Holiday Homes & Cottages

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.

  • Barn on the Vineyard at French Farm

    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

    Phone03 304 5811 or 027 515 9159

    from (NZD)$160
  • Kokopu Estate Cottage

    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

    from (NZD)$160
  • Mumfords

    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

    Phone03 304 7680

    from (NZD)$251
  • Nancy’s Retreat

    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

    from (NZD)$150
  • Potters Croft Loft

    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

    from (NZD)$160
  • Akaroa Coastal Cottage

    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

    from (NZD)$145
  • Akaroa House

    Peaceful grounds & stunning views. Akaroa House is a fully self-contained (servicing available) private restored heritage home. Five minutes easy stroll to main wharf and street. Luxury with five bedrooms & four bathrooms including French Tub ensuite. Also great for special group stays, family celebrations or small conferences. Wi-fi, large boardroom table and break out areas inside and out. Assistance can be supplied for catering and extra local accommodation. Akaroa House is also available for intimate weddings for up to 30 people with bridal party and guest accommodation. Email us for a personal quote.

    Location13 Aylmer's Valley Road

    Phone0800 211 008 or 021 425 476

    from (NZD)$500
  • Akaroa on the Beach

    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

    Phone027 3047010

    from (NZD)$125