Front section of house with safe enclosed garden ( run around area with swing for children ). YOUR lounge situated right of the conservatory. YOUR OWN large private lounge with a 6 seater lounge sofa set, fridge, TV, dining table, additional table and chairs, coffee making facilities here and in the kitchen. Lovely view of the garden.

Private room

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

No cleaning fee! A 5 minute walk to the forest & a 3 minute drive to beach. 2 double rooms & 2 private bathrooms, your OWN private large lounge, dining room, TV, fridge. Simple cooking allowed. Heaters in all rooms. Electric blankets. Free breakfast with bread, cereals, bananas, juice etc. Lots of advice provided. Free Wifi. 1 booking at a time - no sharing with other guests. Supermarket, restaurants a 3 minute drive away. Only 20 minutes to the airport & city. Day trip north to see the whales.

The space

Christchurch has lots to do & to see. Heating in every room!! Electric blankets on both beds. If you were planning to stay 1 night you may like to reconsider staying 2 nights. Beautiful scenery around our stunning Banks Peninsula and being a post earthquake city it is fascinating. Whales a day trip north. No cleaning fee! Our large spacious home offers you a queen bed room downstairs with your own bathroom, although not ensuite, a double room upstairs with a double bed with your own bathroom, again not ensuite. A large lounge all to yourself. Note: 3rd double sofabed is set up in your huge lounge if 5 or 6 guests book, aunless otherwise requested. Continental breakfast is provided: bread, condiments, cereals, bananas, fruit juice, milo, tea and coffee. The kitchen is available for simple cooking. A lovely warm, cosy environment. You will have your own private bedrooms, bathrooms and lounge/dining room with your own fridge, TV and DVD player & coffee making facilities. Local supermarket, restaurants etc 3 minute drive away. Playground next door. You are free to wander around the city or lounge around your own lounge if you want a quiet day. Only 20 minutes from the airport. 20 minutes to the city. Note our central city was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake so there are not many shops. All is being rebuilt. Most shops are now in the suburbs. We have 3 bikes, two electric, 1 manual available free of charge. A 1 minute ride to the forest and then 10 minutes ride through the forest to reach one of our glorious beaches. Plenty of parking in our driveway. We have a very friendly toy Maltese Poodle cross named Chico. Your choice of contact or not. We are a very quiet and friendly household with just the two of us We moved back from Australia in 2014 after living overseas ( Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Guatemala ) for many years. Please note when booking children over two they are to be included in the number of guests. If you are arriving on a midnight flight please also include that night in your booking. We will wait up to welcome you. High chair available Free of charge. Please check with Mahiya if you wish to check in early or check out late. Want private accommodation with total privacy? See our new listing "Forest-Beach Entire Apartment - breakfast/wifi"

Guest access

You have your own lounge with a fridge, large TV & DVD player & coffee making facilities, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. You are also free to use the kitchen to do simple cooking and wander around the garden. An al fresco dining set and swing sit in the garden nestled amongst large trees. Parking available in the driveway.

Interaction with guests

Mahiya is home most days to help you plan your time if you need it. Lots of brochures and maps will be in your lounge and we will provide you with lots of information about Christchurch and the activities available. A piano is also available.

Other things to note

We have a shopping centre with a large Supermarket ( open 7 am til 11pm ), pharmacy, ATMs, Post Office, restaurants ( Chinese takeaway, Indian Restaurant, Subway, very good Fish and Chips, Local Pub, coffee house ) only 3 minutes drive from the house. The nearest local theatre is the cheapest in town $8.50 per ticket.

The space
Bathrooms: 3 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad, Lockbox


Extra people: 9 / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Enjoy yourself!



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
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

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132 Reviews

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伊斯 User Profile
July 2017
Mahiya's house is really comfortable, and you will actually feel free enough to join her provided space and food. Although we arrived late at the first night, Joe still briefly introduced the surrounding for us, and we also saw a welcome board which was made by Mahiya. They provided a variety of breakfast and fruit to choose from, while sharing their kitchen and a part of the fridge with us. I will highly recommend Mahiya's house for every one who wants to go Christchurch to long stay. Awesome!

Phoebe User Profile
July 2017
Mahiya was a wonderful hostess, she helped us with everything, always kept checking road closures condition for us. The place was fully furnished and well-designed, everything's just awesome!! Highly recommend!!

Kun User Profile
July 2017
If I had ten stars, I would give her ten stars. Because it was perfect, the perfect house, the hospitable host, and a very lovely dog. Thank you again, because this experience makes me feel New Zealand not only beautiful, but also the humanity is better! I love New Zealand, Christchurch, love Mahiya and Joe

伊斯 User Profile
July 2017
We spent our first night in Mahiya's place. It's really cozy and clean here,while instant noodle, bread, milk, jam are all included. Every one who comes will probably love this house and Mahiya's crafting works. Excellent!

Lydia User Profile
July 2017
So comfy and warm. The house is so beautiful and tidy. We like it very much!

Ranui User Profile
July 2017
Lovely home, warm and peaceful. Throughly enjoyed our stay here recommend to all :)

Jiangling User Profile
June 2017
Our family stayed in Mahiya and Joe's house for two nights while we visited Christchurch. It was so clean, elegant, comfortable and private. Mahiya and Joe were so friendly and helpful and we felt like visiting our old friends in NZ. They also shared so many good tips for us to travel in Christchurch and other parts of NZ. Highly recommend to other travelers! 我们一家四口在Mahiya和Joe的漂亮房子里住了两晚。他们的房子清爽、干净、现代、温馨,我们也有很多私人的空间。他们老两口非常友好,给了我们在当地和新西兰其他地方旅游的建议。强烈推荐给大家!

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Christchurch, New ZealandJoined in August 2012
Mahiya User Profile

I was born in New Zealand and have spent 30 years living oversea in Indonesia, Singapore, Guatemala and Perth. I have finally returned home to New Zealand and am loving it. I have brought my Aussie husband Joe back with me. Our passions are dancing and exploring beautiful New Zealand. I spend alot of time in my hobby of stone carving.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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