The SpaceWe have 3 bedrooms down the private, south wing of our house - each with a queen bed. Suits up to 3 couples or families (up to 6 people). There is also a single bedroom at the front of the house. Guests have two private bathrooms to themselves (two showers, two toilets, one bath). Private and quiet – great for guests who want to experience rural Canterbury while still being close to the city and airport.
We are located on the undamaged southern outskirts of the city between Hornby and Rolleston. We are surrounded by farms with cattle, horses and crops. Guests can enjoy the rural surroundings, with the benefit of a short 15-20 minute drive (15 kms) to either the Christchurch Airport or City Centre.
The price includes:
- Full access to shared kitchen and cooking facilities
- Shared lounge with cable TV (SKYTV)
- Shared laundry and washing powder
- Self-service continental breakfast*
- Clean linen, sheets and towels
- Shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste
- Electric blankets provided in the cooler months
*Breakfast includes tea, coffee, juice, fresh farms eggs, muesli, toast, spreads, fruit, yoghurt. Note the ingredients may change depending on the season.
We love cooking and have home cooked dinner most nights. You are welcome to share dinner with us for a small extra fee. 24 hours notice is required if you want dinner.
We have a very friendly Wheaten Terrior called Django. He loves to greet new people with his wagging tail. We also have free range chickens and piglets which roam around the property.
Late arrivals acceptable – as long as we have 24 hours notice.
Late check out can be arranged – subject to arrival time of any other guests. Guest AccessKitchen, lounge, TV, WIFI, x3 double bedrooms, x1 single bedroom, x2 private bathrooms, laundry, clothes dryer, dartboard, basic gym equipment, bikes, large garden and lawn. Interaction with GuestsWe are happy to sit and chat or leave you to your own space. We respect privacy and quiet time is important, especially with a busy travel schedule. We love meeting new people from all over the world and are keen travellers ourselves so enjoy sharing stories. We are around most of the time and are happy to help you with your travel plans and recommend our favourite places to see in Christchurch and the South Island. We both work full time so evenings are the best time to socialise. We usually don’t have the opportunity to eat breakfast with guests, except for weekends. However we prepare breakfast at 7am for you to enjoy at your leisure (self-service) anytime during the morning. The NeighborhoodWe live in a peaceful rural setting with 20 arces of land right on the edge of the city. Experience the best of both worlds.
As we are located in the country, the closet suburbs are an 8 minute drive away. Both Hornby and Rolleston have shopping centres, restaurants, bars supermarkets, drug stores, etc. However, to experience the true Christchurch we would recommend driving for 15 – 20 minutes on the Southern Motorway in the City Centre (High Street, re:Start Container Mall and Victoria Street are our favourite places).
We are centrally located to the Canterbury Skifields (1hr 15min drive to the top of Mount Hutt) and Akaroa (1hr 15min hour drive).
Guests enjoy walking the back country roads in the evening to take in the scenery. Getting AroundOur guests have all had their own rental car, which has made it easy to reach our house. We have plenty of off-street parking. The nearest suburbs of Hornby and Rolleston are both 8km away (or 8 minute drive). Buses are available in both Rolleston and Hornby. We are happy to provide some transport on an agreed basis for an extra fee (e.g airport pick up/drop off). A corporate taxi to the airport is approximately $40-50 NZD.