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Tio Bay is a north facing riparian waterfront property with its own jetty and floating pontoon located on the Waikino Peninsula overlooking Opua marina. The 4.4764-hectare title is a mixture of grazing land and bush with an extensive water frontage. The jetty is situated near the point and as such has access to deeper water. The property features numerous residential and ancillary buildings. The main home is substantial in size and features one master suite on the top floor with a stunning traditional-style living area on the ground floor. The living area is open plan and features a large contemporary kitchen, dining and lounge area with open fireplace and butler’s style pantry at the rear. Covered decks wrap around three sides of the building and there is a laundry and ancillary rooms for storage. Above the main house are two studio units which are suitable for accommodation along with the boat shed and additional cottage. There is a substantial entertainment and games room and a number of other outbuildings, used as aviaries. Some of these have concrete slabs so may suit development into further accommodation but council consent would be required. The gardens are beautifully presented and the property is accessed via a well-constructed and retained driveway from the top of the hill. The property has extensive potential to be fully upgraded into a working lodge or kept as an exclusive family home. The location allows for easy access to Opua by boat and the access to the Bay of Islands is a straightforward trip down the Veronica Channel and out past Russell. By car the access is from SH16 south of Lemons Hill. This would be perfect if you are looking for a hidden waterfront retreat or a property to convert to a commercial operation.