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Find Places to Stay in Takamatua on Airbnb

Find Places to Stay in Takamatua on Airbnb

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Places to stay in Takamatua

Places to stay in Takamatua
Set amongst the native bush, and with views over Akaroa harbour, your stay at Laneside cottage will be one to remember. The cottage is private and cosy and has all the amenities you will need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Make yourself a warm drink in the kitchenette ( tea, coffee and hot chocolate provided) , and enjoy the views from the comfortable kingsize bed, or whilst relaxing in the lounge area. A log burning fire and spa bath further complete the ambience.
The Kitchenette comes complete with a fridge, microwave, hob, toaster and kettle and all pots/pans and utensils needed for light cooking if required. Cleaning costs are included in the price. Firewood is supplied and Sky TV is also available.
Akaroa is a favourite destination spot for many. It is a quaint sea-side town with a variety of boutique shops and great cafes and eateries. You can wander around the village and take in the old history, or go further afield on one of the many walks suitable for all ages. Wherever you go, you can guarantee a fabulous view!
  • Bizz's place exceeded expectations - photos don't do it justice! This place is a perfect little cottage, nestled in the beautiful native bush. There is a great deck where you can have your morning coffee and listen to the birdsong. Very close to Akaroa township, but just far enough away for peace and quiet. Highly recommend to all!

    Klazien2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Laneside has been my favourite stay in New Zealand so far. It has absolutely stunning views, beautifully peaceful and wonderful amenities. Perfect couples retreat. Thank you Bizz so much for having us there. Alex and Stu

    Alexandra2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • Laneside cottage is a lovely gem set amid native bush, with every amenity we could possibly have needed. So clean and tidy, comfy and welcoming, with wonderful log fire and spa bath, and the dawn chorus of tui song was an added bonus :) Bizz communicates very efficiently, with helpful and accurate directions to her hideaway cottage.

    Robyn2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful stay in a stunning location - the views are amazing. Close to the waterfront but has everything you need if you want to stay in the cottage. Would love to have stayed for longer!

    Ellen2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Tranquil location, native birds and nice view. Cozy, tidy and well provisioned place with attentive hosts.

    Glenn2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • This is an amazing place set in the bush within walking distance ( about 10 mins) of the Akaroa township. The cottage was very comfortable ,clean and had a great view . Bizz was very helpful and prompt with replying to any communication. Will definitely be back 😊

    Philippa2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage in the bush, with everything you could need.

    Angus2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time a Bizz’s place. The location has an amazing view and is immaculate clean and súper comfortable. Our only regret was not staying for longer. If you want to have a relaxing, special time with a great view this is the perfect place.

    Ange2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Takamatua, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Modern 2 bedroom downstairs apartment with large deck overlooking peaceful stream. Short walk to all the amenities in the village, including restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and shopping.
    Hidden way from the busy village, but a short 6 min flat walk to the main street. Quiet and private setting in native bush surrounding.
    Short flat stroll to the main street and local amenities, including local 4 square, less than a 10 min walk.
  • Great place to go around akaroa

    Benjamin2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely clean house with great view onto stream and trees. Good birdsong every day. Very quiet there and relaxing.

    Stephen2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • The location is good, quiet, clean and cost-effective, and will come back next time.

    2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful stay at Michelle's place in Akaroa. Quick communication easy check in. The house was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. We loved that the house easy was in easy walking distance to restaurants for dinner or to the beach and the trees in the back garden were often visited by Kererū to our delight! Thanks again.

    Georgette2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our stay. The place had so much room and was very modern and clean. The deck was amazing! So close to town!

    Rachel2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, spotlessly clean, very comfortable stay

    Rebecca2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic!

    Cody2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • nice place in a nice area :)

    Qyana2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    * New features for winter - Heat pumps in living room and master bedroom; * Fabulous outdoor hot tub. * Spa towels are provided at no extra cost. Daisy Hill Cottage is a well-loved classic Kiwi Bach. At Daisy Hill you are close to the cafes and restaurants of the quaint French village of Akaroa, but have complete privacy. Enjoy the large garden and the NZ native bird life. Free off street parking for at least 2-3 cars is provided. * FREE welcome hamper for stays of 3 nights or longer.
    With 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 double downstairs this spacious house will suit a couple, group of friends or even 2 families. Enjoy the rambling old-world garden; relax on the deck with a drink, watching the sun go down over Akaroa Harbour; go swimming with dolphins or hike the crater rim trails. There are bathrooms on both levels of the house. Downstairs the table seats 8 and there is a log burner and two heat pumps for winter warmth. Outside a covered deck & large BBQ provide great entertaining space. The spa pool provides a place to relax after a hard day's hiking or shopping.
    Akaroa is often called NZ's only "French town" after a failed attempt by French settlers in the 1840s. These days it is best known for its unique wildlife - Hectors Dolphins, NZ fur seals and white-flippered penguins. You can see these animals by cruise boat or kayak tour. Voted "Best cruise destination" in NZ several years in a row, Akaroa is a bustling seaside town in the summer months and has a lively cafe & restaurant scene. Above the town are the craggy peaks of the ancient volcanic crater, where there are numerous walks with outstanding views. Many small bays within a 15-30 minute drive provide opportunities for picnics & exploration. For a town of only 600 permanent residents, Akaroa has many facilities such as a cinema, public library, resident doctor and the unique "Gaiety Hall" where a variety of entertainments are held each summer. There is a genuine local farmers' market on Saturdays in summer. Fresh and smoked Akaroa Salmon is available from the butcher.
  • Great hot tub, views and close to town.

    Claire2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house, amazing views, great stay. The hottub and garden are an added bonus!

    Jonathan2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, beautiful setting, and spa!

    Michael2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • It was a super nice cottage with a great view over Akaroa. We enjoyed the hot tub. Victoria is a fantastic host. I highly recommended the cottage.

    Kevin2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • It was an awesome trip and Daisy Hill Cottage exceeded our expectations. Thank you for having us

    Andrea2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spot in Bush, lots of native birds and really loved the hot tub on the deck

    Nicole2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is a lovely spot to stay - deep in a garden, but with a view and totally private. It’s an old house with its quirks but Victoria has set it up with everything you need. The hot tub is a superb addition!

    Glenis2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • A marvellous place to stay in Akaroa. Everything you could possibly need was provided and there were lots of extra homely touches. The garden and bushy surrounds, and the wonderful views make for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Thank you, Victoria.

    Mary2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    A cosy cottage tucked in the valley above Akaroa town and amongst a wild and wonderful garden. Warm and recently restored, it's a charming and comfortable character bach. Located in a sunny and secluded spot, but just a 5 - 10 min walk down to Rue Lavaud, the sea and everything Akaroa has to offer.
    Rose Cottage is one of a number of original colonial houses dotted across Akaroa. Built at some stage in the 1870s, it has been extensively restored and now serves as a much loved bach for our family. The cottage is situated within well established gardens and provides a secluded spot to come home to after a day exploring Akaroa and surrounds. There are two cosy bedrooms (one upstairs, one down), single bathroom (shower only; no bath sorry) and open plan lounge, dining and kitchen. There is a fire and firewood that will keep you super toasty, if you need it, or otherwise there is a large heat pump and oil heaters that can be used to heat the house quickly. The kitchen should have most things you need to cook something deluxe (if you need delicious produce, talk to Brendan, the local butcher).
  • Beautiful, well appointed cottage which is perfect for a peaceful getaway. Nic is a fantastic host and we had a great stay at Rose Cottage with our young baby and parents-in-law

    Becca2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • This is a really special place to stay. The gorgeous garden is filled with apple trees, lemon trees and lots of beautiful roses and is a lovely place to relax at the end of a day exploring Akaroa. The house is charming, with really comfortable beds and a fantastically stocked kitchen and it was wonderful to have a dishwasher and washing machine both available to use. The location is perfect, about 5-10 minutes walk into central Akaroa and it is also very conveniently set at the bottom of some wonderful walks up the peak. We loved our stay and can’t recommend Rose Cottage highly enough!

    Penelope2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Such a charming cottage, in a haven of peace surrounded by nature and very well equipped and clean

    Arnaud2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous cottage in a great location. Would definitely stay again

    Emily2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Rose Cottage is the absolute perfect place for a getaway in Akaroa! It’s a beautiful little cottage with lovely touches and situated far enough from the centre to be nice and quiet, but still close enough for a stroll into town for dinner. Nic is a perfect host who responds very quickly and is easy to communicate with. I can highly recommend it and would definitely return.

    Jo2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location quite street Beautiful garden 10/10

    Christopher2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our trip to the beautiful and quaint town of Akaroa. This cottage is sparkling clean, surrounded by beautiful gardens and is a close walk to town. We really appreciated all the recommendations including a boat trip with Akaroa Dolphins.

    Angelique2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cottage, very well equipped, it's a little tucked away from the main street but only 5 minutes walk to the first cafe and 10 to the heart of town. The guidebook was informative and helpful. Communications with the host were great.

