The waterfront property market has been buoyant throughout 2015. New Zealand’s positive economic fundamentals, and the enduring appeal of waterside living, has sustained values and driven enquiry across the sector.

Here is a selection of beachfront, lakeside and river edge properties concluded by Bayleys’ specialist waterfront sales’ team in the last 12 months.

Bayside Drive, Coopers Beach: Simon Carnachan-designed six bedroom, five bathroom home plus adjacent section sold for $2,000,000. (David Baguley, Bayleys Kerikeri)

Marlin Drive, Taupo Bay: 809m2 site in a prime dress circle position in popular holiday location, sold for $800,000. (Daniel Ochse, Bayleys Kerikeri)

Tauranga Bay Rd, Kaeo: 4.9ha site with a 80m2 bach in Orua Bay sold for $1,400,000. (Jane Nelson, Bayleys Kerikeri)

Waitotara Drive, Kerikeri: Contemporary steel-framed 450m² four bedroom, two bathroom home on a 8,745m² river front section located minutes from Kerikeri sold for $1,100,000. (David Baguley, Bayleys Kerikeri)

Waitotara Drive, Kerikeri: 1.58ha river frontage section on a premier Kerikeri street, sold for $200,000. (David Baguley, Bayleys Kerikeri)

Stanners Road, Kerikeri: Secluded lakeside 453m² home architecturally-designed over three levels on a 8,075m² site with views of a fresh water lake sold for $1,030,000. The home has three bedrooms, media room, and a one bedroom studio. (David Baguley, Bayleys Kerikeri)

Te Wahapu Road, Russell: North-west facing 1970s’ residence on private 0.4ha site on the Russell waterfront with a deep sea anchorage, sold for $840,000. (Irene Bremner, Bayleys Paihia)

Du Fresne Place, Russell: Mediterranean-style residence at Tapeka Point with stunning views over the Bay of Islands, sold for $775,000. (Irene Bremner, Bayleys Paihia)

Te Wahapu Road, Russell: North-facing cottage on 1,922m² with riparian rights on the Te Wahapu Peninsula sold for $750,000. (Irene Bremner, Bayleys Paihia)

Waterfront Suites, Paihia: Two bedroom, two bathroom furnished unit on the Paihia waterfront, sold for $320,000. (Jenny Rutherford, Bayleys Paihia)

Marsden Road, Paihia: 1950s’ commercially-zoned waterfront home on 1,103m2 sold for $1,200,000. (Chester Rendell, Bayleys Auckland; Daniel Ochse, Bayleys Kerikeri)

Owai Avenue, Teal Bay: 216m² home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a separate rumpus room/lounge downstairs, sold for $1,275,000. (Penny Kempton, Beth Tweedie, Bayleys Whangarei)

State Highway 12, Omapere: 898m² beachfront bach with two bedrooms plus study sold for $400,000. (David Baguley, Bayleys Kerikeri)

Woolley Street, Matapouri: Elevated 1960s’ true Kiwi bach with open plan entry level with one bedroom, and a separate large bunkroom below sold for $790,000. (Penny Kempton, Beth Tweedie, Bayleys Whangarei)

Ewen Street, Ngunguru: 809m² four bedroom, two bathroom home in original condition right on the Ngunguru estuary sold for $990,000. (Penny Kempton, Beth Tweedie, Bayleys Whangarei)

Pataua North Road, Pataua North: 2.89ha bare land on Pataua North Beach sold for $960,000. (Penny Kempton, Beth Tweedie, Bayleys Whangarei)

One Tree Point Road, One Tree Point: Solid 240m² home on prime 2,246m² site on  the edge of Whangarei Harbour with its own boat shed and ramp sold for $1,200,000. (Melva Hartnell, Bayleys Bream Bay)

Aarts Place, One Tree Point: 226m² three bedroom home sold for $1,140,000. House has internal access to a triple garage and space for the boat on a 673m² site. (Melva Hartnell, Christine Ridley, Bayleys Bream Bay)

One Tree Point Road, One Tree Point: 1970s’ three bedroom home on 809m² site across the road from the beach sold for $650,000. (Melva Hartnell, Bayleys Bream Bay)

