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Places to stay in Diamond Harbour

Places to stay in Diamond Harbour
Seafront accommodation in beautiful Church Bay with stunning views of Quail Island, just 30 minutes from Christchurch, offers luxury accommodation, carefully appointed and designed to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable.
The accommodation is a separate sleep-out with a queen sized bed and has a luxurious en-suite bathroom with large tub and separate, even larger shower. You will have your own deck and private lawn from which to enjoy the beautiful Church Bay sunsets. The area provides access to many, many outdoor activities. Two licensed cafes are just 7-minutes away in Diamond Harbour. Black Cat runs a ferry hourly from Diamond Harbour to Lyttelton. You can catch a bus near the ferry dock that will take you to various locations in Christchurch. -- Kitchenette -- Underfloor heating -- Hair dryer -- Heated towel rack -- Refrigerator -- Bamboo floors -- Air conditioning -- Wireless -- Private room -- 800 TC sheets -- Sky TV -- Bluetooth MP3 Player - - Washing machine
The area provides access to many, many outdoor activities. Church Bay is just 100 meters down the hill from your room. It is a lovely spot to swim, relax, picnic and or enjoy the fresh sea air. Tramps include the Church Bay to Diamond Harbour Ferry Cliff Track and tracks to Mt. Herbert, Mt. Bradley and the Sign of the Pack Horse hut. Orton Bradley Park with the Charteris Bay Golf and Tennis Clubs is just minutes away. Orton Bradley Park is also the trail head to tramps and has a playground for children. Two licensed cafes are just two kilometers away in Diamond Harbour.
  • We loved the Quails Nest. Elegant with unsurpassed views. Lots of thoughtful touches, and wonderful hosts. Highly recommend.

    Robert2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Shelleys place was all we expected and more - presentation is second to none - scenery and location was exceptional - on arrival the cob loaf and butter was a great compliment to the white wine we purchased - great spot for couples - highly recommend

    Craig2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Magic spot!

    Paula2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • This spot is truly incredible. We saw several quail wandering by the door in the mornings - it truly lives up to its name!!! Shelley was incredibly responsive, provided great directions, and left some wonderful food for us for breakfast! The space is just the right size for two people who are spending most of their time exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside - as they should!!! This was easily one of our favorite stops during our honeymoon - thank you so much for sharing a small part of your world with us!

    Laura2019-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay and relax for the weekend. Friendly hosts who made us feel so welcome. Thanks so much!!

    Jaime2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place! Really nice views. Would definitely stay again

    Jess2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and compact accommodation with everything required. A stunning view from the room with a nice wooden deck and seat out front to relax on and awesome bathroom.

    Juliet2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Quail’s Nest is a fantastic place to stay. With great access to the Banks Peninsula and to Christchurch, via the Diamond Harbour ferry, the views are simply stunning. This place has everything you could need including a luxurious bathroom. The hosts left breakfast items for the first morning and were quick to answer the few questions we had. Would very much recommend staying here.

    Kate2019-04-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Beautiful cottage with fantastic view. The cottage has a queen bed, shower, bath and toilet with own deck. Not self-contained but has a kettle, toaster, microwave and small fridge, bbq set. If you like to do a real cooking, you are welcome to come up to our main house to use our kitchen. There is a walking track below the cottage and also more walks around here. We are located in Diamond Harbour, 20min walk to jetty that you can catch a ferry to Lyttelton, only 10min ride, beautiful journey.
  • Gorgeous, quirky wee cottage with the most amazing view. Akiko is a lovely host, warm and welcoming. We had a fabulous night relaxing, watching the moon rise up over the bay, soaking in the bath enjoying the quiet. The cottage was everything we needed and more.

    Katherine2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Was a very nice place to stay with beautiful view , quiet and very relaxing . Nice bath with the view and I liked the details finishing touch . Maybe just hard to do dishes . But all the rest very good! And great host

    Marion2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful hut very spacious and the views are incredible! Feels very private and comfortable, can’t wait to back in NZ to stay again. Akiko was very quick at responding and the extra touches like breakfast was very unexpected for the price and very thoughtful. Thank you again for providing such a beautiful space.

    Lori2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very cozy and relaxing place. Really enjoyed our stay, would recommend.

    Jay2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Akiko and Richard are fantastic hosts, very personable and helpful. The cottage is very lovingly designed and has the best bathtub view ever. We highly recommend.

    Esther2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Akiko is the sweetest and most wonderful host! I wish I could marry her 😆 my boyfriend and I spent such a great relaxing evening in this heavenly place overlooking the lake. Akiko left us detailed instructions of walking trails around the property and in the morning we walked down to a little beach for a swim. She even left breakfast and juice for us in the fridge! I highly recommend staying in this lovely cabin!

    Ana2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • This wee gem of a spot is a slice of paradise. Gorgeous wee cottage, comfy bed, super clean and everything you need for night or two away from reality. The balcony has a great seating area, comfy out door lounge, a table and a big umbrella. Gorgeous big foot bath with windows that open up wide and you can sit back and relax in the bath while taking in the gorgeous view. Great walking tracks near by, yummy breakfast too. I highly recommend this wee gem. Can’t wait to go back. You are in for a treat if you stay here! Loved every minute. Thank you Akiko you were amazing.

    Emma2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely spot and great place to stay.

    Liana2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Unavailable for the near future (the tiny house is now somebody’s home), sorry!
    The tiny house is simple, rustic and relaxed. Take the time to enjoy being in nature, appreciate people's company without distractions, and unwind.
    Diamond Harbour is a great holiday destination. Come and enjoy our local beaches, walking tracks, Orton Bradley Park (including adventure playgrounds and mountain biking), rock climbing, kayaking, sailing and more!
  • Me and my partner loved our stay, so relaxing and completely out of the hussle of life. We stayed for two nights and wished it could of been a week. Plenty of things to do and go look at if you like that too. Recommend it to anyone and we’ll definitely be going back. Lovely helpful hosts just leave you to it lots of privacy. The outdoor bath and shower are amazingly good at night. Give it a try you’ll be very happy you did.

    Mark2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • This was a very special find. Loved the privacy and outlook. Loved the simplicity of the set up. Brilliant daytime view and night time star watching from bed. Amenities simple but everything we needed.

    Jayne2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing views, great value for money. Spectacular space.

    Scott2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful spot for a relaxing time away, very clever use of space with everything that you need. We will be back! :)

    Shinayd2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Most relaxing get away, not to far away from town just enough to feel away from everything. The house was beautiful and had everything you needed, very modern and clean. Would recommend and I’ll be back again soon!

    Lily2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • The space is well laid out and has beautiful views. The outdoor shower bath is especially peaceful! Would highly recommend​ staying.

    Holly2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • This tiny house is the perfect getaway. It's so close to Christchurch but feels like you are a hundred miles away. The house had everything you needed and the bath under the stars was a highlight. Wish we had stayed more than one night!

    Mary2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • A rustic, off the grid, Banks Peninsular experience. Delightfully situated in a private setting, while the Diamond Harbor ferry is only a few minutes drive and a great alternative to access the Port and city. Plenty of local walks to keep one entertained. Outstanding views

    Rebecca2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Experience a great countryside getaway on a charming lifestyle block on Banks Peninsula. Chalfont farm is just a 45min drive from Christchurch CBD and overlooks Diamond Harbour with great views of Lyttelton Harbour, Port Hills & Godley Heads. Recently renovated self-contained cabin will have everything you need for a relaxing time away. Wake up to a morning coffee on the deck surrounded by friendly farm animals. Mt Herbert walking track runs through the farm providing an excellent scenic walk.
    Diamond Harbour is a beautiful coastal township. It is blessed with stunning views to the Lyttelton Harbour, Port hills and Godley Heads. There are two cafes down the street by the rugby grounds - Preserved & Dark Star. Both are open from morning til late & cater for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There is also a small newly opened grocery store, On the Spot (141 Marine Drive) which has a great variety of basic goods. In addition, community has a hairdresser and library as well as numerous sports clubs. Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa offers a variety of relaxing procedures for body and soul. Banks Peninsula offers a variety of beautiful beaches and bays to explore for a leisurely afternoon. Purau beach (just 5 min drive), Camp bay (15 min drive), Port Levy (30 min drive) or Akaroa (1 h 15min drive) offer a great option for a day out in the beautiful nature with magical scenery. The vibrant community of Lyttelton is just a ferry ride away on the other side of the harbour. For a small community they offer an extraordinary variety of cafes and restaurants, boutique shops and art scene. Every Saturday morning they hold a well-established farmers market on the main street (London St – 5 minutes from ferry stop) with a great selection of local fruit&veg, cheese, bread, meat products, arts & crafts etc. Lyttelton has a great bus connection to the central Christchurch city as well. Mt Herbert track goes past the property. The track takes about 4-5 hours return to the summit (919m ). There are also various walking tracks along the coast from the wharf to Purau beach or from Orton Bradley park. Orton Bradley park is great for a game of golf, an afternoon picnic or a wonder in the nature. Bridal path which is easily accessible from Lyttelton runs up from both sides of the Port Hills to the Gondola café and is a lovely walk with great views to the peninsula and Christchurch city and provides a good insight into the early settler’s days.
  • Mirjam place is a fantastic little peace of heaven. It's close to the cafe in Diamond Harbour but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of City Life. We loved listening to the lambs as we fell asleep.

    Abbie2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • We loved Mirjam’s place. It’s cozy with all the things you need for a short stay. We really loved visiting with the animals on the farm. The horses and Missy the dog love attention. If we ever make it back to New Zealand we’d love to stay here again.