    Mandy2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Entire cottage2 beds
    Rose Cottage
    Price:$145 AUD/night
    147 reviews
    Superhost
    Enjoy a relaxing, romantic, well-deserved break in this secluded and private studio cottage nestled within native New Zealand bush just out of Akaroa. It’ll only take you a 2 minute drive or 15 minute stroll to reach the charming village shops and cafes. Keep cozy this Spring! Indulge in the warmth and coziness of our Bushside cottage with a combination of a wood burner and a newly installed heat pump. While you’re in Akaroa, don’t miss the opportunity to meet the wildlife on a scenic harbour cruise. Let yourself get up close to beautiful species such as fur seals, white-flippered and yellow-eyed penguins, albatrosses and other fascinating fauna. Akaroa is the only place in the world where you can go swimming with Hector’s dolphins! - some of the world’s smallest and rarest. Wake up to birdsong, relish a complimentary Nespresso on us and wander out onto the balcony to take in the fresh South Island air and admire the fantastic harbour views. The kitchenette has all you need to prepare quick easy meals, or choose to head into Akaroa village to sample from great cafes and culinary venues. At the end of the day there is a large spa bath ready and waiting to help your stress melt away. Pour yourself a glass of wine and get cozy from the warmth of the fire while you watch a movie on the modern Smart TV. Everything you need for a Romantic escape awaits at Secluded Getaway! *If you are travelling with a group or other couples - be sure to check out the other Akaroa Cottages in the same complex!
    This is spacious 1 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a King Bed in Bedroom 1.
  • Tranquil and peaceful, great littlw get away spot very close to akaroa, although main road access only so not able to walk. Would stay again :)

    Morgan2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great, relaxing cozy spot tucked into trees with a peekaboo view to the bay. Perfect location for hikes and to the village. Good communication with Ange who welcomed us and gave us tips and ideas to explore the area.

    Mari-Pat & Steve2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little place tucked away in the bush, but still very close to Akaroa. Lovely big bath and comfy bed.

    Jessica2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful private location with everything you need for a lovely getaway.

    Jessamy2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • My parents stayed at the bach in Barry's Bay and loved it! The views and surrounding bush were amazing, and Ange was a very helpful host! They will be back!

    Sebastian2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • A great place for a getaway. Super quiet and nestled among trees, overlooking the bay. The jacuzzi tub is huge and very conducive to chill and possibly have a snooze in. The sandwich press was pretty handy as well, so we could prepare breakfast and lunches.

    Gerald2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • A really cute secluded cottage, perfect for a seeing Akaroa and relaxing somewhere quiet. Well located about a 2 minute drive to town, and check in and communication were really easy.

    Cass2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful weekend away here, I would highly recommend it to couples or small groups looking a serene getaway. The place was even better than we expected - it’s a lovely little space with every thing you need, super clean and the spa bath is a real bonus! The only slight downside is the wifi which is very slow (only was an issue for watching Netflix!), but otherwise this place is fantastic!

    Umaya2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Quiet retreat near beach, bush walks and cafes. A small, tidy kiwi holiday home just a short stroll to the beach, cafes and shops, and well located for exploring Akaroa and the neighbouring bays, close to scenic & historic walking tracks.
    A tidy and well-maintained kiwi holiday home in a quiet street, sited on a flat section with some bush. A short stroll to the beach, cafes and shops, and well located for exploring Akaroa and the neighbouring bays, close to scenic & historic walking tracks around Akaroa. Also nearby wharf, bike and skateboard park, mini golf and playground are just a few minutes away by foot. The Akaroa Cottage has an open plan kitchen / dining / living area and three bedrooms. Bedroom #1 has a queen bed, bedroom #2 has a double bed and the small bedroom #3 has a set of bunks and a single. The cottage sleeps a maximum of 6 guests and is well suited for a family or small group. Parking for car and boat available. Logburner and electric heating for warming up the house in winter. Amenities: fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dryer, DVD, veranda/deck, and log burner. High speed broadband internet is available. A small stream meanders through the property. Although the stream is only ankle-deep, caution is advised with small children.
  • Annette s place was absolutely amazing and we would highly recommend to stay here when you're in Akaroa!

    Timy2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Brand new house excellent amenities

    Ornella2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • What a beautiful place to stay in a beautiful little town. We only stayed for one night but it was beyond pleasurable. Highly recommended, would go there again without a doubt.

    Andro2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great location - easy walk into town but very quiet. Comfortable beds. Nice deck. We enjoyed our stay

    Kim2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful little place and perfect location. Loved staying here

    Kendyll2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay in akaroa. Lovely place and lots of nice touches to make it very homely and welcoming.

    Russell2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Annette’s place is spacious, comfortable and scrupulously clean. The garden is a delight, with lots of small birds visiting. It’s location is very convenient - we highly recommend this place. Gill & Daph

    Gill2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great.

    Romain2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Entire house5 beds
    Akaroa Cottage
    Price:$141 AUD/night
    176 reviews
    Superhost
    Akaroa harbour view studio is a light, bright newly renovated space. The studio enjoys uninterrupted views of beautiful Akaroa harbour both from inside and from the private deck. You will feel relaxed and at home with a super comfy queen bed, seating area and well-appointed kitchenette. The studio is a 5 minute drive, or a pleasant 20 minute stroll along the beach road to the centre of Akaroa. The studio also has a bedroom with bunks and will suit couples or families with 1 or 2 small children.
    Akaroa harbour view studio is newly renovated and tastefully furnished. The space comprises a main room with comfortable queen bed with lovely soft cotton and linen bedding. There is also a seating area, with new sofa and armchairs where you will be able to sit and plan your day, or relax in the evening. The kitchenette is well appointed, with all new appliances including a countertop oven, induction hob, cutlery and cooking equipment so that you will feel at home. The studio has a nespresso coffee machine, because good coffee is important, especially when you’re on holiday. The space leads to a generous deck with dining table and chairs and a BBQ so that you will be able to cook and eat outside making the most of the incredible view. Akaroa harbour view studio has a separate bathroom with a powerful shower. There are lovely fluffy white towels, shampoo and soap, and a hair dryer. The studio has a separate bedroom with bunk beds that are suitable for one or two small children. - Newly renovated - Super comfy bed with soft cotton and linen bedding - Fresh fluffy white towels - Free wifi and a TV with free Netflix - Bathroom with shampoo and soap, and a hair dryer - Kitchenette with countertop oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, pots and pans, cutlery and crockery - BBQ
    Akaroa harbour view studio is a 5 minute drive or a 20 minute stroll to the centre of Akaroa. We love the walking route – it will take you down a public walkway past the Britomart monument to the peaceful Glen Bay, where there is a stony beach that is our favourite place to swim and kayak during the summer months. From there, it’s a pleasant walk along the beach road past Akaroa’s historic lighthouse into town. Akaroa harbour view studio feels close enough to all the action, yet it’s quiet and private and enjoys an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Akaroa harbour and surrounding hills. Akaroa is approximately 1.5 hours drive from Christchurch.
  • We absolutely loved Charlottes place, so peaceful, private and absolutely beautiful. The place was spotless and had everything you needed with an incredible view. Couldn’t fault our stay whatsoever and Charlotte was friendly and super helpful. Thanks so much! Sophia and Cody

    Sophia2020-04-29T00:00:00Z
  • Nice studio and amazing view. Relaxing moment in Akaroa

    Loïse2020-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing little spot in Akaroa. The view is better in person and Charlotte provides everything you need for a happy stay. She's a superstar host who made us feel very welcome.

    Kurt2020-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Superb place! Beautiful view from the living room and a great place to relax. Only 5 minutes drive to town, the perfect place to spend a view days exploring beautiful Akaroa or self isolate during these uncertain times.

    Keith2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome view. Nice and quiet.Clean and comfy!

    Samwell2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing scenery. Awesome private balcony. Is definitely somewhere I would go again!

    Aidan2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • The best Air bnb we have stayed. Charlotte went above and beyond our expectations. Great local tips and quick to respond. Nothing was ever too hard. The deck has amazing views.

    Greg2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • 100% perfect in every way. We would love to have stayed for longer. Highly recommended.

    Jon2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Gorgeous private and peaceful setting near the sea. Abundance of wildlife within the beautiful organic gardens, herbs to help yourselves. Sumptuous queen bed, cosy seating, well equipped kitchen, bath and shower. Free wifi, freeview TV, deck with seating. A perfect escape for peace and relaxation.
    My cottage is unique because it has amazing organic vegie, fruit and flower gardens right outside the door. You can walk around and admire the gardens while looking just beyond to the sea.
    Very close to the beach and easy walking, bird life is wonderful, lovely gardens. Good views
  • Jane's place was very clean, private and serene.It's a great place to stay and the decor is beautiful. Jane is a great hostess .

    Katie2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely, peaceful spot outside of the bustle of Akaroa. There is an amazing, quiet shoreline a few blocks away with birds, and a dark sky at night for stargazing. The room is light and homey and comfortable. The kitchen has the basics, and the linens are very high quality. Everything was set for an enjoyable stay. We wished we could have stayed longer. Jane was a gracious and helpful host.

