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View from the entrance door looking into roomThe deck and entrance
Comfortable, separate large Room
Comfortable, separate large Room
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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20 metres from our house surrounded by trees. A cosy hideaway for a couple or a single person. It has a queen size bed and ensuite, microwave, toaster, fridge, sink bench, TV, a small sofa to relax on and your own deck overlooking our yard.
10 minutes drive from airport. Handy to buses. 10 minutes walk to Countdown and Asian supermarkets and many (10+) restaurants ,

The space

Approx 4.5 x 4.5 m ( 20' x 20') and up stairs behind our garage, it has its own toilet/ shower, a queen size bed, cable and wifi internet , a small sofa, desk, and an outside deck to relax on.
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, toaster and jug, 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). Travel to the airport is 15 min by car and 10 min to the train station.
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

Guest access

You have unlimited access to the room and can use our kitchen and wash house if you ask.

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.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking, alcohol or drugs - our property is a non-smoking zone.
Must leave room clean

Pat the dog

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
1 night minimum stay

126 Reviews

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Alan User Profile
November 2017
A private comfortable space close to the airport and downtown, hosted by first rate folks.

Michael User Profile
January 2017
Lawrence is very cordial and willing to give guidance for local visits. Place clean but small for couple.

Tracy User Profile
August 2016
This was the perfect landing spot for us. We were doing a show at the Middleton Grange Theatre and this place was very close to it. It is a funky suite detached from the house. A very Kiwi kind of experience in that they provided the tea, milk and bread for morning breakfast. Wonderful time. If in Christchurch, I would stay again.

John User Profile
March 2016
Great little hideaway. Nice little tree house at the back of the property. Had great talks w Lawrence about NZ almost every night. Just what I needed. Rusty the yard master is very cool too.

Louise & Andrew User Profile
February 2016
What a gem of a find. Lawrence's cottage provides a perfect respite amid the hustle-bustle and amazing construction effort that is the modern day Christchurch. Its a short walk to multiple bus lines, super quiet and comfortable and just about perfect for a short stay in Christchurch.

John User Profile
November 2015
Had a great stay with Lawrence. Would definitely recommend.

Jan User Profile
June 2015
Lawrence greeted me warmly and assisted with my bags up the stairs. He was helpful with the local services and assisted me get my bearings. I was invited to join him and his wife on an excursion, both of the days I was there. Unfortunately, I was too tired from my trip, but I appreciated the offers. The location is very convenient, just a short walk from a grocery store and the bus stop.

Christchurch, New ZealandJoined in February 2012
Lawrence User Profile

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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