Roger & Kay Evans - Owners & Managers
Hi, we have owned Sumner Bay Motel and Apartments since February 2017 and we live onsite, to ensure you receive a warm, friendly welcome and attentive service. We’ve lived in Christchurch since 2006… We love it here and really enjoy sharing our local knowledge about the many interesting things to do in Sumner (including some ‘secret’ spots we discovered).
Originally from Cornwall in the South West of England, we ran our own design business, but came to New Zealand for a change of lifestyle. We found it in Sumner - where we can relax and breathe in the refreshing sea air at Sumner Beach, with Christchurch just an easy 20 minute drive away.
When we’re not working in the motel, we can be found cycling around the port hills or having a coffee in one of Sumner’s great cafes, watching the world go by. And our faithful dog, Tavy, is a great excuse for walking on Sumner Beach every morning - a fabulous way to start the day. Like us, Tavy is child-friendly and loves meeting our guests (in her case, in the hope of pats and a tummy rub), but if you aren’t a ‘dog person’, don’t worry, she will respect that.
We look forward to meeting you, and helping to create wonderful memories of your time in Sumner and Christchurch.