    Emily2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • We had a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

    Alison2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Rose Cottage is super stylish with a homely feel. So many extra, thoughtful touches too many to mention. My only regret is that I didn't stay longer. Highly recommend *****

    Jane2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Jane's place is absolutely lovely! The space is comfortable, beautifully furnished, has all the amenities you could want (complete with panini maker!) and the garden views from the windows were enchanting. We had the most wonderful, restful time and felt so welcomed. A private, quiet retreat from which to explore charming Akaroa. If it's free for your dates, don't hesitate: book now!

    Megan2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • My partner’s parents really enjoyed their stay at Jane’s place. It is well located, has great amenities and is overall a very pleasant cottage with a lovely garden. The hospitality was also excellent and they would definitely stay again!

    Phil2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage was lovely and all the little extras were amazing - great coffee, nice shampoo, and even some biscuits! The bed was comfy, the garden was beautiful and we had a nice relaxing stay.

    Leah2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely wee cottage set in beautiful gardens. Clean and well appointed. Chocolates were a nice touch after a windy ride over on the motorbike! Akaroa is just 3k away and you can walk there along the quiet Old French Road/Old Coach Road, a lovely walk, you really get to appreciate the countryside and hear the wonderful bird song. Thanks Jane for a lovely stay.

    Jen, Cam & Lily2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Popular homes

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    Hosting some of the best views in Akaroa - This pretty little studio has a fresh and simple feel. The location is great, easy to find, with stunning views overlooking the Akaroa harbour. Wake up to native birds singing in the background in this peaceful setting. Walking distance to cafes and restaurants but nestled just away from the bustling village.
  • We have a good stay.

    Ying Chun2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
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    Evelyne2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place with an incredible view

    Rick2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely studio apartment, ideal for a short stay in Akaroa! Quite compact but adequate for one or two nights. Good location - a short walk into town, slightly longer coming back uphill but not daunting!

    Sue2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful Akaroa, well worth the trip from Christchurch to this gem of a town and Julia’s place was just perfect, supremely comfortable bed and views to die for along with Julia’s hospitality, I am so glad we decided to visit this gorgeous town

    Vickie2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful room with fantastic views of Akaroa and the bay. Super comfortable and sparkling clean space with everything you need for a short stay.

    Emma2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely comfortable space with great view. Very peaceful

    Joan2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place.

    Gabbi2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Private room1 bed
    The Lighthouse
    Price:$86 AUD/night
    178 reviews
    Superhost
    Akaroa Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in a 3 acre garden only a 5 minute walk to the village of Akaroa. Relax on your private deck overlooking the stream or explore the beautiful garden at your leisure. The room is self contained and has fridge, electric fry pan and microwave for your convenience. A continental breakfast is supplied in the room.
    Comfortable self-contained unit, featuring a well appointed kitchenette, ensuite bathroom,queen sized bed, sofa and sitting area. The Loft is separate from the main house and access is from the outside, up stairs to balcony, so guests can come and go without having to enter through house. The size of the Loft, not including decks, is 30 square metres. Enjoy the outdoor setting of 2 balconies, one overlooking the magnificent park-like view of the Potters Croft garden and distant view of Akaroa Harbour. The other overlooks the Grehan Stream, hillside and native bush.
    Akaroa is 75 kilometres from the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It is a historic French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. Explore the village with its colonial architecture, galleries, craft stores, and cafés. Relax or enjoy the harbour on one of the many cruises to see the unique Hectors Dolphin.
  • Lovely stay with a delightful garden. Jos’s and Stew's place is a peaceful retreat and their hospitality is present in every little detail. I highly recommend staying here and getting to know this kind host.

    Evilina2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Truly beautiful space in a garden setting. The room has private access, is well equipped and tastefully decorated. Handy walking distance into town and all the amenities. Highly recommend.

    Kris2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Sparkling clean and modern studio in beautiful gardens a short walk from Akaroa village. Highly recommended.

    Jeneane2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Jos and Stew were the perfect hosts.The studio was perfect very comfortable and in a great location. We would highly recommend.

    Ian2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely peaceful stay in Akaroa. Jos and Stew are very friendly hosts and their accommodation is excellent. Just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of town it is set in beautiful gardens and is very tranquil. A lovely continental breakfast is provided in the room for you to have when you want, with cafetière coffee too. We would definitely return if in the area.

    Anne2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • The garden is particularly large, with huge lawns and ponds. We played in the garden for a long time and went for a walk every day, great value! Not far from the town, we are all walking past. I only ate outside on the day I arrived. Later, I bought semi-finished products in the supermarket and returned to the microwave to heat my meal. It is a rare and pleasant feeling to dine in the woods under the shadow of the forest. We walked the Tree crop farm track, curry track and wood hill south track, Tree crop track was great, it was not far behind, the other two were tedious.

    Jeffrey2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely comfortable room, with birdsong as your musical companion. A beautiful setting with an expansive garden to explore.

    Peter2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Jos and Stew were fantastic hosts. They have a beautiful place and have thought about all the little extras. The self-contained unit and grounds are wonderful to hang out in after long hikes up the various peaks. I would highly recommend staying here. We fell in love with Akaroa.

    Louise2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    This charming villa, situated in the heart of Wainui, is full of character. With panoramic views overlooking Akaroa Harbour and the surrounding hills, this is a superb spot to relax and unwind. Come and enjoy the unique environment any time of the year. This spacious family home has 5 bedrooms, kitchen/living room with large log burner and another living/dining room with a beautiful open fire, both opening onto the veranda. I look forward to hosting you in my delightful home and its surrounds.
    Just a 5-minute walk from the beach, there are plenty of options for activities during your stay. Fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming and walking to name a few. There are also tennis courts in Wainui with tennis rackets and balls available.
    Wainui is very picturesque, quiet and tranquil. Made up of holiday homes and under 100 permanent residents, there is a rocky shoreline and when the tide is out you can walk around it. You can fish from the beach and it is very safe for children. The water is cold but lovely. The surrounding hills are also divine, with pockets of native bush and some lovely walks. A great place for dogs! Things to do nearby: Purchase some fresh Akaroa Salmon from the Wainui wharf Visit the Shamarra Alpaca Farm French Farm Winery & Restaurant - a very short distance away Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the summertime. Beautiful garden and grounds.
  • Amazing location and stunning scenery. This is going on the favourites list for sure! Thanks

    Hayden2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house in an amazing location. So much space. Really enjoy sitting on the front veranda in the evening with a glass of wine. Such a beautiful place.

    Helen2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Treat yourself it’s the most beautiful and peaceful home and the location, views and garden are just amazing. We called it heaven ❤️

    Sharon2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely overnight stay. Beautiful home and gardens. Thanks

    Sebastian2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful country get away! Waking up with the views was magical! Great little extra touches! Fresh eggs! Beautiful little rose arrangements in each room!

    Janelle2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • This is a unique, beautiful, large classic home with a fantastic view of the water. The bed is comfortable and the home clean as can be. There is a piano to play and a sweet purring cat outside that you can feed. Caro generously supplied breakfast supplies including eggs and a delicious muesli. Her communication was spot on, including the advice to purchase groceries before you get to Wainui as you cannot get them there. Recommend you visit the cute French town of Akaroa during your stay, although the best part of our visit was just living in the home. We did not want to leave.

    Stephen2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning breathtaking views, huge old Vila with tons of character, quiet location, lovely cat, has everything you need. We loved our stay!

    Hagai2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • This place is an absolute gem. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying family time with a stunning backdrop. The house was clean, tidy and had everything you could ever need. Just wish we could've stayed longer! A must stay!

    Amber2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    4

    Wainui, Canterbury, New Zealand

    The apartment is close to cafés, restaurants, library, cinema and waterfront. You’ll love it because of how central it is. This downstairs, side-street unit has a queen bed in the master bedroom and a queen bed in the second bedroom. The kitchen offers tea ,coffee, toast making facilities, microwave , benchtop cooker as well as a convention oven . The bay windows in the lounge area offer a limited view of the harbour. Please note that there is no outdoor area for children at this apartment.
    Very close to the waterfront & wharf with many cafes & shops on your doorstep. The library and cinema are just a short walk away
    Our unit is very central , close to the restaurants , wharf , shops , library & cinema
  • Mandy is a wonderful host. Apartment had everything you needed for a pleasant stay, with lots of lovely extra touches. Well located on the waterfront

    Jeanette2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Unfortunately, due to the corona virus, I had to return to Australia on the day that I was due in to Harbourside. As I was unable to skip to this part of the review, without rating all the other questions, I gave a top rating as all my dealings with Mandy (the host) have been extremely prompt, polite and friendly. I cancelled the booking on the day of my expected arrival, not expecting a refund and Air BNB unable to give one, Mandy has offered me a free night should I return. Which I am certainly intending to do and looking forward to it.

    Terri2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and lovely, comfortable rooms. Fresh muffins were a treat. Easy as can be.

    Kevin2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed in Mandy's apartment for two nights and we could highly recommend this place. Everything was in good order and the location couldn't be better. We had a parking space next to the apartment. Everything you need is very close to the apartment. We would definitely come again.

