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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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This unique contemporary cosy bus is fully self contained for your comfort with a hot shower, kitchen and bathroom and a pot belly stove. It has it's own private garden and parking. It is private, warm and tranquil, surrounded by nature. It is within walking distance of the Little River cafe and art gallery, and close to the rail trail (biking), bush walks, the Hilltop tavern for food and music, beautiful beaches and Akaroa. The bus is great for couples, and solo adventurers.

The space

Staying in our Red Bus is a unique experience. It's funky and contemporary and really very comfortable. You should have all you need to have a comfortable short or long term stay here. A full size fully equipped kitchen and shower are inside. There is a potbelly stove to use for the cooler evenings. All bedding and linen is provided. The toilet and laundry tub are in the seperate hut right next to the bus.

Guest access

You will have your own private access to the bus and the garden surrounding it so you can come and go as you please during your stay.

Interaction with guests

I will be around and available if you have any questions or need any information about anything. Me, my husband and our 2 boys live in the house next door to so I'm not usually very far away.

Other things to note

My husband and I are both health practitioners, and offer Yoga, Massage, CranioSacral Therpay and Energy Healing from our home studio. Any of these services can be pre-booked to make your stay even more relaxing and comfortable.
During your stay you might get a friendly visit from our cocker spaniel Leela or one of our 2 cats

Family/Kid Friendly
Free parking on premise
Indoor Fireplace
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £11
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

52 Reviews

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Ellie User Profile
December 2017
Arielle’s bus is great fun! It has everything you need...equipped kitchen, double bed, sofa, toilet (although in a separate building) and outdoor seating. My friend and I stayed just the one night on our way to Akaroa, which is only half an hour drive away, and it was a perfect and quirky stop over. Clean, good communication from Arielle and has all you need.

Jamie User Profile
November 2017
The Red Bus is a perfect getaway for any couple. It's cosy and eclectic with a wonderful wood burner. The bed is super comfy with the softest bedding. We really enjoyed our stay and would thoroughly recommend. Also follow the house recommendations as the Hilltop Tavern does the most yummy pizza's and puddings!

Kelsey User Profile
October 2017
Highly recommend, very cool little setup for a weekend away. Best bus we’ve been on. Really enjoyed the old stove fire.

Emily User Profile
February 2017
Only a fleeting visit but lovely place very peaceful and unique! Only wish we had longer to enjoy it!

Arthur User Profile
January 2017
A hip place to stay for a night or two and a great part of the world to explore.

Rebecca User Profile
December 2016
A quirky and cool place to stay in beautiful Little River. Our stay was short but very enjoyable! Our hosts were extremely kind and would highly recommend the red bus. Thanks for having us!

Lorraine User Profile
December 2016
Would highly recommend staying at the Red Bus. It's cosy, quirky, very comfortable and had everything we needed. Had the best outdoor loo ever! We were there for four nights and could have stayed longer. Arielle was very nice and helpful. Will stay again if we're in the area.

Christchurch, New ZealandJoined in September 2016
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About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Arielle’s place.
Philippe helps host.

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