One Tree Point Road, One Tree Point: Modern day bach with beach access across the road sold for $480,000. (Melva Hartnell, Bayleys Bream Bay)

Rauiri Drive, Marsden Cove: 314m² executive canal front home with jetty on the waterways of the Marsden Cove development sold for $1,350,000. (Christine Ridley, Bayleys Bream Bay)

Fred Carr Place, Marsden Cove: 893m² canal front section with north-west aspect and views  of Marsden Cove marina sold for $560,000. (Melva Hartnell, Christine Ridley, Bayleys Bream Bay)

Kowhai Terrace, Leigh: 100m² two bedroom main dwelling and garage/sleep out on a 850m²
cliff top site with the option to redevelop or renovate sold for $825,000. (Ben and Nola Kloppers, Bayleys Warkworth)

Tairere Road, Ti Point: Successful boutique vineyard on 20ha with a contemporary three bedroom home with views, paddocks for stock, and water access sold for $4,050,000. (Dahnie Burton, Bayleys Warkworth)

Tuatua Lane, Omaha: Architecturally-designed solid masonry 381m² beachfront home on a 1,021m² section sold for $3,600,000. Home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living areas, three fire places, and internal private courtyard. (Paul and Ann Marie Elsden, Bayleys Omaha)

Kewai Street, Omaha: 358m² home on 1,476m² site with arguably some of the best water views in Omaha sold for $3,500,000. Home has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, three living areas and large kitchen. (Paul Elsden, Bayleys Omaha; Dallas Honey, Bayleys Mahurangi East)

The Southern Isle, Omaha: One of the newest beachfront homes in the northern end of Omaha, architecturally-designed by Lindy Leuschke sold for $3,000,000. 263m² home with three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and three living areas. (Paul and Ann Marie Elsden, Bayleys Omaha)

Parry Court, Omaha: 266m² two-storey beachfront cedar and shadow clad ply beach house that underwent extensive renovations in 2006 and additions in 2013, sold for $2,925,000. Home is on a 573m² site and has three bedrooms, multiple living areas, 3.5 bathrooms. (Paul and Ann Marie Elsden, Bayleys Omaha)

Rita Way, Omaha: Two-level, four bedroom, three bathroom, four living area beachfront home in the northern-most part of Omaha sold for $2,545,000. Property has heated pool and spa, and water views from both levels. (Paul and Ann Marie Elsden, Bayleys Omaha)

Green Road, Matakana: 32ha with riparian rights on the Matakana River with potential to subdivide sold for $3,300,000. Predominantly pasture, fenced, with some bush and wetlands, two houses, sheds, bore and boat ramp. (Ben and Nola Kloppers, Bayleys Warkworth)

Charles Street, Mahurangi East: 140m² partially renovated waterfront bungalow with three bedrooms and two bathrooms on 4.09ha with potential to subdivide sold for $2,250,000. (Dahnie Burton, Bayleys Warkworth)

Hibiscus Coast Highway, Waiwera: 6.4ha site with a five bedroom brick and cedar home, and pool next to Wenderholm Regional Park, sold for $1,875,000. (Graeme Mann, Karen Asquith, Bayleys Orewa)

Weranui Road, Waiwera: 1970s’ classic solid block and weatherboard home offering scope for further development with views over the Waiwera estuary sold for $840,000. (Lynnette Thomas, Simon Wilde, Bayleys Orewa)

Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa Beach: 180m² ground floor three bedroom, two bathroom apartment, with spacious open plan living plus conservatory, double garage and workshop sold for $1,063,000. (Jenni Finlayson, Bayleys Orewa)

Marellen Drive, Red Beach: Two-storeyed clifftop home with beach access and sea views sold for $1,850,000. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living and entertaining decks with outdoor open fireplace with scope
to extend. (Lynnette Thomas, Simon Wilde, Bayleys Orewa)

Northview Road, Stanmore Bay: Four bedroom home with north-facing deck and mature native garden overlooking Stanmore Bay on 875m² site sold for $1,500,000. (Jeremy and Cheryl Milton, Bayleys Whangaparaoa)

