New Zealand's Bachelor Pad?

18:10, Aug 04 2014
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LAKE HAYES, QUEENSTOWN: From just $3,000 a night, The Bachelor TV show could rent the secluded <a target="_blank" href="http://queenstownluxuryrentals.com/accommodation/?l=galleryhouse"> Gallery House</a>.
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LAKE HAYES, QUEENSTOWN: With only three bedrooms in the main house (and a two bedroom cottage), a few tents might have to be pitched on the expansive grounds to house 24 women.
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KAPITI COAST, WELLINGTON: With the cheapest of the six suites starting at $575 a night, weekly rent at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.greenmantle.co.nz/"> Greenmantle Estate </a> could easily reach into five figures.
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KAPITI COAST, WELLINGTON: This property definitely has The Bachelor look and feel.
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BIRKENHEAD, AUCKLAND: At $3,495/week – this <a target="_blank" href="http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-to-rent/auction-744134090.htm"> North Shore </a> home is a comparatively cheap option!
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BIRKENHEAD, AUCKLAND: With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, the girls might have to bunk in together until numbers dwindled.
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GREENHITHE, AUCKLAND: It might need a little 'tszujing' to meet The Bachelor standards of glamour but <a target="_blank" href="http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-to-rent/auction-749620215.htm"> this home, </a> also on Auckland’s North Shore, definitely has potential.
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GREENHITHE, AUCKLAND: This sweeping staircase is just what The Bachelor ordered.

The second series of The Bachelor Australia hit Aussie screens last week and the setting for the "fairytale" to unfold has been revealed as the heritage-listed waterfront estate Clifton, in Hunters Hill, Sydney.

But the 1890 Victorian-era sandstone mansion hasn't come cheap, with a rumoured weekly rent of $AUS25,000 ($NZ27,300) being paid to the owners - NSW Right to Life president and gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr Simon McCaffrey, his wife Felicity and their 11 children who still live at home (wonder where they have been relocated too?).

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SEASON TWO: The Bachelor Australia is underway again at this Sydney mansion.

So what if The Bachelor came to New Zealand and we had our own bevy of Kiwi beauties to house for a few months? Well we thought we'd give the production crew a helping hand and have come up with our own selection of prime property fit for this cringe-worthy but captivating reality series. Each house had to meet strict criteria;

And for those who were wondering, or don't even given a hoot - yes, last year's couple Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich are still together but not married...yet.

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