Private path leading to unit.View from lounge towards kitchen.  Has full over and all pots/pans and utensils provided.
Quiet, private & spacious, with lots of extras

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Has everything! Large bedroom, spacious separate lounge/dining/kitchen, large bathroom/toilet with washer/dryer. Air-conditioning & unlimited WiFi.

Seaside suburb - best beach in Christchurch!

Full kitchen (full oven, microwave etc).

Great for couples or small families (2 rooms, 2 beds) & baby cot.

2 x 40" TV's each with Apple TV & US Hulu subscription, dozens of free iTunes movies (1 in lounge, 1 in bedroom).

Super quiet, private & secure. Very spacious.

24 hour check-in available.

The space

One bedroom self-contained unit (own private entry/exit) with off street parking (and also on a bus route). Two beds (one in separate bedroom, one as a pullout couch in the lounge), so the unit can take up to 4 guests.

We travel lots ourslves, and use AirBnB, so know what people want and frequetly upgrade the unit. It has lots of extras to make your stay enjoyable - everything from basic food (fresh coffee, heaps of teas, salt/pepper all the way through to olive oil, and tomato sauce!) so if you choose to use the place to cook, you can just buy your main ingredients. Kitchen has eveything you'd find in most homes - from pots/pans, to cuttlery, crockery, wine glasses, etc. Supermarket is super close by too (under 5 min away), so you save $$$ by having some meals @ the unit.

Note: The couch in the lounge has recently (2017) been upgraded, so it's now a proper sprung-mattress, so not only bigger, but also much more comfortable. All bedding provided.

We have also added a second TV in the lounge (in 2017), so now both the bedroom and lounge have a 40" LCD TV, each with an Apple TV (which has a selection of 40+ movies free to watch, and Hulu+ (American service) for streaming hundreds of movies and TV programmes for free) - great to entertain children or adults.

Unit has a baby cot with mattress available on request (no charge, added in late 2016).

In the beach side suburb of Sumner, and is super quiet. You can walk to a beach in 10 minutes, and the unit is 2 min walk from a park with an amazing sea view.

Has its own large outdoor garden space which you can use to soak up the sun, or just sit in the garden.

Wifi (unlimited and fast). Heat pump/air con for heating and cooling.

Queen size bed in the bedroom, plus a pull out couch (double bed) in the lounge for additional guests. Please note standard rate applies for up to two guests, with a small fee thereafter (children under 2 stay for free).

Kitchen is fully equipped with full sized oven, microwave, plus full supply of crockery, cutlery, wine glasses, and lots of kitchen utensils (some guests stay for 1mth+, so it's well set up).

Also comes with iron, hair dryer etc to make the stay as comfortable as possible.

Note: Wifi is fast (VDSL) and unlimited - works great for streaming, video calling, etc.

Guest access

Own private apartment unit. One spacious bedroom and separate lounge/kitchen with large bathroom/laundry and separate toilet.

Off street parking.

Interaction with guests

Happy to leave you to your own private space/time or if you prefer, give lots of advice about local activities and tourist suggestions in Christchurch and beyond (we travel lots ourselves).

A reminder if you rent this unit it is 100% yours (no sharing). Totally private, own entrance, lounge, bathroom, laundry etc.

Other things to note

Self contained apartment has its own laundry (washer and dryer) as well as an awesome shower head! The shower is a proper shower unit (not over a bath).

Kitchen is fully equipped - full oven, microwave, brand new pots and pans, all the tools for making things (everything from a cheese grater to a coffee plunger). We also keep some basic food items stocked up - coffee, lots of teas, salt and pepper, olive oil etc

We have had lots of guests stay for one or two nights, through to others have stayed a week, and some guests staying for several months - as it has everything, it's an ideal base to explore the area from and we are happy to give you lots of suggestions/tips about the area and New Zealand in general.

Unit has its own private access, and shares a driveway with our house. Super quiet location in a very safe neighborhood. Off street parking.

FOR THOSE NEW TO AirBnB: Some guests have asked about how private the unit is. This is 100% private. If you rent it, it's yours, and only yours for the duration of the stay. Just like a hotel, it will have clean bedding, towels and all the basics for your stay (if you like good coffee, I supply freshly ground coffee beans on arrival). The unit has a bedroom with a queen size bed, and a separate lounge with a pull out couch/bed (double), as well as a separate large bathroom/laundry and separate toilet. Cot with mattress also available for babies (please bring bedding for babies).

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people $20 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $39 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We like to keep things nice and simple, so not to many rules.

- No smoking inside.
- No pets.

Please make sure you select the correct number of guests staying (note: children under 2 stay free).

Please check if wanting to invite over other guests, even for the day. We don't say no, we just like to know :-)

Flexible with check in / check out times - just ask and we'll make it work. As long as we dont need the unit for someone else, then we can be super flexible. If you are arriving super early in the morning (eg 5am Friday), and would like to go straight to the unit to sleep, please remember to book the night before (eg Thursday night) to make sure the unit will be free on your arrival).

Let us know if you have any special requests or would like info on places to eat/things to do. We will do our best to make your stay enjoyable!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

111 Reviews

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David User Profile
September 2017
A great spacious unit with all amenities. Very comfortable and quiet - a perfect little get-away retreat.

Nelie User Profile
September 2017
Everything exactly as advertised - even better! No need to hesitate a minute to book. This place, with hosts Richard and Adriaan, is with no doubt the very best.
Richard User ProfileRichard is a superhost.
Response from Richard:
Thank you - much appreciated. Safe travels!
September 2017

Emma User Profile
August 2017
Well thought out flat with lots of extra little touches such as Apple TV and a raindrop shower. Was great for the weekend and a short drive from Summer.
Richard User ProfileRichard is a superhost.
Response from Richard:
Glad you enjoyed the stay. Was a pleasure to host you and your family.
August 2017

Joan User Profile
August 2017
Location is slightly far from the city centre, but is really comfortable stay. Worth value. 10/10!

Esther User Profile
July 2017
Richards place was great. It had everything you needed for a great stay. The washing machine and dryer were a great help. The beds and shower were awesome. Contact with Richard was very easy and he made us feel very welcome.

Daniel User Profile
July 2017
Richard was a very friendly and thoughtful host that respected our privacy. His apartment was very scenic and well equipped.

Mark User Profile
July 2017
Lovely place to stay in. Tidy and quiet with everything you need. A bit out of the way if you are planning to make trips to the center of Christchurch. All in all a great place
Richard User ProfileRichard is a superhost.
Response from Richard:
Glad you enjoyed it Mark. Was a pleasure to host you both.
July 2017

Christchurch, New ZealandJoined in July 2014
Richard User ProfileRichard is a superhost.

I work in the gym industry, and travel a fair bit internationally for work (presenting at conferences) as well as holiday/vacations. Travelled extensively in the US, Canada, Australia, lots of Asia (Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand) as well as South Africa, the UK, and parts of Europe.

Favourite cities are San Francisco and Cape Town,

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

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