Ardern Avenue, Stanmore Bay: Expansive family home with two separate living areas, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms over two levels with outlook over Stanmore Bay sold for $1,305,000. (Sue Donoghue, Bayleys Whangaparaoa)

Duncansby Road, Stanmore Bay: Award-winning architecturally-designed three bedroom home sold for $1,269,000. (Sue Donoghue, Bayleys Whangaparaoa)

Duncansby Road, Stanmore Bay: Tidy two bedroom, one bathroom bach with views on 728m² flat north-facing site sold for $855,000. (Sue Donoghue, Bayleys Whangaparaoa)

Whangaparaoa Road, Manly: Built of solid concrete and weatherboard with four bedrooms,
five bathrooms on a luxury clifftop 1312m² section. Sold for $1,700,000 (Sue Donoghue, Bayleys Whangaparaoa)

Swann Beach Road, Manly: 312m² home on 809m² with views over Big Manly beach sold for $1,550,000. Five spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms plus office and large sunny deck. (Jeremy and Cheryl Milton, Bayleys Whangaparaoa)

Swann Beach Road, Manly: Four bedroom home with master suite on a 1,138m2 site with tropical planting, privacy and beach at the bottom of the garden, sold for $1,280,000. (Lynnette Thomas, Simon Wilde, Bayleys Orewa)

Swann Beach Road, Manly: Home over three levels with two living areas and large deck with landscaped gardens and native trees leading to Swann Beach Cove sold for $1,072,000. (Sue Donoghue, Bayleys Whangaparaoa)

Palm Court, Arkles Bay: Four bedroom, two bathroom home constructed in solid concrete with easy care grounds, plenty of parking space and views over the Gulf sold for $1,195,000. (Les Taylor, Carol McAtear, Bayleys Whangaparaoa)

Whitby Cresent, Mairangi Bay: Clifftop five bedroom home with wide water frontage on freehold 894m2 site close to Mairangi Bay, beaches, cafes and shops sold for $1,860,000. (Jackie Smith, Bayleys Mairangi Bay)

Tizard Road, Birkenhead: Three bedroom plus study/extra bedroom home on a 1,500m2 clifftop section with riparian rights sold for $1,725,000. (Jackie Smith, Bayleys Mairangi Bay)

Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead: Five bedroom, three bathroom retreat-style home on a private 1,252m² site overlooking Little Shoal Bay sold for $1,710,000. (Jo Glancy, Bayleys Mairangi Bay)

87 Waitea Road, Muriwai Beach: Energy efficient, architecturally-designed home with four bedrooms plus study and double garaging sold for $1,800,000. (Simon Spiller, Bayleys North West)

North Piha Road, Piha: Spacious three level, three bedroom home with multiple living areas, garden and ocean vistas sold for $1,310,500. (Jeannette Young-Smith, Victoria Turner, Bayleys Titirangi)

Alan Murray Lane, Waiheke Island: 1.53ha estate with spectacular sea views, 1,175m² architect-designed four bedroom home, heated pool and spa plus helipad with direct access to secluded bay, sold for $7,000,000. (Bill Ryan, Bayleys Waiheke)

Rothschild Terrace, Waiheke Island: Historic landmark villa on 4ha, accessed by a private right of way winding through native bush to the seaside sold for $4,800,000. (Bill Ryan, Bayleys Waiheke)

Sea View Road, Waiheke Island: Private, secure island retreat with three-level residence, panoramic sea views and 5-star bed and breakfast accommodation sold for $3,750,000. (Lisa Hopewell, Bayleys Waiheke)

McIntosh Road, Waiheke Island: Immaculate home built in schist stone and cedar with expansive decks looking straight onto the white sands of Oneroa beach below sold for $3,600,000. (Pat Regan, Clive Lonergan, Bayleys Waiheke)

Fourth Avenue, Waiheke Island: The freehold land, buildings and business of the popular Beachfront Café sold for $3,150,000. (Mary Curnow, Bayleys Waiheke)

