A Humble Wee Bach with amazing views

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #20263

7.6/10 (20 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Pets Welcome
  • Stunning View
  • Water Frontage and Direct Access

The Eyrie is built with rimu, pine, and po-lite. It was built partially by a builder and partially by the initial owner. This owner was no builder. He was a doctor who was always designing and making things. Most of the cupboards and furniture was made by him. The Eyrie has a 1950s working septic tank and grease trap, walls covered by sea life and paua shells. The fold away chairs and table are from the 1960s, as are the cane and leather covered chairs. A basic and humble bach that offers direct sea access via a steep path, stunning views, bird life, peace and privacy. The Eyrie is accessed off a sealed road via a path down from the parking area. It unashamedly offers a no frills real classic holiday.

Located in the bay before Akaroa Township it is only approx. 5 minutes’ drive to the centre of the village of Akaroa and all it offers , and is well suited to those wanting to explore the beautiful Bank Peninsula region.

Tourist activities include both dolphin watching and swimming with dolphins, guided kayaking, fishing and swimming, hiking, walks and a relaxed village around which you can just stroll and enjoy the views, the people, the atmosphere...

There’s a good children’s playground if travelling with children, beaches for playing in and a pleasant drive by car to the outer bays of the Peninsula will find some of the best unspoilt beaches in Canterbury. Banks Peninsula even has a couple of hidden surfing spots which are world renown. The village also boasts a decent sized supermarket, many cafes, and a host of wonderful restaurants. The safe bay also offer great walks and hikes, along with boutique shopping, galleries, wineries and the famous Barry Point cheese factory.

Akaroa is 1,5 hours from Christchurch city, and has a regular mini-bus service operating between Christchurch City, and both the International and Domestic airports if you’re arriving from another city.

Special conditions: Not suitable for pre school children Bedroom 2 is accessed externally off deck **If you are arriving in the evening please bring a torch**


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
23-Jan-17 to 02-Feb-17
$125/night $125/night
2 night minimum stay
3 night min Peak
03-Feb-17 to 06-Feb-17
$125/night $125/night
3 night minimum stay
07-Feb-17 to 12-Apr-17
$125/night $125/night
2 night minimum stay
13-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$125/night $125/night
4 night minimum stay
18-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$125/night $125/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (29)

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  • Beautiful location, view to die for

    Beautiful location, view to die for

    aliced1 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location. The first afternoon and night were less enjoyable because the water tank took 24 hours to fill. After that it was a great place to stay.

    JaneM511 100%|1x Aug 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    I really appreciated your patience on this. The Council had contracted someone to attach us all up to the permanent water supply, however, the contractor had left everyone's taps turned off up on the road unbeknownst to me. I am really sorry you had to suffer through that. In the meantime I have had the plumber in to check the water pressure as it is lower than it was before the changeover.

    FionaBu3 new member

  • Beautiful settings, very cosy bach

    Beautiful settings, very cosy bach. We loved looking at the view and enjoyed being so close to the beach. Will be back!

    florenceL 100%|6x Jul 2016

  • Stunning location

    Stunning location. Family friendly. Comfy and warm.

    JanSe179 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Great

    Great. Clean, tidy and well appointed.

    martge916 new member Mar 2016

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