Cosy Kiwi Bach - Harbour Views

Bach or holiday home | Akaroa | #20816

8.5/10 (65 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Balmerino – A tidy kiwi holiday home located on an elevated site offing a beautiful view of the harbour and town. Its handy location just on the edge of town puts it within easy walking distance to recreation ground, tennis courts, skate park and boat ramp. Here you will also find a nice sandy beach perfect for launching kayaks, jet skis and exercising the dogs. Access to the house is up a stepped shingle path from the car park area.

This property is in within 4 minutes’ walk 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:

Small Dogs Only

Driveway has loose shingle on it which may cause issues to non-four wheel drive vehicles when towing a trailer.

There is a walk up from carpark area to the house approx. 15 metres

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$45.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


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

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single bed


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*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 (71)

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  • Perfect for a getaway confortable with fantastic views

    Perfect for a getaway confortable with fantastic views. Location would be hard to beat.

    vanessaky1 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • I wish I had realised there were so many steps! Found it...

    I wish I had realised there were so many steps! Found it really hard going.

    ErinW529 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Lovely location and bach

    Lovely location and bach. Would be well served by having a commercial cleaner after each set of guests. Then current guests are not at the whim of the previous guests, with cleaning properly done.... or not! I'd want to go there very often if I knew that it would be spotlessly clean. And then I would recommend it highly to others.

    AnneCl12 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Great location for an easy walk to town, beautiful water views

    Great location for an easy walk to town, beautiful water views. Only thing was on the weekends you can hear the music from one of the bars quite loudly but it wasn’t too late and we were able to sleep through it. The driveway was very steep, hard with a pram.

    CarlaMc7 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • Basic and comfortable in good location

    Basic and comfortable in good location. Good to have a more basic accommodation option at the lower end of the price spectrum.

    RichardBa21 100%|1x Feb 2018

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