Located amongst a host of premium estates on Western Bay of Plenty's prestigious Pahoia Point, this beautiful waterfront property is perfect for your extended family to enjoy the ultimate rural lifestyle. Offering absolute privacy, security and serenity, Marua Lodge is just 20 minutes drive from Tauranga CBD and within 2 hours of Auckland International Airport. Situated at the end of a 100m gated driveway, this impressive 300m2 cedar lodge wraps around a sheltered east facing ridge offering stunning vistas across the harbour to Omokoroa, Matakana Island and Mount Maunganui.Designed by renowned architects Babbage Consultants and built in the late 1990s this property is very well maintained and beautifully presented. With flexible living and entertaining areas this warm, light filled, welcoming home has panoramic views from every room. Modern diesel boiler radiators, a solid fuel fireplace and an abundance of heat pumps offers excellent all season comfort. Finished with quality furnishings, extensive native timber detailing, vaulted Rimu ceilings, large picture windows and an array of intimate and expansive spaces. A new Palazzo kitchen equipped with high quality appliances is one of the substantial recent upgrades. The luxurious master suite provides glorious isolation and a view beyond compare across extensive park like grounds and paddocks over to the harbour and beyond. Multi-level wooden decks and sandstone paving lead down to a hot tub, cedar barrel steam room and an incredible 15 x 4m swimming pool. Designed by renowned Wellington architect John Melhuish (HMA) this amazing pool can be enjoyed all year round due to its 33 degree pristine (lab tested pure) thermal bore water source and innovative systems. Fully glass mosaic tiled and swimroll covered, this extremely low maintenance chemical free pool is an extraordinary asset. With the environment in mind, the clever design allows overflow from the 15m infinity weir edge to irrigate the gardens, feed water troughs and several ponds on the property. The 2.8769 ha main title and adjoining separate title of .3869ha have been carefully planted out and nurtured over many years into a bird lovers' paradise. NZ Falcon, Heron, Kaka, Parrots, Kingfishers, Plovers and Morepork all call this idyllic setting home. Ducks paddle the ponds and Tui flit past, feeding on the flowers of the property's abundant native and exotic foliage. The Trish Waugh designed landscaping is low maintenance and enhances your surroundings with paths leading to organic vegetable gardens, orchards and a high fenced playing field suitable for ball games and bush tennis. The owners also used this area to exercise their horses. The six harbour side paddocks (currently grazing a herd of 12 alpacas) are predominantly fenced post and rail and have an assortment of implement sheds, animal shelters and plenty of shade trees for livestock, ideal for the grandkids' ponies. Extensive ponds merge into the adjacent protection lot wetland and a gate at the end of the paddocks leads to a delightful sandy beach, perfect for picnics or launching windsurfers, paddle boards or a dingy. Spend your weekends catching the abundance of Snapper, Kingfish, Kahawai and Flounder living in the sandy shallows of the inner harbour. The added bonus of the valuable second title offers the ability to add another major dwelling, gatehouse to the estate, or land bank for the future. Marua Lodge is a rare opportunity, extraordinary in every sense - a generously appointed, serene, waterfront retreat.