Main bedroom with King size bed.The second Bedroom with Queen size bed.
Magic Impressions in Christchurch
Hosted by Pauline
Pauline is the host.Pauline is a superhost.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Magic Impressions is situated in the suburb of Papanui. 10 - 15minutes from Christchurch International & Domestic Airport, an walking distance to many restaurants and Northlands Shopping Centre. This area did not receive much damage, during the Christchurch Earthquakes in 2011.

The space

Modern, sunny Town House in Christchurch.

Bedroom ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) with guest Bathroom. King size bed or twin beds, contemporary. Continental Breakfast included.

A separate bedroom ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) with Queen size bed with shared guest bathroom. Continental Breakfast (website hidden) available in lounge.

Tabby cat called Lucy-Lou, in residence, no trouble to guests.

8kms from Christchurch International Airport, and 10kms to the centre of town. (What Centre?) Well, there is the Restart Mall and a few buildings left and the river Avon! A few more buildings to come down then the rebuild for the city will really get started. There are a few new buildings and of course many open spaces, which have been filled by what some locals are calling 'Gap fillers'. At least the Town Hall is staying to be repaired at a great cost to many! The town centre is forever changing daily, with road works and detours in many places.

The Cardboard or Transitional Cathedral replacing the Original Christchurch Cathedral which was 'munted' in the 2011 EQ. in the City Centre. Interesting!

2 Blocks from Northlands Shopping Mall, which includes 2 supermarkets and many more shops, and boutiques.

On main bus routes to the airport, into the city and the Obitor bus which goes around the main shopping centres in Christchurch. Near the Main North Road for trips north of Christchurch.
The No 125 bus from airport. Pick up outside the International Terminal. Then ask the bus driver to drop you off at the end of Harewood Road. From there walk straight across the traffic lights, a few metres to my house. The fare is $8.50, cash, $2.50 if you have a Metro card. Buses run every 15 minutes during the day then 30minutes in the evenings and the weekends. Start about 6am until 11.30pm Mon - Fri
The Shuttle bus is about $20.00 from airport to my place.
A taxi is $30 - $40.00 depending on no passengers & time of day.

24hrs Gym across the road and a Taxi rank 1 minute away.
There are many 'Take Aways' and restaurants within 5 mins walk away, Thai. Chinese, Subway, Kebarbs House, and The Lone Star Restaurant.

Would best suit single women travelling by themselves or couples.
Takes up to 4 people travelling together into 2 bedrooms.

I will welcome you on arrival and we be around some days as I work from home.

Safe and friendly neighborhood. Street parking outside my place can be difficult during the working week, as it near the Papanui Business area. Otherwise evenings and weekends are very quiet.

Guest access

Free WiFi
Tea & coffee making facilities in Room
Laundry facilities available on request
Folder in room with menu's of nearby restaurants, all within walking distance
Shared lounge - TV

Interaction with guests

I will welcome you on your arrival, show to to you room, and facilities in the house.
Please respect my beautiful home and quietness is essential in the evenings.
Thank you

Other things to note

Pamphlets in rooms of places of interest and shopping in and around Christchurch.

Visit - (URL HIDDEN)
Vicky can personalise a tour for you and your group, as well as picking you up from my house. She also has bikes or will take you on a walk around Banks Peninsula.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $18 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $15
Weekly Discount: 25%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 10AM

You will have your own bedroom and bathroom. Continential breakfast included and use of lounge.
As I work from my home studio, guests need out of the house by 10am unless prior arrangements are made. If I go out to work, I leave early, and a continental Breakfast is then left out for guests to help themselves.
No smoking on the property, thank you.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

156 Reviews

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Kim User Profile
December 2016
Pauline's house was so wonderful! She is extremely pleasant and sweet and was there to greet us upon arrival. Beds were very comfortable, great wifi and plenty of access to little restaurants within walking distance from her home. We were looking for a nice, comfortable place to stay and this was exactly it. She even had home made bread for us in the morning and provided breakfast! Highly recommend this home in Christchurch.

Jana User Profile
February 2016
We were thrilled with our time staying at Pauline's Magic Impressions! The perfect BnB stay! We had our own lovely space with a fantastic king bed and our own full bathroom. Our visits with Pauline and Lucy (the cat!) were so pleasant and we were well fed with a lovely breakfast each morning. Would stay with Pauline again in a heartbeat!
Pauline User ProfilePauline is a superhost.
Response from Pauline:
Thank you Jana, It was lovely to be able to share my home with you both. Trust you enjoyed the read of your holiday. Kind Regards Pauline
February 2016

Fumiko User Profile
January 2016
Pauline was super accommodating with us getting in late on New Years Eve. She communicated well in advance, made us feel welcome, and her place is clean and modern. Great host, great place!
Pauline User ProfilePauline is a superhost.
Response from Pauline:
Thank you Fumiko, pleased you both enjoyed it.
January 2016

Katie User Profile
March 2015
Pauline gave us great directions to her absolutely beautiful home, which is in a great location for shopping, restaurants, and the airport. The bedrooms and guest bath are luxurious looking and really comfortable, and Pauline is so pleasant to talk with. Her ambassador cat Lucy Lou is a good greeter too, and likes a warm lap. We wished our stay with them was longer.

Eric User Profile
January 2015
This place was great, it's close to the Chirstchurch city center and airport, but there's also lots of restaurants right in the neighbor (we were able to talk to dinner). Pauline was quick to get back to us and made our arrival very easy. The room was clean and we had our own bathroom right next to it. Pauline also gave us a nice breakfast in the morning.

Carol User Profile
January 2015
Let me start off by saying Pauline is the perfect host. She is kind and generous and a joy to be with. Her home is lovely and exceeded our wildest expectations. Our only problem was in taking our luggage upstairs, but because everything else was so perfect, we would gladly do that again. I wish our schedule had permitted us to stay longer.

Caroline User Profile
March 2014
Pauline's house is beautiful and in a great location. Guest bedrooms are on their own floor and the house is in a quiet neighborhood in walking distance of a grocery store and many restaurants. Stay with Pauline if you are in Christchurch, you won't regret it!

Christchurch, New ZealandJoined in November 2012
Pauline User ProfilePauline is a superhost.

I am a female living in Papanui, Christchurch, where I run my Image Consultancy business. I work from my home studio as well as going out to homes to do 'Wardrobe Audits' and 'Personal Shopping' when required.
My background is nursing and I still work casually at Christchurch Women's Hospital. I've lived and worked in Australia, the Middle East, England and travelled extensively before returning to New Zealand.
I am often up at 6am to meet friends, or 7am at the weekends go for a run which you're more than welcome to join us!
Have taken up cycling to the hospital since the EQ in 2011 due to the congestion on the roads - though it is not as bad is the UK!
Ideal clients for me are single women traveling alone who requries personal security, couples and those wanting to appreciate local knowledge.
I have a middle aged cat who is usually no problem with guests.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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