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Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed

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Our self-contained cabin has stunning views of Lyttelton Harbour and is close by to the awe-inspiring Orton Bradley Park. The Banks Peninsula is an outdoors playground, with plenty to do such as kayaking, mountain biking, walking, swimming. Church Bay can be often overlooked by tourists, which we think makes it more attractive to visitors! Our cabin is fully equipped with its own bathroom and kitchenette. Our place would suit couples or solo adventurers. We can accommodate one young child.

The space

Our sunny cabin in Church Bay is just 35 minutes drive from Christchurch, with plenty of outdoor adventures to be had here. We are close to beaches, mountains, a canyon and a country park.

Guest access

The rate is for the whole of the cabin, which is one living room (with double futon bed that converts to a sofa) including the kitchenette and then a small bathroom. The kitchenette has a refrigerator, microwave grill, double hob and sink. Tea and coffee is available for you. There is a deck to admire the views.
We live in a house on the same section, so we are available when needed.
Guests have access to our home gym (50metres from the cabin) and is available for guest use at $12NZ per day.
Guests can also hire our mountain bikes ($20NZ each) per day.
Washing machine and dryer are available at a charge of $10NZ per washing load.

Interaction with guests

We can provide dinner either in the cabin for you or with us in our home. We have young children and eat at 5pm each day, so food would be prepared at this time. Please let us know in advance, so we can cater accordingly and should you want a later meal we may be able to accommodate you. The charge for dinner is $45NZ per person per dinner. Bring your own wine or beer.

Other things to note

Continental breakfast is available for $20NZ per person. This would be served to you in the cabin at a time to be arranged. We have our own chickens, so fresh eggs are often on the menu.
We have a range of inflatable mattresses to suit children travelling with you. Each child would be an additional $20 per night.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 6PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 20
Security Deposit: 131
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 120 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 6PM

- Check-in after 2pm. Check-out by 10am.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Orlando User Profile
February 2017
This little Church Bay cabin is great value for the price and location. The cabin has a stunning view directly to Lyttelton and you can just about see the heads to the East. The deck was a great place to relax and watch the lights come out at the end of the day. We stayed with an 11 month old and managed well. It was reasonably easy to baby-proof and keep baby safe. Kathy also had a small mattress and sheets available which we ended up using because we forgot our baby tent and the bed was too small to co-sleep. The cabin has the basic necessities available to cook a meal, it's very warm and with a bit of effort the bed folds into a couch which gives you a lot more room and it had a large shelving unit that provides a lot of storage space. It had a nice, big shower with great pressure. Access is through grass and large stepping stones. You can't drive the car directly up to the cabin. The cabin is beside the main house separated by a large hedge and surrounded by native plantings. There are two small chairs on the deck and a large table on the side deck which got a lot of sun. We spent a lovely two days staycationing, exploring Diamond Harbour and visiting Lyttelton on the ferry. We would stay again.

Annie User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful cabin

Xiaojian User Profile
February 2017
Kathy's cabin is cute and cozy, featured with nicely picked furniture and decorations. Situated on the top of the hill, the cabin terrace command an excellent view of the harbor and the mountains, which could perfectly relax your soul when coupled with a glass of wine in the sunset. Kathy and Mike are friendly and extremely hospitable, making the cabin not only a scenic retreat but a home you have dreamed of. It may be a few minutes drive from the busy town center to get this place, but you will find the trip is more worthwhile than expected after a night in that cabin.

Alexa User Profile
January 2017
Diamond Harbor is worth the visit. A cute little town with stunning views! Kathy's place is super simple, but has everything you'll need for a comfortable stay.

Stefan User Profile
January 2017
Lovely little (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) with wonderful (and interesting) view towards Lyttleton harbour. The basic necessities are present and Kathy was always helpful when something else was needed.

Paddy User Profile
October 2016
this place was stunning, lovely views of lyttleton harbor was the best part

Alex User Profile
October 2016
Great little sleep-out with a fantastic view! Kathy was a great host, extremely welcoming and helpful. Perfect for a romantic getaway!

Canterbury, New ZealandJoined in June 2016
Kathy User ProfileKathy is a superhost.
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