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Private & Tranquil - 200% Charming, in Christchurch New Zealand

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Queen Bedroom, Single Foldup Bed [use in Lounge], Ensuite Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Located in Christchurch City, Valley View Cottage offers peaceful, private, relaxing accommodation.

A cosy little house with all the comforts of home - stylish decor and completely self-contained, it's a piece of paradise....

Set in its own private garden, you'll find a secluded and peaceful getaway. The cottage is tucked away on the lower slopes of the Port Hills in the St.Martins Valley, with views to the City and Valley. Valley View's an easy drive to the city centre, shops and restaurants - close enough to town to be convenient but far enough away to be relaxing.

The nightly rate includes continental breakfast provision starters, pantry essentials and quality linens/towels. You'll find Sky TV, free WIFI/broadband access, telephone [local calls], BBQ for guest use and dedicated off-street parking.

There’s a fully-equipped kitchen – well-appointed with a pantry stocked with basics, making it a breeze to prepare meals if you don’t want to dine out. As well there’s a separate laundry with auto washer and dryer [outside drying line if the weather's kind]

Valley View comes with shampoo, soaps, paper products, and quality towels and linens - all there is to bring for your stay are personal items and food.

There's a supermarket and cafes nearby, and the cottage has allocated, off-street parking. The sunny front verandah leads to a BBQ courtyard with BBQ and outdoor furniture.

Valley View is cosy, warm and welcoming - exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. See more Reviews for this Cottage on the second listing on Homeaway via the Bookabach NZ site.

More Details

Jenny Taylor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2018

Why Jenny Taylor chose Christchurch City

This lovely cottage is once again available for guests to enjoy, having had a makeover and repairs to minor damage sustained

in the 2010 Earthquakes in Christchurch. Until six years ago, we lived beside it but retained ownership of this enchanting little property when we sold our family home and moved to another part of the city.

What makes this cottage unique

The St.Martins Valley is a wonderful spot to live and the best thing is, although it's only 10 minutes away from the city, the surroundings are semi-rural, very peaceful and private. You'll hear much birdsong in the trees surrounding the house, a great place to relax and unwind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was better than perfect. We loved that the home had a separate bedroom from the living room, a good size bathroom, a great kitchen area, and a washer and dryer. Everything was better than described and the wi-fi and television worked great. The refrigerator was stocked as was the kitchen pantry. Jenny answered all our questions prior to booking and even helped us out by bringing over a scale to weigh our luggage before we flew out of town. We have stayed in a lot of vacation rentals and hotels and this cottage made us the happiest.
Oct 2017
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Christchurch City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • New Ensuite Bathroom with Vanity, Shower and Toilet. Hairdryer/ShowerGel/Shampoo/Bathroom supplies provided Baby Bath available
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • One Main Bedroom with Queen Bed Comfortable Single Foldup Bed for use in Bedroom or Lounge area [3rd person] Portacot/Highchair & Bedding available for Infants
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We have not included a reference to filtered or bottled water, as Christchurch has the best, sweetest water in New Zealand and you drink it right from the tap! Smoke-Free Accommodation


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Private & Tranquil - 200% Charming, in Christchurch New Zealand
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Extremely comfortable and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 4 nights 01-05/11/10. An extremely comfortable, welcoming, clean, well furnished home just some 25 mins from the airport. Quite spacious with everything you could need for a great stay – in particular the home has not been stripped of everything useful and wonderfully there is an array of condiments, foodstuffs, normal household items like clingfilm, scissors, washing basket, clothes pegs etc. Bed linen is good, as are towels, bed comfortable and all the equipment worked. A nice view from the bedroom and lounge over to Christchurch. We could not fault anything in the home and unhesitatingly would recommend it. There is a New World supermarket and tiny shopping mall just 5 mins drive away (in fact, we walked it for some shopping and it took about 15 mins to get there on foot).

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, we're delighted you enjoyed your time at Valley View and that you found it to be a place you could recommend. Thanks for leaving the cottage in wonderful order on your departure, and any time you'd like to return you would be most welcome. Jenny
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Delaware, USA

Welcoming stay from USA

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I made this our first stop after many long hours of travel. Perfect, comfortable place to rest up and get ready for our 3 week stay. Very clean and quaint, all sorts of special touches including breakfast food and fresh fruit for at least 2 days and close to the bus stop to take into town. It's so very quiet and peaceful and the ideal spot to begin our love affair with beautiful New Zealand!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Christchurch International
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Brickworks Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Hagley Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Brougham St Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Central City
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Mt Hutt Skifield
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island - use it as a base to explore the province of Canterbury.

Kaikoura to the north has one of the world's renowned Whale Watching sites; North Canterbury boasts the world's best Gold Medal Sauvignon Blanc wine and many wineries; visit Akaroa, a charming seaside town and the first French Settlement in New Zealand - here you can swim with the Hectors Dolphins, and lunch at a seaside cafe. Travel to Hanmer Springs and experience the Thermal Pools; take a trip on the Tranz-Alpine train through the Southern Alps to the West Coast - voted one of the world's 10 Best Train Journeys.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Our cancellation policy is No Charge to credit card provided, unless booking cancelled less than 1 month prior to stay.
Bookings cancelled less than 1 month prior attract a charge of 50% of the booking, unless the dates can be rebooked.
Cancellations of less than 7 days prior to stay, or No-Shows are charged at 100%
Please ensure you have adequate Travel Insurance to cover all eventualities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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