About the Homestay
I live on the lower slopes of the Cashmere Hills among the trees with a stunning view of the main divide. I am a part time teacher of adult literacy. I have travelled NZ extensively ,and parts of Australia. I have extensive knowledge of NZ particularly our beautiful South Island
My adult family are involved in tourism, music teaching, building, education, naval services, dairy farming and parenting.
I have two young cats Reg and Mollie who make their own arrangements. I am a hill walker, having done most of the trails on the Port Hills. I cycle although not a Lycra chick and better on cooler days. My bike is available for use. (NZ laws require helmets to be worn)
My home is on four levels with the guest ensuite room being on the main level. All levels have views over the city to the main mountain divide.......glorious in winter.
Guests are welcome to use my living spaces. The main lounge has a pellet fire, stereo and piano. The dining living room has TV, Wifi access and comfortable seating leading to sunny deck for outdoor dining during the summer. Modern laundry facilities are available.
There is ample parking for vehicles. The Orbiter bus connection is handy as is the city bus and as I am less than 3kms from the city centre taxi fares are reasonable.
NB: It is possible to access my home with a wheelchair although there are five deep steps to the front door. The ensuite shower is 900 m2 and cosy. There is a larger wheelchair accessible toilet on the main floor.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My home is located on the lower slopes of the Cashmere Hills.
Green and leafy it has great views of the city across the plain and to the hills beyond. My section is 1000 M2 with terraced gardens, large trees, developing fernery and native flora. I border a reserve making it rather like living in our own park. I am within 3kms of the city centre. There are city buses at the bottom of the hill and the Orbiter bus which travels a wide area of the city including the university is accessed through a lane from my lower gate.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
Check out time is 10 am or by prior arrangement.
Breakfast is served 7am - 9 am. Earlier/ later if requested.
Please do not consume takeaway food in our bedrooms. You are welcome to use our dining area, cutlery and crockery.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I definitely recommend Jo, great location, clean, friendly, stocked kitchen for cooking. Definitely returning!
Beautiful place to stay. Jo was a wonderful host. Yummy breakfast. Enjoyed our time in Christchurch.
Jo is pleasant, helpful, informative and kind. She has helped me above and beyond my expectations. My room was comfortable and quiet. Very good views. Thank you so much Jo for such a good time.
Staying with Jo was such a privilege. She is gracious hostess and is so caring of her guest. You'll be in good hands with her.
jo is a wonderful host and we had a super nice stay at her home!
Fantastic stay with Jo!
We only stayed one night but she made us feel incredibly welcome and comfortable.
The room was lovely and everything was spotlessly clean. The house is in a wonderful quiet location with stunning views.
Beautiful breakfast too!
Would definitely stay again.
Thanks Jo :)
We had a really great time in Christchurch and its' surroundings, in fact the whole of New Zealand, thanks to Jo and her friends. We got lots of suggestions what to do and followed some of them. We didn't have time to do all of them, and of the ones we did we don't regret doing them. The opposite, we loved them! Great breakfast and nice dinners with Jo and some of her friends. If you go to Christchurch, stay with Jo at her nice house!
Jo was an absolutely incredible host and her house is amazingly situated and beautiful. It was everything that we could have hoped for after my mum had had an extremely long journey to get to New Zealand; a perfect respite for the weary traveller. Every morning Jo would provide the most delicious breakfast with homemade muffins; Jo you HAVE to have your own stall. We cannot wait to stay with you again. Thank you.
Der Aufenthalt bei Jo war sehr schön.Tolle Lage,schönes Zimmer und ein sehr gutes Frühstück,dazu eine freundliche und sehr nette Gastgeberin mit der man sich gut unterhalten konnte. Würden jederzeit gerne wieder kommen.
Was very nice and highly recommended, we will stay with Jo when we return to NZ.