B&B’s and Homestays

Owned and operated by friendly locals, this is a wonderful way to enjoy some genuine Kiwi hospitality.

French Farm Winery

French Farm Winery is known for its distinctive French-provincial style and décor, is a venue like no other. The licensed bistro serves fabulous food with lovely seating areas with views of French Farm Bay. It’s open year around with differing hours depending on the season.

French Farm Winery has four luxury boutique studios. All have their own kitchenettes and either queen or king beds. Lovely courtyard seating/BBQ area with French style fountain. Jacuzzi in the trees nestled beside a stream.

 With the abundance of native trees and birds, meanderings streams and beautifully maintained gardens, it is perfect for your wedding, business event and special occasion. We can seat 120 guests inside and up to 250 with a marquee. With two large carparks, helicopter access and many outdoor seating areas French Farm is private, peaceful and secluded, but not remote.

 French Farm Gardens are just across the road and the Alpacca farm just around the corner offer some of the activities available.

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Twin Gullies B & B

Nestled in five acres of gardens, paddocks, and woodland, Twin Gullies offers relaxation for the body and soul. With its spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour and Onawe Peninsula you have landed in paradise.

This charming colonial style building from the 1880's, with stables and barn, was once the home to the local Milkman known as 'One-Bottle-Billy'. Now fully restored this magnificent home has become a wonderful retreat for anyone wishing to stay. The warmth and friendly service provided will make you feel right at home and offers the perfect setting for romance, rest and relaxation.

We offer a selection of self - contained accommodation, each with spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour and the surrounding farm land. At the end of the day take a dip in the heated pool, feed our friendly sheep, collect your own eggs from our “girls” for tomorrows breakfast or this evenings BBQ. Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at Pizza making in our outdoor oven.

Ten minutes away in popular Akaroa there is plenty to see and do on and off the water. We are centrally located for a number of attractions including, Barrys Bay Cheese Factory, French Peaks Vineyard and Okains Bay Colonial Museum is just over the hill. Close by is Akaroa’s leading short walk and a couple of great beaches where the “locals” go to swim,

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French Bay House

French Bay House is a beautiful historic villa nestled in the heart of Akaroa. With stunning gardens and an iconic architectural style, it is known as the most photographed villa in Akaroa. The house is situated on Rue Jolie, parallel to Beach Road where you will find a number of boutique shops, restaurants, historic sites and artisan galleries. It is an easy stroll to the wharf where you can choose from award winning nature cruises, swimming with dolphins or penguin tours. French Bay House has four king en-suite rooms. We pride ourselves on a delicious locally sourced breakfast, which is included in the tariff. We are sure you will have an enjoyable and memorable stay at French Bay House in this beautiful and unique corner of New Zealand.

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Newton Heights

Newton Heights is located high above Akaroa, offering spectacular views of the harbour, village and surrounding hills. A five minute walk will take you to the shops, seashore and restaurants. Our home, architecturally designed, is modern but furnished in an eclectic style that lends it the ambience of a private retreat. We offer two double rooms, each with a private terrace and lovely views. King sized beds, luxurious linens, private bathroom and WIFI complete the picture. Guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast overlooking the harbour or an evening glass of wine on our huge terrace with outdoor fire and spa.

Brendon and Gail look forward to sharing their home with you.
We offer a large outdoor room to relax in with an open fire, spa and barbeque available for guests. Guest robes and spa towels are provided, with tea and coffee making facilities in every room.

Sit, relax, read a book or explore the many delights of the village and surrounding bays.

We can also take bookings for groups of up to ten people with the addition of another double room, a children’s room with four bunks and a shared bathroom. This makes Newton Heights a perfect venue for interest groups and family gatherings.

Prices start at $270.00 per night, for enquiries please phone Gail 021 2202965  or email gail@ribbonwoodfarms.co.nz

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Oinako Bed and Breakfast

An iconic landmark since 1896, Oinako holds a cherished place in the heart of Akaroa’s French heritage. Now yours to enjoy, indulge in premier Bed and Breakfast accommodation in our gorgeous historic home. Elegant rooms, superb harbour views, beautiful period features and peaceful surroundings await. Delicious, leisurely breakfasts are served in the original dining room overlooking the garden. Perfectly located to enjoy the many charms of Akaroa, the main pier, restaurants, shops and excursions are just a two-minute stroll away. Escape the demands of everyday life, embrace simple pleasures and truly relax. Welcome to Oinako, a special place to be.

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Blythcliffe is the place for you

Located centrally within the charming and historic French settlement village of Akaroa, the elegant Blythcliffe is a short, level stroll from the many excellent cafes, restaurants and local attractions, including the main swimming beach. If you’re looking for a unique accommodation experience in Akaroa that is a part of its historical past, to relax and make yourself at home in a beautiful old private, heritage house with antiques and character, Blythcliffe is the place for you. One free bottle of French bubbles to enjoy with every direct booking on our website - Salut!

If you’re looking for a unique accommodation experience in Akaroa that is a part of its historical past, to relax and make yourself at home in a beautiful old private, heritage house with antiques and character, Blythcliffe is the place for you.

Served in our heritage dining room, the famous Blythcliffe breakfasts are plentiful, healthy, home cooked and delicious. Choose from fresh fruits, Akaroa salmon, award winning Akaroa ham and boudin noir, eggs from our own chickens, free range NZ bacon, berries and herbs from our organic gardens, freshly baked croissants and prize winning marmalade! Specific diets and requests happily catered for.

