Idyllic hilltop getaway.

Entire home hosted by Matthew

  1. 5 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 bathrooms
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Furry friends welcome
Bring your pets along for the stay.


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Private restful haven in a spectacular natural setting, just 20mins from central city.

Open plan, modern-styled front, rustic log-cabin feel to rear. Recent architect additions to a simple 1960s build, creating a premium kiwi bach experience. Secluded rural setting amongst native bush (you'll be woken by the birds in the morning). Best views in Christchurch (no contest), stretching from Godley/Lyttleton heads to the sweeping coast and distant Kaikoura mountains.

The space
All main rooms open out onto decks and garden, so you're truly connected to the outdoors. The sun rises over the ocean and streams into the living area. Two wood burners for hunkering down over winter. In a rural setting, step outside into the hills, you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, despite being 20 mins drive to the city centre. There's a lot of books in the library too. Please don't steal them though; they are special to us, and we notice.

Some guests have used the tranquility to work, often alone and more than a few have extended their stay to do so. The most value we believe is for families who fill the house, who aren't in a hurry, and who love exploring the hills. Visiting parents of expats living in NZ have used the space to catch up with their family. Pre-wedding couples and family have enjoyed the place too, because the setting is private and memorable. At least one guest has proposed at our place :) Two living areas in open plan area mean children and adults can separate if desired, and multiple french doors open outside in summer.

Our guests tend to be happy being at one with nature, and being at 450m, our place is in amongst it. Experience the city, and rural tranquility.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Ocean view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine

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4.84 out of 5 stars from 50 reviews


Where you’ll be

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

There's one house opposite. They're lovely people. That's it. The next humans are about a mile away. It's rural and quiet, though cars do travel up the gravel road beside the property from time to time to reach the summit.

Hosted by Matthew

  1. Joined in April 2018
  • 50 Reviews
  • Identity verified


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During your stay

Generally we'll leave you to look after yourselves. You'll use the lockbox to enter, and the space is yours.

We're very happy to organise your specific requirements prior to the visit, and help with recommendations during, and are usually quick to respond with messaging.
Generally we'll leave you to look after yourselves. You'll use the lockbox to enter, and the space is yours.

We're very happy to organise your specific requirements pr…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Check out: 12:00 pm
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy