coastal refinement and seclusion, this waterfront estate stands as a testament to the fusion of architectural brilliance and the allure of the natural world.

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