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Enjoy living by the sea in this charming beachfront bungalow 

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This heritage bungalow for sale in Devonport is perfect for those who have always wanted the sandy shores as their backyard


  • Address: 14 Arawa Avenue, Cheltenham Beach, Devonport
  • Land Size: sqm
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Living rooms: 1
  • Parking: 2 Garage

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Enjoy living by the sea in this charming beachfront bungalow 

The iconic waterfront bungalow at number  14 Arawa Avenue is on the market, possibly for the first time since it was built, around the turn of last century. Located at the end of a quiet  cul-de-sac and enjoying a breathtaking, absolute beachfront position, this is a location that must be seen to be believed. Thought to be one of the few original beachfront baches still available in Auckland, it presents an incredibly rare opportunity to enter this coveted market.

The perfectly flat 594m2 property has a wide beach frontage, embracing the sand and seawall. As it’s located on the corner, it also enjoys a grand, elongated street frontage, protected by a white picket fence. Kept within the same family over the decades, it’s easy to see why it has enchanted generation after generation. Cheltenham is a special beach, protected, pristine and rarely overcrowded. The quiet peaceful bay enjoys one of the best vantage points of Rangitoto and provides safe swimming and wonderful walks to adjoining beaches and North Head.

Arawa Ave is regarded as one of the area’s best streets, just a moment’s stroll from the Cheltenham cafes and local school. King Edward Parade and the charm and convenience of Devonport’s cafes, bars, restaurants and city or island ferry are also a pleasant walk passing the area’s many reserves and parks.

Like taking a step back in time, the delightful character home is presented in largely original condition. Those with a passion for heritage charm, as well as a beach lifestyle, will relish its quaint original features and immense potential. It’s been impeccably maintained over the years and offers three bedrooms, two living rooms and most conveniently, two street front garages.

A pathway arrives through the street side gate, leading past the garages, sun-drenched outdoor area and vegetable patches, to the front door. The kitchen is positioned to the rear opening into the main lounge. High original batten and board ceilings confirm that the home began its life as a villa, with the bungalow windows perhaps added during its first renovation in 1926 (as noted in the LIM). The sitting room opens out to a delightful sunroom leading to the deck and expansive flat lawn, studded with towering palms with double gates opening out onto the sand. Perfect for easy access to the water with your kayaks or stand-up paddle boards.

This incredible piece of Cheltenham waterfront history is a great entry point to this incredibly sought after beach and  is ready for its next century of remarkable memories.

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Please contact Victoria Bidwell.

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