View from living area to kitchen and gardenGarden seating outside guesthouse
Self-contained guesthouse in charming garden
Self-contained guesthouse in charming garden
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Self-contained little guesthouse at the bottom of a charming garden in a private setting.
We are situated in Heathcote Valley close to the Gondola and Lyttelton. 15 to 20 minutes drive to beach and central city. 2 minutes walk to bus stop.
Ideal for 2 people, but could accommodate 1 extra person on sofa bed.
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk and sugar provided.
Washing machine available in main house, first load free. Subsequent loads $2 per load.

The space

The guesthouse is private and situated in the back of the garden with views onto the Port Hills.
The garden is shared with the front house.
The guesthouse is newly renovated with a comfortable queen-size bed and a separate living and kitchen area. There is a heated towel rail in the bathroom. Plenty of shelving and cupboard space too, and towels are provided.
2 burner stove-top, microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster plus pots, pans, cuttlery and crockery - everything you need to cook a yummy meal.

Guest access

You are most welcome to use the seating areas in the garden. If necessary you will also receive a key to the main house to access the laundry and washing machine.

Interaction with guests

We both speak German fluently.
Allan works full time in the city and Gaby in her studio at home, painting in oils and printmaking as well as looking after the garden. The main house is an original cottage, built at the beginning of the 20th century. We have lived here for 25 years.

Other things to note

We have 2 cats, Kasper and Anwyn, who are very friendly. There is a cat door in the guesthouse, but it is usually locked. So if you like the company of a cat you can unlock the cat door to let them in.


Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Shampoo
Laptop friendly workspace

Prices
Cleaning Fee $12 NZD
Weekly Discount: 21%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

- Please remove dirty shoes when entering
- No Torrent downloads
- Early check in and late check out by arrangement
- Smoking ok in garden
- The garden is shared with the main house, but we will respect your privacy at any time

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

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
October 2017
Staying at Gaby and Allan's was a delight, the garden was a beautiful sight to look at in the morning after a perfect sleep in a very comfortable bed. The cottage had everything I needed, I could have stayed forever. It was perfect.
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Response from Gaby & Allan:
Thanks Lisa, I am glad you had a good night's sleep. It will be lovely to welcome you again. It is still raining today :). All the best Gaby and Allan
October 2017

Bruce And Dewi User ProfileBruce And Dewi is a superhost.
October 2017
Gaby and Allan's place is even better than the description. The facilities are functional and incredibly clean. The setting in a lovely garden is very peaceful. The bed was very comfortable, value for money, excellent. We are also Airbnb super hosts and we would not hesitate to stay at Gaby and Allan's again and highly recommend their place
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Response from Gaby & Allan:
Thank you Bruce and Dewi, we are glad that enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed meeting you and would always love to welcome you back! Kind regards Gaby and Allan
October 2017

Yanike User Profile
February 2017
Gaby and Allan are wonderful people who will welcome you and make sure you enjoy your stay.
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Response from Gaby & Allan:
Hi Yanike, thanks so much for writing the review - we wish you happy travelling and lots of enjoyable moments. Gaby and Allan
February 2017

David User Profile
October 2017
Cozy cottage in a gorgeous garden, functional kitchen, and generous hosts; we had a lovely stay and would return happily.
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Response from Gaby & Allan:
Thanks David and Marian, enjoy your hiking! We look forward to hearing all about it! All the best Gaby and Allan
October 2017

Travis User Profile
October 2017
Peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Gaby & Allan are very welcoming and easy going hosts. The cabin has everything you need, the garden is great and the hiking nearby is amazing. Highly recommend.
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Response from Gaby & Allan:
We both enjoyed meeting you, Julie and Matthis. Hopefully the weather was good at Bealey and Arthur's Pass! Have an enjoyable and safe journey and some good hiking days! Cheers Gaby and Allan
October 2017

Gavin User Profile
October 2017
Absolutely lovely place, warm atmosphere, beautiful garden, comfortable accommodation with everything we needed. We didn't want to leave! Hosts are incredibley hospitable and welcoming. Will definitely return if we are in the area again.
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Response from Gaby & Allan:
Thanks Gavin and Robin, we enjoyed you as guests and are glad you liked your stay. We wish you a fantastic year here. Have a safe journey! Gaby and Allan
October 2017

Charlie User Profile
October 2017
This wonderful home, tucked away in a well established and gorgeous garden is everything as described. Then, add 5 karma stars, plus a sixth star for value. And how even to rate the home-made bread and precious home-made art? I guarantee you'll want to stay an extra night or two.
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Response from Gaby & Allan:
I am very glad you enjoyed your stay! You were great guests to have! Enjoy your trip and I wish you both a safe journey.
October 2017

Canterbury, New ZealandJoined in February 2016
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Allan works full time in Christchurch and Gaby is an artist working at home in her studio, she paints with oils and is a printmaker.
We both love the outdoors, go kayaking and tramping when the time allows it, enjoy good books and good company. We have lived in our cottage in Heathcote for 25 years and are looking forward to welcoming travelers.

Languages: Deutsch
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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