Holidays Houses & Cottages

Want your own space? Stay in these self-contained accommodation spaces to meet all tastes, styles and needs.

The Point Pigeon Bay

Escape to paradise at The Point, an off-the-grid, cliff-top retreat in Pigeon Bay. Sea views, spacious comfortable design, open fires indoors & out and a private swimming cove, make this a unique stay. Winner of Bach of the Year 2017 (Eco Category), The Point is just as luxurious as it is functional, with industrial and copper accents, and two super-king sized bedrooms with sea views. Kick back by the large open fireplace for a cosy winter hideaway, or head outside for the ultimate al fresco dining by the outdoor fireplace on a summer’s evening.

The sun-catching lawn and private swimming cove on-site provide ample opportunities for relaxation. If you do decide to set out, Akaroa is just 20 minutes away.

Please note special conditions:
This property is not suitable for children under 13 due to extensive sheer drop offs from cliffs, as well as access to swimming cove.

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Villa Heights

Relax in the treetops to views of native Bush and Akaroa harbour. Enjoy the sight and birdsong of Piwakawaka, Tui, and Kereru. Kick back on the balconies or in the spacious lounge to watch the sunset.

Each of the three bedrooms is complete with en-suite and outdoor balcony.  A modern fully equipped kitchen awaits you. Enjoy this magnificent grandstand located in the Village a mere stone’s throw from Akaroa’s iconic Giant’s House.


Phone or email Stu to make your booking! 

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A La Villa

Located in the heart of Akaroa village, just a block away from the beach, A La Villa offers you boutique self-contained accommodation.  It has a spacious well-equipped kitchen and 5+ bedrooms with en-suites. It’s ideal for family and other group get-togethers.

Having good-sized dining and lounge rooms with access to its sunny patio and sheltered garden space means it also continues to be sought after for mini-conferences or occasions.


2 night Normal Minimum

Phone or email Keith to make your booking! 


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Te Wepu - Intrepid Pod Retreats

In just over an hour from Christchurch, you will find your perch above one of the most tranquil bays on Canterbury’s magnificent Banks Peninsula. Far from the tour bus hoards, you’ll sink in to a steaming wood-fired hot tub under an abundance of stars and, if you choose, you can even enjoy sumptuous local fare delivered to your door.

Although you’ll be a 15-minute walk from the nearest road - in the midst of a working cattle farm - you’ll sleep on real beds in double-glazed, New Zealand-made pods; more solid than canvas, much more romantic than an ordinary hotel room.  

If you’re an adventurous soul – whether travelling in a small group, on an adventure for two or flying solo – and you want an idyllic spot in which to stop, relax, read and breathe in the silence, Te Wepu is just the place.

Your hosts Kate and Richie Bocock have a background in farming in various parts of New Zealand, and are now happy to be settled next to the sea. They feel privileged to have taken on this storied patch of paradise. With their family, they have worked hard to create a unique experience for New Zealanders and foreign tourists alike.

Kate and Richie want you to have a special and unforgettable experience, so they’ll work with you to establish key details such as your arrival time (so the tub can be hot!) and whether you’ll be wanting one of Kate’s legendary Te Wepu hampers (hot tip: you do!!).

To fully appreciate the Te Wepu experience we recommend you take the 20-30 minute hike, through a Rhododendron dell and a Walnut grove, alongside the Te Wepu stream, and finish with a short intrepid climb through farmland to your Pod. This does require sturdy shoes and a sense of adventure.

Alternatively, we will take the 4WD, with your bags, up to your Pod. Given enough warning you will arrive to a warm hot tub – an abundance of firewood will make it easy for you to keep it hot!

 Your hosts Kate and Richie do ask that you check-in and out during daylight hours - the pods are off a farm track and there are no street lights up there!!

Once you are at your Pod, you can either prepare and cook your food that you've bought yourself, on the BBQ that is provided. Or you have arrived to one of Kate's hampers (some basic cooking skills are still required but it is as simple as turning the BBQ on and flipping a steak).  Kate's hamper can be ordered at the time of booking.

On the morning of check-out, your hosts will bring the 4x4 to collect you and your luggage or you can wander back down the marked track in your own time and meet your bags at the carpark.


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Lavericks Bay Beach Cabin & Camp

Lavericks Bay is on Banks Peninsula, just under two hours from Christchurch and about 30 minutes from Akaroa.

Rich in history, the scenic bay is set on a 1000 hectare sheep and beef farm, which has been in the same family since the 1850s. 

Lavericks Bay offers two types of accommodation, being the Lavericks Bay – Beach Cabin, and the Lavericks Bay – Camp.

The Lavericks Bay Beach Cabin is steps away from Lavericks Bay Beach. It is slightly elevated, with a stunning view out over the beach and bay. The cabin has two bedrooms, with the bedding arrangement ideal for either two couples travelling together or a family of up to 5. The cabin has been thoughtfully renovated with an eco-conscience. Wool insulation, natural latex and merino wool beds and organic cotton linen are just some of the environmentally-friendly choices your hosts have made. They are passionate about supporting New Zealand businesses so you'll see plenty of other stylish Kiwi furnishings and products featured too.


The Camp is set on a sunny spot on the farm. It has two thoughtfully decorated tents both with wood-burners, and a camp kitchen and bathroom. With a dedicated communal area, the campsite is perfectly set up for two small families, or a group of friends holidaying together. A four-person hot tub offers the ultimate outdoor soaking-under-the-stars experience.


During the warmer months enjoy long days swimming and playing at the sandy beach. When the tide is low, there are rock pools exposed for young kids, (and kids at heart!) to explore. In the evening, gather at your accommodation, or take a picnic basket down to the beach for a glass of wine and toasted marshmallows around the campfire.

In the cooler months take full advantage of the cosy accommodation choices your hosts have worked hard to create, whether you are staying in the beach cabin, or at the camp

The isolation is a highlight of this incredible place... While there are a handful of others living and staying on the property, it's likely you'll have the beach all to yourselves... spot the seals and dolphins that visit the bay while you're sipping your evening drink in the sun, to the background sound of the birds and the waves. Total bliss. If you're dying for a chance to escape, relax and really reconnect with family and friends, make it an adventure too, and go stay at Lavericks Bay!  

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