Welcome to Driftwood House - B & B AND SELF CONTAINED STUDIO Christchurch

Kate and Martin wish to welcome you to Driftwood House boutique B & B and Self Contained Studio accommodation, where you’ll experience beach living at its best. Driftwood House Bed and Breakfast and Self Contained Studio is an architecturally designed home which features generous bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and attached stylish living areas to sit back and and relax in. Bedrooms and sitting rooms over look the picturesque sand dunes. We also have an indoor heated lap pool if the sea is too cold for your liking.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of New Zealand wine or cool ale on one of our decks while enjoying the tranquility of our Bed & Breakfast or the privacy of our Self Contained Studio apartment. Take in the gorgeous sun sets which highlight the colours of the beach grasses.

Our Bed and Breakfast will ensure you start your day well with a nourishing breakfast, served alfresco on the deck or in the open plan living area which captures all the morning sun. Enjoy freshly made coffee or tea while you plan your day.


We are happy to help you with your itinerary if you wish. We have travelled extensively in New Zealand and overseas and understand how important local advice is to ensure you don't overlook some of Canterbury's treasures. We run a graphic design studio ( that is attached to the house, so there will always be someone on hand to assist you or answer any queries you may have.

Driftwood House Bed & Breakfast and Self Contained Studio is ideally situated for easy access to New Brighton Beach, Bottle Lake cycle and walking tracks and two golf courses are within walking distance. We are only 15 minutes to the centre of Christchurch, and 20 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. We are only 1-1.5 hours from Mt Hutt, Porter Heights and Craigieburn ski fields. There is a small cafe 5 minutes walk away which is open for lunch 7 days a week, and two restaurants in New Brighton, 20-25 minutes walk or 5 minutes in the car.




"We stayed with Kate and Martin at Driftwood House Studio for the final third of our NZ trip. The space – because it's more than a room – is impeccably clean, well designed, very comfortable and we enjoyed it more than many 5 star hotels we stay in. We would happily rate Driftwood House as a six star stay and would gladly stay at Driftwood House again next time we visit Christchurch."
Leanne, Australia, January 2016 (Self Contained Studio)

"Thank-you so much for your gracious hospitality. We had a wonderful New Year's Eve and New Year's Day here in your home. These two wonderful days were just what we needed. When everyone says they 'need a vacation from their vacation', you know they didn't get a chance to stay here."
The St Germaines, Australia, January 2014 (Bed & Breakfast)

"Thank-you so much for making me feel sooo welcome. Your generous hospitality has added to my love of everything 'kiwi'. The little thoughtful things made the stay so much more enjoyable. The comforts of home made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Your company made it all the more memorable – you are sensational hosts!!"
Tina, Australia, March 2012 (Bed & Breakfast)