About this listing
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.
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
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.
This is a middleclass and safe suburb with easy access to the city.
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 google "metroinfo christchurch"
No smoking, alcohol or drugs - our property is a non-smoking zone.
Must leave room clean
Pat the dog
About the Host, Lawrence
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.