    Christian2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, super location, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

    Mark2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location - a total gem of an apartment in the heart of the esplanade. We loved the easy access to restaurants and coffee shops and the waterfront. An extra plus as it is ground floor and was easy to get in/out with luggage, stroller, and all of our extra baby stuff. Maggie was an excellent host - very accommodating and friendly. Lots of windows with a breeze that comes straight through the apartment. Great shower too. Lots of bonuses like fresh bread for toast in the AM. We loved our stay and wish we could have stayed there longer!

    Crystal2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable and well appointed apartment. Very central location very close to the wharf and in easy walking distance to everything in Akaroa.

    Pauline2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely all round, great location if it is not tourist season

    Mandy2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Cute Rustic Studio in gorgeous rural Banks Peninsula. Double bed, kitchenette, woodburner, and artistic decor. Sunny couch on outdoor deck. New funky toilets and bathroom/shower at back of main house, small walk through main grounds. Wider property includes one another cute airbnb hut, little flower farm, outdoor kitchen and campfire area. Come relax, listen to the birds, fish, play tennis, take some walks. Ocean 1min drive or Akaroa just 20mins away for a good coffee and shopping.
    Banks Peninsula is a gem in the New Zealand scenery. Pigeon Bay specifically gives you an experience of the outer bays, which are more rural and quieter than the inner harbour and Akaroa. The property is run organically and intuitively, both for plants and humans. I am a meditative artist and modern Palm Reader (not fortune teller as the lines on the palm change) with an office in Akaroa. I offer reading for guests. I also grow and sell Indoor Plants and cut flowers 🌸. I believe the world is constantly evolving and is in the midst of great technological, ecological and spiritual change. I aim to provide a place to rest, balance and settle in these modern times.
    Gorgeous natural environment with not many people, easy (or more challenging) walks just out the front door, and the beach is 35mins walk away. Enjoy living in tune with nature, hear the birds and soak up the peace of the peninsula.
  • Really cool place, awesome in the cabin.

    Harry2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • A real pleasure to come to this cozy, warm and carefully decorated place by Fiona! We had a great time in this lovely cabin and Fiona was very welcoming and able to advise us throughout our trip. I recommend this place if you have to take a ride on the Bancks Peninsula!

    Margaux2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Fiona’s place is awesome. Very very cosy and cute cabin. The area also has fruit trees, fire space and lots of little creatures. Fiona is an great and very friendly host.

    Fraser2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great cozy cabin! We really enjoyed our stay here surrounded by beautiful nature. Would recommend! :)

    Therese2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • We adored our stay at Fiona’s Cute Rustic Studio. Check in was a breeze and Fiona was incredibly warm & welcoming in the brief time we saw her (and her very cute cat!). The surrounding properties, views and drive alone were amazing. The studio itself is super cozy. The fireplace is a dream, as are the unique & charming furnishings in the studio. The outdoor kitchen area & neighbouring bathrooms have such character and the lush garden is gorgeous on a sunny day! Would recommend this place ten times over - for some solo retreat time or a romantic getaway, it’s perfect. Thank you Fiona!

    Sarah2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A comfortable hut in a peaceful Valley,the perfect place to explore Akaroa from,it's a short distance to a swim in the bay or just sit on the deck and enjoy the location.I loved staying here.

    James2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Fiona’s place has a lovely vibe.... from the second I arrived I felt at home and relaxed. She has create something very special here in one of the less frequented places on the Banks Peninsula. You can be completely alone and at peace here. Lovely thoughtful touches make the distance from the closest town a lot easier (insect repellent and milk were 2 things I arrived without.... the loan of milk meant more time for swimming off a deserted beach in the evening sunshine). My only regret is not being able to spend more time here..... I will be back if I am lucky enough to visit NZ again (this place is one of the things I will come back for) Thank you Fiona too for your insights. Good luck!

    Liz2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, clean space with lots of thoughtful touches. Pigeon Bay is beautiful! Would definitely recommend Fiona's place.

    Jessica2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Pigeon Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Be nurtured by nature, while staying in the beautiful Okuti Valley. Kereru Cabin is set amidst pasture and native bush, with a stream bubbling by. Here you can walk the local tracks or simply sit on the sunny deck and enjoy the song of native birds and view of the hills. Nearby there are cycle tracks, and many beautiful beaches and bays suitable for swimming and surfing. For family groups a second cabin is available. See Kowhai Cabin on Air BnB for details and booking.
    Kereru Cabin has a queen bed, and a mezzanine floor with 2 floor mattresses, which offers a very affordable family stay. Please note, however, there is a ladder to the loft, so this would not be suitable for young children. Kereru Cabin would suit artists and writers who need a quiet space to rekindle their creativity or those wishing to unwind and destress. You are surrounded by trees and birdsong and so you can easily forget city life. There is plenty of space available for children to explore in the bush and by the stream. A hotplate and barbecue are available for cooking, and a fridge is provided. There are no restaurants open in the evening in Little River so it is advisable to bring your own food supplies for the evening. There is, however, a pub nearby which offers meals in the evenings. A camper van can be accommodated, with an outdoor power point available. Tent sites, by the stream, are also offered.
    We live in the idyllic Okuti Valley, just 2 km from the well known Little River Cafe and gallery, which sells artworks of nationally recognised artists. Little River is half way between Christchurch and Akaroa. We are close to the end of the bike trail from Motukakara to Little River and will be happy to collect you from Little River if you have either cycled the bike trail or instead, taken the bus (Akaroa Shuttle) from Christchurch. Nearby is the Phytofarm, which offers courses in herbal medicine. In just 45 minutes from here, you can drive to Akaroa where you can enjoy the local cuisine, swim with dolphins or kayak in the beautiful harbour.
  • Beautiful location, unusual but very adequate facilities and amenities.

    Alan2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very warm welcome in a magnificent and peaceful setting. I recommend without hesitation, if only for the meeting of Elizabeth and Tony.

    France2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Elizabeth & Tony were fantastic hosts; very friendly, fast responders, ensuring we had all we needed. Units were very new and comfortable. Area is very quiet with only sounds being those of birds. Included breakfasts provided were top notch - delicious and fresh. As cooking & eating facilities, toilet & shower are outside the sleeping areas, would be wise to take warm clothes in case temperatures are cool. A great stay and we would highly recommend both the cabins and the superb hosts.

    Linda2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • The most lovely and welcoming hosts and gorgeous eco-cottage! Tony and Elizabeth went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed and at home. They also gave us great recommendations for activities around Little River. Can not recommend enough!!

    Madi2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • The place was just great! We loved the cabins which were nicely decorated and the outdoor kitchen space. The breakfast was included and very good. In case you look for a spot to stop on the way to Akaroa or just look for space to relax and enjoy nature, this is the place to be. The hosts are very friendly and help you with everything you need.

    Franziska2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful setting in a space that has been loved and cared for by Tony and Elizabeth. Their commitment to the environment with the incorporation of sustainable principles and regeneration of the land was especially impressive.

    Joseph2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect spot for a weekend away, had a very relaxing stay and great hospitality, will definitely be back :)

    Nina2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Elizabeth’s clean & tidy cabin. Beds were comfortable. The continental breakfast was fresh and delicious. Would stay again.

    Cat2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Little River, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Two Single Bed Dorm, situated in beautiful Akaroa. Sit in the beautiful private garden with the option to use the bbq and outdoor space. Cosy lounge with fire with a choice of books to read. A large kitchen with everything you need to make your meals. Porter Cot available. Free wifi. A coin-operated laundry for your needs. Towels provided.
    Luxury accommodation to suit every need. Clean, warm and bright.
    Beautiful coffee shops, shopping, park, supermarket and restaurants nearby including a bank and ATM.
    Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Hotel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Positioned enviably between the tourist trail and beach Chez La Mer Heritage Lodge boasts gardens and easy access to the park, sea and shops. Pretty in Pink and operating as private room or shared room accommodation; some room(s) come with en-suites and all include additional living, kitchen, toilet, bathroom and indoor/outdoor dinning areas. If staying with family or friends choose from rooms with multiple beds or book adjacent rooms.
    Cosy Accomodation offering fun bright rooms with options of a bedroom with an ensuite, Queen Rooms with a shared bathroom and dorm accomodation situated in beautiful Akaroa. Sit in the beautiful private garden with the option to use the bbq and outdoor space. Cosy lounge with a fire with a god choice of reading from the library. A large shared kitchen for self catering. Porter Cot available. Free wifi. A coin-operated laundry for your needs. towels provided.
    Check our the organic coffee at the Peninsula General Store a few steps down the footpath at 40E Rue Lavaud to kick start your morning. Then take in a Heritage Trail, Dolphin Cruise or wonder down over the to the Beach, meander through the day your way.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Our newly renovated house is situated in beautiful Robinson's Bay in the stunning Akaroa Harbour. The house has 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a Queen bed, new en suite and a deck to sit, relax and enjoy the amazing harbour view. The second bedroom has a Queen bed and courtyard view. 1 Archdalls Road is only a 2 mins walk to a beach where you can read, swim and relax. Brand new fully equipped kitchen which includes Microwave, dishwasher, oven, Jug, toaster, Coffee Machine, cutlery.
    This property is peaceful and surrounded by native trees and birds including Tui, Fantails, Bellbirds and Wood pigeons to name a few. Only a 5-8 minute drive to Akaroa village where there are shops, restaurants and a supermarket. A two minute drive to Duvauchelle which has a garage, shop/bistro and pub. Spa pool with a view. BBQ available to use. There is smart TV and free Wi-Fi available. Laundry includes washing machine and dryer. All sheets, pillows, towels are included in price.
    Archdalls Road is a beautiful part of the inner harbour of Banks Peninsula. Peaceful and private. Only a 2 minute walk to a lovely beach to swim, picnic or explore. There are walking tracks in and around the area. The Robinsons Bay wharf is a nice place to swim or sit in the sun. Stunning harbour views.
  • Great location, beautiful views, nice spa, very well equiped, value for money. We stayed over 2 weeks during lock down, waiting for our flight home. Could not have picked a better place! Amy was very helpful in these special times!

