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

Christchurch City, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Cottage800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.


Jenny Taylor

Member Since 2009
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
Why Jenny Taylor chose Christchurch

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, 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


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • New Ensuite Bathroom with Vanity, Shower and Toilet. Hairdryer/ShowerGel/Shampoo/Bathroom supplies provided Baby Bath available

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Town


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Reverse Cycle Heatpump for heating/cooling
                    • Backpack
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Guests need to bring own device
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Living Room with 2 x 2-Seater Couches, coffee tables, Television, DVD Player, I-Pod Dock/Radio
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Allocated parking [uncovered] for one vehicle
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Allocated off-street parking at base of steps leading up to cottage
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                      Landline Telephone provided for calls within New Zealand only
                    • Thermos Bottle
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen for use by cottage guests only. Refrigerator and Pantry stocked with essentials.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Nespresso Pod Coffee Machine
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Pantry essentials, spices, oils, condiments, coffee, tea, sugar and serviettes supplied
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Open-plan Dining/Living area - full dining table
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Music Library
                                  Movies and Music DVD's Children's DVD's
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Selection of DVD's for guest entertainment
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Sky Digital TV - Movies and Sports as well as entertainment channels
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys


                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Covered area attached to house for dining or shade
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Intimate BBQ Courtyard, tree-studded grounds with native birdsong
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      LPG Gas BBQ
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • library
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • 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

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • 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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              2 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Extremely comfortable and welcoming

                                                              Sue R.Sandhurst/Berkshire/UK

                                                              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).

                                                              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.


                                                              Welcoming stay from USA

                                                              Linda/JimDelaware, USA

                                                              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!


                                                              Christchurch City, Christchurch, New Zealand

                                                              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

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                                                              Additional Guest Fee

                                                              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

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