If you are looking for self catered intimate hideaways, large family spaces for lots of kids or a girls or guys weekend away there are self contained places to meet all budgets, tastes, styles and needs. You can shop locally & create your own culinary masterpieces or head to one of the restaurants or cafes for a break from the kitchen. Secluded & romantic or full on family fun, Akaroa & The Bays are great places to celebrate life’s milestones, attend one of the many sporting events or try a new family adventure like sailing or kayaking.
The Akaroa Coastal Cottage enjoys magnificent sea views from its secluded setting in native bush. Wake to a chorus of bellbirds, look for dolphins from the terrace or lie back and watch our magnificent mamaku tree ferns unfurl. The location is totally private and seemingly remote yet it is only a short drive or an easy walk to Akaroa on a quiet, scenic road. The cottage sleeps 6 and is sunny, warm and well-equipped with modern appliances, barbeque, heat pump, large bath, SkyTV and WiFi. Suitable for families with children. Visit our website for more photos, feedback and availability calendar.
Location296 Onuku Rd, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7610
We have three unique waterfront designer apartments each with spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour. The three architecturally designed apartments are just metres from the water, and a short waterfront walk to the village centre. Each apartment is self contained, with beautiful ensuites, a sophisticated mix of classic and contemporary interiors, decking and sea views. Choose one special apartment or, for your extended family or larger group, combine the top two apartments, or all three.
Location229 Beach Road, Akaroa
Akaroa House – a beautifully restored heritage home amongst peaceful grounds with stunning water views. Large self contained holiday heritage home for luxury accommodation with five bedrooms and four bathrooms – including a French Tub. An easy stroll to main shops, restaurants and beach. Enjoyed for special occasions, family reunions, intimate weddings (up to 25) or small conferences (to approx 12). Akaroa House is also available for Gorgeous guest accommodation. Email us with your requirements.
Location13 Aylmer's Valley Road
Phone0800 211 008 or 021 425 476
Come and stay in the romantic attic room of our traditional Timber Frame Barn, situated in the landscaped grounds of the Vineyard at French Farm. Whilst only a short stroll from the waterfront, you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of this picturesque Valley on the shores of Akaroa Harbour. The Barn provides the perfect spot for a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ stay of two nights or more.
Location87 French Farm Valley Road
Phone022 307 6337 or 022 391 1720
Kokopu Cottage is idyllically situated beside a stream with gorgeous garden and native trees. Secluded bush bath. Open fire in the sitting room. Private location but only 2 minutes from Akaroa. Voted one of the most romantic places to stay in New Zealand by Sunday Star Times. 2 nights minimum stay.
Location155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7427
Mumfords is a luxury, secluded, self contained, waterfront property and is set in 20 hectares of gardens, trees and native bush, all for your exclusive enjoyment. We have uninterrupted views of the harbour and hills of Banks Peninsula. Wheel chair friendly. Besides seclusion we offer all comforts and treats including Skye, flat screened TV, DVD player, broadband, computer, printer, large BBQ, and log burner. Breakfast and picnic hampers are optional extras. Special prices for more than 1 night and longer. Ask us about our special rates for autumn and winter.
Location228 Onuku Road, Akaroa
Nancy’s Retreat at Lyndhurst farm is set high in the hills of Okains Bay, 2.5 km from the Summit Road. Look for the red roofs on the right. The homestead dates back to early 1870’s and has been a major restoration project for us.
Nancy’s is a separate self contained unit with an antique brass bed and feather duvet, kitchenette, bathroom, TV (free to air) and DVD player. It sleeps two only. It has west facing French doors and a private east facing deck overlooking a waterfall and fernery. Breakfast is inclusive and can be taken either in your unit or the homestead, good coffee is our speciality.
Location692 Okains Bay Road, Okains Bay
Phone03 304 8518
The Loft at Potters Croft is situated above the Grehan Stream overlooking a magnificent 2 acre garden featuring a pond, rose arbours, expansive lawns and pathways, all yours to explore and relax in. 350m from the main street of Akaroa and a 5 minute walk to the village, yet peaceful and private. The Loft is separate from the main house with its own entrance and deck. Kitchenette with self catering facilities, continental breakfast in fridge, Sky TV, i-pod dock, free WI-FI, private courtyard.
Location57 Rue Grehan, Akaroa
Phone03 304 8865