    Chris2020-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful private place with a lot of space-2 bedrooms and 2 baths and great view. Down a narrow drive close to Akaroa. Hot tub too!

    JoAnn2020-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location great view, everything you need there for a good get away will definitely be back ☺️

    Anna2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • A very nice place with wonderful bay views in the heart of the fabulous Banks Peninsula.

    Daniel2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • House is very clean and located in the nature. View on the harbour is wonderful. House is fully equiped and Amy had many attentions for us (sending us advises of what to see). I highly recommend this place

    Anne Laure2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • This place is in a special location and Amy has created a welcoming and comfortable accommodation - easy to enjoy the extraordinary views, semi private beach, hot tub, and even resident kererū. We loved staying here!

    Becky2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great house with amazing views. The house was clean and tidy, and communication with Amy was excellent.

    Jess2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely jaw dropping views wonderful home everything you need and more

    Angela2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Robinsons Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Modern, comfortable, well appointed, sunny, sparkling clean, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment close to town yet you would think you were in the country, at a reasonable price!! Wake up to a dawn chorus of Bell Birds, then watch the Wood Pigeon’s and Tui’s fly by. The entire apartment is yours for the duration of your stay. You have a separate entrance to ensure your privacy is respected. We live on the level above, so will be there to meet you and provide any assistance you may require.
    Sunny, self contained and self catering 2 bedroom apartment in beautiful Akaroa, which will be yours for the duration of your stay (no sharing with others). Bush clad outlook and only 10 minutes walk from the township, ocean, beach, shopping, restaurants, bars and sightseeing - only 3 minutes walk from the amazing Giant House (a must do whilst in Akaroa) and Mt Vernon Lodge is just up the road. We are also happy to share our knowledge of the area to make sure your holiday is relaxed, fun filled and an enjoyable one. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate toilet, lounge / dining / kitchen area with private entrance way, a deck, with outside seating and bbq.
    Akaroa is a beautiful part of the South Island, only 1 hours drive from Christchurch, yet in a world of its own being a very peaceful, friendly and safe community.
  • This is a lovely self contained flat, about 700m from the centre of Akaroa; close enough to walk in less that 10 mins, far enough to feel away from it all and listen to the birdsong. It was spotlessly clean, and very nicely furnished. Check in and communication were faultless, and Lee-Anne a great host. Our only only regret is that we did not stay for longer. One thing to be aware of - the driveway is very steep.

    Antony2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful stay! Beautiful setting & close to town. L’Appartement is spotlessly clean and Lee-Anne a great host. We would definitely return again. Thank you for having us!

    Georgina2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • A brilliant wee place for a get away

    Juliet2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful accommodation and Lee-Anne is a very helpful host

    Marion2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • I can highly recommend this accommodation....it was sparkling clean, everything you could need was provided, hosts were very friendly and informative re things to do and places to visit and places to dine etc. Would definitely return 😊 Phil and BettyUK

    Betty2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • This place is very clean, quiet and comfortable. We had a good rest. Lee-Anne was very kind and lovely host.

    승우2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great hosts, great apartment and great location - would have loved to stay longer than one night.

    Bob2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Super nice hostess! And enjoyed it very much. The accommodation is perfect for a small family. So much space!

    Anna-Maria2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Guests can expect a beautiful back in time place to sleep in a room with French doors opening onto a wooden deck heated by an open fire and a vintage bathroom next door that is theirs alone..a place close enough to walk to the village or beach .A romantic place to read.. to sleep.. to do yoga ..to watch films and eat fresh laid eggs ..carry the cat around and feed the goose ...have a hot tub ...sleep in..walk the hills .The property is surrounded by the walktrack networks of akaroa
    Guests will be treated to having their car right outside the french doors onto the courtyard and adeck looking across the stone walled interior courtyard exclusively for the guests use. There is a stylish private bathroom almost en suite(have go through one door ) with a victorian period style shower and claw foot bath. This studio is designed for women guests travelling lone and its really been designed as a womans space. Having said that we have had happy male solo travellers interested in design and fabrics, and a cafe owner staying at present is enjoying having a deep bath every evening It's a compact space designed around fabrics and middle eastern rugs and antiques from the Victorian period ....candles and an open fire they will have a wheelbarrow of wood replenished every day Guests also have access to the library and dvds in the filmroom and an opportunity to book the hot tub down by the river as an extra.!..the film room also has to be booked for a private viewing . There is limited access to wireless and down loading cannot happen as the broadband is not unlimited. A desk and table for working inside or on verandah is provided. There is a fridge and electric jug etc and a breakfast tray can be ordered in advance for a turkish style meal of yoghurt nuts fresh hens eggs and bread and plunge pot coffee or herb tea. The plain antique colonial style kitchen in the house itself is available at meal hours for preparation of a simple meal . there is another fridge in this kitchen which guests also share with other Airbnb guests . Its a 5 minute drive to the waterfront restaurants jn Akaroa or a 25 minute walk . This valley is a walk track paradise..a bird watchers paradise... and a romantic wilderness garden and forest of over 20 hectares with walktracks .
    The village is small with a pretty harbour historic early settlement in the 1840s and originally maori..then french and English. I50 years later its been discovered by the cruise ship industry as a stopover and not quite so quaint or so French! But the waterfront restaurants are still better than most and the dolphins and seals and penguins are still here , and the two local vineyards offer good wine . The superb walktracks criss cross all over the valleys high and low and the commercial boat trips kayakng paddle boarding and dolphin swimming are all super quality.. Guests also have access to our private boat shed in the harbour 15 minutes drive away available for guests on longer stays .
  • Akaroa has a quiet charm and good food. Lynnie works hard to give you a great experience and the experience is tailored to your unique needs. The decor is quirky and at first I was taken aback, however give yourself a chance to absorb the experience and to get to know your host and her outstanding hospitality and you won’t regret it. To any traveler wanting something out of the ordinary don’t hesitate to come to Lynnie’s farm. Highly recommended.

    Lisa2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • What a special place, and so full of character! Experiencing Lynnie’s spot was the perfect way to end my travels in New Zealand. My stay was full of thoughtful touches, and Lynnie went above and beyond to make sure I felt comfortable and welcome. A great and special spot, especially for a solo female traveller.

    Isabella2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Such a fun stay! Lynnie was so welcoming and hospitable and made me feel right at home. As a solo traveller that was really lovely. The place is very atmospheric and surrounded by a beautiful garden. Loads of animals and birds. I had a great experience.

    Katie2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely host and an extravagant room. Thank you

    Nicole2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • My stay at Lynnie’s farm in Akaroa was most enjoyable. In addition to being very friendly and incredibly hospitable, Lynnie also provided me with some local information regarding walks and recommendations for food. The farm is a beautifully quaint spot and I’d be very happy to return in the future. Thank you Lynnie!

    James2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • A special place to stay with a wonderful host

    Katharina2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lynnie’s farm isn’t your standard Airbnb crash pad: it’s an experience in itself. The house is wonderfully bohemian and full of gorgeous antique furniture, objet d’art, chickens, a friendly goose and an abundance of character. It’s surrounded by the most charming wild garden (acres upon acres). The farm animals (birds) are left to roam - it’s awfully romantic. If you’re lucky enough to get to know Lynnie, you’re in for a treat. She’s smart, eccentric, witty and an absolute hoot! I loved spending time with her and felt awfully sad to leave. My two day stint was not nearly enough. On a more logistical note, the farm is well located to some excellent walking trails and only a 25 min wander into the town (I recommend Mandela’s- the fish curry is top notch). Perfect for a female solo traveller- you’ll get the best room! Thanks, Lynnie.

    Alexandra2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • The farm felt like Paradise - it’s such a beautiful and unique place. I stayed 5 nights and definitely will stay again when back in NZ. You can feel Lynnes personality in every detail. Highly recommend to individual people who love out of the box styles in stunning nature.

    Yasmin2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Situated centrally in the picturesque town of Akaroa is Apartment 65, which is a self contained, tastefully furnished 2 bedroom ground floor unit with bathroom & kitchenette .A fully self contained kitchenette contains all that you require for your stay.The en suite bathroom includes a shower,spa bath, vanity basin,and hair dryer along with fresh towels and toiletries to ensure a comfortable stay.There is a guest laundry onsite as well as a private parking bay.
    The great location of the property, directly opposite Akaroa's famous Main Wharf. The Apartment is within easy walking distance to all the restaurants and shops along Akaroa's Waterfront.
    Akaroa is on your door step, literally step out of the front gate
  • we Had a great time exploring Akaroa from Jackie and Mark’s place. It’s in a great location and well set up with everything we needed, plus a compendium with any additional information including places to eat etc. We hope to visit Jackie and Mark’s again!