    Matthew2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great cosy stay. Hot tub was great

    Doug2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Friendly accommodation. It must be very pleasant when the weather is nice to be able to use the terrace and discover the terrain (it was very bad during our visit). Internet and some electrical outlets were not working. Very good value for money.

    Marie-Claire2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to stay. Comfortable and great views. Hot tub was great and it was so fun to stay on the farm.

    Anthony2019-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • This is a wonderful space, perfect distance from Christchurch for a weekend away. The spa is perfect, and I loved the farmstay setting. Great bed, recently refurbished room, a really great little getaway.

    Brian2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • I loved the chickens that followed you round like puppies, great views, overall we had an awesome awesome stay, totally loved it and will recommend this place to friends

    Robert2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great little spot with the most incredible views. Friendly animals and easy check in. Lovely little touches to make you feel at home.

    Zoe2019-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand

    A private modern studio which is situated on our property in Charteris Bay over looking Hayes bay and Lyttelton harbour. Fabulous views of Quail island and the port hills. The perfect spot to soak up the scenery and relax Enjoy the local coastal walking tracks and cafes or use as a base to explore the wider area of Banks peninsula. 1hr to Akaroa or 40 mins to Little River. It is an eight minute drive to Diamond harbour where you can catch the ferry to Lyttelton.
    1 room studio with full bathroom. There is a king sized bed and a three seater sofa bed which is suitable for either 1 adult or child to sleep on. ( please note there is only a medium sized hot water cylinder ,so when there is a 3rd person the hot water may run out and you will need to wait for it to reheat)There is a seating area with 2 chairs and a coffee table. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge freezer, oven, microwave, toaster, jug and cooking utensils and a dinning table and four chairs. There is a B.B.Q and outdoor table and chairs on the patio. There is also a second outdoor seating area with a large umbrella and fabulous views.
    Great for walking, relaxing, water sports and biking.Akaroa, Little River, Quail Island, Lyttelton and Orton Bradley park are all nearby and are fabulous destinations.
  • Great house, invincible view, really facing the sea, spring blossoms, especially the evening sunset on the bay. The room is small, but the supplies are exquisite, and the bedding and towels have a delicate fragrance. The free fruit milk biscuits and other gifts are great. Children especially like the free bath balls. Enjoying the sun in the small garden.

    lianglang2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • This was such a beautiful spot. The view is stunning all day round but especially at sunset. Our host was very welcoming but also gave us plenty of privacy. The space itself was very tastefully decorated and had a high spec finish but not intimidating. There was everything needed and with a few extra thoughtful touches. It was easy to find and simple check-in. The area is beautiful and it’s great to explore.

    Rich2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • This is a gorgeous and comfortable little space. Great views. Quiet location. Lovely hosts

    Anne2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Phantastic place, quiet, super clean. Even some extras where provided (cookies, orange juice, ...). We stayed only for one day, but the place is worth staying much longer.

    Birgit2019-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed a comfortable weeks holiday in a well presented studio with beautiful views over Charteris Bay. The location is peaceful and although we prefer exploring the numerous walking tracks, the short drive from Christchurch was very convenient, and the Saturday Farmers market in Lyttelton was a real bonus.

    Clive2019-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing View! Beautiful clean peaceful space. 5 Stars

    Kieran2019-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • ‘Wow’ stay with amazing views/very clean and modern with lovely extra touches from biscuits and chocolate to quality toiletries! Most enjoyable stay

    Josette2019-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous views, spacious apartment, full kitchen, very comfortable bed, lovely little thoughtful surprises. Only 1/2 hour from Lyttelton.

    Wendy2019-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Charteris Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand

    A cozy apartment is situated on the ground floor of a two-storey house and is just a 30 minutes drive from Christchurch. It has a separate entrance and is an ideal place for couples. This is an ideal place to relax at any stage of your journey! Explore Diamond Harbour. Go mussel gathering at Camp Bay. Head to the Quail Island once used for training dogs for the Antarctic expedition. Explore the historic Orton Bradley Park, Vintage cafe, Stoddart Cottage or discover the striking coastline.
    A large room with the most magnificent views. A Queen size bed with an orthopedic mattress and a pull out sofa, which comfortably fits two kids or an adult.A TV-set and high-speed internet WiFi access. There is a kitchen with electric stove,microwave, rice-cooker, toaster,fridge,electric kettle and all necessary table were.There is separate toilet and shower room with a hair dryer ,towel dryer ,shampoo,conditioner,soap.There is also a laundry room with a washing machine( at an additional cost of 5 NZD per load) washing powder, Vanish; iron and ironing board.
    Great place for hikes in volcanic mountains, Fabulous old Orton Bradley Park( in summer there is a working vintage cafe) Convenient location for trips around Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. Nearby (by car 4 min) there are two small restaurants and the ferry across to Lyttelton.
  • Lovely, clean, spacious apartment in a quiet area. Elena and George were great hosts, would recommend staying here.

    Josh2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location, nice and safe neighbourhood. Not close to centre but perfect to enjoy peace and quiet. Huge and tidy space. Recommend!

    Laura2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely quiet place to stay with an amazing location. Very friendly and interesting hosts.

    David2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome host, home is very nice, really good quality amenities!

    Jarrod2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Super friendly host. Very comfy bed!!

    Rachel2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great peaceful home to relax in

    Andrew2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying at Elena’s place!! It was just a one night, spur of the moment stop for us on our month long honeymoon here in New Zealand, and were so glad we chose to stop here. The room was enormous, the kitchen space was brilliant and the bed was sooo comfy! Elena was lovely and friendly and had thought of several extra touches to make our stay even better. Thanks Elena

    Beth2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Elena’s place is clean and tidy and well appointed with a great view of the harbour. Elena and George were friendly and hospitable, yet they kept to themselves allowing us to enjoy the space and our privacy.

    Michelle2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Our self-contained cabin has stunning views of Lyttelton Harbour and is close by to the awe-inspiring Orton Bradley Park. The Banks Peninsula is an outdoors playground, with plenty to do such as kayaking, mountain biking, walking, swimming. One night just isn't enough to explore all the attractions! Our cabin is fully equipped with its own bathroom and kitchenette. Our place would suit couples or solo adventurers.
    Our sunny cabin in Church Bay is just 35 minutes drive from Christchurch, with plenty of outdoor adventures to be had here. We are close to beaches, mountains, a canyon and a country park. We would suggest at least a 2- or 3-night stay, with a suggested itinerary of day one: Orton Bradley park or a local beach (little known to tourists!), day two: walking up Mt Herbert or a boat trip to Quail Island, day three: exploring the pretty village of Diamond Harbour or checking out the quirky town of Lyttelton.
    Church Bay (and the neighbouring Diamond Harbour) are quiet semi-rural communities. There are 2 cafes (The Dark Star - open daily 10am till 4pm, Thurs and Fri open 10am - 10pm and Preserved open daily 9am to 6pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat open 9am to late). There is a small supermarket "On the Spot" at the bottom of our road (open daily 8am to 7pm). Orton Bradley Park (5km away) offers extensive walking and biking tracks. We are well-located for multi-day walks on the Banks Peninsula, including the Packhorse Hut and the Rod Donald Hut. Why not stay a night with us at either end of some tramping (leaving your big luggage securely with us); we can pick up and drop you off by pre-arrangement. We are also ideally situated for walking up Mount Herbert, the largest mountain on the Banks Peninsula. This walk takes approx. 6 hours round-trip. There are also local, shorter walks, including the cliff track walk, which offers spectacular views. There are at least 2 beaches within walking distance.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Secluded haven with beautiful views, great for a holiday or romantic getaway, luxury 2 bedroom contemporary apartment If you want to feel relaxed this is the place to be. Sheltered from the easterly, perfect for relaxing in the evening as it catches all the afternoon sun. Sit on the patio and enjoy a glass of wine or a nespresso coffee whilst watching the sun glistening on the sea. Fully self contained with own access. TV and Radio with surround sound DVD Player, Netflix and wifi.
    Stunning sunsets and sea views, the sea glistening with the Port Hills in the background.Set in Private Lane with just the sound of the birds and nature, sit on the patio with a glass of wine or beer and watch the world go by! Two bedrooms, one queen bed, and one king single, lounge with kitchen dining table with 4 chairs, microwave/oven, induction hob, toaster, jug, Nespresso machine, crockpot, steamer, portable heater to take the chill off in the winter months. Washing machine, Iron, Ironing board and airer.Tea, Coffee Sugar nespresso capsules (limited) Towels and bed linen supplied.
    25 mins walk to the wharf, jump on the ferry a six minute crossing to Lyttelton hosting the farmers market on Saturdays . Bring your rods and fish off the wharf for dinner ! 15 minute walk to the nearest beach or 5 min car ride. Local shop and two cafes/bars to dine or takeaway. 35 mins car drive to Christchurch CBD. Orton Bradley Park and tea rooms, Dark Star Cafe/Bar ( my favorite) Preserved Cafe, Local Golf Club Tennis Courts Cliff track walks, Akaroa about 1 1/4 hours drive going through Little River, (blink and you`ll miss it )
  • Beautiful appointed space very stylish. Quiet and very clean.

    Sandra2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • The place was clean and had a great location with beautiful views! Would definitely stay there again if we are ever in the area. Amazing hospitality.

    Ryan2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable place, nice host. Would stay there again

    Lothar2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Rachel was an excellent host: welcoming while respecting our privacy and great communication. The home was spotlessly clean, kitchen supplied with everything you would need and very tastefully decorated throughout. Lovely patio table and chairs to enjoy the fab views. Ample parking on site. Highly recommended.

