About the Homestay
WELCOME- I will be here to greet you on arrival - Your Home Away From Home. Modern comfortable clean home- friendly host Kay, park outlook, 10 min from city or airport. Lovely sunny queen size room - suit mature quiet couples.
ARRIVAL & FINAL DEPARTURES DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY PLEASE. Check in time is from 2pm and departure 10am.
YOUR SPACE: Large queen size room with an adjoining room available for your luggage no charge. You will have your own lounge and large bathroom, free wifi, TV, & balcony with table & chairs overlooking a tranquil park - Tea & Coffee making facilities in your lounge (ground coffee) with a small fridge to keep your drinks and milk in – A Continental breakfast provided to have at your leisure in your private lounge area, or out on your balcony in the sun.
A 2 night consecutive minimum stay with booking is required. Our pets are quiet and only in our private part of the home at all times.
Enjoy your lovely fresh breakfast with tea or perc. coffee- you wont want to leave. Your own large private bathroom with shower and bath. Luggage storage available next to your room. Suit quiet, professional people, couples, also a single large room available if you have a child - children over 16 please. See all the pictures here for things to do around Christchurch or day trips. There is a large range of tour brochures onsite.
Have a look at our wonderful pictures of things to do around Christchurch and day trips on this listing. I have brochures here of many things to do in Christchurch, and details of all local restaurants. Not suitable for children under 16.
A deposit thru paypal is requested to secure the booking with us with the balance on arrival. Payment of balance on accommodation on arrival please.
OUR AREA: ***
In a leafy tree lined quiet beautiful cul de sac in Harewood. Our street won 1st place for nicest street in Christchurch city it is private, safe and peaceful here.. We are 15 min. walk to local restaurants Thai etc.), large mall, cinema, heated swimming pool. 15 minutes by vehicle or bus to the city.
*Room has fresh flowers, bedside lamps, bedside cabinets, chest of draws and a wardrobe, heating & electric blankets and a fan in summer, opening windows and blinds and a large adjoining room for your luggage.
*Private bathroom with bath and shower with high pressure water system with luxury shower accessories with shampoo/conditioner, toilet tissues, soap, face cloths and bath towels provided.
Guest bedroom is upstairs.
Plenty of safe off street parking next to the home. I am not available for airport pick up or drop off - day light hours for check in from 2pm and departures required by 10am . The home is only 2 min. walk from bus stop to city.
Breakfast is included – continental style .
I provide tea, coffee, bread, cereal, fruit salad, yoghurt, bran, museli, milk and soy milk on request, plus all the, jam and honey you can handle. (porridge also on request). My personal kitchen is not available for use by guests. No other people are allowed to be brought into our home.
Upstairs you will have access to your bedroom, private lounge with balcony with a table & chairs on and your private bathroom with adjoining room for your luggage. I am available for any assistance as I work from home in my office.
OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD: ***
Very quiet,a tree lined street with modern contemporary style housing with safe car parking onsite. I have a lovely park adjoining the home which has seating for a peaceful rest. There is a large Shopping Mall approx. 15 minutes walk from the home and a large heated swimming pool opposite the shopping mall. There are a few different restaurants within 15 minutes walk from the home with all types of cuisine available. Bus stop is 2 minutes from the home.
City or airport is 15 minutes 6kms by public transport or car. Rental car agencies are available at the airport.
Well behaved pets are kept in the private area of the home at all times. You are welcome to accompany me on our walk around our local area with our toy dog Lucie I go in the morning and afternoon.
I respect your privacy. I am friendly and helpful and if I can assist with information of Christchurch and local areas of interest while visiting the city. Tourist brochures are available in your lounge. Video call available on Homestay site so we can chat prior if you would like.
GETTING HERE AND AROUND CHRISTCHURCH:
The home is only 2 minutes from a bus stop which goes to the central city with stops along the way - approximately 20 minutes to the CBD and I am 12 minutes from the airport by taxi 6 kms, fare approx. $18 - $26 depending on which company you use. The home is on the right side of the driveway.
*** Arrivals and departures day light hours please. - Arrivals from 2pm. Check out 10am.
As this is a private home we would be grateful if you could provide some information about yourselves when you make an enquiry for a booking. No other people are allowed to be brought into our home.
The purpose of your trip:
Who will be staying with you here – ie. Family member/husband/wife etc.
Country of origin:
Do you have a LinkedIn or Homestay profile:
Do you speak English?
***** PLACES OF INTEREST*****: see all my pictures on this listing for ideas of things to do. Tour brochures here and information on local restaurants.
Hanmer springs thermal resort 90 min. by car
Local restaurants, Northlands Mall with movie theatre within walking distance, large heated swimming pool and gym.
Re start Mall - central city - 15 min. by bus or car
Hagley Park - walking or running -15 min by bus or car
Air force museum
Walking tours - many to choose from
Gondola - 40 min by car
Historic Tram ride thru the central city
Willow bank wildlife reserve - see the kiwi after dark tour & many other animals.
I look forward to having you stay in Christchurch – enjoy our Christchurch and South Island pictures.
Arrivals and departures day time only please I am not available for airport pick up or airport drop offs. Taxis or Shuttles are available at reasonable cost. We are only 15 minutes from the airport or city. I can provide lunches and dinners in the evening at additional cost if required.