Awaawaroa Road, Waiheke Island: Four bedroom, two bathroom home with double internal garage, implement shed and deep artesian bore sold for $2,710,000. More than 5.6ha of land with a boutique vineyard, olives and figs. (Lisa Hopewell, Bayleys Waiheke)

Hunterville Road, Waiheke Island: Three bedroom, two bathroom home with sleep-out, two garages and elevated sea views sold for $950,000. (Barry Curle, Bayleys Waiheke)

Sandford Way, Rakino Island, Hauraki Gulf: 4.2ha of unique headland peninsula with 360 degree vista of the Hauraki Gulf sold for $3,000,000. Includes a substantial home, boat house, guest facility, and private jetty. (Pat Regan, Bayleys Waiheke)

Fisher Parade, Sunnyhills, Auckland: 1,886m² site with a 320m² original character four/five bedroom home with water views, swimming pool and established gardens sold for $4,700,000. (Angela Rudling, Bayleys Howick)

The Parade, Bucklands Beach, Auckland: Original two bedroom seaside cottage opposite the beach on a full 607m² site sold for $2,200,000. (Angela Rudling, Bayleys Howick)

Clovelly Road, Bucklands Beach: Totally-refurbished 245m² four bedroom home on a 1,037m² site overlooking the Hauraki Gulf sold for $2,220,000. (Angela Rudling, Bayleys Howick)

Potts Road, Whitford: Rustic style three bedroom home on gently sloping 1.8ha land leading down to the water sold for $1,675,000. Property also has a large barn with potential for residential conversion. (Angela Rudling, Bayleys Howick)

Aquila Drive, Whitianga: Architecturally-designed, three bedroom plus sleepout canal front home on 1,071m² site sold for $1,650,000. Includes boat ramp and two jetties. (Sheree Henderson, Bev Calder, Bayleys Whitianga)(image)

Aquila Drive, Whitianga: Generous four bedroom canal front home, with own boat ramp plus boat shed on 1,133m² site, sold for $1,240,000. (Sheree Henderson, Bev Calder, Bayleys Whitianga)

Wigmore Crescent, Hahei Beach: Superior architecturally-designed waterfront home sold for $3,100,000. (Sheree Henderson, Bev Calder, Bayleys Whitianga)

Waterways Parade, Pauanui: Four bedroom apartment on the canals sold for $800,000. (Paul Walker, Bayleys Whitianga)

Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui: Architecturally-designed 663m² home with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, in-ground pool and tennis court on 1,401m² sold for $6,600,000. (Kay Ganley, Bayleys Mount Maunganui)

Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui: Four bedroom, four bathroom home with panoramic views to Rabbit Island and beyond sold for $4,380,000. (Sharon Hall, Bayleys Mount Maunganui)

Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui: Prime waterfront section offering a flat, blank canvas of 796m² with subdivision potential and two road frontages sold for $2,500,000. (Kay Ganley, Mount Maunganui)

Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui: Freestanding four bedroom, three bathroom home on Mount Maunganui’s golden mile with views along the coastline and out to Motiti Island sold for $2,200,000. (Sharon Hall, Bayleys Mount Maunganui)

Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui: Two-level 1960s’ 270m² holiday home on a 680m² flat section sold for $2,150,000. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, huge rumpus room, single garage and off-street parking. (Kay Ganley, Bayleys Mount Maunganui)

Sunbrae Grove, Mount Maunganui: Absolute beachfront 340m² home on prime elevated 803m2 site sold for $2,000,000. Three levels, multiple living areas, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, in-ground pool and outdoor fireplace. (Kay Ganley, Mount Maunganui)

Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui: Original 1950’s Kiwi bach on elevated 976m² beachfront site facing north-east and with ocean and island views sold for $1,825,000. (Kay Ganley, Mount Maunganui)

Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui: Newly-built, high-specification four bedroom duplex with panoramic water views sold for $1,755,000. (Sharon Hall, Bayleys Mount Maunganui)

Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui: New four bedroom quality duplex home sold for $1,587,500. (Sharon Hall, Bayleys Mount Maunganui)

Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui: Securely-gated four bedroom apartment with views from the Mount to White Island sold for $1,500,000. (Sharon Hall, Bayleys Mount Maunganui)

Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui: Two-level 1960s’ bach with three bedrooms and main living upstairs, and self-contained one bedroom guest accommodation downstairs sold for $1,450,000. (Kay Ganley, Bayleys Mount Maunganui)

Sunbrae Grove, Mount Maunganui: Lockwood duplex home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, multiple living areas, garaging plus ample parking for the boat or motor-home sold for $1,200,000. (Kay Ganley, Bayleys Mount Maunganui)

The Mall, Mount Maunganui: Spacious three bedroom, two bathroom apartment with harbour views, and two secure carparks sold for $1,170,000. (Kay Ganley, Bayleys Mount Maunganui)

Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui: Beachfront duplex spread over two levels with multiple living areas, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, decks on both levels with ocean views, and two car-garaging sold for $1,120,000. (Kay Ganley, Mount Maunganui)

Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui: Refurbished unit with two bedrooms, office, conservatory and generous single garage sold for $685,000. (Kay Ganley, Mount Maunganui)

Taylor Road, Papamoa: Beachfront 600m2 home on 888m2 site with lawn flowing down to beach sold for $2,875,000. Home has multiple living areas, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, four-car garaging. (Kay Ganley, Mount Maunganui)

State Highway 30, Lake Rotoiti: Quintessential Kiwi bach with five bedrooms in Punawhakareia Bay with a northerly aspect, jetty, boat launching ramp and near-new purpose-built boat shed sold for $660,000. (Beth Millard, Jacquie Bishop, Julie Brake, Bayleys Rotorua)

Otaramarae Road, Lake Rotoiti: Bush clad 1,191m2 section close to launching ramp and with some lake views sold for $154,000. (Jenny Donne, Bayleys Rotorua)

Cooper Avenue, Lake Rotorua: Modernised four bedroom home on a 2,696m2 site with lake views, detached spa/summer house and large garaging previously run as a bed and breakfast operation sold for $880,000. (Jenny Donne, Bayleys Rotorua)

Waikuta Road, Lake Rotorua: Lake-edge Lockwood family home with four bedrooms, two lounges, double garaging and single carport on a 1,037m² site sold for $777,000. (Beth Millard, Jacquie Bishop, Julie Brake, Bayleys Rotorua)

Manuariki Road, Lake Rotorua: Home with four ensuited bedrooms, and great entertaining areas indoors and out sold for $580,000. 2,325m² site running down to the lake’s edge with riparian rights. (Beth Millard, Jacquie Bishop, Julie Brake, Bayleys Rotorua)

Steep Street, Lake Okareka: Three bedroom Lockwood holiday home on 1,064m² section just metres from the lake edge sold for $1,010,000. (Jenny Donne, Bayleys Rotorua)

Acacia Road, Lake Okareka: Five bedroom home on 1,072m2 landscaped grounds across the road from the boat launching ramp sold for $750,000. (Jenny Donne, Bayleys Rotorua)

Spencer Road, Lake Tarawera: 2,565m² site in two titles with a 1950s’ two bedroom bach, several outhouses, double boatshed at the lake and a registered jetty sold for $1,600,000. (Jenny Donne, Bayleys Rotorua)

Spencer Road, Lake Tarawera: A 1950s’ five bedroom plus sleepout bach on a 1,012m² site with a jetty sold for $780,000. The property was owned by family of the original settlers of the area. (Jenny Donne, Bayleys Rotorua)

Lake Terrace, Two Mile Bay, Taupo: Architecturally-designed 170m² two bedroom contemporary home on a 412m² site at the edge of Lake Taupo sold for $1,480,000. (Angela Rudling, Bayleys Howick; Alison Whittle, Bayleys Taupo)

Lake Terrace, Taupo: A three bedroom home with a private, sheltered courtyard built to take advantage of the sun and water views, sold for $1,440,000. (Shirley Akers, Bayleys Taupo)