    Alison2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • A modern accommodation with all basic amenities. The place is sparkling clean and has very thoughtful touches for guests. Rachel as host is just amazing and very warm and welcoming.

    Sanjeev2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • One of the best B&B’s we’ve stayed in. Nice and clean & new with beautiful decor throughout. The host, Rachel has a great sense of humour. Would recommend 110% to anyone.

    Gary2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Rachel is reactive and friendly! I highly recommend the accommodation, it is very clean, well laid out and very well supplied with accessories.

    Annie2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • From booking to as soon as we arrived, Rachel was really quick to respond and make the check in process really easy. The apartment was clean and more spacious than the pictures showed. We felt instantly welcomed and comfortable. If we come back to the area we will be booking this lovely place again.

    Bek2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

    Church Bay, Diamond Harbor, New Zealand

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    We are the proud owners and caretakers of a grand old 1890s villa here on Canterbury St, located on a quiet lane in the center of Lyttelton. It is just a 5 minute walk to access the supermarket, bars, shops, restaurants, famous farmers market, public transportation, ferry to Diamond Harbour and Quail Island. We are a friendly and easy-going couple looking forward to meeting new people and helping them enjoy their time here in the quaint port town of Lyttelton.
    We are passionate about the history of our town and our beautiful home, and feel that 57 Canterbury St is a unique place to stay. We are passionate about the history of our town and our beautiful home, and feel that 57 Canterbury St is a unique place to stay. The land was first developed by Samuel Gundry who arrived in Lyttelton abroad the ‘Steadfast’ arriving in Lyttelton in June 1 8 5 1. The first and remaining dwelling was built in July Nineteen hundred and four by Albert Thomas Mutton. Thomas was known as the Carpenter of London St and went on to own 6 properties in Lyttelton. He built houses and sold them on easy terms and kept a grocery store as well. He also built a school and houses in nearby Rapaki for the local iwi. Thomas his wife Ruby and three sons William, James and Thomas resided at this address for some years after it was built up until Nineteen Nineteen according to the Electoral roll. In the 10 years I have lived at this beautiful property, I have along with the help of my husband created rambling gardens producing organic veggies and with 7 voluptuous chickens have a bountiful supply of free range eggs. We have more than our family can consume and would like to share our spoils with our guests offering breakfast for extra $12pp on weekends. There will be a selection of breads to go with your choice of eggs, garden greens, toasted nuts & seeds and homemade condiments plus coffee or tea. In summer we host an online ‘road side stall’ selling fresh produce and condiments grown and made right here with all proceeds going back into the land and maintenance of this grand old girl on Canterbury St that has stood strong for over 100 years. We also have 4 very friendly cats who love a cuddle or 10 and often sit on the mailbox awaiting friends who will pat them and there human mum who will feed them :)
    Lyttelton is a cute port town that is bustling with activity, and boasts some of the best restaurants in Christchurch. There are several great bars in Lyttelton and it is a lively place on the weekends. From Lyttelton there is access to the entire Banks Peninsula, including the iconic Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. There are plenty of great walks around and the hills of Lyttelton that will provide a fantastic workout for even the seasoned hiker. Explore the bush and forest walks via the Urumau Loop and the Whakaupo Loop, A bracing loop walk with great views that takes you up through Whakaraupo Reserve on the Stan Helms Track and back down the historic Bridle Path.
  • A wonderfully relaxed and friendly place, nothing is a problem. A lovely old house in a great area. Very comfortable beds, we certainly hope to be back. Lyttleton is such a nice town, and a brilliant farmers market!!

    Angy2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • This home is as unique as it gets. In Lyttelton you can get everything you need, but if you want to go in town it’s also just a 20min drive/ 40min bus ride. Outstanding hospitality. Didn’t want to leave, but had to. I‘ll be back a 100%.

    Lenn-Vincent2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place in a cute little town. The market on Saturday is a must do!

    Tessa2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Debbie's house is so quirky, I loved all the things from bygone eras. There are clocks and pictures on the wall to make it feel like you are in the 1940's. The room is very big so you have lots of space and the bed is comfortable. I only spent one night as I am traveling but I felt very at home. Debbie introduced me to her family and the conversation was easy, interesting and a lot of fun. I liked the area, it is near a lovely bay where you can swim or children can paddle safely I really liked the bathroom with the antique sink surround. I would definitely stay with Debbie again.

    Claire2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • friendly people close to amenities

    Karena2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • great coup[le very frendly

    Julian2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • This place instantly felt like home! Staying here calmed me down so much, it brought me closer to myself and it was the perfect start of three months on this beautiful island. The owners are super relaxed, the place and location is beautiful including garden and amazing cats. The area is really good for hiking, the village is just super cute. The fully equipped kitchen is perfect for preparing your meals, I even was able to use some fresh zucchini and tomatoes from the garden. I honestly loved it and I am pretty sure I will come back at the end of my travels. Thank you for sharing your home!

    Stefanie2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • REAL Kiwi hospitality & warmth is extended. GREAT place to recharge one's batteries !

    John2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand

    The Tin Kingfisher is a recently built sleepout made from recycled materials. It is situated in a sheltered, sunny back garden under a walnut tree in a semi rural valley setting. Bathroom / toilet facilities and laundry are in the family home and accessed via the garden from an outside door.Access to the property is down a short, moderately steep driveway. There are a total of 11 steps as you make your way along a brick path to the back garden.
    The Tin Kingfisher would be great for couples or a single who would enjoy a place to stop over for a good night's rest,and would be happy to eat at one of the many local restaurants. It would also suit backpackers who may want to explore Akoroa or as a stop over on their tour of the South Island. It is easy access to the city center (20 minutes by car), and Gondola (5 minutes by car or a 12 minute walk) or only a 1.5hr drive to Porter Heights ski field. Sumner Beach is 10 minutes while access to mountain bike tracks is only 15-20 minutes drive to the top of the hill.
    Heathcote Valley is 15 mins from the city centre, 10 mins from Sumner Beach and 5 mins from Lyttelton by car. For travel to or from the airport allow 40-50 minutes.The Gondola provides stunning views of Christchurch and is a 15 minute walk or 2 minutes by car. A supermarket and a number of restaurants are available within a 5-15 min drive. The Valley Inn also provides meals as well as being the local wateringhole, it is a 10 minute walk away. We also have coffee roasted on site at Upshot a local cafe, on Bridle Path Road. A new cafe, hairdresser and conveinance store has just opened and is a 5 minute walk on Port Hills Road. Mountain bike and walking/running tracks are also easily accessible on the surrounding rural hillsides of Heathcote Valley. Ferrymead Heritage Park is a 10 min walk away. Sports grounds (soccer, cricket, tennis etc ) are also nearby. Alongside the Heathcote bowling green is the children's playpark which is a great meeting place. There is also a swap a book fridge on Martin dales Road and a library in the community building on Bridle Path Road.
  • A great quirky space that was exactly as advertised.

    Jodelle2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • This place makes you feel right at home, an intimate space in a green oasis that has been constructed and build with love and care. It was a real pleasure to finish my trip in New Zealand here, unwinding in a calm environment. Lovely meeting you Catherine and thanks for our nice talk in the garden!

    Renée2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Not 15 minutes out of the city centre but the Tin Kingfisher feels akin to Narnia. An absolutely surreal experience staying in the Valley. Thank you to Catherine for opening up her doors and giving the discerning traveller a picture perfect place to rest their heads.

    Sami2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place, lovely and cosy atmosphere, beautiful garden and great host! Just enjoy!

    Guillaumine2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This is an adorable space surrounded by greenery with everything you need for a restful stay with easy access to Christchurch. Would totally recommend.

    Caroline2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place, very restful with everything you could need and easy access to Christchurch.

    Caroline2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Really cool and beautiful place. And very kind host. The tin kingfisher was clean and neat. Comfy beddings. The surrounding trees made me felt as if I was in a forest. Really nice garden too

    Rain2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place Lovely people

    Willard2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Orchard Cottage (c1910) is a private, sunny, self -contained guest house in its own colourful garden and a shared orchard which guests are welcome to enjoy. It is close to Diamond Harbour's town centre amenities, and just 10 minutes walk from the Lyttelton ferry. There is good swimming at the nearby beach which is a few minutes down a bush track from the cottage and lots of lovely clifftop walks and other beaches nearby.
    The interior of Orchard Cottage is light, fresh, clean and comfortable, although the bathroom is rather compact. In fine weather the French doors can be left open to allow fresh air and birdsong into the house and provide easy access to and from the garden and orchard. Fresh vegetables and fruit can be harvested by guests from the garden and orchard in season. The cottage is sited on a sloping section and access is by steps from Purau Avenue. There is a roadside parking space nearby.
    Diamond Harbour is a small settlement set on sun-drenched cliffs overlooking Lyttelton Harbour opposite the Port of Lyttelton. There are lots of walking tracks to explore and a number of good swimming beaches nearby. "Preserved" cafe which serves meals is nearby and a small supermarket provides all other essentials. Diamond Harbour is a good base from which to explore the rest of Banks Peninsula's stunning landscapes. Characterful Lyttelton, with its restaurants, bars and indie music scene is just a ten-minute ferry ride away and Christchurch city, with all its attractions and shopping, is a 35 minute drive.
  • Gorgeous wee place. Very clean with lovely touches everywhere. Beautiful garden setting. Would recommend this to everyone and will be returning ourselves.

    Kitt2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • We spend 5 great days in this lovely cottage, which is surrounded by a garden and the beautiful coast is just a 5 mins walk away. The cottage is decorated very beautifully and provides all you need, even Books and Kids Games. We slept so well and loved everything really. Paula was very helpful and friendly, I wished we had stayed longer.