English is spoken in the house. Plenty of safe onsite parking available for guests right at the front door.
Bus stop 2 minutes walk away - bus to the city CBD 15 min. approx. 15 minutes from here to the airport.
As this is our private home we would be grateful if you could provide some information about yourselves before a booking can be accepted.
The purpose of your trip:
Who will be staying with you here – ie. Family member/husband/wife etc.
Country of origin:
Do you have a LinkedIn or Homestay profile?
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The home in located on the north side of Christchurch city in an quiet 1st place award winning street for its beautiful gardens in the Harewood area of Christchurch . We are 10 minutes from the airport - 6kms and 15 minutes from the centre of Christchurch.
The bus stop is only 2 minutes walk from the house and there are lots of bus options using this stop. There is a good selection of restaurants and cafes 10 minutes walk from here and a large mall with a movie theatre - "Northlands Mall" with a great selection of fashion boutiques and specialist shops, all 10 min. minutes walk from here. Next to the Northlands Mall is a large indoor heated pool.
GREAT LOCATION only 10 minutes from the airport or city in an Award Winning quiet, safe street. Beautiful Homes and Gardens. Close to bus stops, Mall, City or Airport. Parking at the door. Onsite attraction brochures.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Arrivals and final departures day time ONLY - Check in from 2pm - Check out 10am. Our home is on the right hand side of the driveway you can park near the front door. Payment for balance of accommodation is due on arrival.
Please advise me of approx. arrival time the day before arrival.
Keep noise to a minimum after 10pm please.
I have a good selection of tourist brochures onsite for Christchurch and surrounding areas.
Please keep the home secure and lock the front door when entering and leaving the house and turn off any heaters and shut your windows.
House kitchen not available for cooking by guests.
No smoking inside home.
No visitors please, no pets to be brought here, no suitcases on bed please.
Room to be kept tidy please
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home.
Please shut balcony doors, windows, and turn heaters and lights off if leaving home.
Shoes at door please in winter.
I have information onsite re the home please read - Wifi for emails, skype and google etc. (no movie downloads
Turn off all charging of iPads, phones, if going out please.
Smoking is not allowed.
We loved our stay with Kay and Kevin the house was very modern, clean and comfortable in a very upmarket area. The area was very quiet despite being located in a busy suburb. The view from our bedroom and lounge was spectacular, overlooking the garden and park beyond. We particularly enjoyed the sundrenched lounge and bedroom and found the bed to be very comfortable. Excellent hosts who went the extra mile to see that our special dietry needs were met and very accommodating in allowing us to use their laundry. Great value and we would stay again if visiting Christchurch, definitely recommend to others.
Good location and very private with lots of space. Kay made sure that we had an enjoyable stay.
Kay and Kevin were very nice and welcoming. They gave us advices to discover Christchurch. Their house is so lovely and quiet. The bedroom is big and confortable. We also had access to another room to store our luggages and a sitting room to rest or take breakfast. We really felt at home and can only recommend this place!
Perfect hosts, home from home, everything you could wish for, easy from airport and getting around in general, wouldn't hesitate to stay again if we were to return to Christchurch, and recommend to others, very spacious which made it so comfortable
Kay's place is lovely. The breakfast, tea and biscuits she left for me were a welcome sight as I had just got off a long flight. The beautiful garden still had roses and the bed was very comfortable. Loved the quiet space.
Kay and Kevin were warm, welcoming and very informative about Christchurch.
We had lots of space with a very large bedroom and sitting area with balcony overlooking a beautiful garden bordering on a park next door. The sitting area was used for viewing TV and eating breakfast . A very comprehensive range of options was provided for breakfast, and some extra tasty snacks. It was one of the best B&B's we have experienced. Definitely a place we would recommend to others.
We had a very pleasant 3 night homestay with Kay in Christchurch. Kay was most welcoming, provided helpful local information and a well stocked frig & breakfast table. Facilities were excellent!
Kay and Kevin are gracious and charming hosts. The room was large and very well appointed. My requirements for accommodations are few and simple. The bed must be comfortable, the room quiet, easy access to a clean and functional bathroom, and close parking. Kay's met and exceeded these on almost all counts. The room was furnished well beyond standard fare. It was spotlessly clean. Her place is located in a quiet residential area back off the road and overlooking a beautiful city park. Her homestay quarters are upstairs while she resides downstairs. The bathroom is not "on suite" but was easily accessible to our room and we felt complete privacy even during some night time trips. She has developed a room as a sitting and breakfast room with a balcony to overlook the beautiful adjacent park. Car parking is off street, right at the front door so is convenient and secure. Location is within walking of a neighborhood commercial district with great small eateries. Easy access to the downtown area and highway access.
We highly recommend this place as a great value and friendly experience.
We had a wonderful stay with Kay & Kevin, we were warmly welcomed and felt at home immediately. The facilities and breakfast provisions were top-notch, the bed was so comfortable we wanted to stay in it all day.
We followed Kay's advice in and around Christchurch, as well as on our forward journey and visited wonderful places we would have missed.
Kevin & Cathy - South Africa
It was great staying with Kay and Kevin. The home was perfect for us. Roomy and clean. The location was close to buses, restaurants and the mall. We definitely would stay there again.
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