Longer Stays

Following the devastating Canterbury earthquakes, the Lodge provided a relaxing, spacious environment for many families to live while their own homes were being repaired. Stays ranged from 2 to 12 weeks.

If you need a long period stay it’s as easy as requesting it.

“Phil and Clare looked after us recently (2 adults and 2 children) while our house was being fixed from earthquake damage. We booked an initial 4 weeks and stayed almost 6! We have a genuine friendship from the stay now and our kids even stay over being ‘baby sat’ when the need arises…. can not recommend Phil and Clare’s Lodge enough!”

Sandra Anderson, Christchurch

And another longer stay:

We came to Christchurch to support our team in the Rugby World Cup. There were 6 adults in our tour group and we used San Dona Lodge as our base. Clare and Phil were astonishing and nothing was ever trouble for them. Kaffi (their black Labrador), and friend Ray, took us out jet boating on a local river….. amazing! The barista coffees each morning were a real add on bonus! They even did us a special price! We hope to be back.

Michael Bogga, United Kingdom


San Dona Lodge beats a hotel or motel room hands down. We have been back every year now since 2010 with dog shows and judging. With 6 of us in the group coming off international flights, Clare makes pick up at midnight and check-in a breeze. The breakfast are just brilliant too!

Well done San Dona Lodge…. highly recommended

Tyrone A Limm, Malaysia