About This Listing
I HAVE MOVED FROM THIS HOUSE ON 11th/4/12... NEW CHCH ADDRESS TO COME.
Stay a day or stay for weeks or even months.. The price is lower so you can get out and spend more on the things you really want to do instead of spending it all on accommodation. I have a fully furnished 3 bdm home, with two rooms available for guests, 1 queen, 1 single (or by arrangment for 2 couples) Home cooked bread, traditional kiwi roasts, or cook something from your own country and surprise everyone else :) Laze in the sunny back yard enjoying the peace and quiet regardless of a busy city area and if its still summer.. Relax in the pool.
Warm and friendly environment where you can just chill out and feel like you're at home but miles away. All mod cons, comfortable beds, cute cat that just makes you smile and a fun hostess that enjoys getting out showing guests around or just chilling with a glass of wine with others who enjoy the same.
I like having guests in my home, and have had upto 12 people here at one time.. It's big and roomy and light so if you just want to chill reading a book, you wont strain your eyes. Wether it's one guest or 3, I will help your stay to be pleasant and relaxing before you go exploring the rest of the country :)
Close to city centre yet far enough from all the danger zones (refer to Chch NZ Earthquakes 2010 an 2011) my house is strong and comfortable, very warm and friendly... And still standing regardless of the twisting it’s had to endure.
Non smokers preferred.
Although my house is attached to block of flats, it is surprisingly larger than realised.. Many International travelers have stayed and love it here, often returning before leaving the country. I am also a member of (website hidden) with good international references.
Bookings on short notice will have extra fee :)
I HAVE MOVED FROM THIS PROPERTY.. NEW PHOTOS WILL BE UPDATED WHEN AVAILABLE..
Well I thought it was time to update the ‘rules’.. It’s really just a guideline..
Please read carefully as this is not just rules but also a outline of what your costs include...
**Note... The outline of prices per room/guest are clearly written below.. please be sure you understand them and if not, do not hesitate to email :)
I am reasonably flexible but I do have a pile of 'considerations' to others in the house and also respect toward all of my neighbors. The prices are set so that I can keep the quality of bedding and bathroom supplies and kitchen ware etc at a good level and standard for all guests, not just one or two. I have helped to manage a Bed & Breakfast in the past and have a good heigene standard that I expect to be kept regardless of having guests in my home or not. The main rule is pick up after oneself and treat others how you wish to be treated..
This is more important than the booking itself :)
*** Prices over the xmas and new year season have set rates leading upto and during xmas, for the 3 days over xmas, the price includes xmas dinner and awesome kiwi trifle, the same applies for new years. please refer to the calandar for confirmation of times the prices change, or request price lsit through emails. ***
I prefer to have non smokers in my house but this is not a strict rule, all smokers must go outside and away from the entrances. Many people have allergies, if you as a guest have specific allergies (irritated lungs from being around smokers like myself, food allergies, laundry detergent allergies, or pet allergies) this must be made aware BEFORE making a booking, any provisions required for special guests must be paid for ON BOOKING AND BEFORE arrival.
As I do not have references from AirBnb as yet, anyone is welcome to check out from those who have stayed here previously at the CoushSurfing website, profile name SUGZ
These are all genuine people from around the world who have stayed here at short notice and many return more than once also inviting me to their homes when I take my world trip at the end of 2012. (my house will be available for AirBnB rent when I travel the world - no time set as yet, so check back mid 2012)
First and foremost:
My INDOOR cat MUST NEVER BE LET OUTSIDE! Bourbon is a 2yo old purebred Black Chocolate Point Burmese Tom and is intended for breeding, he lives inside permanently, if let out, he WILL NOT come back.
THIS IS THE STRICT RULE.
There are visiting cats that come for food, they are earthquake strays and mostly homeless, they generally get only left over food that Burb’s wont eat.
Cleaning and other fees are non refundable, and the minimum base is 1 days cleaning fee if cancelation made. (trusted cleaner is hired striclty for guest purposes on daily basis therefore cost is per day. id- if stay one night, charge is $40 cleaning fee if stay two nights, charge is still $40per day, with no more than 3 daily cleaning fee's to be paid in one week if chosing to extend stay, but must make arrangement with host the day before so no extra fee will be incurred but if staying weekly or longer, cleaner will be charged at twice per week ONLY, daily guests still pay the $40 cleaning fee ($60 for a couple) no matter how many are accomodated at the time as the more guests there are, the longer it takes the cleaner.)