John and Lesley are lucky enough to live at Blythcliffe, they really enjoy welcoming guests to share its special history and place in Akaroa. They’re very well-travelled around NZ and happy to offer handy local travel knowledge.

Thought to have been designed by Samuel Charles Farr based on drawings by the Australian architect John Verge, Blythcliffe is Akaroa's oldest and most loved grand old houses; our own stately home. Built in 1857, Blythcliffe sits within its own three acres of extensive private grounds and is listed as an Historic Place Category 1 with Heritage New Zealand, Pouhere Taonga. Enjoy full access to our beautiful gardens, croquet lawn and petanque terrace. Take a walk in the Blythcliffe private forest, protected by a conservation order and containing many spectacular examples of native trees, plants and birds. Feed our tame eels in the Balguerie Stream as it tumbles over its rocky bed. Or – just lie in the sun and enjoy the peace and total privacy of Blythcliffe.

Our Rooms

The Stables at Blythcliffe is perfect for those who enjoy their privacy; a completely self-contained, luxurious converted stable building adjacent to the main house at ground floor level. It has its own grape lined, large sunny courtyard, perfect for breakfast or evening drinks. It is a very comfortable open plan space, generously furnished in antiques with one exception – an extremely comfortable super king size bed! You'll also enjoy the sitting and dining area with a modern kitchen and separate bathroom with shower and claw foot bath – candles, champagne and bubble bath provided! The Stables has a small TV with Netflix and a CD player. There is enough room to add up to two single beds for children or a crib, extra costs apply, please inquire.

The Rose Room, one of three rooms available in the main house at Blythcliffe, is a wonderfully light and sunny room that comfortably accommodates two. It is located on the first floor and accessed by a steepish, old staircase and the main hallway, you have access via French Doors to the balcony overlooking the croquet lawn and gardens to the harbour beyond, the perfect spot for breakfast or an evening drink with the birds!

Your private bathroom, with shower only, is located right next door to your room and accessed from the main hallway, robes provided. If travelling with friends, consider adding a second queen size room to The Rose Room; located just across the hallway, the bathroom will be shared with the friends room. Please inquire if you are unsure.
There is no TV in Rose Room, but you will have unlimited wifi for all of your streaming needs. Tea and coffee making facilities are shared with The Willow Room guests in a small sitting room, also off the main hallway that leads onto the balcony.

The Willow Room is directly across the hallway from Rose Room. These two rooms are perfect for friends travelling together who do not wish to share bathroom facilities and is another of the three rooms available in the main house at Blythcliffe. Located on the eastern corner of the main house on our first floor and accessed via an old steep-ish staircase and the main hallway, the morning sun pours into this peaceful queen size room with lovely garden and stream views. Willow Room has an ensuite bathroom with claw foot bath and walk in shower, bubble bath and candles provided, this is a wonderfully quiet and relaxing room. There is no TV in Willow Room, but you will have unlimited wifi for all of your streaming needs. Tea and coffee making facilities are shared with The Rose Room guests in a small sitting room, also off the main hallway that leads onto the balcony, perfect for an  evening glass of wine.

The Blythcliffe garden is available for weddings and events; please inquire or see our website.

Blythcliffe’s garden is available for weddings and events; please see separate listing. We also offer two Bed and Breakfast guest options –

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A La Villa

Located in the heart of the village, just a minute's walk from the Information Centre, A La Villa offers you boutique homely accommodation at an affordable price. Free WIFI. Keith delights in welcoming guests. There are several rooms at varying prices which are all comfortable and cosy. All have ensuites. Singles and doubles welcome. One night stays are also welcome, even in the summer. The whole house can be hired if desired. Can sleep 14.

Miro Suite
Consists of 2 rooms.
One room has a queen bed. With ensuite and spa bath. 
The second room has 2 single beds if needed. 
View from bedroom. 
Price from $120-$200 depending on how many people.

Honeymoon Suite
King bed with ensuite. Edwardian French furniture. 
Sunny balcony. 
Price: $170

French Room
Queen bed with ensuite bathroom. 
Adjacent sunroom. View of the harbour. 
Price: $200. 

Captains Cabin
Galley style room. Sleeps 3-4 single people. 
Great for family groups. 

Board Room
Ideal room for family group meetings and small conferences & functions.
Large enough for 30-40 people standing. Spills out to the garden. Natural light.
Can have up to 30 people seated, theatre style. 
The room is great for product launcing, anniversaries and birthday celebrations. 

Phone or email Keith for bookings. 

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Akaroa Coastal Studio

We warmly invite you to stay with us in the Akaroa Coastal Studio, perched above native bush, with spectacular views of the harbour. Attached to our modern home, it is a quiet, private room with its own entrance, queen-bed, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Studio guests enjoy private use of our outdoor spa pool. Tea/coffee facilities, fridge, microwave, WiFi, SkyTV are included. Not suitable for children. Enjoy native birdsong, stunning sunsets, the sound of the sea and the peacefulness of this seaside property.

Our studio harmoniously in its rural environment, seemingly remote but close to Akaroa township. Visit our website for more photos, feedback, availability calendar and instant booking. Book a cruise with us on Southern Wanderer at a discounted rate when booking your accommodation.

Our coastal retreat sits harmoniously in its rural environment, seemingly remote but close to Akaroa township. Visit our website for more photos, feedback, availability calendar and instant booking.

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