Solway House, stylish and very sunny. Happy guests

Bach or holiday home | Ilam | #8894

10/10 (5 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Solway House, home away from home, sits in a delightful garden setting in quiet street.
  • 7 mins by car to Airport &13 mins to City Centre. 2 buses pass Uni, Westfield Mall to City

Spotlessly clean the house has 2 living rooms, 2 bedrms with drawers & large wardrobes & kitchen with Rimu floor. French doors open to terrace with terrace furniture. The bathroom with shower, and separate laundry, each have a loo. The house is insulated with plenty of heating including ceiling heating in the sitting room. The two bedrms have hotel standard king beds (can be singles) quality linen, duvets &electric blankets. A second TV is in the main bedroom.

The terrace overlooks our grass tennis court and garden designed by Marion Morris and guests are welcome to enjoy both gardens. Plenty of cutlery, glassware and china is useful for entertaining and for the dishwasher. The quiet private, well fenced, house has It has a key lock box, security alarm,smoke alarms, fire extinguisher and emergency items. You can bring your Sky box. Plenty of off street parking.

We really enjoy our guests and hope you will have time to join us for a drink or coffee during your stay. Our first guest said "everything was perfect and we couldn't have asked for more. A lovely warm home with so many personal touches".

All visitors are given my personal guide to Christchurch which has our favourite places, restaurants and cafes, shops and things to do not found in the guide books. We look forward to having you here.

Special conditions: Cost is a guide & happy to discuss. Depends on stay length, special & school holidays, time of year, number of people. From $125 to $205 per night. Phone, fibre broadband unlimited, electricity to $300. Netflix, Sky aerial enquire. Minimum stay of 7 days but will consider shorter stays. Bed configuration needs to be stated at time of booking.The house is smoke free but smoking allowed outside Please enquire about children and dogs.


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • Second Bedroom

    1 x Split King bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Electricity to $300 per month FREE (included); Cleaning if short stay $75.00 per stay (required); Linen if short stay $30.00 per stay (required)

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (7)

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  • Nice house, quiet location and convenient

    Nice house, quiet location and convenient.

    David_Ca1 100%|4x Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    It was lovely to have you stay and I was just sorry we couldn't manage the addition day you wanted. Thank you very much for your kind comments and we do hope you will return.

    alissh295 100%|8x

  • Solway House was immaculately looked after and beautifully furnished

    Solway House was immaculately looked after and beautifully furnished. We loved the NZ art and books provided, and the location was perfect for us. The tennis court/lawn provided much outdoor fun for our children and the security of the gates and fully fenced section was ideal. There are plenty of shops nearby including a fantastic French bakery. We would highly recommend the house to anyone.

    ellam6 100%|2x Dec 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you very much for your generous comments. We have created Solway House to be a home away from home and get huge pleasure from seeing our guests and their family enjoying being here. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    alissh295 100%|8x

  • The home was clean, comfortable, very well-equipped and lovely

    The home was clean, comfortable, very well-equipped and lovely. The grounds were wonderful, and we were invited and encouraged to make use of the lawn and gather flowers as we wished. The location was perfect for our needs. We will definitely return!

    SoutterJ 100%|1x Nov 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    My response here is very late but it was lovely having you. We were so pleased you popped in out of the blue to see us last year when you were back in Christchurch house sitting and what a fun time we had going to the George Hotel etc. We really value the friendships we have with our guests. You will be pleased to know we now have Apple TV and Netflix so look forward to your return.

    alissh295 100%|8x

  • A lovely home to stay in - peaceful and tranquil setting

    A lovely home to stay in - peaceful and tranquil setting. Location is wonderful with bus stopping to the airport and city centre at the end of the street.

    HelenGu5 100%|1x May 2015

  • This is such an awesome, super clean and cosy house (winter/spring)

    This is such an awesome, super clean and cosy house (winter/spring). I highly recommend it as a place to stay and relax. The owners have thought of everything you'd need, and its right there at 'home'. Also great location near the Uni, and handy shops just around the block. I am so coming to ask to stay the next time I go to CHCH. Definitely a lovely place, really homely, with a touch of retro class.

    TanjaSc1 100%|2x Oct 2014

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