Sunny home in McCormacks Bay, Christchurch

New Zealand - Canterbury - Christchurch

Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,Our home through some of the trees over the road
Our home through some of the trees over the road
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,Lounge
Lounge
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,Dining area
Dining area
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,Kitchen
Kitchen
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,Entrance
Entrance
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,Stairway
Stairway
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,Second bedroom
Second bedroom
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,Outlook from small 3rd bedroom
Outlook from small 3rd bedroom
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,BBQ and table area
BBQ and table area
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,The bay at hightide
The bay at hightide
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,From up the valley walk- home in middle far end
From up the valley walk- home in middle far end
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,Madison
Madison
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,A winter view over Christchurch from Sumner Heads
A winter view over Christchurch from Sumner Heads
Home exchange in,New Zealand,Christchurch,View towards Christchurch from Godley Head Walk
View towards Christchurch from Godley Head Walk
  • Sleeping capacity5
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Pet Care Needed

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Use of Personal Car is possible

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Sunny and modern 2-level corner-site home with tidy areas of gardens and shrubs with outdoor seating and BBQ. The house has a spacious open plan living area, separate entrance way and separate laundry and bathroom downstairs with internal access from the double garage. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, the main one with ensuite, walk-in wardrobe and balcony. The other upstairs bathroom includes a shower over a bath. The home faces north, has level access and is overlooking McCormacks Bay Reserve beside the
Christchurch Estuary.
We share our home with a Birman cat, Maddison. She eats just cat biscuits and drinks water and likes company in the few hours when she is not sleeping.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Suburban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our home is on the flat on a corner site at the end of a small cluster of modern homes in a little valley. It faces north and overlooks McCormacks Bay Reserve on a relatively quiet local access road. The main road runs via a causeway on the other side of the bay to the seaside village of Sumner (5 minutes drive) which features two beaches and another one over the hill a few more minutes. We are at the base of the Port Hills with many walking tracks to choose from. There are some easy walks from the house on the flat by the water as well as up the valley and nearby hill suburbs. It is just 10 minutes drive to Lyttelton Harbour via the tunnel, and 5 minutes to several supermarkets and 15 minutes to the city centre. The airport is around 15 minutes further on. There are several new cycleways near by on which you could use our mountain bikes. Two bus routes have stops just a few minutes walk from the house.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

There are lots of walks nearby on the Port Hills and at Sumner with the local promenade walk alongside Scarborough Beach with cafe's at either end a popular choice. Popular days trips include through the tunnel to Lyttelton Harbour and around it's shoreline to Diamond Harbour village and cafe's. It can be easy reached by regular ferries from Lyttelton too. Further afield Akaroa village is a popular day trip on Banks Peninsula with multiple cafe's and other attractions including swimming with the dolphins and other scenic trips on the harbour. To the north Hanmer Springs is a popular day trip with hot pools, forest walking trails and bike rides to choose from. Arthurs Pass is a longer day trip to the west with alpine walks and scenery to enjoy. Queenstown is 7 hours drive and Milford Sound 12 but it is better to have an exchange further south to explore those area.

Interesting day trips

  • Akaroa, Banks Peninsula
  • Hanmer Springs, North Canterbury
  • Arthurs Pass National Park

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Care/company for our cat (Madison) means we want simultaneous exchanges. She only eats dry type food and water which is left out, so easy care and can be left day or two on own if out of town or we can arrange relative to top up bowls. She exits the house briefly on her own via a catflap for toileting, and spends most of time indoors. Watering of the garden and lawns could be required in summer (hosing & 2 tap turning-on systems)
We now (June 2021) looking to have an exchange for around 2 weeks this coming Christmas 2021 and into the New Year 2022. We are also interested in a week in spring or early summer in New Zealand.

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Needed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant care is needed inside
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is possible

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
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