Solway House

9 Solway Avenue, Ilam, Avonhead, Christchurch
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Fabulous, a little metro, a little retro, with contemporary art, books & music by Cantabrians. Bathed in sunshine. Quiet Street. On arrival you will find plunger coffee, tea, milk, biscuits and provisioned pantry. Enjoy two living rooms and two bedrooms with large wardrobes, drawers and hotel standard king beds (or singles) quality linen, duvets and electric blankets. Kitchen has a Rimu floor. French doors open to an east and north facing terrace and terrace furniture. The bathroom has a shower (not over a bath) and vanity. Separate laundry. Two toilets. The house is insulated and warm with plenty of heating including Eswa ceiling heating in the sitting room. A desk and second television is in the main bedroom. The terrace overlooks our grass tennis court and garden and guests may enjoy both gardens, and pick flowers and herbs. Plenty of cutlery, glassware and china useful for entertaining and for the dishwasher. The house is quiet, private, well fenced, with smoke alarms, fire extinguisher, emergency items, key lock box and security alarm. You can bring your Sky box. Plenty of off street parking. Garage can be used for for storage. The house is close to the University of Canterbury and Airport. Buses close to UC and Airport. 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". See Guest Comments.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Tennis court
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Food processor
High Chair
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Internet available
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 King/Twin


Average Rating: 5
25 total reviews

Murray & Kathy Smith
Very comfortable, clean and tidy unit, plenty of room, would stay again. Has everything you need, Claire very easy to deal with and helpful.
Response from Owner
Thank you very much Murray and Kathy for your kind feedback and also the message in the visitors book. We would hardly have known you were in the house, it was left so well. It was great to have you stay and we very much hope you will return. Claire
Jill Doug Callaghan
This house is a gem. For the two of us it was great to relax, with everything we needed, fans for hot days , heaters for cold. A great selection of bedding and a well equipped kitchen. Supermarket close by and shops for takeaway food or butcher and fish supplies. Loved the whitebait. Friendly and welcoming hosts who were there if we needed them. Thankyou so much.
Response from Owner
Dear Jill and Doug, I'm sorry to be so long replying to your lovely feedback. I hope you received my phone message. It was lovely having you stay at Solway House in race week and it was a delight to have you. Thank you so much for leaving the house so well. We do hope we will see you again sometime. Claire
Very comfortable place to stay within walking distance of shops, cafes and the University. The owners are very friendly and Claire has provides so much more than most. We loved having the fresh apples and lemons and the bed was very comfortable. Thanks so much for a lovely stay! If we're back in Christchurch we'll be in touch.
Response from Owner
Thank you very much for your comments and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time here. We enjoy sharing our lemons and Peasgood Nonsuch apples. I wish you could see the size of the ones we are picking now. They are beautiful with a lovely colour and no codlin. I hope all is going well for you in your new directions and one day you might return. Thank you again for you compliments.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
30 Apr - 30 Jun $95 / Night for 2 guests$253 Nights
1 Oct - 29 Apr $105 / Night for 2 guests$253 Nights
Rest of year$95 / Night for 2 guests$253 Nights
30 Apr - 30 Jun
$95 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Oct - 29 Apr
$105 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$95 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 3 Nights
Minimum three nights. The rate may vary depending on time of year, special holidays, school holidays, length of stay and other factors. Happy to discuss rates. The rate includes telephone, fibre broadband, electricity to first $200 per month. Linen charge of $70. Cleaning charge $50
Two TV's. Netflix, Sky aerial enquire.




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