    Christine2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Paula was a wonderful host and has a wonderful cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

    Claire And Rob2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely time at the cottage, everything was perfect. A great place to stay and unwind. We would definitely stay again.

    Gadgetgirl512020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Loved staying at such a cute wee cottage. Everything we needed was there plus some very thoughtful touches, like fresh eggs for breakfast and in-season fruit straight from the orchard. Will definitely be back to stay again.

    Jonathan2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Paula is a wonderful host and the cottage is charming and beautiful and impeccably decorated. The gardens are glorious and inside has everything you could need. Also close to beaches and nearby walks- information for which is all provided. Thank you Paula!

    Mimi2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • The room was too comfortable, and there was an orchard full of various fruits, the scenery was very beautiful

    Xi2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • We really loved the house and its beautiful garden. The self check-in is great, so your guests are flexible. Also the tips for walks, restaurants etc. are great. We loved the kitchen, we cannot ask for a better one... most of the time something is missing, but this kitchen was perfect. Thank you for having us.

    Marisa2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand

    We are only 40 min drive from Christchurch. You can also get here by bus and ferry. Close to parks , cafes, beach and the walking track is just below our property. Relaxing in the lounge and the room. Enjoy birds singing in the morning. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and families (with kids).
    Room 1 Sea view, sunny, private room with a Queen bed. You can access to the deck from your room. Room 2 Garden view, private room with a Queen bed. You can access to the garden from your room.
  • One of the best airbnb we ever had! Lovely family, perfect view, warm and cosy home! Everytime we would come back!! Thank you for everything!

    Christine2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Akiko is a really great host .She and her husband are making you feel at home right away.This is a absolut 5 Stars airbnb. The house and the view are stunning. Akiko and Richard are such amazing people that we decided to come back.

    Petra Andrea2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking for an absolute delightful place to stay than look no farther. Richard and Akiko are fantastic hosts. They made us feel at home and shared many local tips on things to see and do. The view looking out over Diamond Harbor is one of the best I have ever enjoyed. Jim Spalding USA

    Jim2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We very much enjoyed our stay with Akiko. Her home is beautiful and has amazing views.

    Courtney2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Warm and wonderful homestay!! Will definitely come back for sure.

    Eddie2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • A beautifully designed and decorated house with amazing views in a perfect location. Akiko is a fantastic host and made sure we felt at home. This is one of the best shared space Airbnb’s we have stayed in!

    Philip2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Akiko’s for 6 days and we loved our stay there! Diamond Harbour is really charming, great location, superb view, comfy room and amazing hospitality. I’ve we ever come back to this corner of New Zealand we’ll hope to stay there again, so we can only recommend!

    Sarah2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • This was our best AirBnB experience ever. Amazing views, clean room and pretty bathroom. Akiko, her husband and little girl are so so so nice. They provided us with breakfast and we could even have dinner with them. We had a fantastic time, thank you again so much! So our advice: just book it, you won’t regret it ;)

    Lisette2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Peaceful, private self contained cottage nestled in the beautiful Kaituna Valley near Christchurch on Banks Peninsula. Enjoy birdsong, the sound of the stream and stunning views. Walk or bike locally (bikes available) or just relax. Heatpump, free fast unlimited WiFi and Smart TV. But don't just take our word for it, please read the reviews! Only 45 minutes from Christchurch airport but you are in another world.
    The cottage is located in a very quiet valley, but ideal for exploring Banks Peninsula. There is a heat pump to keep it warm and cosy during the winter and cool and comfortable during the summer. The space is very private and includes a deck over looking the stream, which is ideal for lounging on or sipping a glass of wine as the sun goes down. A separate bathroom is complete with a heater when needed and has a high pressure shower. The bedroom has a comfortable bed, reading lamp and electric blanket for those cooler months. The high speed WIFI is free and unlimited and the cottage is complete with a Smart TV to watch Netflix, YouTube videos and many others. Finally there is a well equipped kitchen and breakfast is included.
    This is a no through road valley so there is not a lot of traffic ,but you may meet some sheep or cattle being moved along the road!
  • What a delightful cottage! It is self contained and all the amenities you might need are provided. This was the perfect way for me to end my road trip, to unwind, to just relax and listen to the birdsong without any other noises. Rowan made sure that I could easily find the location, the check in was a breeze and then everything I might need was already taken care of in the cottage itself. I recommend this to anyone who wants a bit of peace in nature but still remain cozy and comfortable!

    Nija2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing time at this beautiful cottage! You have everything you need to prepare some food. Fresh eggs and bread for the morning.absolute stunning views from the terrace. Perfect for all nature lovers. Would always come back!

    Timm2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful cottage with stunning view! Everything was as expected, very quiet and peaceful.

    Amandine2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • A truly special place—lots of vintage touches, 💐 birdsongs! Great walks through the Scenic Reserve close by.

    Teresa2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • This little summer cottage in a secluded, sparsely populated valley is a gem. You cannot imagine a better place to rest after a long air travel. A hike to nearby Mt Herbert is highly recommended.

    Radek2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • I really recommend this lovely place!

    Martin2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • What a great little find! This cottage was the perfect place for two old school friends from different countries to meet, sit in the sun with a glass of wine or 3, listen to the babbling brook, the animals on the hillside and enjoy the peace and serenity. Rowan’s place had everything we needed. It was spotlessly clean and well appointed with a lovely comfortable bed and so peaceful that we didn’t wake up until half an hour before check out time! Highly recommended if you want to get away from it all.

    Gary2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • What a treasure, nestled in between mountains laying beside a creek, such a peaceful stay and great value for money. We would recommend to anyone! Thanks

    Dylan2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ataahua, Canterbury, New Zealand

    The apartments are 650 metres from the beach and offer self-catering apartments with private courtyards and on-street parking.
    The apartment offers a fully equipped kitchen, a covered courtyard, a paved area with outdoor furniture and barbecue facilities, and sheets.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Your own private space (detached from the main house) with toilet, shower and covered cooking area, high on the hill. Stunning views, bell bird chorus, peaceful valley. Put your feet up and gaze across the water or go for an invigorating walk in the hills. Village 15 minutes walk.
    This place has got character and a special feel!!. After having walked up the sloping path (approx. 75 mtrs with steps here and there)you are rewarded by an amazing view of Lyttelton Harbour. Sit on your own deck and take it all in-sensory delights-view, sound of bell birds. 15 Minutes walk down to the main street of Lyttelton, and yet it feels like you are in the country. The kitchen has got all the amenities to cook a complete meal-2 pits (camping)gascooker, small fridge, oven, pots/pans, crockery, complementary coffee/tea, some spices. If you don`t feel like cooking your own meal, Lyttelton offers a host of restaurants, cafes and bars. And there is a Saturday morning market where you can get fresh produce and listen to some great local live music. The cabin/sleep out has a total of about 25 m2, (URL HIDDEN) space, semi-outdoor kitchen about 14m2. Kitchen is seperate but right next to the cabin/sleep out. This is a kitchen with a view!!. From your breakfast, lunch, dinner table enjoy the ever changing light over water, hills, sky.
    Almost at the end of the road, high on the hill near the head of a small valley with trees and houses dotted around.
  • what a stunning location and great value for money:)

    Silke2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • A unique stay in a great spot. The view is great to just sit and enjoy along with sounds of the birds. Driving the streets of Lyttelton also an experience.

    David2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean, refreshing, simple, comfortable bed, and a very beautiful dining space. When you get up in the morning, you can see the plants planted by the landlord. It is very happy! All of Love!

    Ying-Fan2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely small flat with a nice view which is immediately outside the main house. It was nice that we had the whole space to ourselves as Joke wasn’t in, but it might feel overlooked with the main house occupied. Otherwise everything was lovely and the gas cooking facilities worked well with lovely hot water. Would recommend!

    Michael2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great value

    Nikolai2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location overlooking the sea with own room, shower, kitchen and outdoor space. What’s not to love?

    Mette2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spot with a great view. As per description on the advert

    Peter2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Pretty self contained space amongst a plethora of garden delights with a lovely view of Lyttelton harbour. Close to great eateries & pubs but so quiet & tranquil

    Kim2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand

    A wonderful, relaxing hideaway that is only 10mins drive into the city and 20mins from the airport. You can dive into the pool or relax in the spa taking in the beautiful views of the city and the Alps beyond. The studio has a small kitchen with a microwave and portable stove top but if you would like to eat out there are wonderful restaurants and bars only 2mins drive away. Fast wifi and a TV with Netflix and Sky Tv will make sure you are never bored.
    Although we are only 10mins from the city we are completely away from all the hustle and bustle. You can hear native birds in the forest next door and watch the ever changing views of the mountains
    There are many beautiful walks near our house and the adventure park with world class mountain biking and zip line is a few minutes drive away.
  • Dee's place is easy to locate. Is quiet. Dee's responded to most of the questions I asked almost instantly. Thank you super host.

    Koh2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Can not fault this place, from the homey touches to amazing views you won't be disappointed. Highly recommend Dees place to stay of visiting Christchurch

    Jodie2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great place in a great location. Would definitely recommend.

    Hannah2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Had a quick stopover in this great Airbnb! Location was fantastic and it was one of the best beds of our whole trip. Really enjoyed the amenities, especially the hot tub which was nice after a long day of hiking. Highly recommend this Airbnb if you are spending anytime in the Christchurch area!

    Keri2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Simply super! Very nice view of Christchurch. I highly recommend !!

