Welcome to Christchurch and thank you for checking this listing!
THERE IS A MINIMUM BOOKING OF TWO NIGHTS
Your apartment is part of a large old character home, it consists of one very large room, and ensuite with shower toilet, and basin, and a small kitchen, which you have all to yourself. You have the option of 2 x king single beds or 1 x king bed. The room has a TV, lounge sofa and desk.
It is full of charm, and character with an old fire place, and ornate ceiling. The chimney has been removed but the fireplace remains but is non functional, however there is a brand new heat pump for the cold, and air conditioning for the heat, so you will be very cosy, whatever the weather. It is very tastfully decorated, in keeping with the property. There are minor cracks, cosmetic earthquake damage, which in due course will be restored back to the beautiful room, it was. We want you to relax, be refreshed, and enjoy your stay with us. We have wireless and wired internet availability.
A continental breakfast is supplied, to you upstairs. Your room will be very clean with fresh linen on the beds for your arrival. Shampoos, conditioner and shower gel or soap will be supplied. Bath robes are also available. Please ask for any needs you have, our top priory, is for you to enjoy your time with us.
Getting here and around:
The airport is 13 kms or 18 mins drive, travelling by car, to our bnb. We are located in the suburb of Shirley on New Brighton Road, up a long driveway. This means there is plenty of off street parking by the house. The Palms shopping mall is one block away, which would be a two minute walk. The mall has shopping, banking, post office, cafes, and restaurant's, and everything you will need during your stay. The Palms is a key hub on the bus route if you don't want to use your car, or if you are travelling car free. The buses travel to the city on a very regular basis and also travel to all the malls in Christchurch via the Orbiter and Metrostar bus services. You can get off at any Mall you want if shopping is your thing.
Christchurch has lots to do in and around the city as well as interesting day/half day trips to surrounding towns. Lyttleton is a short trip through the tunnel, or over the hill, for a morning trip. It is one of the older parts of Christchurch, as it was our first port. Sumner is another nice morning drive to the beach, also by the sea is New Brighton. If you want to go further afield, Akaroa is a great village with a French flavour, also an early settlers spot. Hanmer Springs is another very lovely spot only 90 mins drive from Christchurch. Hanmer is very relaxing, with the mountains, trees, golfing and hot pools. Hanmer is also becoming an adventure tourism location for those more active. If you are here in the Winter and skiing is your thing, there are two ski fields very close; Mount Hutt 93.3kms or 1 hr 19mins south of Christchurch, or Porter Heights, 90.5kms or 1hr 16mins north of Christchurch.
We have been hosting for 12 months now, and we are really enjoying running the BnB very much. We have hosted overseas University students, on three ocassions, and so enjoyed having them with us.
I am really looking forward to continuing that service,
My hope is that you feel very much at home and comfortable,
I want you to relax and enjoy your time with us We will help in any way we can.
We had a fabulous time with Heather and Bruce. They were great company and Bruce's knowledge and suggestions have proven invaluable. The room is exceptional. There is so much room we could of held a party for a dozen people in there. Easy access to the City with the bus stop opposite their drive. The Palms shopping centre is 2minutes walk away. Breakfast was a delight and a fantastic view of the mountains can be had from the table. Great hosts, highly recommended.
Elim is very comfortable & welcoming b&b. Heather & Bruce are excellent hosts and provide all necessary facilities in a house full of character. It was a special pleasure to chat to Heather over a nice breakfast. No hesitation in recommending to other travellers.
I stayed with my uncle the first time in a B&B by airbnb. We were not quite sure, how it would work, but we were very pleasantly surprised about our stay. We really enjoyed to stay with Heather and Bruce after our 24th hours journey from Germany. It was great that we could directly move in our fantastic large room after our arrival around 1pm and got a lot of good tips before and upon arrival to start our journey.
Thank you so much Heather and Bruce for spending time with you, the detailed journey informations by Bruce and the lovely breakfast by you Heather :)
I already informed my sister that she should come and stay with you if possible during her work and travel! :)
Willi & Philipp
Heather's home is so beautiful, lots of room and in a great location. There is a number of restaurants and a grocery store just a couple of blocks away. Heather is a wonderful host, she and her husband made us feel welcome right away! Would recommend staying there.
What a lovely couple Heather and Bruce are. We were given a lovely welcome and then shown to our room. Wow ,the room is very spacious with lots of seating and the bed was very comfortable. There is also a delightful kitchen and large en suite.
The whole package was immaculate in its presentation and it is obvious that Heather takes great pride in providing the best for her guests. We enjoyed a continental breakfast, again very nicely presented with a good choice, accompanied by a lovely chat with Heather and her good sense of fun which set us up nicely for the day ahead.
This was our second stay here, highly recommend this accomadation to anyone, Heather makes you feel so welcome like part of the family. Room is huge, with a large ensuite and functional kitchen. Great value. Quiet and clean.
The host was very helpful in giving us clear instructions from the airport to the address. The accommodation was all that one could wish for in both facility and cleanliness. We had most enjoyable conversations with both Heather and Bruce and we hope some day to stay with them again.
Heather was such a lovely host. Her place was indeed such a beautiful place,full amenities n really spacious and a 2 mins walk to the mall. Had our jet lag gone almost immediately from Tue comfy of the room. Room rated 5 stars! Will definitely recommend staying here. Miss Elim place the minute we step out.
A really great place to stop and rest.Superb large room and facilities just as described,immaculate and spotlessly (website hidden) an added bonus you get Heather and Bruce as hosts - both of them being really friendly and helpful.We wished we were staying longer and would wholeheartedly reccomend Elim.