About this listing
Our cozy Magnus sleeps up to six people in three double beds. Sleeping areas can be curtained off for privacy. There are two living areas, each with a table. Alternatively, you may prefer to leave two of the three beds made up during the day and have just one living area. The van is self-contained, with shower and toilet. King sized duvets, all linen, towels, shampoo and soap are provided.
The fully equipped kitchen has a three burner hob, a microwave, a fridge/freezer and a spare portable gas stove for when you prefer to cook outside. We also provide an outside table, benches, four folding chairs and an awning to enable you to dine al fresco. Complimentary tea, coffee, milk and biscuits and a little seasonal garden produce will be provided for your first stop.
For the more active there is a bicycle rack for two bikes and we can advise on where to hire bikes en route. Two inflatable kayaks and life jackets can be provided for a small extra charge, but please seek local advice about weather and the advisability of kayaking before paddling off. Some of our lakes are very unpredictable. Two boogie boards are available free of charge to enjoy the surf.
There is a gas heater. There is also an electric fan heater and a small oil filled heater for use when external power is available for those hiring Magnus in the winter.
Cards, chess, monopoly and scrabble and a small collection of books, maps and AA guides are provided.
Magnus is a diesel vehicle so your fuel bills will be relatively small.
You are welcome to spend a night or two on our property on a powered site on our drive at no extra cost if you are arriving late or leaving early or want to explore Christchurch. You would have full use of our garden from which there are spectacular views of the estuary (see below) and distant hills. We are located in Mt Pleasant, a 'hill suburb' of Christchurch just 30 minutes drive from the airport.
Pick up or drop off of the van at the airport can be arranged for a $100 additional fee.