    Sophie2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great and very cleaned place in the hills with a nice view over Christchurch. We stayed for one night and had a relaxed time in the spa. Dee was so lovely and drove us to the airport.

    Lea2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay as a base for visiting Christchurch and surroundings. Well equipped and pool and spa a bonus.

    David2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Cannot recommend this place enough. Genuinely thought I was in the wrong place when rocking up to the gate! The view was insane looking over the whole city, extremely welcoming and you feel real relaxed. Everything was just great.

    Alice2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Tucked in at the base of the Port Hills, Tussock Hill Farm is situated on 35 acres of rolling pasture offering a superb rural escape while only 10 minutes drive from central Christchurch. The Tiny Tussock is nestled on the hill in the beautiful Avoca Valley. Located down a long drive, following the Avoca stream and native bush, this unique space provides privacy and tranquility. With cows and sheep roaming the paddocks, feel free to explore all that the farm has to offer.
    The Tiny Tussock is a well equipped and completely self-contained guesthouse which is off the grid and run by solar power. Enjoy the rustic deck and bbq area as well as a late night soak in the outdoor bath, under the stars. No oven available however, we have a gas cooktop, toaster, jug and BBQ. No WiFi.
    Perfectly located, the Tiny Tussock is close to many local amenities, cafes and eateries of Ferrymead, Sumner Village and Lyttelton. The Tannery is also within minutes, offering boutique shopping, restaurants and deluxe cinema. There are numerous outdoor activities within close proximity. We have many great walkways along the Port Hills, including the well known Rapaki track- which follows down the ridge and connects to the top of Tussock Hill Farm. The Port Hills are also renowned for their vast selection of mountain bike tracks, the adventure park being the ultimate playground. The number 28 bus is available on Port Hills road which takes you directly to and from the bus interchange in the central city. You may however, choose to go in the opposite direction which take you to the Lyttelton wharf. Stop off and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the port’s Sunday market or try out the numerous alternative eateries and bars. The popular Christchurch gondola is also located along this route. A must-do experience with spectacular views of the cityscape, Canterbury plains and the high peaks of the Southern Alps.
  • A great wee spot - you feel as though you’re in the middle of the country yet only 20 minutes from city.

    Maria2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • By far the best Airbnb we have stayed in. The tiny house is modern, clean and very comfortable. It is in a beautiful location on a farm but still very close to Christchurch central. Kate is a brilliant host & we will definitely stay again next time we are in Christchurch

    Dylan2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Kates place was clean, stylish and easy to find 👌🏼 We relaxed outside on the patio with wine and cheese looking over the farm and Christchurch Hills - perfect way to end our trip☀️ if your looking for accommodation I would highly recommend staying here - for travellers without a car there is a bus only 10 minutes walking from the gate so super easy to get to and from the farm. Also, if you have time definitely consider relaxing in the bathtub with a coffee or wine - perfect!

    Allison2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay, the whole process was very smooth. We loved being so close to the animals. 100% recommend!

    Helise2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Truly spectacular tiny house with awesome views in a nice setting. The house is located a short drive from town and there is lots to explore locally. Couldn't recommend this place more!

    Robby2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • It was much better than what we expected and we’ll love to stay here again soon. ❤️

    Margarette2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • We loved it here! So peaceful and quiet! The house is so stylish and has everything you need! The shower is so nice and we could even wash our clothes since there’s a washing machine. While cooking you can enjoy an amazing view and the place to sit outside is incredible!

    Katie2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay, thank you!

    Faiza2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Our home is very clean and tidy, and approximately 2 years old. The guest bedroom attracts morning sunshine, whilst the living area is drenched in afternoon sunshine. We are within walking distance to Ara, Ntec and the city. The cities beaches, gondola and Lyttleton are 12 minutes by car. The Purple bus stops 5 minutes from home, and this allows easy access all over Christchurch.
    Our home is ideal for single travellers and students who value a quiet and restful home close to the heart of Christchurch. It is a modern townhouse that is warm and dry in winter and cool in summer. We take genuine pride in how we keep our home clean and welcoming to all our guests.
    Waltham is close to Christchurch City, an eclectic mixture of new homes and old. It is a quiet, green neighbourhood close to many of the lovely activities visitors love to do.
  • Craig was a great host. Easy check in and friendly. Accommodation is nice and quiet. I would recommend staying here.

    David2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, quiet house with hospitable guests.

    Courtney2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • I loved my stay at this place, I could not fault any aspect, it was superb (hospitality, cleanliness, location)! Linda was a lovely host, so accommodating to all my needs and so easy to have a chat with. It really was a home away from home - a real treat for someone arriving for their first time in NZ.

    Amy2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Outstanding in the very aspect !! Highly Recommend , very handy location !!

    Thim2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great room in a great house. Close to the city center, which you can reach by walk or bus. Especially the hospitality is great. Very nice people and we had very amazing conversations. Thank you for this great stay!

    Tobias2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • I had a great time. Craig and Linda are very friendly and helpful. Good location to even reach the center by foot!

    Nane2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely room in modern house close to center. The two hosts are absolutely welcoming.

    Nils2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place to stay! Craig and Linda are very friendly. Recommend

    Jamin2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    ** please note that this studio is available for longer term stays. contact us to enquire** - DUE TO A SHARED LAUNDRY FACILITY WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER OUR PROPERTY FOR ISOLATION BOOKINGS Self contained studio located in beautiful Huntsbury. We are close to some of the best mountain biking, hiking and cafes. 10 minute drive to central Christchurch and 25 minutes from the airport. We are also on a main bus route, located just outside the property.
    What to expect - This studio is located on the floor level of a 2 story property with its own private access and courtyard - set up with your own lounge with satellite (sky) TV, your own bathroom with shower and wardrobe. Separate room that currently holds 2 single beds with bedroom linen and towel provided. Kitchenette available with electric stovetop, toaster, jug microwave and a small fridge. Wifi is also available. Please let us know your arrival and departure time so we can accommodate you and other guests the best we can :)
    Huntsbury is is located on the Port Hills about six kilometres from central Christchurch a short distance walk to a Cafe - Petrol Station and there is also a Supermarket handy as well Also in close proximity to Rapaki Track and many other great walking and Mountain Bike tracks.
  • Nice place. It is a converted basement, so the floor is a sloped split level which was unusual, but didn't affect our stay.

    Steve & Bianca2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful modern space. Great location.

    Robert2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • it was pleasant stay. Will stay again if i come back to christchurch!

    Arumugam2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Top of our list - this airbnb is excellent value for money! A lovely spacious apartment, just as described. The sloping floor is unusual, but doesn't cause any problems. Good info about the area is provided in the apartment. Easy to reach with the number 17 bus. The drive is very steep! however there is plenty of space to park on the road.

    Chris2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed 3 nights. The communication was great and Ailsa very helpful. Would stay at her place again, even though with public transport it's a bit pricey (however there's a bus going directly into the city centre)

    Malena2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay in Ailsa's little apartment !! Little "welcome clara" attention I recommend 100%

    Clara2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great place

    Joanna2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay. The place is clean and spacious. Such a good value for money.

    Nancy2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    A unique style sleep out with its own ensuite and separate access. Quiet with gorgeous decor, and a fabulous super king size bed. Enjoy a 200m walk to Scarborough beach to surf or continue strolling along the esplanade to experience the cafe style eateries Sumner has to offer.
    Located at Scarborough end of Sumner. Well appointed with WIFI and sky TV (including sky sports channel) and your own bar fridge. Coffee and tea making facilities with a homemade granola for breakfast provided. Boogie boards to loan with an outside hot shower to wash off the salt water. Enjoy the barbecue facility and outdoor seating area. During the colder months there is an electric blanket and in room heating to ensure a cosy stay. There is also Beans our beautiful and friendly viszla to entertain you or to guide you on her local walks.
    Sumner village is a vibrant wee village with multiple cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes. An old style movie theatre showing newly released films to curl up in with a hot chocolate. Vast walking and mountain biking opportunities from the beach side over the port hills. 25 minutes into the city and 2 hour from the ski fields it is hard to beat this spot.
  • A stylish little place with a seaside feel, many thoughtful touches, tasteful decor and even the distant sound of seagulls. Close to restaurants, cafes and the beach you couldn't find better.

    Mark Christopher2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed for 4 nights at Tamsin's place in Sumner and absolutely loved it! It's a great set-up in a really beautiful location. There were so many nice touches around the place and we loved meeting Beans the dog! Sumner itself is a gorgeous little town with lots to see and do nearby. I'm sure we'll be back. Thanks Tamsin (and Jenny) for being great hosts and for all your tips too!

    Caroline2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay. Thank you so much

    Ben2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • So great, very private/ safe area, cute little guest house.

    Lexi2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Tamsin's studio is in a lovely spot and she was so helpful making my daughter and myself's stay very comfortable with lots of personal touches, Its spotlessly clean and would have definitely recommend it. Sumner is a beautiful seaside spot within driving distance of Christchurch. Nikki

    Wendy2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • This was a great place to stay. The location is awesome, just a couple of blocks from the ocean. We stayed one night and used the bbq and slept. It had everything we needed. Beans the dog was an added bonus for us as well, very friendly. Overall a great place!

    Oliver2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic wee spot with thoughtful touches so close to the beach. Beans the vizsla is a delight!

    Laura2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Tamsin's space is exactly as described. I highly recommend the stay for anyone heading to the Sumner area. Location doesn't get much better, my partner and I enjoyed the quick walk to the beach and on to the restaurants and shops. Top notch bed and bedding, wonderful hot shower and thoughtful additions when it came to soaps, lotions, etc. Beans the Visla is an absolute gem and it made my day to have a playful pup around.

    Kelsey2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    I have a single bedroom and a double bedroom (listed seperatly). New house with own toilet and seperate bathroom. 10 minute walk to beach and shops. I am friendly and so is Tim the cat once he has sussed you out! ☺
    new house with 2 rooms to let with separate toilet and bathroom in between.
    It is a quite street with the sea close by
  • It's a lovely place. It's close to the beach (about 10 minutes walk). Annette was quite helpful for everything. She's a lovely lady and I enjoyed the discussions I had with her and my stay over there. Good luck for everything!

    Cindy2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Annette's place comes highly recommended from me.Couldnt have stayed in a nicer place with a lovely hostess who makes you feel completely at home.The bed was ever so comfy and what an awsome shower with amazing pressure.I felt like I was living in luxury.The location is great as bus stop is just around the corner and it's half way between North Beach and Brighton.What amazing value for money.Thank you Annette for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home.

    Julia2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice room with a great bed and comfortable sofa. Super clean. We recommend.

    Marcus2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoyed my stay with Annette in New Brighton. Lovely home in a quiet neighborhood.

    Joanne2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Peaceful and comfortable place not far from the sea. Very clean bathroom and bedroom. Recomended for those who seek a quiet neighbourhood and do not mind it is a bit further away from the center of the city.

    Lubomir2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • A Wonderful home with a very friendly ez going host. Just 10 min walk from the beach and shops.

    Joe2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful stay at Annette' s place, amazing host!

    Lenny2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Annette's place is lovely. It's brand new & clean & nicely decorated with a pretty garden & friendly cat called Tim. She is a lovely lady and the location is not too far from the beach & mall which is a couple of mins drive. Highly recommend this host.

    Jo2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Brand new listing! Experience rest and relaxation with amazing sea views. This stand out holiday home feels like a world away, although conveniently close to Christchurch. Recently renovated, the house offers a large deck area- great for unwinding in the sun, and lounge that has spectacular indoor-outdoor flow with its glass stacker door opening onto the deck.
    Diamond Harbour is the gem of Canterbury located in Banks Peninsula forty minutes from Christchurch CBD, one hour from Akaroa, a short ferry ride from Lyttelton, twenty minutes from Govenors Bay, and fifty minutes from the Christchurch International Airport. The scenic sumner road is now open offering another lovely day trip option just across the harbour. There are amazing views of the Lyttelton port, Godley Head, Port Hills, sail boats, and Diamond Harbor wharf from the big deck, kitchen, and lounge. Diamond Harbour offers a lovely café, grocery shop, petrol station, library, medical centre, multiple parks and beautiful beaches. Some of the best beaches around are Church Bay, Diamond Harbour Beach, Camp Bay, Paradise Beach, and Purau Beach. Orton Bradley Park, which is a five minute drive down the road has a lovely café and many beautiful walks, bike tracks, and playground. There are also excellent walks around Diamond Harbour including the Cliff Track, Mount Herbert track, and the Bridal Path just across the harbour. Experience Lyttelton’s great night life by taking the short ferry ride across the harbour to multiple bars, cafés, restaurants, shops & a brilliant farmers market on a Saturday morning. The house has a great kitchen, frameless glass shower, bubble massage bath, and lovely comfortable queen & king bed and double bunk.
    The house is on a quiet street with access to the amazing cliff track only 30 meters away.
  • This seaside sanctuary has incredible views to watch tankers and cruise ships be guided into Lyttelton port. Sit on the deck and grab the binoculars. The sandpit is situated under a tree providing great shade for little ones. Nancy was very quick to reply to messages and offered tips on local beaches.

    Jenny2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • It was a really nice place

    Innupreet2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • The house has a nice view, the internal facilities are clean, and the landlord communicates in a timely manner. That is, the house is a little far from the main city of Christchurch, and all the way from Christchurch is mountain road.

    Windson2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stay fab house thank you! 😀

    Liza2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Nancy was amazing to deal with ,quick to get back to you an amazing view and good location to bring in the new year

    Sorcha2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • A spacious comfortable house with a spectacular view and lovely coastal walking

    Mary-Rose2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place with a nice view. We had a wonderful 5 days at Nancy's place! I would go back anytime!

    Jonathan2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great location within walking distance of the ferry to Lyttelton. View lived up to expectations. Some lovely extras to enjoy. Nancy was very easy to communicate with and quick to respond. We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing weekend here

    Ruth2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand

    You will be staying in a private entry small self contained unit, located at the back of the house. Completely private on a quiet safe street with own separate access. Very comfortable queen bed lots of natural lighting, with deck and gardening views. Its warm in winter months with heating, also a fan for summer months in beautiful garden city of Christchurch. Relax and enjoy a continental breakfast , unlimited fiber optic Wi - Fi , Netflix and Lightbox T.V.. 5 minutes to CBD 20 min airport
  • We had a great stay! Comfortable bed, good shower and a simple breakfast included. Thank you for your hospitality Michelle.

    Janine2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Michelle's place is such a gem and great value for money. The bed is super comfy, shower is good and check in was super easy. Would definitely stay again.

    Lucy2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful space :) Had basically everything we needed for our stay. Pretty close to the city, a dairy, and bus stops. Would happily stay here again.

    Sarah2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Michelle’s place is much larger than photos suggest. Super clean, very comfortable, & all the amenities you need for a short trip. Would 100% recommend :)

    Tasha2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Michelle's place is perfect. Cosy and warm and all you need for a pleasant comfortable stay. Highly recommend 😊👍

    Jeanette2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space and super comfy bed! Michelle’s place has all the essentials including a great continental breakfast. Would highly recommend staying!

    Lauren2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome little place, has everything you need.

    Brooke2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Tidy and clean, good located for a run to the next park or a car ride to the city centre. Didn‘t meet Michelle but her husband and daughter were kind :)

    Nadja2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Come and enjoy a relaxing stay in this newly renovated house, perfect for couple getaways or a relaxing holiday as a family of 4. The huge deck is great for BBQs and entertaining & the outdoor baths on the deck are a real treat!! Book now
    Freshly renovated house, with new carpet, two queen bedrooms both with new ensuite bathrooms, new open plan kitchen area. Wifi and Sky Tv
    Quiet friendly neighbourhood
  • It was nice to end our camper van road trip at a place with stunning views and included all the amenities we needed. The house was clean and location was perfect for a peaceful getaway.

    Katy2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying in Gabby’s place. It is very well equipped, comfortable and stylishly decorated and furnished. The view is great and the location peaceful.

    Kate2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • We loved to stay in your house, everything was fine! The view was outstanding. The communication with you was very satisfying. If we could we would come back. M & M

    Michael2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Great view and everything you’d need. Nice relaxing and baths a bonus

    Monique2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • It was fantastic - we enjoyed everything so much, especially the view and the terrace, the large windows, beautiful bathrooms and perfectly equipped kitchen. One of the best airbnbs we've ever had. Highly Recommended! We would have loved to stay!

    Virginia2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Gabby’s place was such an amazing find. It was clean and had everything we wanted including comfy beds and an amazing view overlooking the harbour. Would definitely recommend for others around the area to stay there

    Royce2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Gabby's place is a true hidden gem with breathtaking view. You can see the beautiful harbour through the large window of the living-dining room. 1 hour drive from the Christchurch airport, 40 minutes from the Christchurch city, 1 hour from Akaroa. It is located in a really peaceful residential area. Both of the two bedrooms have own bathrooms. Kitchen is beautiful and functional. The building has everything you need to enjoy the comfortable stay. Definitely I will be back. Thanks Gabby!!

    Masashi2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful spot with everything you need. But that view, those bath tubs on the deck and the coastal walkway all make it very special. Would love to return.

    Charlotte2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Located in a Quite Private lane with Friendly and Safe neighbourhood. Close to city centre. Bus stop, Supermarket, Pubs, Restaurants, Swimming pool & Gyms are just nearby. We are looking forward to see you and make you feel at home.
    ★ Private Bathroom & Toilet ★ Private Entrance - The glass sliding door is your room *Perfect for Late Self Check-in. ★ Private Parking ★ Coffee/Tea Making Area ★ Unlimited WiFi ★ Heater & Bathroom Heater ★ Travel Adapter ★ 10km form Christchurch Airport. 20 minutes drive. ★ 5km to Christchurch Botanic Gardens. ★ 2km to Christchurch Train Station. ★ 1km to Addington Raceway ★ 2 mins walk to Bus stop towards to city centre.
    Our home is in a QUIET & SAFE Privite Lane with Friendly neighborhood.
  • Very a friendly and helpful host.

    Arnie2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Spark and Angela are very welcoming and concerned hosts. We got good advices for sightseeing and their place is clean and tidy. Easy check-in and good privacy.

    Atle2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very great place to stay. Spark and Angela are amazing hosts.

    Paris2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • It’s good to stay for one night, clean room and nice bathroom. Separate entrance.

    Nils2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Spark and Angela’s place is impeccably clean and very well furnished. They are great hosts. Had a lovely time at their place.

    Nilofer2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Private room, easy to find location, convenient parking, cost-effective!

    Tzu Hsuan2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Out of all my stays in the South Island this was my favourite. Spark answered all our questions very promptly and everything you need is in the room and bathroom. Definitely recommend, great value for money.

