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Clearview Lodge

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Business Type: Vineyard accommodation


Relax just 10 mins from Christchurch Airport and 15 mins to the city centre. Share our Pinot Noir, Rose' or port. Wander our 10 acres of vines, orchards and olive grove.

Address: 8 Clearwater Avenue, Harewood Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch & Canterbury

Phone: view phone+64 3 359 5797

After Hour Phone: view phone+6421 727 883

Contact Name: Your Hosts - Robin and Sue


E-mail: send an e-mail


Explore the peaceful privacy of our gardens to the sound of Bellbirds. Our 3 spacious ensuite rooms open to garden, pool and vineyard. As hosts, we will share generous hospitality, tasty treats and local knowledge, ensuring your stay at our luxury bed and breakfast is a memorable one.

Clearview Lodge presents three spacious bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms and private balconies.
The Pinot and Frantoio rooms are upstairs, adjacent to the guest lounge, which opens to a large balcony overlooking our expansive gardens and the vineyard.
Downstairs is the Braeburn Room, which has wheelchair access, adjoining the formal dining room, and opening to a private patio. The Pinot and Braeburn rooms have comfortable couches and a large relaxing bath in their ensuite.

Accommodation adjacent to the premiere golf course in Christchurch, if not NZ
Super king / twin beds, with wool underlays, electric blankets
Rooms / ensuites serviced daily
Ensuites with heated floors, bathrobes, hair dryer, showers with massage nozzles
Thermostatically contolled heaters, fans available during summer
Complimentary platter of fresh fruit, chocolates, iced water
Fresh flowers
Phone, TV with Freeview and selected Sky channels, DVD available
Occasional table, chairs, reading material
Luggage rack, radio alarm clock

The many benefits Clearview Lodge offers include:

Convenient Location
- less than 15 mins from city centre and international airport
Luxurious Facilities - spacious bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, private balconies, guest lounge, pool/spa, free Wifi
Friendly Hosts - Robin and Sue take pride in their relaxed and welcoming environment
Quality Assurance - NZ tourism's official quality mark, Qualmark rated 5 Star, with top marks for cleanliness and security
Environmentally Friendly - In the spirit of a clean, green New Zealand we have solar water heating, double-glazing, composting, recycling, a sewerage treatment plant and we are smoke free; we are Qualmark Enviro-Gold - see our Environmental Policy
Golf Resort - Next to Clearwater, a NZ Championship Golf Resort, with lakes, fishing, hotel and restaurant
Local Attractions - Explore Christchurch City, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve (live Kiwi close up!), International Antarctic Centre, Orana Wildlife Park, visit local wineries (e.g. Waipara Valley), restaurants, jet-boating, fishing, and Clearwater golf course


- 4th generation Kiwi's, with 3 daughters, all of whom have left home, one of which has returned again!
- Robin is a part-time economic consultant, enjoys cooking, can be found on the tractor mowing or spraying, golf if he at all can!
- Sue is a qualified Kindergarten teacher (from her previous life!), enjoys baking and showing guests around the gardens
- Both enjoy golf (sometimes in the winners to right) and entertaining (photo on left shows us in formal attire! Actually, off to a murder-mystery evening, dressed for the part)
- Both have completed: KiwiHost, First Aid, Food Handling courses

- Robin was working most waking hours, traveled the world for 12 weeks a year,  and we realised that, whilst financially successful, this probably wasn’t a family lifestyle that we wanted  through to retirement (if he made it that far!).
- Both of us had professions that involved working with people (admittedly some were small ones!) and we felt that we would enjoy a hospitality role, where we could work together. Thus the idea of a bed & breakfast was hatched.
- In the late 1990’s we began looking at existing lodges/homesteads in the surrounding districts and came to the conclusion that the best option for us, and our family, was to be on the fringe of Christchurch City (convenient for schooling, friends, shops... and guests) and to purpose-build (prohibitive costs of renovating).
- Amusingly, in hindsight, our current location was one of the first properties we dismissed as too expensive. Then, after nearly buying an alternative site (with established vineyard), we came back to what was then 300 Johns Road and concluded a purchase at the end of 1998.
- What we had bought was 10 acres of apple trees (there is a photo album in the lounge, with some aerial shots). This was then mostly cleared (leaving 350 Braeburn trees), olives and vines were planted, a 5-bay farm shed built, fences, drive-way etc. and by Christmas 2000 the triple garage, with Robin’s office above, was complete.
- Robin then worked from this office during the 7-month (yes, that is all!) build of the main house, while we rented for a year. Our concept for the building was a French-Chateau...ish look on the drive-up but rooms oriented for the sun on the North-facing side. Guest rooms were to be hotel quality but more spacious and welcoming.
- We moved in early August 2001 and started taking guests in February 2002. The rest, as they say, is history!


Directions: Clearview Lodge is just 15 min from the heart of Christchurch and is located next to Clearwater golf course. Clearwater championship golf resort features a 72 par golf course with lakes, fishing, hotel and restaurant.
From the north, follow SH 1 right into Johns Rd. Turn right into Clearwater Ave. After 50m turn right into the Clearview Lodge entrance.
From the airport, take Russley Rd/Johns Rd (SH 1) for 6km, turn left into Clearwater Ave. After 50m turn right into the Clearview Lodge entrance.
Discover more about the Clearview Lodge, luxury vineyard accommodation adjacent to Christchurch's pre-eminent championship golf resort and Clearwater Golf Course.

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