Relax inside or out.Queen bed and refrigerator.  Door to bathroom.

Entire home/flat

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1 bedroom

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Seafront accommodation in beautiful Church Bay with stunning views of Quail Island, just 30 minutes from Christchurch, offers luxury accommodation, carefully appointed and designed to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable.

The space

The accommodation is a separate sleep-out with a queen sized bed and has a luxurious en-suite bathroom with large tub and separate, even larger shower. You will have your own deck and private lawn from which to enjoy the beautiful Church Bay sunsets.

Tea and coffee, and a continental breakfast platter is included for the first morning. The space has a kitchenette and wireless.

The area provides access to many, many outdoor activities. Two licensed cafes are just 7-minutes away in Diamond Harbour.

Black Cat runs a ferry hourly from Diamond Harbour to Lyttelton. You can catch a bus near the ferry dock that will take you to various locations in Christchurch.

-- Kitchenette
-- Underfloor heating
-- Hair dryer
-- Heated towel rack
-- Refrigerator
-- Bamboo floors
-- Air conditioning
-- Wireless
-- Private room
-- 800 TC sheets
-- Sky TV
-- Bluetooth MP3 Player

Guest access

The area provides access to many, many outdoor activities. Two licensed cafes are just two kilometers away in Diamond Harbour.

Tramps include the Church Bay to Diamond Harbour Ferry Cliff Track and tracks to Mt. Herbert, Mt. Bradley and the Sign of the Pack Horse hut. Church Bay is just 100 meters down the hill from your room. It is a lovely spot to swim, relax, picnic and or enjoy the fresh sea air. Orton Bradley Park with the Charteris Bay Golf and Tennis Clubs is just minutes away. Orton Bradley Park is also the trail head to tramps and has a playground for children.

Lyttelton, a Lonely Planet recommended destination, is just a 7-minute ferry ride away and offers unique dining and Wildlife Cruises. Black Cat runs a ferry hourly from Diamond Harbour to Lyttelton. You can catch a bus near the ferry dock that will take you to various locations in Christchurch.

The CBD of Christchurch is approximately 40 minutes away and the Christchurch airport is 45 minutes away.

Interaction with guests

We live near the sleep-out and will be available during your stay.

Other things to note

Many restaurants in the area are closed on Monday.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 12
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

91 Reviews

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Leilani Grace User Profile
March 2017
This was a lovely place to unwind after our adventurous honeymoon around Aotearoa! Amazing views and quaint town, a bit of a drive to ChCh but well worth it! Mahalo Shelly!

Shona User Profile
March 2017
Quail's Nest is probably the best air bnb I have stayed in. The location is idyllic with glorious views, endless tramping tracks on your doorstep yet with vibrant Lyttelton only a 7 minute ferry ride away and the airport a brisk 45 minute drive. We stayed for 4 nights and wish could have stayed longer. Shelley and Tom are the most fabulous hosts - going way above and beyond. I spent one night on my own with no car before my boyfriend arrived so Tom picked me up from the ferry twice which was hugely appreciated. They provided a huge breakfast platter, dressing gowns, offered us use of their kayaks, and called us down to see orca whales in the bay (the first time they have been spotted in 9 years). A truly fabulous spot and extraordinary value for money, 100% recommended.

Cathy User ProfileCathy is a superhost.
March 2017
Five stars! Super comfortable bed, excellent shower, meticulously clean, bright and has everything you need plus more. We loved sitting on the deck and watching the views and spectacular sunset. Thanks for your kind hospitality Tom and Shelley. We'll be back! Highly recommend.

Stacey User Profile
March 2017
Tom and Shelley were the most amazing hosts. Tom gave us a run down of all the things that we could do while we were in Diamond Harbour. The Quails Nest is an absolutely amazing place to stay. I would highly recommend staying there to anyone. The views that you see in the pictures do not do it any justice. They are spectacular waking up every morning looking over the beautiful bay/harbour was amazing. A very relaxing place to be. We will definitely be coming back.

Ruby User Profile
March 2017
Probably the nicest airbnb we've ever had the pleasure of staying in! The shower head, my God. If you love your showers this place is all you need. Lovely hosts, amazing view and a very generous breakfast platter in the fridge. What a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much Shelley- your house and your garden is beautiful. We didn't want to leave!

Terry User Profile
March 2017
Gorgeous spot in the scenic Diamond Harbor community. Not easy to get there, but worth the trip. Well-outfitted and the terrace sunset view is perfect for afternoon/evening. Ferry to Lyttelton and #28 bus is the way to do Christchurch tourism the easy way. We were curious about the Quail's Nest name until this morning, when two pairs of quail, accompanied by two pairs of chicks, visited us to say farewell. Priceless.

Jacqueline User Profile
February 2017
The Quails Nest is even better than it looks on line, with a great view, modern, clean space with everything to make your visit to the Banks Peninsula perfect. Shelley and Tom are great hosts who welcome you without being intrusive. The studio is ideally located to visit all of the peninsula and enjoy the solitude and view. We highly recommend staying in the Quails Nest and would return if we are in the area again.

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Shelley User ProfileShelley is a superhost.

My husband and I travel a lot. Every once in a while we land upon a perfect accommodation. We hope you find the Quail's Nest to be your perfect accommodation.

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