Vendors offer prestigious Whakatane home after 34 years of ownership



Located on one of the most prestigious streets in Whakatane, the stunning seven-bedroom home at 25 Muriwai Drive is up for sale.

Ray White Ohope listing agent Tony Bonne said there was a lot to love about the 736sqm property, boasting six bathrooms, five lounge rooms, a study, gymnasium, two two-car garages, and a semi-commercial lift that connects to all floors.

“Its position is in the most prestigious street in Whakatane where it has fantastic views that overlook the Whakatane port, port entrance and views of Moutohora Island in the Pacific Ocean,” Mr Bonne said.

“It’s one of Whakatane’s most stately homes.

“The home just engulfs you.”

The vendor, Andrew, bought the original 1940s home in 1988 and, after 34 years, decided it was time to move on. 

“We have decided to sell with some reluctance,” Andrew said. 

“The property has been thoroughly enjoyed by us for over 34 years, however, it’s time for us to move on and focus on other aspects of our busy lives.

“We know that to live like this has both been a joy and a luxurious privilege, however, nothing is forever!

“The original home was purchased by us in 1988. The attraction was the location, classic timeless style, and potential to fully develop the site and take advantage of the magnificent outlook.

“We still love the sunny northwest urban microclimate with both near and far views, the classic Mediterranean style multiple-level facilities that provide both privacy and security, as well as the private access to Kohi Point reserve and riverbank walking access to town.” 

The vendor has extended the home to create unique five-star accommodation, Kohi Point Villas.

“The property will suit those buyers who want the excitement of not only living in a spectacular stately home but one that wants to carry on the vendors dream of operating Kohi Point Villas as luxury accommodation and boutique facility for small groups.

“It would also suit an established family or couple who would like an extra-large home with room for the extended family.” 

The property is being sold via auction on Saturday, February 26, at 11:00am, offsite at Tuscany Villas, Whakatane.