view of our garden
view of house and garden.
Settlers Retreat. A quiet Oasis.
Hosted by John And Gaynor
John And Gaynor is the host.John And Gaynor is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Close to walkways,an historic Pub.20 minutes by car to Christchurch City and 1 Hour to Akaroa. Ideal stepping off point,Wonderful views looking up harbour to Lyttelton and surrounding hills. Orton Bradley Park unique farm park with mountain bike track

The space

We have a comfortable pull out bed in lounge $20 EXTRA P.P.

Guest access

Full access to garden with walkways and seating.Extensive view of the surrounding hills and harbour.

Interaction with guests

We are nearby so can be available most of the time to get to know guests and give advice of our unique area.

Other things to note

The kitchenette has a fridge, microwave/convection oven, two elements, toaster, electric jug, milk shake machine and also has a washing machine.

Free parking on premise

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 13%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events



Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

44 Reviews

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Cormac User Profile
December 2016
Excellent place.

Jennifer User Profile
December 2016
Our host welcomed us on arrival, we were unsure of exact time as had to sort out car hire which took longer than expected. John was there to welcome us and showed us around

Victoria User Profile
December 2016
Made to feel very welcome by John and Gaynor. Basics such as milk and bread were there on our arrival which was appreciated. Property was spotlessly clean, well equipped, comfortable and felt like a real home. Views were wonderful and breakfast on the balcony was lovely.Parking slight difficult and would advise anyone with a large car to park at top of drive and walk down on arrival to check there is enough turning space. We were fine in our little hire car.

Natalie User Profile
March 2016
We really enjoyed staying at Settlers Retreat. The location is great and the views from the apartment are beautiful! The apartment was lovely and clean and really comfortable. We just wished that we could have stayed longer!

Jordan User Profile
September 2017
Gorgeous gardens, gorgeous views, gorgeous Governors Bay, lovely, hospitable hosts! Thanks so much

Abas User Profile
September 2017
John and Gaynor were very accommodating to my late arrival and circumstances. The place was nice, tidy and warm

George User Profile
April 2017
We had a really enjoyable stay at Gaynor and John's place. Both of them are so nice. Gaynor had us fresh breads, cookies... We enjoyed coffee with them. All in all, it is a very nice place and we will back again.
John And Gaynor User ProfileJohn And Gaynor is a superhost.
Response from John And Gaynor:
Thanks for that Kia ora!
April 2017

Canterbury, New ZealandJoined in March 2014
John And Gaynor User ProfileJohn And Gaynor is a superhost.

John:--Retired Biosecurity Officer(Specialising in Pest Plants,unwanted plants in New Zealand)Work as a volunteer at Information Centre,Akaroa ambassador for meeting Cruise Ships,Family,Travel,Gardening,Conservation Projects and Natural History,Orton Bradley Park Board executive,Local community AssociationGaynor:--Retired Registered Nurse,Family,Specialist in Ceramic Art,Gardening,Reading,Travel.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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