    Emily2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great place! Fabulous location! Check out the nice coffee shop next door. The owner is really nice.

    Lisa2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and close to the water front, clean and easy.

    Emma2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great apartment in a fabulous location. Jackie & Mark have obviously taken a great deal of care in setting it up. The check in details were particularly helpful.

    Roger2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, right next to the water and town center. Clean and very cozy. We enjoyed staying there

    Yair2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for a very nice apartment opposite the pier. The kitchen is small so if you are staying in for dinner, we recommend Murphys on the Corner for excellent locally caught fish and chips and La Thai, both within 50 yards!

    Steve2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely appartment with beautiful views right over the bay. Well- placed on the main wharf for all the boat trips- we would recommend Akaroa Dolphins as a small v personal experience. Jackie was great at communicating - even contacting us the day after our arrival just to check all was well. Very comfy bed!

    Julia2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
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    Casey2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Come and enjoy the wonderful peace and spectacular views of the outer bays at 'Kereru' located at the top of magnificent Le Bon's Bay! We are located a short drive from Akaroa, and central to everything the Peninsular offers, close to glorious walks and spectacular beaches. You will be staying in a modern apartment beneath the house, which is private, complete with all services, central heating and wifi.
    Come and enjoy the wonderful peace and spectacular views of the outer bays at 'Kereru' located at the top of magnificent Le Bon's Bay! Roam around our 17 acres, take some of the many local walks, take a short drive to the fantastic Le Bons Bay beach or just some 11kms to the restaurants and bustle of Akaroa. Our brand new self contained ground floor apartment is the perfect place to rest, relax and get away from it all! The well appointed 2 bedroom apartment is the perfect home away from home and even features fantastic views. Talk to the alpacas, collect your own free range eggs for breakfast or enjoy a superb home cooked meal using local produce and wines. Close to the beautiful Le Bons Bay beach and only 11 kms from busy Akaroa and wonderful walking tracks This two bedroom, ground floor apartment with its own kitchenette and cooking facilities is always cosy with central heating. .
    We are in the country surrounded by farms. our nearest live in neighbour is 1km away. The surrounding hillsides are steep with mixed cattle and sheep farming.
  • We really enjoyed our time here. The view is absolutely fabulous. Meeting the chickens and Alpaca’s was fun.

    Roses And Mark2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • well

    子蕎2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • A splendid place, really difficult to compare to an other for the scenery and good feelings. The wordt ist the road to get there, but It’s worth to make the effort!

    Maria Antonia2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • The place was beautiful and very well equipped. The views were awesome!

    Juliana2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Had a fantastic few days, amazing views, the alpacas and chickens were awesome our 18 month son absolutely loved feeding them! House has everything you need, close to walks,other bays and Akaroa. Thanks so much!

    Richard2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place

    Emily2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • The stay at Lyndon was simply indescribable. The apartment is well equipped and sparkling clean. Two bedrooms with a beautiful view over the mountains and in the morning on the alpacas. We were allowed to feed the alpacas every morning, which was a real highlight for us. As a greeting we got fresh eggs from the chickens living there. It was just lovely there and we can only recommend it. We felt very comfortable.

    Tamara2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious, modern apartment in idyllic location. Particularly enjoyed the send off from the alpacas!

    Tim2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Le Bons Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Welcome to Woodside Cottage! Nestled in amongst native New Zealand bush, this studio style cottage is host to some fantastic views of the Akaroa Harbour and scenery. With the trees surrounding the cottage, you'll be able to enjoy the sounds of the birds singing and privacy to really help you escape. Wake up and wander out onto the balcony to take in the fresh South Island air. Enjoy the cosy, easy, laid-back holiday living setup of this studio style cottage, fitted with all the essentials you might need on your trip and cleaning included in your nightly rate. At the end of the day when you need to really unwind there is a large spa bath ready and waiting to help the stress melt away. In Winter, pour yourself a glass of wine, light a fire, put your feet up and find a movie to watch with SKY TV on hand. Head into town, just a few minutes drive down the road, where you can explore the local shops and cafes. Or take a scenic cruise around Akaroa Harbour, host to amazing sea mammals and bird life, including the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins, the Hector's dolphin, New Zealand fur seals and White-flippered penguins. Everything you need for a Romantic escape awaits at Woodside Cottage! *If you are travelling with a group or other couples - be sure to check out the other Akaroa Cottages in the same complex!
    This is spacious 1 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a King Bed in Bedroom 1.
  • Great place to stay, wonderful host.

    Ros2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful relaxing space surrounded by native bush, bird song and views of the bay. Loved our stay and will visit again soon

    Nick2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely peaceful and secluded place, but within walking distance of Akaroa. A really great place to get away from it all.

    Sheelagh2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic quiet retreat with the sound of the bell birds, beautiful views of the Harbour. Clean bedding, bathroom and convenient small kitchenette. WArm with the log burner and nice touch from the manager turning on the panel heater before our arrival. Great cosy place! Thx

    Amandine2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • The experience was great and we were met on arrival. The place was everything we needed . My only comment would be on advertising say it is part of Akoroa Cottages, would make it easier to find! Otherwise thanks very much, the wood burner made it very cosy , bed was very comfortable

    Gabrielle2019-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cottage in a fantastic location. Thanks for the stay

    Ash2019-05-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful quiet surrounds in native bush. Clean and tidy. Great views. Fab communication with Bach/keepers looking after people. Love the privacy plus the spa bath? Def be back. Thanks again!!!

    Lani2019-04-16T00:00:00Z
  • This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Akaroa. It's away from the busy town and so quite, yet it's close enough to make easy trip to restaurants and shops. Brandon meets you and makes you feel welcome and answers any questions you might have.

    Donna2019-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Sit on the veranda and get lost in the wonderful sound of the flowing stream and native birdsong. Cozy-up with a book beside the fireplace within this serene cabin boasting hardwood floors and charming decor. Little river cottage offers contact less experience during this level 3 period. A hearty german style breakfast is available for a cost of NZ$20 per night if requested, it includes home baked breads and local produce discreetly delivered to your door by the breakfast fairies - Gluten free and Vegan options also available.
    Imagine a little cottage situated far from any road and over looking a beautiful stream, with a large queen bed that looks directly at the native bush. Bathroom with eco friendly amenities, a toaster and kettle on hand and a fridge for your locally purchased produce. There is a BBQ on the verandah for the outdoor cooks. Your breakfast menu: Home baked ciabatta, local jams, local butter, home made muesli and Cereal, tea/coffee.
    The cottage is set within the Huka Huka Toroa Reserve, on the Banks Peninsula in the town of Little River. The township itself features a historic railway station home to the Craft Station Cooperative, which sells local produce, art, and crafts.
  • This is the gem of the South Island. Nestled in a sanctuary of nature and next to a river. The hosts were extremely kind and generous. We were hand delivered wonderful homemade bread that we enjoyed for days. Thanks again Little River Cottage! We will recommend you to anyone.

    Caitlin2020-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lives up to it's name!! If you need an escape from society this is the perfect little haven, super modern and comfortable in a beautiful location. Plus a great breakfast! What more could you want. Highly recommend 😊

    Riley2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • Just incredible, everything was just perfect. It’s literally a private cabin in a conservation area beside a stream. The only noise is the sound of bird life, the odd goat and the stream, just amazing! A real added bonus is the breakfast, as it is not the standard boring box of cereal you normally get, but I’ll leave the surprise for you to discover.

    Richard2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a very lovely evening staying in this cabin. It is very unique. We really felt like we were in a cabin in the woods. The BBQ came in handy as we cooked our dinner that night. Very comfortable and quiet.

    Catherine2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Little River Cottage for our anniversary. It was such a peaceful place to get away from it all. We did the bush walk - be aware this is is a bit steep and slippery in places and took a wee while to do, so wear good shoes. Adam loved having some cold water therapy in the waterfall in the morning! Breakfast was lovely, gluten free accommodated, and there was even a note detailing the gf options. I really wish we had booked for more than one night!

    Zoe2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our stay in Little River. So serene and cosy, and the breakfast fairies were such a special extra touch! Would highly recommend.

    Mackenzie2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Really a great place to stay! We stayed for 2 night but would have loved to stay for longer! The room is beautiful and the surrounding and sound of nature is great! Breakfast was also really delicious. Thank you!! C&S

    Callum2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Jody and Sandra's place is absolutely stunning and couldn't recommend it highly enough.

    Oliver2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Little River, Canterbury, New Zealand

    A very sunny peaceful location overlooking French Farm Bay. It is a 3 minute walk to the water's edge.
    Our Whare is an easy 10 minute walk to the French Farm Aquatic Club and the French Farm Winery.
  • Lovely christchurch getaway for the whole family. We will come back.

    Ellie2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • What a spot for total rest. Plenty to do in the area or just sit back and watch the tide come and go.