I have checked the box for 50% refundable fees which are negotiable if for immediate funeral or genuine family illness resulting in cancellation of trip (verification will be requested or only 50% refund will be given) NO REFUND if cancelled within the last week, so be sure you plan on arriving once you have paid.
Short term bookings are to be paid in advance of arrival to secure bedroom, Long term of more than 3 weeks are to pay a bond of one week in advance (non refundable if cancelled) and the first two weeks paid in advance. Long term guests are offered all lunch and evening meals at a total of $100 per person per week, multiple guests adjusted accordingly but price will not double)
Guests requiring on the spot accomodation is acceptable but the room rate will be at $75 per person per night for the single room and $90 per night for the larger room, this is due to having to unexpected availablility change for other prospective guests.
All individual nightly, weekly or monthly prices includes bed, shower, breakfast, tea and coffee. All other meals are included in weekly, monthly or longer term bookings only.
For daily bookings, guests must state on booking if midday and evening meals will be required and paid in advance with room booking.
Water restrictions are only implied IF more than 3 guests in the house at one time.
Children are welcome but must be respectful and NOT run indoors, nor yell. If this is not respected, guests will be required to leave. (neighbors are closeby and most work nightshift) Also, children must leave Bourbon alone, he is not to be picked up by children or chased. He will accept them into his space if they are calm and quiet. :) Bourbon does not scratch or bite and is a friendly cat, I would like him to stay that way, He is very nervous and does not handle the earthquakes nor loud noises or loud voices.
Internet is available at the cost of $5 per hour (no dowloading permitted) OR $55 for 2 gig (downloading permitted)
Items supplied at small fee: (these items have all recently been purchased brand new specifically for paying guests only and replaced regularly)
Satin Duvet sets, Sheets, Pillowslips as opposed to cotton, must be specified and paid for on booking...
Good quality Towel sets, Luxury bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth - Included in prices.
High quality cotton sheets - Included in prices.
Top quality satin sheets $6 per night.
Pillows (NEW) Choice of soft or firm - Included in prices.
Duvet Inner (NEW) - Included in prices.
Good Quality Cotton Duvet Cover sets - Included in prices.
Good Quality Satin Duvet Cover Set $15 per night (this includes dry cleaning costs when guests checkout)
Full use of all 7 pieces of exercise/gym/fitness type euipment is available @ $5 per hour but please be respectful as these items are expensive to replace
Zumba also available.
***If any items of equipment is broken or damaged by guest using it, a fee will be charged or secuirty deposit may be refused.***
Off street parking for guests but must NOT block garage doors or driveway access, lots of street parking.
This will be updated as time permits or requires it to be.
Welcome to my home, I look forward to spending time with you and perhaps even showing you around our broken city :)
Please don't read that thinking, hell that's expensive.. or strict.. It's a lot more relaxed here than all that sounds and I want you to have the best comforts as reasonably as possible, guests get good quality linen and towels to use, breakfast is the typical Continental Breakfast but cooked breakfasts are available for $8 each. (cost of food only) Free tea or Coffee, and free hot chocolate or juice for the kids. Please note.. these priveleges included are to be used freely but not abused. :)
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About the Host, Sugz
I'm never alone as long as i'm around...
Interesting, compassionate, considerate, caring, fun person who likes to make others feel comfortable in my own home. I'm a writer that has just recently begun self-publishing.
As many know, we were in a earthquake emergency state a short time ago, my house is pretty solid beign given a 6 1/2 out of 10 by EQC, and, having lost only a tv and not even the glasses that should have fallen, but since then we have had another thrashing from the earths rantings and well, i'm not about to replace all the glassware that hurled itself to the bottom of the glass cabinet and the two new tv's I had placed in the guests rooms, but all is well and the house has kept its stance on shaky ground. The occasional wiggle and thrusting from the earth below but we are strong and welcome you to my home.
I'm 44 and enjoy getting out with friends on the town (except when it shakes) and also just lounging around at home watchin dvds. or driving in the countryside admiring the scenery, I'm a good cook, and like to experiment with food, especially when company appreciates something a little different and very tasty.
Find more about me, sugz on hubpages.. and sugz on couchsurfing.. where you can read references from others that have already stayed here :)
Brign your smile, a bit of laughter and relax after such a long journey while preparing for the delights of Christchurchk, aka Quakeville, Canterbury..
We're sure to shake your socks off hehe ;)