Lake Terrace, Taupo: Quality three bedroom apartment with living opening out to a generous deck with thermal plunge pool sold for $1,015,000. (Gary Harwood, Bayleys Taupo)

Kohatu Parade, Wharewaka, Taupo: Generous three bedroom home with plenty of extra living spaces plus landscaped terraces accessed through bi-folding doors sold for $1,335,000. (Alison Whittle, Bayleys Taupo)

Wharewaka Road, Wharewaka, Taupo: Four bedroom 280m² home on 809m² of prime land with easy access across reserve land to the waters edge sold for $1,140,000. (Clare Bayley, Bayleys Taupo)

Portside Hotel Apartment, Gisborne: Inner city fully-furnished one bedroom apartment with views across the water to Kaiti Hill sold for $220,000. (Jenny Murray, Bayleys Gisborne)

Moana Road, Wainui Beach, Gisborne: Stylish, three bedroom renovated villa overlooking the Chalet surf break sold for $370,000. (Greg Robertson, Bayleys Gisborne)

Moana Road, Wainui Beach, Gisborne: Low maintenance two/three bedroom home with private decks sold for $360,000. (Peter McIntyre, Bayleys Gisborne)

Ferguson Street, Bay View, Napier, Hawke’s Bay: 140m² three bedroom home on 1,113m² with views across the ocean, sold for $590,000. (Colleen Schofield, Bayleys Napier)

Whirinaki Road, Whirinaki, Napier, Hawke’s Bay: Three bedroom, two-level Lockwood home on an 809m² landscaped section – on the market for the first time in 23 years – sold for $446,000. (Colleen Schofield, Bayleys Napier)

Ferguson Avenue, Westshore, Napier, Hawke’s Bay: 456m² executive home with a northwest aspect and wide unobstructed ocean views sold for $1,350,000. (Colleen Schofield, Bayleys Napier)

The Esplanade, Westshore, Napier, Hawke’s Bay: 766m² landscaped grounds with 1950s’ home, upgraded in the 1970s, sold for $575,000. (Colleen Schofield, Bayleys Napier)

North Shore Road, Napier, Hawke’s Bay: 2002-built home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and office over two levels sold for $675,000. (Colleen Schofield, Bayleys Napier)

Kairakau Beach Road, Central Hawke’s Bay: A traditional Kiwi bach on 506m² site at the far end of Kairakau Beach, sold for $470,000. (Andy Hunter, Bayleys Waipukurau; Rollo Vavasour, Bayleys Havelock North)

Orui Road, Riversdale Beach, Wairarapa: Three bedroom dwelling with double garage/attached sleep out on 1.85ha absolute waterfront land with sweeping views of Castle Rock, Castlepoint, to the north sold for $820,000. (Andrew Denniston, Bayleys Masterton)

Te Apiti Road, Elsthorpe, Central Hawke’s Bay: Mixed contour 494ha Waimoana Station, bounding the Pacific Ocean and held in two titles, sold for $1,700,000. Four bedroom home, two bedroom cottage, a four-stand woolshed, upgraded cattle yards and reticulated water. (Glyn Rees-Jones, Bayleys Napier; Sam Twigg, Bayleys Waipukurau)

Double Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough: Architecturally-designed four bedroom dwelling split over three levels on a 8,417m² section, complete with a fixed and floating jetty and boatshed, sold for $2,050,000. (Glenn Dick, Bayleys Marlborough)

Dartmoor Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough: Original two bedroom cottage on more than 5ha of land with a floating jetty and riparian rights sold for $1,245,000. (Glenn Dick, Bayleys Marlborough)

Moetapu Bay Road , Moetapu Bay, Marlborough: Multi-level four bedroom, two bathroom home with extensive outdoor living space and extensive water assets sold for $880,000. (Glenn Dick, Bayleys Marlborough)

St Omer Road, Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough: Three bedroom, one bathroom dwelling on a 3,820m² section with a fully self-contained two bedroom flat and two moorings, sold for $695,000. (Glenn Dick, Bayleys Marlborough)

For further information about these transactions, please contact the agent(s) listed on 0800 BAYLEYS.

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