    Marcia2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect spot for relaxing! The studio is flooded with sunshine, and feels very spacious. Surrounded by nature. We will definitely recommend.

    Julie2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • Could not recommend enough! Amazing views in a beautiful location and such nice accomodation. The owner was amazing and went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay :) the house is new, clean and we were provided with everything we needed. Thanks so much!

    Calum2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    French Farm, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Fancy staying in the beautiful, tranquil surrounds of the Lavender Studio in Takamatua Valley? Our holiday studio occupies part of the lower floor of the building in the photo and has it's own large sunny, private deck, with stunning views and outdoor bath.
    Nestled in the tranquil surrounds of the Old Lavender Farm in Takamatua Valley. ( No longer a working Lavender Farm) Escape the rush of city life and come and relax amongst the gentle smells of fresh Lavender. The Old Lavender Farm is a peaceful rural location set in 1.6 hectares of lavender, olives and fruit trees. Wander amongst the fragrant lavender taking in the scenery and ambience of this magical spot. Awake to the call of the Bellbird and Tui in the morning. Sunny, attractive and with necessary modernisation, the studio opens onto a large north facing, private deck on which to relax and soak up the sun and enjoy a quiet evening drink. The studio is totally detached and private from the main residence. There is a separate queen bedroom and shower room with the second bed, a king, in the spacious living area. The kitchenette also opens onto the main room and is well equipped. A gas BBQ on the deck provides additional cooking facilities. The studio is all on the lower floor with no accommodation on or access to the upper floor. On site is a working Traditional Oak Smokehouse for the locally farmed Salmon. If you happen to be visiting on the production / smoking days you are welcome to watch the process and learn a little about our Artisan product. There will be a sample in your fridge to taste during your stay. Please Note that The Old Lavender Farm is no longer a working Lavender Farm. (URL HIDDEN)
    Takamatua is a peaceful bay in Akaroa harbour, 5 minutes drive from the kiwi-french town of Akaroa. Enjoy a stroll down to the beach and sea in Takamatua or venture into the quaint village of Akaroa to enjoy restaurants and bars or one of the many harbour and nature tours on offer. There are boat ramps at Akaroa and Takamatua.
  • This place is in a beautiful environment with extremely friendly and welcoming hosts. It’s quiet and just a short drive to Akaroa. Not to be missed.

    Bernadette2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • The Lavender Cottage is a little piece of heaven! We will be back!

    Anna2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • This is the best AirBnB I’ve ever stayed. So cute, clean and comfortable! They have a great lavender garden, the most delicious home made smoke salmon (available to purchase!!), beautiful private balcony with hot tub and full kitchen. Akaroa downtown is only a few minutes drive away but honestly I think it’s so much better to stay in this area than in town because it can be very busy with tourists there. I loved hiking in Hinewai Reserve. Must go!

    Maxwell2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely tranquil spot, the outdoor bath is a highlight, a perfect getaway

    Thomas2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Just spent a wonderful weekend at Rebecca and Neil’s cottage and wish we could have stay longer! It was so relaxing, the accommodation is so clean and so well appointed. We even had for breakfast some smoke salmon ( smoked by Neil ) and fresh eggs , quite a treat ! A very memorable weekend! Rebecca and Neil are truly charming and outstanding hosts and we can’t thank you enough.

    Veronique2019-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great hosts, very helpful with planning trip for family members. Would definitely recommend.

    Annie2019-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful accomodation - particularly enjoyed the salmon with eggs for breakfast and the generous check in and check out times.

    Erin2019-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful area and cottage! The hosts are just wonderful people! A must if staying in that area!

    Corinne2019-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Takamatua, Canterbury, New Zealand

    A perfect family destination or quiet get-away for one or more! This cute stone cottage has all the enjoyable necessities for a great break away. Set on park-like grounds with room to run & play, while surrounded by vast native bush, you soon get the feeling of being miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still only a stones throw from the renowned Akaroa beach, cafes & shops and amazing restaurants. Enjoy the long summers on the veranda with a BBQ, family & friends!
    Three comfortable bedrooms rooms provide the following layout; Bedroom One: Queen Bed Bedroom Two: King Bed Bedroom Three: Single Bunks & a king single bed There is also a port-a-cot & mattress available upon request. Each room has its own blankets, duvets and heaters. The maximum number of people permitted per booking is 7 total - this is to be no more than 5 adults due to the bunks only being suitable for children. IF you have a request for more than 7 people, then this needs to be discussed prior to confirming your booking. This cottage is also home to a fully equipped kitchen, with microwave, oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Set on a mostly flat piece of section with driveway to the house makes this property relatively easily accessible for most. Extras: Cleaning - $60 per stay Linen - because we are a holiday home, you will be required to bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels). Alternatively you may hire this at $10 / person for the duration of your stay. Please advise us if you require this when you make your booking.
    If you're after a bit more of the Peninsula, hop in the car an take one of the many Tourist Drives around the area - visit Pigeon Bay, Hickory Bay, Okains Bay, Barrys Bay (for great cheese) or pop into some of the gorgeous local wineries all only minutes away.
  • The house is beautiful, clean and quiet. We had a very good stay Thank you Simone

    Nathalie2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great location just out of Akaroa. Fantastic for kids, with a nice big grass area for them to run around. Very easy checkin and great communication from Simone. Would highly recommend.

    Adam2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay in Akaroa. Very close to the main bays and beaches. In fact we just jogged there in the mornings. The place has a large lawn for kids to play around. Loved the stay here.

    S2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great cottage. Beautiful garden and perfect quiet location to explore the banks peninsula. 5mn drive to akaroa

    Matthieu2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely spot, perfect for children and close to Akaroa without being caught up in the crowds. Really well appointed cottage with everything you need and a beautiful view. The birdsong was amazing and the outdoor area super relaxing. Good instructions and easy check in.

    Anita2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Such a beautiful place to stay. Loved every minute!

    Diana2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful setting. Loved hearing all of the birds in the morning. Big lawn for the kids to play on. Very comfortable for 5. The cottage had everything we needed and was very clean and tidy. We would definitely stay here again.

    Lia2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay when visiting Akaroa, close to the main centre but still enough out of town to be peaceful. Simone was great, awesome communication and great info! Thanks again

    Emily2019-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Takamatua, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Super chill little Retro Hut on large rural property (easy social distancing) Double bed, little kitchen, lounge and outdoor area. Mains power and heater. Fully independent, a small walk away from funky toilets and bathroom at the back of main house. Wider property includes one other small Studio, little flower farm, outdoor kitchen and campfire area. 1min drive to beach and bushwalks close by. 20min drive to Akaroa for dolphins, shopping and good coffee. Come and relax and unwind.
    Banks Peninsula is a gem in the New Zealand scenery. Pigeon Bay specifically gives you an experience of the outer bays, which are more rural and quieter than the inner harbour and Akaroa. The property is run organically and intuitively. I honour the potential to live holistically in balance from the physical to the spiritual, and offer my place as a place to rest and practise this balance. I am a meditative artist and modern Palm Reader (not fortune teller as the lines on the palm change) with an office in Akaroa. I offer readings for guests. I also grow and sell Indoor Plants and cut flowers 🌸. I believe the world is constantly evolving and is in the midst of great technological, ecological and spiritual change. I aim to provide a place to rest, balance and settle in these modern times.
  • Fiona's place is so wonderful! I stayed in the little Hut in the back. Very quiet, private with beautiful view of the stars at night. I was also able to schedule a palm reading with Fiona which was very insightful and helpful. I definitely recommend adding that if you have the time! My only negative is that I wasnt able to stay longer :)

    Nicole2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • This place is awesome! It's so worth it even for just a night's stay at Fiona's hut. The place is tiny but it had everything we needed and it had such a beautiful and peaceful setting overlooking all of the sheep and cows next to the hut!

    Dagmar2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • We loved to stay at Fiona place. It was very unique and comfortable for our little family. Fiona had a lot of good tips for our Trip as well. Thanks so much!

    Cynthia2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice stay, friendly and cosy :)

    Kathi2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoy the sounds of Nature as you unwind! Fiona is a great host and full of information. The Fantails will entertain you for hours...!

    Kim2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • What a place. A perfect spot in the beautiful Banks Peninsula- pigeon bay is a real gem. The retro hut is a quirky and cosy place to stay, with everything you need to escape your day to day life and get some real peace and quiet. Fiona Grace is so welcoming and passionate about her property and will help you with whatever you need. Can’t recommend highly enough. Thanks

    James2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fiona always replied promptly to messages, showed how everything worked very clearly, was friendly and helpful with local tips, and was a tremendous host.