    Penelope2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place to stay. Room is nice and cosy, with ensuite small bathroom with everything you need. Perfect for late check-in. Easy to access and very fast to answer any questions you have

    Shamia2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Our guest room is private and just for our guests. It has a bathroom attached and guests enjoy free unlimited WIFI. It has access via a driveway that you can safely park your car. The access to the room is also private. We provide simple breakfast items, bread for toast, cereal, milk, tea and coffee. We are approximately 40 mins drive from Christchurch Airport and only 15 mins drive to the CBD. Our family of four will respect your privacy however we are here to help with anything you need.
    This is our family home, our guests have their own space and only interact with us if they choose to. The guest room has it's own entrance and is locked off from the rest of our home so is really a space for you to relax and enjoy the room and the view.
    We are close to beautiful walking tracks, mountain bike and road rides. Sumner Beach, Taylor's Mistake, Lyttelton and the Port Hills are all nearby and also we have a variety of cafes and restaurants a short distance away. If you're heading to Akaroa it will take approximately an hour and a half to drive from our home.
  • We had an amazing stay at Marias home. As we live with other people 24/7 it was a really refreshing couple of weeks in our own private space. Thank you Maria and family for your kindness, thoughtfulness, and the little touches. We want to come back already. I think we shall. The selection of reading material was diverse and relative, access and privacy excellent. Bed super comfy, Gary thought so too, facilities modern, sparkling clean.

    Hannah2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Have truly appreciated this amazing place, thank you maria and family

    Hannah2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We ain’t done yet, stay extended. 😉

    Hannah2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay. Nice and clean.

    Giedre2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Airbnb gets you into lovely houses in great locations. This was one of them. Almost as high as the famous Christchurch gondola, close by (we nipped around for a go. TIP: the gondola and city tram tour $50 together is a great way to max a short stay. ) Lovely private room, with all you need for a short stay and a genial host. What’s not to love?

    Séamus2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • What a spectacular setting high on the hill. Chilled out space.

    Nigel2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Maria’s spare room is lovely! The house is located on a stunning mountain with gorgeous views. The room was really private and separate from the rest of the house with an en-suite bathroom and was really quite spacious! The bed was super comfy and large. Maria was a very thoughtful and kind host - greeted us on arrival, showed us around and was in touch regularly. She left out some breakfast essentials like toast and cornflakes and milk, which was super kind! Overall we really enjoyed our brief 2 night stay at Maria’s as a stop off on our month long kiwi road trip and would highly recommend!

    Sandra2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Very good Airbnb. Great host. Would definitely stay again.

    Alison2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    This peaceful well appointed small studio offers visitors a chance to relax in a lovely garden setting filled with native bird song and to enjoy beautiful close by waterfront views. It is comfortable for 2 and has easy access to coastal walkways .
    Ribbonwood Studio Apartment Set in beautiful private garden surroundings, five minute walk to the beach, ten minutes to local café, hotel & restaurant, twenty five minute drive from the city centre and 15 minute drive to port side town of Lyttelton with most amenities and more restaurants. Recently refurbished, warm,comfortable and tasteful studio with en-suite and kitchenette facilities, wood burner, oil heating, sky television and internet access. There is a Weber gas fired BBQ for summer outdoor eating in the courtyard area . Off road parking and private entrance. Native bird song from bell birds, wood pigeons, fantails and sea birds as well as stunning coastal walks close by. A peaceful retreat .Wake up to a view of the sea and enjoy the peace of Governors (website hidden) is a chance to enjoy the rural pace , yet be close enough to go over the port hills to the city within 30 minutes. You are also within short driving distance of Sumner for entertainment,shopping and restaurants, Diamond Harbour and Akaroa for short day trips. .
    The peace and the bird song and the sound of the sea and the beautiful harbour views. Also the safety of the area.
  • brilliant location to discover the surroundings of Christchurch. the cottage is private and is near the beautiful lake. Rosie and her husband know a lot about the area and are very hospitable. definitely recommended to spend your vacation here.

    Hielke2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Rosie’s Garden Cottage is gorgeous- all in shades of whites and grey- a nice sitting out area amongst the flowers & lemon tree which makes the whole place so much bigger . Everything you need is supplied except shower gel and shampoo . Beautiful views of the sea it is right there at the window. Very quiet . We loved it and we recommend supper about Governors Bay Hotel which is a heritage building but nice and informal inside - about 4 minutes walk . It’s only 20 minutes to Christchurch but you feel miles away from the city. Also check her book that is there in bookshelf - Living with earthquakes it is a riveting & shocking read

    Audrey2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great spot to relax away from the hustle and bustle. Quaint accommodation in a nice spot tucked away . Governors Bay is a great kick off point to discover the Peninsula and only a quick trip to CHCH CBD.

    Andrew2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Rosie's place is perfect if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a few nights. The accommodation is surrounded by a beautiful garden, and every now and again you may get a visit from their chickens! I highly recommend that you have your own car so that you can explore Lyttelton and take the ferry over to Diamond Harbour and Quail Island. Thank you Rosie for being a wonderful host!

    Rosalie2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect charming cabin for two people--stay there if you can!

    Janet2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Rosie’s place is the perfect peaceful getaway. Even though it’s very close to some good swimming spots and nice walks, the garden itself is stunning and makes the whole atmosphere even more lovely. Highly recommend staying here for a relaxing weekend!

    Cassidy2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely cottage with amazing views and a magical garden! Sitting on the veranda while you hear all the birds is so peaceful. We also enjoyed the short walk to the beach. Rosie is a lovely host, I got a deep insight on the situation after the earthquakes from her. Thank you so much for this and the wonderful time at your place! By the way: great comfy bed, wonderful hot shower, fast wifi... perfect place to be...

    Silke2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning chalet in an amazing location, really hope to return some day.

    Ronan2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Chalet


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Rapaki, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Come and stay with us in our lovely home, in the stunning hill suburb of Mount Pleasant in Christchurch. We offer you a relaxed stay in a tranquil setting with views of the Port Hills, the Southern Alps and the ocean. If you are seeking adventure we are 10 minutes walk from beautiful trails where you can walk, bike run and climb.
    This listing is for 1 room the TURQUOISE ROOM (see photos). We have 3 double rooms in total available, each with tea and coffee making facilities and their own unique decor and character (see other listings to book). Our home is light and airy with a lovely garden for afternoon cups of tea, or an evening glass of wine. We offer home made muesli and yogurt for breakfast, with toast and a range of spreads and for coffee lovers we roast our own coffee beans for that special morning pick-me-up. We have three friendly cats who sleep outside but wander in from time to time during the day.
    The Port Hills are on our doorstep - with extensive walking, running, and cycling tracks and lots of climbing opportunities near by. We have a lovely coffee shop at the top of Mount Pleasant hill, with spectacular views of the coastline north. The Christchurch Gondola which you can walk to from our home or drive and park close to on the Summit Rd, also has wonderful views over Banks Peninsula and a good cafe. Sumner village is 10 mins drive away, and has a picturesque beach and esplanade. Surfers will find good surf at Scarborough (10 mins), and Taylor's Mistake (15 mins) away. Lyttelton Port is just over the hill, or a 10 min drive, with it's quirky shops and lively Saturday morning Farmers Market where you can find great breads, cheeses, olives, tapenade, and locally brewed beers and wines. There are also a wide range of cafes, pubs and restaurants within 5- 10 mins drive and local boutique cinema's at Sumner and the Tannery, both 10 mins by car away. Christchurch city offers the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Art Galleries, the Museum and for children the popular Margaret Mahy playground. There is also an exciting range of new wine bars and eateries, so you will be spoilt for choice!
  • Heather and Trevor warmly welcomed us into their home. The neighborhood is really great, besides, you can admire a fabulous sunset from their living room on the mountains. We felt at home during our stay. The house is very clean and neat. The very comfortable room. And what about the breakfast .. the best of our stay in NZ. Finally, again a big thank you to Heather who struggled to find us a hospital center on Christchurch for our medical certificate. We are very grateful to him.

    Laura2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very good place to stay. Home away home, hosts are very friendly and suggested us the local tips. Good start of the day with good breakfast. I strongly recommend this place to stay while in Christchurch.

    Anil2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Heather was the best host I've ever met. We arrived there too late, but she welcomed us. Her house and our room were so cozy and beautiful! I've never seen that kind of high quality room in Airbnb. I felt very comfortable like my home. Heather's breakfast was nice too. I enjoyed conversations with her. If I would visit Christchurch again, of course I will stay in her house. I highly recommend Heather's everything.

    Jung Ah2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation was very clean, well-kept and modern. Heather and her husband are great hosts. I was warmly welcomed for one night. I always like to come back. :)

    Carina2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing home with a stunning view. Super comfortable and clean. Heather & Trevor are fabulous hosts. Excellent value. They raise the bar for all other Air B&B ...the best we have stayed at.

    Bev2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very welcoming and friendly hosts with a lot of nice stories to share. The room was tidy and the bed conformable, and the house and garden was beautiful :)

    Miranda2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • The second time I stayed, the host was just as warm and welcoming. The room I stayed in was the garden outside the window, very quiet; I enjoyed eating outdoors with small tables and chairs and enjoying the warm sunshine before sunset; it is only about 20 minutes away from the city by car , It is highly recommended for self-driving tourists to book, you can enjoy New Zealand-style leisurely life.

    Hui-Rong2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place on the fantastic hills just out of Christchurch. Convenient to reach by car. Hosts are very nice and make you feel welcomed. The room was clean and comfortable. All was good!

