Comfortable, separate large Room

Treehouse - Private room · B Arthur St, Christchurch, Canterbury 8041, New Zealand

Totally separate from house with own bathroom and entrance

The Space

Approx 4.5 x 4.5 m ( 20' x 20') and up stairs behind our garage, it has its own toilet/ shower, and two single beds, a cable internet , couch, desk and TV
Situated on a half acre ( 2000 sq metres) rear tree-lined property , overlooking a school, this is a great wee hideaway. There is also a sink unit in the room where tea/coffe can be made, a small fridge, a small microwave, but no major cooking facilites. Off street parking is available. It is a short walk to two main bus routes ( 15 min max). There is a direct bus from the airport to a stop 15 minutes walk away ( just under 1 km) and there are also airport-to- door shuttles or taxis. There is also a direct bus to the train station 5 minutes walk away ( Note: this is for intercity trains as there is no Christchurch metro train system)
The Neighbourhood is safe - and it is within easy walking distance of a large supermarket, a variety of shops and a good range of eat-in /takeaway restaurants.( asian, steakhouse, greek- more than a dozen to select from)
We provide a cereal breakfast and may be able to provide other meals by negotiation.
We have a small jack-russell/foxy dog who owns the place -once introduced he is friendly, but has to announce all arrivals and departures unless he's sleeping in the sun

Interaction with Guests

We live and work on the property and while we enjoy relating we know many guests value their privacy and independence. We often go walking on the nearby hills overlooking the city and if you are around you are very welcome to come along.

Getting around

There are buses going to the city, airport and train station within easy walking distance. If you want to use the bus system we suggest guests (website hidden) "metroinfo christchurch"

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Lawrence was very welcoming. Perfect accommodation, nice included breakfast with own fridge, microwave, tea /coffee facilities etc. Off street parking in a good area close to supermarkets/malls etc. Would thoroughly recommend to others and will be staying here again myself.

    April 2014
  • This is a great place for privacy and quiet (there are daytime sounds from the school next door, but they're happy sounds of play, which weren't ever a problem for me). I was able to cook my meals with the microwave, just like I do at home, as well as in my travel trailer. The fridge is small, but held everything I needed. I appreciated the shelving in the "kitchen" space for storing various stuff.

    I wish I had had the time (I was too busy to visit much with them) to get to know Lawrence and Jeanette better as they seemed like very nice people. Lawrence and I exchanged multiple emails about my wants and needs before I committed to staying, and he really went out of his way to accommodate me - thank you, Lawrence! He even drove me and my luggage to where I caught a bus to the airport, which saved me time and trouble.

    I hope to return to Christchurch, and if I do, I plan to request another stay at this nice retreat!

    April 2014
  • Lawrence is a great host, friendly and welcoming. Great tidy room with all the amenities you could need. Would gladly stay again when I'm passing through.

    April 2014
  • Lawrence was very nice and helpful when we arrived. He provided us with maps of his neighborhood and Christchurch. Although we were only there for one night, we had many dining options within a 10 minute walk from his place. We recommend staying at his place!

    March 2014
  • Really nice place to stay. We had our own little apartment with everything we needed. Getting to Christchurch City was really easy (just 15 min).
    I can only recommend staying here!

    March 2014
  • Lawrence was a gracious host and very helpful for us planning our departure towards the airport. We only stayed one night because it wa our last day in New Zealand.

    March 2014
  • I had a great time there, walking with the dog in the hills around Christchurch, the accommodiation is very good.

    March 2014
  • Great place to stay. Absolut privat, clean and close to anything you need.
    Lawrence and Jeannette are great hosts. Very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the hile with them as well. 10 out of 10 :)

    March 2014
  • Nice Place again. I stayed there twice.

    March 2014
  • Everything was really good!

    February 2014
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Christchurch Boys Highschool; University of Canterbury
Married with 4 kids scattered over the globe. On the profile picture I'm the "senior" ( lefthand rear). This was one of the few times we were together (Jeanette my wife, two of my sons, one daughter-in-law and my daughter - talking to another son and his wife in England) I'm an engineer by training, and currently own a small importing/distribution/publishing business I like dogs, tramping, walking on the beach, reading.
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