    Vyvienne2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place to stay, felt very welcomed and was everything it said it was, will differently be back :)

    Lisa2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Pigeon Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Private room1 bed
    Retro Hut
    Price:$60 AUD/night
    114 reviews
    Superhost
  • Location, value and hospitality. This is a great Akaroa experience for curious travelers, from the warm welcome provided by George and the extended friends & family, to the ideal location in town, and pleasant encounters with all things local :)

    Jed2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Had basic necessities and was as expected. George is down-to-earth and responded quickly to our messages. The only issue we had was that it was a cool night and the heat wasn’t working (or we didn’t know how to work it properly?). We didn’t want to bother George about it since it was late when we realized it so we just slept in pants and thick socks. Location is perfect and Akaroa was our favorite place we visited in NZ yet (10 days in)! Highly recommend the Pohatu Penguins kayak experience in Flea Bay and the Black Cat Cruise - swimming with Hector’s dolphins!!! Best day of my life - seeing fur seals and their pups and having a pod of Hector’s dolphins swim around me all in the same day.

    Melissa2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • George's place is the best deal in town, it is also very well located and central to all the town action. It is clean, well equipped and a quiet place where one can relax. We enjoyed spending the afternoon chilling out and chatting with George and family and friends and they certainly made us feel very welcome. Of course, Jet, the dolphin seeker dog, was an amazing host as well. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Akaroa to consider George's place.

    Delphine And Robert2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • George is a fantastic host! Our location was awesome and clean. George offered great suggestions for restaurants and local attractions and shops. George and his family also run the Akaroa Dolphin Cruise which I highly recommend!

    Tully2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location. Right in the heart of things. There is good space and privacy. The owner runs a local dolphin watching business which gives a sense of association with the community. Everything I was looking for. Thank you George

    Glenn2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely room with very comfy bed. It has all you could need. It is located right in the centre of Akaroa. It was a pleasure staying at George's Airbnb and meeting some of his friends who were all very welcoming and happy to share some facts about New Zealand. Would love to go back one day. I was also allowed to check in earlier which was very convenient. Highly recommended.

    Reiner2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay at George’s place. The room was very clean, with private bathroom and the location is very convenient. George is a very nice and friendly guy and he can help to arrange boat trip to see dolphins and sea lions. I definitely recommend his place.

    Denis2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great location with parking

    Nigel2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Perched on the hills of Akaroa and gently peaking out of the surrounding bush overlooking the Bay - Welcome to The Tree House! Quiet and peaceful, this 3-bedroom holiday home is ideal for a family getaway! Stretching across 2-floors, this home features a wrap-around balcony with stunning panoramic views, ceiling-high windows that provide a seamless indoor/outdoor flow, and a gorgeous wooden style design that perfectly compliments the surrounding nature living up to its name. Wake up every morning and enjoy your morning coffee as you step out onto the balcony and admire the breathtaking views. With enough space for everyone to enjoy, relax and cosy up to a book on of the deck chairs, sip on a glass of wine as you enjoy some entertainment in the lounge or finish off your evening with a nice home-cooked meal out at the outdoor dining area. Everything you need to relax and unwind. Just a short stroll down the hill to Akaroa center, head on down, and explore your heart out at the local cafes and restaurants. Inspired by the French Settlers, there are many places to check out. From the terraced gardens with gorgeous sculptures and mosaics to the Akaroa Museum to the Akaroa harbor where you can watch the rare hector dolphins swim. For a french inspired treetop getaway, settle down at The Tree House!
    This is spacious 3 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a Double Bed in Bedroom 1, a Double Bed in Bedroom 2 and two Single Beds in Bedroom 3.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    OPEN FOR BOOKINGS AT LEVEL 2 Experience Banks Peninsula in a truly unique way by treating yourself to a stay at our coastal retreat. Our studio, attached to our home, is suitable for independent stays and social distancing. Magnificent sea view from your bed. Separate entrance, ensuite bathroom, kitchenette, free WiFi & SkyTV, air-conditioning & private use of a shared outdoor spa pool. See below for info about scenic cruises that we run on Southern Wanderer with discounted rates for our guests.
    The studio is a private suite with a queen bed, table and chairs, ensuite bathroom, kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster and jug (please note that there is no access to an oven or cooktop), air-conditioning, WiFi, SkyTV including sport channels, stereo, DVDs, CDs, books and magazines. Very quiet and warm.
    Look for us (akaroacoastalretreat) on Instagram for photos showing the amazing scenery you can expect to see when visiting Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. Akaroa is a small seaside settlement, 80 kilometres by road from Christchurch. The Maori name translates as 'long bay' and refers to the harbour, in the crater of an extinct volcano that has been flooded by the sea. The town itself is truly a coastal retreat, at the end of the only road linking it to the city. You will not find it by accident, passing through on your way to somewhere else. You must decide to come to Akaroa and when you arrive... the rest of the world will seem a million miles away.
  • My stay at this beautiful studio, was amazing! 10/10 would recommend! The views were unbeatable! They also offer boat rides to elephant rock and around the marine reserve for an unbeatable price!

    Maggie2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Best view, best host, best vacation. Would love to return!

    Khoosc2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • This place is a gem, and so are John & Jenny! We were here on our honeymoon and had the greatest, most relaxing time. The accommodation has everything you'll need and more. There are robes, lots of towels, and even umbrella hats! We went in there hot tub at sunset and would highly recommend it! The views are spectacular, and there are even alpacas!! We also thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride we did with John and his son Oli. Couldn't recommend this place enough and will be back.

    Jennifer2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful stay in beautiful location - Make sure you book the spa!

    Jane2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • What a perfect studio apartment with a spectacular view! We were warmly greeted by John and Jenny after a long drive where we were offered hot coffee, tea or the use of their jacuzzi spa. The studio has everything one would need for a stay including all of the kitchen and bath essentials. You also cannot beat that amazing view from the comfort of the bed enjoying your morning coffee. We would highly recommend their boat tour that John and his son Ollie offer. Johns knowledge of the area, sea life and birds is very informative, and we were lucky enough to see several dolphins. It is a smaller boat which affords a smaller tour group, which we appreciated. Thank you again John and Jenny and if we are back in town again we hwill definitely be staying with you. Cheers!

    Arielle2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • The studio is amazing and the pictures do not do it justice. John was so kind and helpful with any questions we had. He set the spa for us when we wanted it ready. The view is to die for and John’s place is a little drive away from town which was nice as there was a cruise ship on the day in Akaroa so was good to get away from the crowds. I also highly recommend getting onboard John’s boat cruise on the Southern Wanderer. We had 2 hours on the water and saw dolphins, penguins, seals and countless bird life. 10/10 would highly recommend.

    Melissa2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect end to our New Zealand trip. What a stunning spot Jenny and John have and thanks to their outstanding hospitality and advice on where to explore, we had an amazing three days here. Spotlessly clean and very very comfortable with so many personal touches such as local books and little torches by the bed. Akaroa heaven!

    Annie2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • We are so grateful to Jenny and John for the wonderful stay we had in Akaroa. They are incredible hosts and the spot is spectacular!! We hope to go back there as soon as we can! It was simply fabulous! The best part of all was being able to use the hot spa overlooking the water. We loved it!!

    Sarah2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Positioned enviably between the tourist trail and beach Chez La Mer Heritage Lodge boasts gardens and easy access to the park, sea and shops. Pretty in Pink and operating as private room or shared room accommodation; some room(s) come with en-suites and all include additional living, kitchen, toilet, bathroom and indoor/outdoor dining areas. If staying with family or friends choose from rooms with multiple beds or book adjacent rooms.
    Cosy accommodation offering fun bright rooms with options of a bedroom with an ensuite, Queen Rooms with a shared bathroom and dorm accommodation situated in beautiful Akaroa. Sit in the beautiful private garden with the option to use the BBQ and outdoor space. Cosy lounge with a fire with a god choice of reading from the library. A large shared kitchen for self-catering. Porter Cot available. Free WIFI. A coin-operated laundry for your needs. towels provided.
    Kick start your morning with organic coffee at the Peninsula General Store a few steps down the footpath at 40E Rue Lavaud then take in a Heritage Trail, Dolphin Cruise, wonder over the to the beach for a swim or meander through the day your way.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hostel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Situated centrally in the picturesque town of Akaroa is The Studio. The Studio is a self contained unit with an en suite bathroom and kitchenette . The Studio is tastefully furnished offering comfortable accommodation.A fully self contained kitchenette contains all that you require for your stay.The en suite bathroom includes a shower, vanity basin,and hair dryer along with fresh towels and toiletries to ensure a comfortable stay.There is a guest laundry onsite as well as a private parking bay.
    Stylish studio in the best location offered in Akaroa
    Best location in Akaroa, near to the Waterfront, restaurants and good coffee shops
  • We would highly recommend Jackie’s place to anyone traveling through Akaroa! She’s an amazing host.

    David2020-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great Excellznt communication All Perfect

    Philippe2020-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place, would recommend 10/10

    Henry2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • A delightful Studio,close to all amenities and equiped with everything one needs. Sparkling clean and extremely comfortable.

    Raewyn2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great place and lovely host! Would book again!

    Daniel2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful unit in an awesome location across from the water and terrific restaurants and shops. Glad we made a trip here!

    Karen2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Jackie and Mark are lovely people, they are quick to respond, the description to find the house was complete, the communication very fluid 😊 And the little studio, is sparkling, comfortable, with a great view and amazing location, what else can we expect? Highly recommended 😊

    Jessika2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Studio is wonderfully situated for exploring the town and embarking on boat trips. It is well-equipped, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated.

    Ernest2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand

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