About this listing
I have available a double bed room, 5 min by car or 10 min by bus from the airport. Also available is a twin single bed room, giving beds for 4 people, and if you are in need of beds for 6, I may be persuaded to give up my own bed for you.
Located on the undamaged west side of Christchurch, we are only a 5 minute drive from Christchurch Airport, or 10 minutes by bus. A taxi is $25 from the airport, $15 to the airport, a shuttle is $17 per person, and the bus is $8.50 directly to the airport, or $3.50 if you walk the last 300 metres out of or into the airport.
2 Bedrooms are available in a comfortable home. The first room consists of one Double Bed, with 2 single beds in the second. To book just the second room, click on my photo on the right, and go to the end of the page, and both my listings will appear on the left.
I am happy to host 1 to 4 guests at any one time, and if you need beds for 5 or 6, I may be able to accommodate you. The rooms are available for up to 11 nights, as I have my kids every second weekend.
All rooms have a shared bathroom, however there is a separate toilet.
Not only are we located close to the Airport, but we are also conveniently located close to a range of public transport routes, including the bus to and from the airport, which runs from about 6am until 11pm, and stops about 50 metres from my house. If you have a car, there is free off road parking.
I have no problem with guests arriving late, the last flight into Christchurch arrives about 12.30 am (00.30am), and I am happy to have guests off that flight, who usually get here about 1.30am. Early departures are also fine, many guests leave at around 5am for a 6.30am flight. There is no strict check out time, so if you get in late (4am is my record so far) you are welcome to sleep in and move on when you are ready, subject to any arriving guests needs, which I will inform you of if relevant.
The price Includes a complementary breakfast daily, consisting of fresh bread and homemade spreads (unless you are on the 6.30am flight, the kitchen doesn't open till about 7am, but you can use the facilities any time.)
We are a perfect location to use a a base while you enjoy the region!
Inclusions and Amenities:
Family and Child Friendly
Kitchen, lounge, tv, shared bathroom, laundry and clothes dryer, internet, large grounds and garden.
Interaction with Guests
I am around most of the time, and am happy to chat about planning your trip, or life in general. But be warned, one guest recently quit his job to become a travel writer full time after an evenings discussion with me.
A quiet, affluent area, with a shopping centre 800m away, with a very good bar and restaurant, and supermarket and pharmacy/drug store among others.
Buses to and from the airport and central city stop almost right at the door, and I have two bikes you are welcome to use.
No smoking on the property. I provide bed linen, and towels if required. Kitchen is fully available, as are contents of food flavourings store cupboard, (within reason.) I am happy to provide some transport on an agreed basis. I am usually here at night, and if there are any issues just let me know and I will do what I can to make your stay as pleasant and easy as possible.
Leon made me feel very welcome in his home close to the airport. He kept the house warm and cozy - a nice contrast with the chilly morning temperatures. I enjoyed talking with Leon and learning a little about him. A special treat - homemade bread and marmalades for breakfast! Highly recommend staying with Leon!
Everything was 5 stars like. Awesome place. Awesome Host. Thank you Leon for the great experience including breakfast and a lift to the airport. Cheers, Simon.
Used for 2 nights before flying onto Australia. Perfect for the airport. Leon was very helpful. The room was lovely and I had fluffy towels after months of travel towels!!
Leon was very accommodating to our late night flight schedule and the location was very convenient from the airport, thank you.
We arrived at Leon's at about 1am, a $15 taxi from the airport. Leon was still awake busy working away, he showed us to our room and the amenities. The bed was warm and comfortable, but the electric blanket was the hero. Breakfast included super soft, fresh home made bread with a assortment of spreads. If available I highly recommend Leon's homemade mango and apricot jam. A real winner. All in all, a great stay, Leon was friendly and helpful. Will stay again.
Great host. Second time at Leon's place. Simple, clean, and quite close to the airport. I'd recommend ear plugs for light sleepers (for the late night flights/peak hour traffic noise in the morning).
Close to bus stops which is great when they're running. Outside of those hours the expensive taxi service is your only real option. Leon happily arranged an early morning cab for me.
Although the taxi fares are outside of Leon's control...It's not ideal when the return taxi is more expensive than the accommodation itself.
$28 from airport (meter was at $40 but I refused to pay)
$23 to airport (airport charges ($5.50) & card fees ($3) are ridiculous)
Consider this when booking anywhere in Christchurch.
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