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Rapaki Retreat - Bubbles in the Barnhouse

SuperhostRapaki, Canterbury, New Zealand
Farm stay hosted by Debbie
7 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bathroom
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Rapaki Retreat is on a Farmlet in Christchurch overlooking the sea with Alpacas, Sheep, Chickens, Pukeko's and Native Birds. Enjoy Spectacular views of the Peninsula, Lyttelton Harbour and surrounding Bays in this Luxurious Spacious 2 Bedroom Home. Stroll to the Marae, 150 year old Church, Memorial, Jetty and Beach - great for Safe Swimming, Fishing and Kayaking. Beautiful walking tracks in the area. 5 Minutes to Vibrant Lyttelton and only 15 minutes to the centre of Christchurch.

The space
We provide a Complimentary bottle of Wine at the Rapaki Barnhouse along with home made bread, spreads including honey from our own hive, yoghurt, fruit, cereal, milk, coffee and tea. The Barnhouse is a 2 bedroom home, nestled in the hills with views of Lyttelton Harbour and surrounding Bays. It is equipt with all your needs and requirements, ready to be your home away from home. It comprises of one large bedroom with a King Size bed, Drawers, Wardrobe and a Couch which converts to a Double Bed. The other large bedroom has a Double Bed, a Desk, Drawers and Wardrobe with room at the end of the bed for a king single trundler, (which is stored under the bed when not in use). Both bedrooms are upstairs. The bathroom has a separate shower complete with shampoos and soap, a toilet and a vanity with a blow waver. There is a Laundry with a Tub and Washing Machine. A fully equipped kitchen with Fridge / Freezer with Filtered Water, Double oven, Butlers Sink. Gas four burner Stove, Microwave, Electric Roaster, Blender, Coffee Machine, Pots, Pans Dishes etc. Large Heat pump to heat or cool the Home. There is a 65 inch Smart TV with Freeview, Lightbox, Netflix, Amazon Prime and TV on Demand, and a Speaker to attach to your phone, games to play and Books to read. Off the Living Area is an extensive Deck complete with a Gas Barbecue, Large Outdoor Table and Chairs with views of the Hills and Lyttelton Harbour and Surrounding Bays. There is a separate Car Port plus lots of room for parking. A short walk to a safe beach.
We now have 3 Alpacas, (Sarah, Mila and Millie) as well as a Sydney Silkie called Mannie who keeps the Chickens in line.
We have kayaks and fishing rods and 2 bikes for you to use at no charge.
2 retro looking Scooters, a stand up paddle board, a Jetski and a zodiac boat with a small motor are all on site and are available for Hire.
We have a luxurious 2015 Fiat Magis 66P Self Contained, Home away from Home Motorhome called "Our Time" for Hire through Mighway or Shareacamper, check it out

Guest access
The Barnhouse has easy access

Other things to note
Kayaks, a Dingy and Fishing Rods and 2 bikes are available on site at no extra cost to our guests.
We also have 2 Retro motor Scooters, a zodiac boat with a small motor, and a stand up paddle board for Hire
We have a Jetski, which will be put in and out if the water for you, complete with Life Jackets available for Hire which comes with an induction.
We have a 2015 luxurious fully self contained Fiat Magis 66P, Home away from Home Motorhome called "Our Time" available for Hire through Mighway, check it out
Rapaki Retreat is on a Farmlet in Christchurch overlooking the sea with Alpacas, Sheep, Chickens, Pukeko's and Native Birds. Enjoy Spectacular views of the Peninsula, Lyttelton Harbour and surrounding Bays in this Luxurious Spacious 2 Bedroom Home. Stroll to the Marae, 150 year old Church, Memorial, Jetty and Beach - great for Safe Swimming, Fishing and Kayaking. Beautiful walking tracks in the area. 5 Minutes t… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Cable TV
Breakfast
Iron
Hangers
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance

Equipment and parking

Disabled parking spot

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Rapaki, Canterbury, New Zealand

Wake up to the singing of the birds in this peaceful quiet location with no direct neighbours except for ourselves and wee Mannie, 3 Alpacas, (Zarah, Mila and Millie), Sheep and Chickens. Take a Walk around the Beautiful Surrounding Bays or Climb Tamatea, Walk to the Marae, the old School, 150 year old Church and Gallipoli Jetty or simply take time to relax on the Deck with a Book and a glass of wine overlooking the Beautiful Hills and Harbour. Drive 5 minutes to the Vibrant Port of Lyttelton to a Cafe or Restaurant overlooking the Harbour, or 5 minutes in the other direction to the She Restaurant and Governors Bay Hotel, both overlooking the Harbour
Wake up to the singing of the birds in this peaceful quiet location with no direct neighbours except for ourselves and wee Mannie, 3 Alpacas, (Zarah, Mila and Millie), Sheep and Chickens. Take a Walk around the…

Hosted by Debbie

Joined in January 2016
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My husband Manaia was born and bred in Rapaki. Rapaki is a unique Maori settlement and one of four Mares on the Banks Peninsula. We have 6 adult children between us, who are all living independently. Our beautiful companion Tanner peacefully passed in July and we now live on our own in this Beautiful Piece of Paradise with a cheeky new addition to our family, Mannie, a gorgeous full of mischief Sydney Silkie Puppy, along with our chickens, sheep and native birds. From our home, we like to relax on one of our decks overlooking the Stunning Views of the Surrounding Hills and Harbour or take a walk on many of the nearby Tracks, or exploring our beautiful country, New Zealand, in our camper. You may find that once you arrive here it will be hard to leave and 2 days will not be enough. We are looking forward to sharing our home and Surroundings with our guests. For us, the Essentials of Life is: Someone to Love, Something to do and Something to look forward to
My husband Manaia was born and bred in Rapaki. Rapaki is a unique Maori settlement and one of four Mares on the Banks Peninsula. We have 6 adult children between us, who are all li…
During your stay
The Barnhouse is completely separate from our home, however, Manaia and I, (Debbie) and wee Mannie live on the property and are available to give advice and help at anytime.
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House rules
Check-in: After 09:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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