My husband, daughter and I had booked into Sumner Re Treat for our first overnight stop in South Island following our flight from Melbourne to Christchurch and what a treat it turned out to be! We were warmly greeted by Chris (the owner) and shown up to our luxury apartment (number 2) on the first floor – light, airy, spotless and spacious with modern,classy decor and fitments with a large open-plan lounge/diner and kitchen area (with a complimentary bottle of red wine which we greatly enjoyed!).There was a lovely covered outdoor balcony and decking area to the apartment and the two bedrooms were spacious with extremely comfortable king-size beds and plenty of wardrobe space. The bathrooms were immaculate and well-stocked with quality toiletries, flannels and towels. The apartment block also had a roof-top terrace and swimming pool which alas we had no time to utilize. Parking was easy and secure in the private underground car park and WiFi was free. The apartment block is situated close to the beach at Sumner (a short drive from Christchurch centre) with plenty of shops and eateries nearby and also a cinema within walking distance.We felt that the apartment had exceeded our expectations and indeed spoilt us by setting the bar so high for the other accommodation we had booked for the rest of our 3,000mile road trip! We were most happy that we had booked to stay here in a further 3+ weeks time for our last night in South Island before returning to Melbourne!