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Sumner , Christchurch, Canterbury





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Property ID: 4593

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Coastal
  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Outer city suburb
  • In a small village / town

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

  • School Holidays
  • Summer Holidays

Nearest Town / City

Nearest Airport
22 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 24366

We are a family of 5 , (3 daughters who are 9, 16 and 19yrs). My name is Stana and I'm a Primary school teacher and Mike is a Business Consultant. We live in a wonderful community in the beachside village of Sumner , which is about 15 minutes drive from Christchurch central. We love to travel within New Zealand and overseas , although overseas is not an option at the moment! In winter we often visit Wanaka and Queenstown to ski if we are not skiing at our own Canterbury ski fields. In summer , we love to visit the Nelson lakes to indulge in the walks, forest and lake water sports. We all love good food so indulging in local and regional cuisine and cafes are an important part of a holiday for us. However, where we live is AMAZING and living in Sumner is like a holiday, so home is always a great option too. The kids spend a lot of time on the beach, surfing, walking over to Taylors Mistake beach and biking around the village. We have raised our children to be incredibly respectful of the environment that we are lucky enough to live in, so they are , and will be, very grateful and polite guests.

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Queenstown / Wanaka

Property description and facilities

LOCATION: SUMNER. Modern architecturally designed Beach house with great views and 2 minutes walk to Sumner Village!
Our house has been built out of 12 shipping containers so is quite unique in design. The house has 3 levels with great views from each level and decks on 2 of the floors.
We are really close to the village supermarket, cafes, local cinema and Sumner and Scarborough beaches. The house is slightly elevated on the lower part of the hill so your view is hillside and beach and there is no need to take a car, everything you need is in walking distance.
There are 2 double bedrooms and 1 single room (with King single bed) available. (There is one more bedroom but we use this for storage.)
Bikes and surfboards can be made available for your stay.
You can drive on to the property.
The house is just a few minutes drive to Taylors Mistake beach, Godley head walks and the Port town of Lyttelton.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bath
  • Bikes available
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Firewood available
  • Heatpump/underflloor heating
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Kids toys available
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor shower
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

Sumner is about 15 minutes drive from QE2 water park which has slides and pools for the kids. There is also the new He Puna Taimoana (hot pools) in Brighton which is also a short drive. (Book in early for this). Down the back of Sumner there is a small Pony riding school and another one in Heathcote Valley (about 10 minutes drive).
The walks and bike tracks around the surrounding hills of this area are magnificent; great views and energising. If you fancy exercising in a more low key style, then a daily walk alongside the esplanade and a coffee is perfect.
The weekend brings the markets; visit Mt Pleasant, Sumner or over the hill to Lyttelton.
If you surf, then you can check the surf daily from the esplanade and enjoy at your leisure.
You can drive to the city in about 15 minutes or hop on the bus which leaves from the village every half hour or so. Christchurch has many cafes, art galleries, the beautiful Botanic gardens, walking tours, a great museum with a dedicated Kids discovery area. You can ride an electric scooter around to take in all the new and old sights.
If you want to take a day trip, Akaroa ,the French settlement township is only an hour away.
The Waipara area is another great day trip to visit the local Canterbury vineyards and restaurants.

Facilities close by:

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat ramp
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Cafes
  • Cinema
  • Gym
  • Historical sites
  • Horseriding
  • Kids playground
  • Lawn bowling
  • Paddle boarding
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Playing fields
  • Public library
  • Public swimming pool
  • Public transport
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Rock climbing
  • Shopping
  • Skate park
  • Surf lessons
  • Surfing
  • Swimming beach
  • Tennis
  • Thermal pools
  • Water slides
  • Weekend farmers markets
  • Windsurfing

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