Enter down the long meandering drive to this 2755m2(near ¾ acre) wonderland with fabulous northerly sea views. The country cottage has three bedrooms and is weatherboard construction with marine grade Coloursteel roof and aluminium joinery. There is a large open plan dining /lounge room with a modern designer kitchen. The family bathroom is semi ensuite. Winter warmth is supplied by a gas fireplace. The separate laundry has a second shower and toilet. Full double stack sliders open from the lounge and dining area on to the huge deck. Here also is a glass fenced off spa area with its' own outdoor shower. This deck is the perfect area for "al fresco" dining and entertaining or just sitting and enjoying the vista. There is another deck to the rear for afternoon entertaining. There is ample storage throughout the house. Garaging is a double lock up garage/workshop and there is ample additional parking area for cars, boat etc. The northerly views encompass Motutapu, Motuihe, Rakino, Noises, Flat and Waiheke Islands. The more land based views include Formosa Country Club and the Pine Harbour Marina with Beachlands in the background. This is a true countryside living paradise. The Whitford village shops, including cafes and restaurant, are just minutes away, and it is only a short drive to Botany and Howick shopping precincts and the motorway junction. From this location it is an easy drive to the commercial hubs of Highbrook, East Tamaki and Manukau. Health services are also close by with quick access to Middlemore Hospital, Ormiston Hospital and the Botany A&E and maternity wing. There is an excellent daily ferry service to the CBD from Pine Harbour and Half Moon Bay as well as services to Waiheke and Rakino islands. The wider Whitford area is a well known and sought after location. Recreational opportunities abound with white sand beaches and beach reserves along the scenic Pohutukawa Coast while access to the Hauraki Gulf for sailing, fishing and boating is literally on your doorstep with the excellent facilities at Pine Harbour marina and Maraetai Beach Boating Club. Golf and restaurant facilities can be enjoyed at both the Formosa International Golf course and the local Whitford Park Golf Club and you can also enjoy numerous recreational trails for pedestrian, cycle and equine traffic along the waterfront.