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Peaceful Haven - Boutique Accommodation in Christchurch, New Zealand

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

Red Door Cottage is a unique and peaceful haven in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It offers up to 5 guests an exceptional standard of spacious, stylish comfortable accommodation. Located in Merivale, our most desirable inner suburb, this charming cottage nestles in a small private garden in a quiet leafy lane. Red Door is a retreat from life's stresses - the perfect place to relax. Enjoy the peace, privacy and tranquility of your own home.

The nightly rate includes continental breakfast provisions starters, pantry/fridge essentials and quality linens/towels.

Red Door has Sky TV, free WIFI/broadband access, telephone [local calls], BBQ for guest use and dedicated off-street parking. There’s a fully-equipped modern 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.

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

The cottage is located in the inner suburb of Merivale, close to the City and to the Merivale Village and Victoria St shopping precincts. It’s in a quiet lane, and has its own private garden.

Red Door’s 8kms [10 minutes] from Christchurch International Airport. The city is a pleasant walk from the cottage, and if needed public transport runs past the end of the lane.

Checkin is from 2.00pm, with checkout 10.30am.

It's walking distance to the City's amenities and shopping, At the end of the Lane you'll find Metro Cafe, with great coffee and breakfasts. A short walk takes you to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Merivale Village. It's on the right side of the city for most attractions [eg the Antarctic Centre] Buses pass the end of the street, and there's off-street parking for your car.

We take pride in providing an appealing home so your stay is a memorable one. All the pleasures of a holiday with the coziness of home. Come and enjoy Red Door Cottage - we're sure you won't be disappointed.

More Details

john Taylor
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent service from day one of booking, loved the cottage, which is expertly furnished with everything one needs. There was nothing lacking! Superb!
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Merivale, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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 flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom features Bathtub and separate shower. Heated towel rail, heater, hairdryer and complimentary soap, shower gel and shampoo. Separate toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • Beautifully comfortable beds in both rooms, with quality bedding, Egyptian cotton linens and many pillows. Electric blankets provided. Both bedrooms have built-in robes for your storage needs. Comfortable foldup single bed available for use in either bedroom.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We have not mentioned filtered or bottled water, as the drinking water in Christchurch is the best, sweetest in New Zealand and you drink it straight from the tap.


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Peaceful Haven - Boutique Accommodation in Christchurch, New Zealand
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Fantastic value, amenities and location.

  • 5 of 5

The Red door cottage was a home away from home. We were a party of four adults and the cottage provided all the space we needed. With the best location - walking distance to shops, supermarket, bars, take aways and much more. The garden and outdoor area is also well set out, plenty of leafy shrubs gives privacy. A nice quiet area and we felt safe at all times. Value for money. Jenny provided excellent customer service. Recommend to all. Transport also handy if you don't have a 🚗 car.

  • Review Submitted: 16/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true oasis in the city

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Red Door Cottage whilst visiting a relative. We also went to the Test Cricket at Hadley Park that was really close by. The house is very well equipped and extremely clean and comfortable, just like home. I unfortunately brought back the sun cream that was provided in the cottage---sorry Jenny!! I got burnt to a crisp watching the cricket so used it and forgot to put it back. I owe you a tube! Thanks for a great place to stay- we loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely loved this property.

  • 5 of 5

Well situated, close to a bus route and the city. Beautifully furnished, wifi, videos, dishwasher, coffee maker and washing machine. Owners very friendly. Would definitely recommend this property. Enhanced our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage! Felt like we were home the minute we walked through the door.

  • 5 of 5

Location was close enough to walk to most anything we needed or wanted. There is a bus stop at the end of the lane for your longer adventures, or off-street parking for your rental car. The street was quiet. The garden was beautiful- full of blooming flowers!

We had a wonderful time and would rent again in a New York Minute!

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away from Home but even better!

  • 5 of 5

After flying from U.S. for over 30 hours I can't tell you how awestruck we were to open the door to the Red Door Cottage. Everything was immaculate and very spacious. We had everything we needed for a nice relaxing stay. Jenny was only a phone call away if we had any questions.

Thank you for a wonderful memory of our stay in Christchurch.

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Christchurch International
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Hagley Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
State Highway 1
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Sumner Beach
Car: recommended

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand - 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 Hector's Dolphins and lunch at a seaside cafe. Travel to Hanmer Springs and experience the Thermal Pools; take a trip on the Trans-Alpine through the Southern Alps to the West Coast - voted one of the World's 10 Best Train Journeys. Christchurch is close to the beach and the Lyttelton Harbour Basin is a popular destination. In Winter, snow skiing is a 1 hour trip from the City.

Other Activities: Shopping, Whale Watching, Wineries


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$46.37
Additional Guest Fee AU$26.5 per person per night

50% deposit due to confirm a booking. Cancellation policy is no-charge unless cancelled less than 3 months prior to stay,
when we charge 50% of total unless dates can be rebooked when returned to Availability Calendar.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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