Historic Cottage in the heart of Akaroa

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #20279

8.6/10 (42 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Centrally Located
  • Private Rear Courtyard
  • Easy Access

Good value for money tidy and well-kept holiday cottage. Private rear courtyard with secluded outdoor dining area. This cottage is approx. 100 metres from the main street and the centre of the village of Akaroa 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: This Property has no off street parking.


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
20-Jan-17 to 02-Feb-17
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
3 night min Peak
03-Feb-17 to 06-Feb-17
$130/night $130/night
3 night minimum stay
07-Feb-17 to 13-Apr-17
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
14-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$130/night $130/night
4 night minimum stay
18-Apr-17 to 01-Jun-17
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
3 night min Peak
02-Jun-17 to 05-Jun-17
$130/night $130/night
3 night minimum stay
06-Jun-17 to 20-Jul-17
$130/night $130/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 (51)

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  • A fantastic little cottage

    A fantastic little cottage. Great location, super close to everything yet feels private as it is tucked away behind trees. Lots of character. Only flaws were that it is very stuffy in the rooms on hot nights as the windows don't open, and the main bed really needs upgrading. If the bed was replaced we would definitely stay there again.

    BenSi126 new member Jan 2017

  • Location is brilliant but we felt it wasnt as clean this time...

    Location is brilliant but we felt it wasnt as clean this time as previously. Pity that you cant open any windows as it does get quite stuffy, particularly at night.

    RodG1346 100%|11x Dec 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Rod the window facing the Church in the main bedroom does open. Glad you enjoy staying. Cleaning is normally well attended to.

    JulieBr8 new member

  • We loved our stay in this delightful little cottage

    We loved our stay in this delightful little cottage. While the front vegetation needs to be clipped back the cottage was clean and very well equipped. Superb location, walking distance to most activities. Would recommend this property.

    Jane22 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • The bottom bunk bed needs looking at

    The bottom bunk bed needs looking at. It dropped down and I found this was due to a very short screw with a bit of tape had been used to hold up the corner, I put in a bigger screw but could do with a proper repair. Cheers

    SG_Gibson 100%|4x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks. The bunks all OK. We have attended to them. The tape was not to hold up anything just to stop any bedding rubbing on the bolts.

    JulieBr8 new member

  • Fabulous old cottage in wonderfully convenient location

    Fabulous old cottage in wonderfully convenient location. My 90 year old mother just loved everything about it.

    georg20 100%|8x Oct 2016

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