The Treehut: perched in the Bush with bird song

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #20303

8/10 (53 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 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


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Cot available
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • 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*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
15-Dec-17 to 21-Dec-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Xmas Jan
22-Dec-17 to 14-Jan-18
$160/night $160/night
4 night minimum stay
15-Jan-18 to 29-Mar-18
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
30-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$160/night $160/night
3 night minimum stay
03-Apr-18 to 30-Apr-18
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
2 season tariff
01-May-18 to 30-Jun-18
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jul-18 to 15-Dec-18
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (65)

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  • Lovely place! Warm, amazing view! Would love to own the place! haha

    Lovely place! Warm, amazing view! Would love to own the place! haha

    NaveenV3 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • The house itself and it's aspect was fantastic - we loved the...

    The house itself and it's aspect was fantastic - we loved the 'tree-house' appeal and the bird life. We were however disappointed with the cleanliness and state of disrepair of the toilet/bathroom/shower. The shower cubicle cladding is rotten down at bottom and was also very grimy. The room itself smelled very musty and of urine! Password for internet wifi would have been useful and curtains in the main bedroom would have been appreciated. We had a lovely stay despite these issues.

    PaulR394 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Great location, good view of harbour

    Great location, good view of harbour. Beach access at end of drive where kids tied kayaks up for the duration so no need to put on car or drag down to the beach. The place is quintessential 70's decor, a classic bach that has everything you need but in need of TLC. However a gas BBQ would be highly desirable. We walked into the village everyday for coffee and to grab a baguette from the French bakery.

    tonyb396 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Very nice bach with all mode cons (except wifi)

    Very nice bach with all mode cons (except wifi). Amazing views and birdsong.

    AnneGermain 100%|3x Dec 2016

  • 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

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