Charming historic Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #20295

6.5/10 (13 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • 1800's Cottage
  • Handy Central Location
  • Just off waterfront

Charming 1800's cottage located in the heart of Akaroa village just up from waterfront in a fully fenced spacious cottage garden setting. Children over 5 welcome but no preschool children.

Only approx. 1 minutes’ walk down to the main wharf and cafes and 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 traveling 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: Parking for one car only No Small children under 5


  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Sunroom

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
23-Jan-17 to 02-Feb-17
$180/night $180/night
2 night minimum stay
3 night min Peak
03-Feb-17 to 06-Feb-17
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
07-Feb-17 to 30-Apr-17
$180/night $180/night
2 night minimum stay
shoulder season
01-May-17 to 01-Jun-17
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
3 night min Peak
02-Jun-17 to 06-Jun-17
$180/night $180/night
3 night minimum stay
shoulder season
07-Jun-17 to 30-Jun-17
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
off peak
01-Jul-17 to 23-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 (17)

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  • A picturesque cottage and well-located but dark and shabby inside

    A picturesque cottage and well-located but dark and shabby inside. Sorry, but can't recommend.

    sarang393 100%|2x Dec 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    See comments below. The house is dark inside compared to modern houses but cool in summer. The house has been used by family for years so the lounge suite in particular, has tears but it was my parents' first lounge suite so will be staying. Many items are old but that is part of its charm.

    HeatherSc4 new member

  • This property is in a great location and has lots of room...

    This property is in a great location and has lots of room for lots of people. BUT, this being the second time we stayed there I think it will be the last unless the owners get serious about cleanliness and maintainence. What was cute is now looking tired and worn, there are holes in several curtains or they are treadbare and u wonder if you'll put your finders through. The carpet is gritty and severely in need of a full steam clean. The house though lovely just feels neglected.

    PaulIanw 100%|13x Sep 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now included a cleaning fee to ensure the property is up to standard. The owner passed away in early December so some chores have been neglected. The garden has been tidied too. Two lounge curtains were washed which caused the thermal linings to stick together. They will be replaced later next month.

    HeatherSc4 new member

  • very quaint with interesting artifacts around

    very quaint with interesting artifacts around. Excellent location which was our main reason for choosing it as we could walk everywhere. It was not particularly clean especially the kitchen. We slept in the upstairs room which was great but you would not be able to get up there if you were big as there was a narrow and steep stairway.

    CharlesA 100%|1x Mar 2016

  • Historic cottage very handy to the waterfront

    Historic cottage very handy to the waterfront. Loads of character and interesting to read about Captain Bruce and the history of the cottage. Highly recommend a visit to the Giants House and lighthouse tour (open Sunday afternoon and when cruise ships are in the harbour.

    barbng399 100%|8x Feb 2016

  • This property has great potential, but a major garden tidy up and...

    This property has great potential, but a major garden tidy up and interior house clean would not go amiss. Fly poo all over the place which couldn't be missed when we visited the distribution panel to flip the necessary switches to get the hot water happening. Window screens would be a nice extra because the quantity of blowflies at this house was impressive.

    JenipherH 100%|5x Jan 2016

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