The Treehut: perched in the Bush with bird song

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #20303

7.9/10 (49 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • An original Kiwi Bach, spectacularly private with all day sun located in a prime spot
  • Peaceful and Private, bird song and panoramic views to die for.
  • Just off waterfront up a quiet shared driveway. Totally removed for the hussle and bussle

Perched in the bush and only 30 metres from the sea, this cosy split-level house offers a peaceful relaxing setting, complemented by a large deck and a great view. This property is an original bach and offers great value and a simple holiday experience.

This property is in within 15 minutes easy flat stroll or 2 minutes’ drive down 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: Parking for 2 cars. Access is via a short path up to house from car park Sorry no TV here. Reception is very poor


  • Cot available
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
04-Dec-16 to 22-Dec-16
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Xmas Jan
23-Dec-16 to 08-Jan-17
$160/night $160/night
5 night minimum stay
09-Jan-17 to 02-Feb-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
3 night min Peak
03-Feb-17 to 06-Feb-17
$150/night $150/night
3 night minimum stay
07-Feb-17 to 04-Dec-17
$150/night $150/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 (61)

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  • the location of the bach was fantastic

    the location of the bach was fantastic....the bach itself felt tired and in need of some repair. The water cylinder in the bedroom would make a lot of noise at regular periods during the night and this disturbed both of us. Having a number 209 on the lamp post would have helped us locate the house easier. However the bach was well equipped with everything we needed, great having no tv or internet access.

    johner685 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • A bad review had me hesitant about our booking but this place...

    A bad review had me hesitant about our booking but this place was just what we wanted! It's a sunny ,private split level bach with a wooden,handmade 70's-80's vibe that we appreciated.The access would be too steep for those with mobility issues ,the only negative thing really.We found it clean,well equipped,close to the township and with stunning views.Excellent value for money

    RandCH14 100%|1x May 2016

  • More a very high 3 stars ; great location, could do with...

    More a very high 3 stars ; great location, could do with some TLC to warrant the price (no master bedroom curtain, sliding lounge window/doors almost impossible to operate, blanket options rather than just sheet and/or duvet) but still a very enjoyable time.

    RossM985 100%|1x Feb 2016

  • A bach with a terrific view but which is deteriorating

    A bach with a terrific view but which is deteriorating. For example a large sliding door which will only half open; no hanging space/ hangers; difficult blinds; shower head; no written information about the house; and generally tatty cutlery, bedding, seats. I know it's a bach but one could expect more for the rental price.

    Mklaml 100%|3x Feb 2016

  • DISGUSTING!!! was not impressed very little or no cleaning done here, the...

    DISGUSTING!!! was not impressed very little or no cleaning done here, the shower wasn't done, dirty windows, thick layer of dust everywhere, the tooth brush holder had someones tooth paste all over it still, spider webs everywhere, the oven wasn't clean, there was a rubbish bin with still rubbish in it , there are interesting marks on the floor next to the bed in the main room the sliding door doesn't slide the loo was leaking on arrival no curtains. want to say way more but no space left!!

    milly_jays 100%|2x Feb 2016

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