Great Beaches to Enjoy When Renting in Tauranga or Mt Maunganui this Summer

Wow, what an amazing summer we have been having here in the Bay of Plenty.  Of course we are also spoilt for choice with so many stunning beaches all within easy walk or drive of Tauranga, the Mount and Papamoa.

If you love surfing then Mount Maunganui surf beach is the place for you.  Famous for its fantastic waves, this golden sand beach hosts everything from surf-lifesaving events to beach volleyball and sand castle building.  Of course you also have the many great cafes and restaurants all within easy walking distance of the beach.

Mount Maunganui BeachIf you prefer a more sheltered beach then take a look at the harbour beach of Pilot Bay.  This is a beautiful spot both in day time and during the evening where you can look out over Tauranga Harbour busy with Cruise ships in summer, and container ships and recreational boats all year round.  This bay is also in close proximity to the Mount cafes and restaurants.

Ocean Beach is the main beach past the Mount extending to Papamoa in the south.  These beaches also have beautiful rolling waves and miles of golden sand.  The beach is accessible from many points along the coastal main road, and easy walking distance from most homes in Papamoa. also has a shopping mall located near the beach.

Check out our Properties to Rent page to see a list of amazing homes you can rent near one of these great beaches.  Or phone us on 0800 333 221 and talk to  Christine or Jan about where you would like to rent.

Consider Long Term Stability Over Quick Gains for Holiday Property Rentals

Around the holiday season every year many property owners and managers in the Tauranga and Mount Maunganui area have the same discussion.  Shall we take the big bucks of short term summer holiday bookings, or stick to longer term 6-12 month leases?

View from a managed apartment in Mt Maunganui We normally recommend long term tenants over holiday bookings as they tend to offer more security and over a period of time the returns aren’t that different.  When you hear about huge amounts being paid for a single night, weekend or week it can be tempting.  However these bookings may only last for a couple of weeks and then you could have extended periods where you have to find a more permanent tenant.

Holiday rentals can work well for people who have their own apartment or house where they want to gain some extra income by renting when they are not using the property themselves.  If you are serious about your property portfolio as a long-term investment, then take the safer option and focus on good long-term tenants.  Different clients have different goals and we are always happy to discuss your options and share our property management expertise.

Welcome to the New Connect Realty Blog

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant this is the place to stay in touch with whats happening in property management in the Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Papamoa parts of the Bay of Plenty.  We’ll also post about general happenings in the region and whats happening in the New Zealand real estate industry.

We welcome feedback and idea for future blog posts.

All the best from Chris and Jan.

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