    Vittorio2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    A private self contained studio apartment, with separate access & patio, on the lower slopes of Clifton Hill overlooking Sumner beach. Only about a 5 minute walk down to the beach & Sumner Village. Compact, sunny & well appointed, with a kitchen, fridge, microwave, heat pump, TV, WiFi, movies & a comfortable bed with electric blankets. Coffee & tea facilities are provided. Also comes with a dedicated studio parking space. Perfect for singles or couples.
    Attached to the side of this award winning Middle Eastern designed house (based on a Yemeni design) the studio has everything you will need for a great stay .... a private entrance, with a garden patio area for you to enjoy the afternoon sun & some sea views down to the mouth of the estuary. A comfortable double bed, with good linen & electric blankets to keep you warm in the colder months. A compact bathroom with a toilet, shower and heated towel rail. The living room has a kitchen with a fridge, microwave and a good selection of plates & utensils. There is a Smart TV with "free view" & a flash drive with a selection of movies and music for you to enjoy. The majority of lights are dimmable, Wi-Fi is available & a heat pump is there to keep you warm. A separate studio security system is also available if needed. Coffee & tea making facilities are provided. There is also a dedicated parking space for guests immediately outside the studio.
    My place is very private and peaceful and you rarely hear the sounds of cars .... just the gentle sound of the sea. I share a long driveway with 3 other houses & there is a dedicated parking space for my guests up the driveway directly outside the studio. Sumner and the next beach over, Taylor's Mistake (a beach well worth visiting) are known for their surfing, beach walks & walking tracks. Sumner Village is compact & relaxed and there are some great cafes and well priced restaurant options to choose from. The local Hollywood picture theater sits in the heart of Sumner & is worth a visit. Surf hire is available from the local surf shop Stoked and surf lessons are available on Sumner beach
  • A wonderful place with water views and the sounds of the ocean. The bed is very comfortable. There are alot of windows so the unit is very light and inviting. It is reached by a steep zig-zag road and has a tight parking space so a small car is best. We would definitely stay here again even though it is 20 minutes or so into Christchurch.

    Kim2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very private space with view of ocean. Spacious living room. Host is very friendly and can do a laundry load if asked. Location is right above Sumner Beach about 20 mins from Christchurch city center.

    Triet2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. Amazing view and Chris was great and very helpful and always returned messages right away and was easy to approach and always willing to tell you what to see and where to go and the good places to eat. Highly recommend

    Clayton2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • A truly amazing place to stay. Stylish, well equipped, amazing views and super quiet and comfortable. It was spotless and we would definitely return here.

    Susan2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Perched up on the cliff side this is the perfect spot to catch the sunrise. Comfortable inside and out and just 5 mins from the wonderful village of Sumner and all its amenities. Chris has provided lots of info on things to do , walks etc and is an excellent host

    Nancy2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Just what you need for a comfortable, quiet, scenic stay close to the beach in Sumner. Close to shops, cafes and lovely walking trails.

    Lori2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Chris’ spot was amazing! It’s a great view and cozy apartment. Chris himself was so helpful and gave us great tips for local dining, hikes, etc. We would absolutely stay again!

    Hannah2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, lovely space and quiet. Enjoyed the views, walks and our hosts chats and recommendations.

    Michele2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Located very close to the Eastgate Shopping Mall, and a short walk to the #80, Yellow Line and Orbiter bus stops. The property is down a long shared driveway, but has plenty of off-street parking available. I have 2 friendly rescue dogs, Monty and Molly, who have access to the garage and outdoor courtyard during the day, and are allowed inside during the evenings. This property is only a 10 minute drive, bus or 4.4km Uber from the exciting and regenerating city centre, beaches and shops.
    My house has 2 bedrooms, one of which is the one offered. It has a Queen size bed, bedding, side dressers, lamps, storage and heating. The bathroom and toilet are shared with myself. The lounge has a heat pump, eco fire and opens out onto a sunny courtyard area with a covered pergola area.
    This property is close to 2 large parks, the Eastgate Mall and shopping centre.
  • On the other side of the city compared to the city, it feels like a small village while being close to the center. The situation is therefore perfect. A house in good order, information provided very orécise and above all a warm welcome! Thank you for everything !

    Jonathan2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • It was a nice stay, again :)

    Alisha2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Very friendly, with two lovely dogs! Not far away from Christchurch Center! We wish you all the best for your future plans, you'll be doing it fine!!

    Alisha2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay. Beautiful, jo is a very nice person. I would stay again there if I came back to Christchurch

    Maximiliano2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • She is amazing Host. We loved her and hers dogs. She is kindly and friendly. And Her's dogs very lovely. If I back to chch, I want to stay again hers house. Thanks to Everything. We forever remeber her.

    DaHyeong2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely spot! Thanks, Jo!

    Jo2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at Jo’s place! Jo is a great host, she is very nice and helpful and the dogs are so friendly! The place was clean and tidy, and we really enjoyed hanging out with Jo and the dogs. The only downside is the location, it was quite far from the center if you don’t have a car.

    Mathilda2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful week at Jo’s. It was in a great location, with a bus stop just a 5 minute walk to catch buses around the city. Jo was incredibly friendly and we really enjoyed spending the evenings with her and the dogs! The bed was very comfy and the house had everything we needed! We would highly recommend staying here.

    Steph2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    This small private guest house is close to the city centre's great restaurants and shops with the lovely Hagley Park over the road. Breakfast is included.
    Welcome to my home. I've been hosting on airbnb for 5 years in four different locations now and have always thoroughly enjoy the experience. As a keen traveller I think I understand what fellow travelers need: a clean, comfortable secure spot to relax and recharge from. 欢迎来到我家。 我现在已经在四个不同的地方在airbnb上主持了5年,并且总是非常享受这种体验。 作为一个热心的旅行者,我想我明白旅行者需要什么:一个干净,舒适的放松和充电的安全点。
    Ah, Christchurch! What to say? You've just got to see the way this city is rebuilding itself after the devastation of its earthquakes.
  • Sweet location and Barb was very welcoming. She even baked bread for breakfast.

    Daniel2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Really comfy room in a location that makes walking to town super easy. Christchurch isn't big at all but such great character all over. Barb's fresh baked bread is a nice touch! She also knows where the best coffee is for the coffee lovers out there!

    Erika2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Friendly, interesting conversation, super smart new bathròom. Very nice walk to the city and good bus service.

    Diane2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable room in a great location. Barbara was a welcoming host and cooked a lovely breakfast, which was a real bonus!

    Tom2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Would definitely come again! Barb was such a lovely host and very accommodating.

    Mincheol2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, friendly host fresh bread for breakfast. Overall a great place to stay.

    Peter2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious, cosy, clean and bright room. The bed and sheets are very comfortable. I enjoyed staying here. Barbara thought of everything (cooked breakfast, towels, cooking facilities, good advice for trips in and around Christchurch etc.) so you don’t have to worry about anything and she makes you feel at home.

    Gepke2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great location right next to Haygley Park and only a few walking minutes away from the city centre. Barbara is a great host and makes delicious scrambled eggs for breakfast. Strongly recommended!! :-)

    Verena2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Large upstairs room in warm, sunny house set in a stunning harbour location. The room has direct access to a shared bathroom along with double doors opening onto a small deck with incredible views across the harbour. Waking to birdsong, harbour and mountain views and breathtaking sunrises makes this space truly magical. There is a comfortable queen size bed with electric blanket and extra bedding and pillows if necessary.
    Our home is set in a bayside village and only a 15 minutes drive from the city centre. Stunning views across the harbour and hillside areas make for a very relaxing stay. Currently residing are two cats and two friendly dogs. The available room has a very comfortable queen size bed and is upstairs. The stairwell has handrails on both sides and consists of 12 stairs. There is a Nespresso machine available for use along with tea and milo. The available room is large and spacious and has seating on the deck to relax and enjoy the vista and birdsong and water activities.
    Across the road from our home is access to incredible Port Hills walks that access the stunning Crater Rim walkways. Access on the tracks includes walking through the Alpaca paddocks which is an amazing experience. The views are quite stunning. An observatory is situated at the top of the hills. Secluded beaches and walking tracks around the inner harbour are a 10 minute walk. Our local pub is less than a 10 minute walk and offer an award winning menu. The harbour consists of many bays and Cass Bay offers paddle boarding hire each weekend. Lyttelton has its amazing Street market each Saturday morning.
  • Karen's place is really beautiful and I really enjoyed staying her place!! You can see the great view from your room too! It was almost end of my journey in NZ and I'm really appreciated that I could stay their place. It was really comfortable staying their place and I'm sure I will stay their place when I come back to NZ for sure!!! Thank you:))

    Hannah2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay, the room is huge, views are stunning, Karen was really welcoming and the dogs are lovely. Highly recommend

    Oliver2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Karen & Pete are very welcoming, sociable hosts. The view from the room is just magnificent, the location is ideal for getting away from the city of Christchurch. These two four-legged friends are adorable, well educated :) I highly recommend this accommodation! Thank you again for your hospitality.

    Eva2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Karen and Pete were amazing hosts. With the most fantastic views from your bedroom. Please go and enjoy a stay with them and their friendly four legged babies!!

    Gilly2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious and comfortable room with lovely view. Very friendly dogs were an added bonus. Great location for exploring the Christchurch surrounds without feeling as though you are in the city. Many thanks Karen.

    Kate2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely hosts and room with a beautiful view of the bay. Shared bathroom was attached to the bedroom with a door so it felt pretty private. They have dogs and cats - I'm allergic to cats but love dogs and Karen was very good about keeping the cats away and allowing the dogs to hang out with us. Daisy the puppy was adorable and Harry was a friendly old fella. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

    Vivian2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • This charming home offers spectacular views that will leave you in awe at all hours of the day. The room itself is cozy and comfortable. Karen and her husband are incredibly kind and welcoming and are knowledgeable about spots to check out nearby.

    Julia2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very lovely stay

    Jatin2019-05-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Governors Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand

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