Homestay in Christchurch


Would you like to truly experience the typical life of a Kiwi Local? A homestay in Christchurch offers the homely comforts with the amenities you need. It’s great if this is your first visit to New Zealand, or if you love spending time with the locals, as a seasoned traveller. What’s more is that we are an experienced family host, with a wealth of information and tips to share to make your homestay Christchurch experience even more memorable. We speak both English and Japanese fluently.

Our cosy, traditional home is set on a 650 square meter piece of land. We have 3 bedrooms with an ensuite double room – equipped with all the amenities a traveller, such as yourself, would need. You have the option to enjoy cooked meals with vegetables harvested from our organic vegetable and herb garden or glasshouse. Enjoy your meals in our sunroom with garden view. To our guests delight, Keiko has a Japanese chef’s licence. Wake up to fresh coffee or enjoy a pot of tea with your breakfast in our conservatory area, which overlooks our beautiful green garden.

Location in Christchurch, New Zealand

You can find us in the suburb of Papanui, a mere 4-minute walk from Papanui Road. By car, we are located just 7 minutes away from the International Airport.

We offer these Key Amenities

•       Free WIFI
•       Bedroom comforts and bathroom essentials
•       Hairdryer in rooms
•       Iron with ironing board, on request
•       Full use of washing machine
•       Heating
•       Free parking on premises
•       TV in our relaxation area
•       Organic garden and glass house

For your added benefit, you can enjoy

•       Free bus travel within the city
•       Use of bicycles for free travel in and around the City

Things to do nearby

•       10-minute walk to Northlands Shopping Centre (Christchurch’s 2nd largest Shopping Centre)
•       10-minute drive to the nearest golf course
•       12-minute drive to the local beach
•       15-minute to some good fishing areas
•       Just over an hour to the nearest ski field
•       20-minutes from the City


To find out more information or to make a booking, please Contact Us  or drop us an email on

Take a look at my tours on offer, if you are looking for other tours during your visit to Christchurch New Zealand.

See what our guests had to say

“The owner operator, Craig, worked with us to arrange sightseeing activities, doing the calling to get tickets, preparing breakfast and driving us around. His place is a real house, not a luxury hotel, so you feel like you’re staying with a good friend. He is also very knowledgeable about history, geography and the many activities possible around Christchurch. We learned a lot about New Zealand just chatting with him. The property has nice gardening, is located in a middle-class neighbourhood and a nice walk to the shops for meals and shopping. It is also near a bus stop for getting downtown.”

2 thoughts on “Homestay in Christchurch

  1. Hi Craig,
    It looks like you have a fantastic home for visitors to stay in. I have just started a guided hiking business based in Christchurch. The trips are all in the Canterbury area and include day and overnight trips for those who like to experience the beautiful Canterbury landscape. Please have a look at my site for more info. I was wondering if we could support each other, I can recommend your home for clients who are enquiring about their Christchurch trip and you could recommend my hiking expeditions for your more active visitors.
    Please let me know if you see a possibility here. You’re welcome to email or call me and ask further questions about Roaming Guides.

    • Sorry to have been so slow in getting back to you with regards to your inquiry.
      I am always happy to work in with other folk involved in showing others our brilliant part of the South Island.
      I am currently up in Japan for a few weeks but more than happy to get in touch with you when we return and see if and how we can work in together.

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