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Cosy 1BD with Own Bathroom & Bath

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Located 20 minutes and another world away from ChCh. 50m from Governors Bay Hotel (great atmosphere and menu), and also from She Universe (cafe/restaurant). 8km from Lyttelton and close to a network of walking tracks including foreshore and hills.

The space

A cosy space tucked away from the street, but nextdoor to the Governors Bay Hotel and She Universe (cafe/restaurant). The views (especially when the sun does its wonders in the early morning or evening) are spectacular!

Guest access

It's only 20 minutes away from Christchurch but it is like entering another world - you couldn't get much more scenic with the bays, the hills. It's also close to the funky port town of Lyttelton, and enroute to Akaroa a very popular destination for its history on the early settlement days of NZ.

Interaction with guests

This is my home and I will be present during your stay with me. I also have a teenage dog (Dalmatian) who gets a little excited when guests arrive (in the friendliest possible way), but is otherwise calm.

Other things to note

For cyclists, exploring New Zealand's wonderful cycle trails, secure garaging can be provided by prior arrangement.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


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Cleaning Fee £11
Weekly Discount: 46%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- No pets (unless by prior approval).
- No parties, no outside visitors, no overnight guests without prior approval.
- Do not engage in illegal activities anywhere on the property.
- If you break or damage something, please let me know so that I can arrange for its replacement or repair.
- Do not leave any food out that will attract uninvited pests, or tempt my dog.
- Do not feed my dog (I try to discourage bad behaviour and begging is one of them).
- No smoking inside the house - also please do not discard your cigarettes in the house rubbish bins.
- Return all keys.


Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Christina User Profile
August 2016
Frances was warm and welcoming going above and beyond our expectation to ensure we had a perfect stay. Her home is lovely and comfortable and clean. The view from the lounge is a million dollar one! The guest room is just great with a very comfortable bed and our own bathroom is a bonus. This is a perfect and peaceful place to stay with the gorgeous She cafe next door, the pub across the road for a delicious evening meal and a lovely coastal walk just down the hill. Christchurch is just 15 minuses away but ... give me Governors Bay any day! Being dog lovers we enjoyed the gorgeous Chica and the bond she has with Frances. All in all, we loved it and feel we made a lovely new friend whose generosity was greatly appreciated.
Frances User Profile
Response from Frances:
Thank you so much for your lovely review Christina. With that I'm sure to be inundated with accommodation requests! :))) I hope your visit with Brian Hale went well, and that your return trip home was a relatively comfortable one. Maybe you even caught up on some shut-eye on the journey? Take it easy when you get back to work. Warmest regards, Frances
August 2016

Mark User Profile
March 2016
Frances is a very welcoming and friendly host. The bedroom is lovely with a comfortable bed. Also, it is great to have your own bathroom. The views of the bay from her house are amazing. There are beautiful walks along the bay with a café and pub nearby. I would definitely recommend it. Great stay!

Lilian User Profile
December 2015
Frances is a lovely person, really friendly! We enjoyed staying at her place with a beautiful view and confortable room. Chica, her dog is so smart and friendly too! Unfortunatly it was only for one night but I'll recommend Frances to any guest! Thank you for everything!

Lucie User Profile
August 2015
We loved it here! It ´s a really beautiful and cosy house with a big garden. And the view from a living room - WOW!! Our room and bathroom (heated) were separated from a shared area so we didn ´t have any problem with a lack of privacy. The internet runs perfectly all day! There was an amazing choice of what we could have had for a breakfast. Chica is a gorgeous, a very well trained and an intellingent dog. We had a lot of fun by watching a small training show every day after breakfast. Francis is really lovely and friendly person, always prepared to help with everything. She lives in a very healthy enviroment and might that´s the reason why is she so much full of enthusiasm and possitive energy all day. I loved sitting in the front of a fireplace in the evenings while Jan was watching movies with Frances. Thanks to Frances we had a great time in Governors Bay and we felt like being at home.

Governors Bay, New ZealandJoined in May 2015
Frances User Profile

My interests include a focus on healthy living (yoga and meditation, good food), traveling, outdoor activities (walking my dog Chica, biking). Activities I enjoy with others include movies, games, tramping, wining and dining.

When I travel I like to stay in a range of accommodation, depending on how, where, and what time of year I travel. Every now and then I like to experience nature alone (and sleep in my tent), other times I like to go to Sydney (good for shopping) and stay in the city centre in some very nice hotel close to good restaurants and other places of entertainment.

Languages: English, Nederlands

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